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[11/14/14 - 08:32 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Dramas Power ABC to Top Demo Spot
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/13/14):

ABC (9.159 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was the demo champ on Thursday thanks to new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" (8.287 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Scandal" (9.976 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and "How to Get Away with Murder" (9.216 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3).

CBS (9.866 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.070 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1), "Mom" (11.839 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4), "Two and a Half Men" (9.451 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #6), "The McCarthys" (6.940 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "Elementary" (6.949 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Next up was FOX (4.471 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with fresh installments of "Bones" (5.510 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8) and "Gracepoint" (3.432 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #13).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.704 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) served up originals from "The Biggest Loser" (4.452 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Bad Judge" (3.692 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #12), "A to Z" (2.354 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #15) and "Parenthood" (3.637 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (1.558 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.7, #14) and "Reign" (1.209 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16) closed out the evening on The CW (1.383 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 1.2 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.6 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Gracepoint
+10.34% - Scandal
+7.69% - Mom
+7.14% - The Big Bang Theory
+3.57% - How to Get Away with Murder
0.00% - Grey's Anatomy
0.00% - The Vampire Diaries
0.00% - Reign
-4.35% - Two and a Half Men
-5.88% - The McCarthys
-7.69% - Bones
-7.69% - The Biggest Loser
-14.29% - Elementary
-18.18% - Bad Judge
-28.57% - Parenthood
-40.00% - A to Z

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Grey's Anatomy (vs. Once Upon a Time in Wonderland)
+23.08% - Scandal (vs. Grey's Anatomy)
+4.76% - Two and a Half Men (vs. The Crazy Ones)
+3.70% - Mom (vs. The Millers)
0.00% - How to Get Away with Murder (vs. Scandal)
0.00% - The Biggest Loser (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-10.00% - Bad Judge (vs. Sean Saves the World)
-11.76% - The Big Bang Theory
-14.29% - Bones (vs. The X Factor)
-23.08% - Parenthood
-23.81% - The McCarthys (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-25.00% - Elementary
-40.00% - A to Z (vs. The Michael J. Fox Show)
-42.86% - Reign
-46.15% - The Vampire Diaries
-46.67% - Gracepoint (vs. Glee)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 17 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/14/13):

CBS (10.553 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the top draw on Thursday thanks to its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.981 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1), "The Millers" (11.281 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3), "The Crazy Ones" (8.678 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5), "Two and a Half Men" (8.601 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5) and "Elementary" (8.387 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

ABC (7.036 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver behind new episodes of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" (3.712 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #16), "Grey's Anatomy" (8.449 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4) and "Scandal" (8.947 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2).

Next up was FOX (4.890 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with originals from "The X Factor" (5.287 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "Glee" (4.494 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.489 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up the return of "Parks & Recreation" (3.366 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12), a second "Parks & Recreation" (3.262 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T12) and new episodes of "Sean Saves the World" (3.146 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14), "The Michael J. Fox Show" (2.938 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T14) and "Parenthood" (4.110 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

And finally, new episodes of "The Vampire Diaries" (2.673 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10) and "Reign" (1.731 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.7, #17) on The CW (2.202 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Diaries" delivered a 1.9 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Reign" a 0.9 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The X Factor
+16.67% - Reign
+8.33% - The Vampire Diaries
+7.41% - Scandal
+6.25% - The Big Bang Theory
+5.00% - Two and a Half Men
0.00% - The Millers
0.00% - The Crazy Ones
0.00% - Glee
0.00% - Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
-3.70% - Grey's Anatomy
-5.88% - Elementary
-7.69% - Parks & Recreation (vs. 10/17/13)
-13.33% - Parenthood
-23.08% - The Michael J. Fox Show
-41.18% - Sean Saves the World

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+38.10% - Scandal (vs. Scandal)
+18.18% - Parenthood (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+16.67% - Reign (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
+8.33% - The Vampire Diaries
0.00% - Parks & Recreation - 8:00 (vs. 30 Rock)
-7.27% - The Big Bang Theory
-7.69% - Parks & Recreation - 8:30 (vs. Up All Night)
-16.13% - Grey's Anatomy
-28.57% - Glee
-30.43% - Elementary
-30.77% - Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (vs. Last Resort)
-32.26% - Two and a Half Men (vs. Person of Interest)
-32.26% - The Crazy Ones (vs. Person of Interest)
-34.15% - The Millers (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-41.18% - The Michael J. Fox Show (vs. Parks & Recreation)
-41.67% - The X Factor
-50.00% - Sean Saves the World (vs. The Office)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.0/5.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/6 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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