or


[03/03/12 - 09:10 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Who Do You Think You Are?" Hits Series High for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, march 2, 2012)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

ABC (5.87 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and CBS (10.21 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) split the adults 18-49 crown on Friday as the latter offered up its mix of "Shark Tank" (6.10 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.86 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "20/20" (5.66 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6).

The Eye was also the most-watched network with a new "Undercover Boss" (9.55 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1), the season finale of "A Gifted Man" (9.70 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and a new "Blue Bloods" (11.40 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2).

Next up was NBC (5.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with fresh installments of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (7.60 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) - its highest 18-49 rating since March 26, 2010 and a series high in total viewers, "Grimm" (5.58 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (4.23 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.77 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up a two-hour block of "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.77 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) repeats.

And finally, encores of "Nikita" (0.92 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Supernatural" (1.00 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.96 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Who Do You Think You Are?
+33.33% - 20/20
+21.43% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
+13.33% - Grimm
+7.69% - A Gifted Man
+5.26% - Undercover Boss
0.00% - Blue Bloods
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-5.56% - Shark Tank

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - Shark Tank (vs. Supernanny)
+54.55% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
+33.33% - 20/20
+33.33% - Undercover Boss (vs. The Defenders)
+25.00% - Who Do You Think You Are?
+21.43% - Blue Bloods (vs. Blue Bloods (Repeat))
0.00% - A Gifted Man (vs. CSI: NY (Repeat))
-5.56% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-27.78% - Dateline NBC

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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.6/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: �The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,� 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5 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" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

[NOTE: Today's numbers are courtesy of TVMediaInsights.com due to delays from our usual sources.]


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/4/11):

NBC (6.55 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) claimed to honors on Friday with a new "Who Do You Think You Are?" (6.13 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and a resurgent "Dateline NBC" (6.77 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

CBS (8.56 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new "The Defenders" (8.58 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) followed by repeats of "CSI: NY" (8.67 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (8.44 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3).

Next up was ABC (3.85 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with fresh installments of "Supernanny" (3.33 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.47 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7) and "20/20" (4.75 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.23 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Smallville" (2.24 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Supernatural" (2.22 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

And finally, coverage of "The 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards" (2.34 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) on FOX (2.34 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49): Dateline NBC (28.60%), The Defenders (25.00%), Who Do You Think You Are? (0.00%), Smallville (0.00%), Supernatural (0.00%), Supernanny (-10.00%), Primetime: What Would You Do? (-15.40%), 20/20 (-20.00%).

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

Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.6/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.8/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





  [march 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[06/28/22 - 10:44 AM]
ABC Ties as Week's No. 1 Entertainment Network in Adults 18-49
ABC jumped week to week by 16% in Total Viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.5 million) and by 33% with Adults 18-49 (0.4/4 vs. 0.3/3) to deliver its strongest performance so far this summer.

[06/28/22 - 10:02 AM]
"No Demo Reno" Season Two Premieres with Solid Ratings for HGTV
Attracting more than 3.2 million total viewers, the season premiere delivered a .62 L3 rating among upscale P25-54 and a .88 among upscale W25-54.

[06/27/22 - 06:36 AM]
Viewership for "2022 NBA Draft Presented by State Farm" Up 33% From Last Year
The first round across ABC and ESPN averaged nearly four million viewers (3,988,000), up 32 percent from last year's NBA Draft first round, which also aired on ABC and ESPN.

[06/23/22 - 06:00 AM]
"Chrissy's Court" Season 2 Reigns Supreme as the Most Watched Unscripted Roku Original Premiere of All Time
In addition to the strong opening weekend results, Roku also announced that the popular series will exclusively return to The Roku Channel for a third season on Friday, October 21.

[06/21/22 - 12:13 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of June 13: "Hustle" Remains the English Films Champ, "Squid Game" Re-Enters the Non-English TV List
After four weeks, "Stranger Things 4" remained in the top spot on the English TV List with 102.26M hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 93 countries.

[06/21/22 - 10:33 AM]
NBC Sports Delivers Most-Watched Final Round for East Coast U.S. Open Since 2013
Viewership of Sunday's final round peaked at 9.2 million viewers from 6:30-6:45 p.m. ET on NBC.

[06/21/22 - 10:00 AM]
"Windy City Rehab" Delivers Big Ratings for HGTV and Scores New Season Order
HGTV has ordered a new eight-episode season, just as the series wrapped a successful nine-episode run on June 16.

[06/17/22 - 02:13 PM]
Viewership for 2022 NBA Finals on ABC Finishes Up 22 Percent from Last Year
The Golden State Warriors victory in Game 6 generated an average of nearly 14 million viewers (13,992,000), up 10 percent from last year's Game 6.

[06/16/22 - 02:14 PM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Scores Best Performance Since September 2020 in Adults 18-49
The series also delivered the strongest weekly performance for any late-night talk show on any network since November 2021 among Adults 18-49 (443,000).

[06/15/22 - 06:31 AM]
2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee Programming Seen by 7.5 Million Viewers, Including Most-Watched Finals Since 2015
The live finals broadcast on ION, Bounce, Laff and TrueReal combined to reach 3.7 million viewers, while the semifinals on June 1 reached 3.1 million viewers - the highest audience ever for the semis.

[06/14/22 - 03:00 PM]
NTT IndyCar Series Viewership Off to Best Start Since 2017 Across NBC Sports
Last month's 106th running of the Indianapolis 500 was the most-streamed IndyCar race ever with an AMA of 218,800 viewers.

[06/14/22 - 02:27 PM]
NBA Finals Game 5 on ABC Averages 13 Million Viewers, Up 30 Percent from Last Year
Last night's Game 5 peaked with 15,352,000 viewers at 11:15 p.m. ET and propelled ABC to win the night across all of television, including in every key demographic.

[06/14/22 - 02:16 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of June 6: "Hustle" Scores Big, "Stranger Things 4" Is Netflix's Most Popular English TV Series
Plus: "Peaky Blinders" returned with its final season, debuting with 45.71M hours viewed and appeared in the Top 10 in 76 countries.

[06/14/22 - 01:16 PM]
For Third Week in a Row, ABC News' "Nightline" Is No. 1 in Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49
In fact, "Nightline" turned in its strongest performance in Total Viewers and Adults 25-54 in 16 months and best Adults 18-49 number in 20 months.

[06/14/22 - 07:48 AM]
"Celebrity IOU" Delivers More Robust Ratings for HGTV at Mid-Season Finale
Eight fresh episodes are slated to premiere in late 2022.