- Local preemptions for basketball matter, leaving a lot of the night's preliminary numbers a little shakier than usual.
It appears CBS had an optimistic night as CSI: NY would tie a season high and The Defenders would head out with two straight 1.5s that would leave the CBS schedulers with a little something more to think about than it appeared they'd have when The Defenders and first joined the evening. (I still think it gets axed, but this has made it a bit more interesting.)
- As I noted on Friday, they were shaky. The Defenders tumbled two ticks in the finals to a 1.3 and sees what might have been a somewhat intriguing late-game rally wiped off the board. (It now loses 13% week-to-week and, from where I'm sitting, is surely not going to get a renewal.)
- ABC's lineup rallied significantly from last week's disastrous numbers, with
all threetwo shows up 20%+ week-to-week. (Supernanny tumbled in the finals, eliminating its uptick altogether.) And NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? is already renewed but it took a big hit and moved into pretty ugly territory.
|Primetime: What Would You Do?||1.4||4||27%||56%||0%||5.6||17%||20||-7%||10/17|
|Who Do You Think You Are?||0.9||3||-25%||n/a||n/a||4.4||13%||17||-30%||6/6|
|Slot||Min HUT||Calc HUT||Max HUT|
KEY (much more detail at What? and Why? page)
A18-49 - Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 watching the program.
Share - Percentage of US TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Last - Percent difference from previous episode.
Lead - Percent difference from lead-in program.
LeLa - Percent difference between lead-in and previous episode's lead-in.
Comp - Total rating of other broadcast programs in the same timeslot.
CoLa - Percent difference between competition and previous episode's competition.
bcShr - Percentage of US national big-5 broadcast TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Avg - Percent difference from show's previous demo average this season.
Rank - Rank among show's episodes to date this season.
Min HUT/Max HUT - Smallest/largest percentage of TV-owning adults 18-49 that could be watching any TV in the timeslot.
Calc HUT - Estimate of the percentage of TV-owning adults 18-49 watching any TV in the timeslot. Formerly "HUT."
(R) = Regular-night repeat. These are ranked/averaged as if they were separate shows.
(oR) = Other-night repeat. These are not ranked/averaged in any way.
Stats in blue are less accurate due to lack of access to half-hour breakdowns.
More Friday Spotted Ratings.