- The two new shows with typically huge lead-ins took a big hit without 'em. Mr. Sunshine dropped more than 20% out of a Modern Family repeat while Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior lost 15% week-to-week after a Criminal Minds repeat. And the weak Sunshine helped drive Off the Map down another 18% to a 1.4. All three hit outright series lows.
- American Idol dominated the mostly-repeat field, drawing 58% of the broadcast 18-49 eyeballs in its timeslot (up from ~50% last week). Most repeats were below average.
- CW's Top Model rallied; it's back at its (still shaky) week one levels. (Shedding for the Wedding dropped in finals, eliminating its rally.)
|The Middle (R)||1.4||4||-22%||n/a||n/a||13.4||n/a||9||-19%||8/9|
|The Middle (R)||1.4||4||0%||0%||0%||13.4||0%||9||-18%||8/10|
|Modern Family (R)||2.3||6||-34%||64%||-60%||11.2||n/a||17||1%||3/10|
|Off the Map||1.4||4||-18%||-22%||-25%||3.6||-14%||28||-25%||9/9|
|Criminal Minds (R)||1.8||5||-22%||-44%||39%||11.5||n/a||14||-9%||5/6|
|Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||2.2||7||-15%||22%||-50%||2.8||-15%||44||-20%||4/4|
|Minute to Win It||1.0||3||0%||n/a||n/a||13.8||10%||7||-39%||10/13|
|Law & Order: SVU (R)||0.9||2||-44%||-10%||0%||12.4||187%||7||-41%||10/10|
|Law & Order: SVU (R)||1.4||4||56%||56%||-10%||3.6||-71%||28||-5%||7/11|
|American Idol Wed||8.1||23||4%||n/a||n/a||5.9||-24%||58||-6%||6/8|
|America's Next Top Model||1.1||3||22%||n/a||n/a||13.7||-2%||7||10%||1/3|
|Shedding for the Wedding||0.4||1||0%||-64%||22%||12.9||-2%||3||-11%||2/3|
|Slot||Min HUT||Calc HUT||Max HUT|
A18-49 - From Nielsen. Adults 18-49 rating. Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 watching the program.
Share - From Nielsen. Adults 18-49 share. Percentage of US TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Lead - Calculation. Percent difference from lead-in program.
Last - Calculation. Percent difference from previous episode.
LeLa - Calculation. Percent difference between the show's lead-in and its lead-in for the previous episode.
Comp - Calculation. Competition. Total rating of all broadcast programs airing against it.
CoLa - Calculation. Percent difference between the show's competition and its competition for the previous episode.
bcShr - Calculation. Broadcast share. Percentage of US national big-5 broadcast TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Avg - Calculation. Percent difference from the show's average demo for previous episodes this season.
Rank - Calculation. The rating's rank among the show's original episodes that have aired so far this season.
Min HUT - Calculation. The smallest percentage of TV-owning adults 18-49 that could possibly be watching any TV in the timeslot.
Calc HUT - Calculation. An estimate of the percentage of TV-owning adults 18-49 watching any TV in the timeslot using all of the ratings/shares. Formerly "HUT."
Max HUT - Calculation. The largest percentage of TV-owning adults 18-49 that could possibly be watching any TV in the timeslot.
(R) = Regular-night repeat. These are ranked/averaged as if they were normal shows.
(oR) = Other-night repeat. These are not ranked/averaged in any way.
Stats in blue are less accurate because I count every program as if it maintains that same rating/share throughout each half-hour of the broadcast. That is almost always not the case in reality, so the overlap sometimes creates inaccuracies.
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