- Howie Mandel-hosted reality special Mobbed pulled an impressive 3.8 demo. That marks the best post-Idol retention for anything this season, and in raw numbers it's better than all but one post-Idol airing this season (Bones on 1/27/11). The performance was good enough for Fox to greenlight an eight-episode series order for the show this afternoon.
- The other standout on the evening was the musical episode of Grey's Anatomy, which pulled its second-best numbers this season and best since premiere week back on 9/23/10. It tied premiere Thursday's Big Bang Theory for the second-biggest showing by any scripted episode on Thursday this season, and it's in the top ten scripted performances by anything this season. Yes, there was a stunt, but this is a big-time showing for a late-March episode.
|The Big Bang Theory||3.7||12||-3%||n/a||n/a||10.0||1%||27||-11%||18/19|
|Rules of Engagement||2.4||7||-14%||-35%||-3%||10.1||4%||19||-21%||18/19|
|The Office (R)||1.5||4||0%||50%||-17%||12.0||69%||11||12%||5/21|
|Parks & Recreation (R)||1.1||3||-8%||-27%||7%||12.0||45%||8||-8%||2/2|
|30 Rock (R)||1.0||3||-9%||-9%||-8%||9.6||34%||10||-8%||7/9|
|The Office (R)||1.0||3||-33%||0%||0%||9.6||-20%||10||-26%||19/22|
|American Idol Th||6.8||20||6%||n/a||n/a||6.3||-3%||52||-7%||8/11|
|The Vampire Diaries (R)||0.4||1||0%||n/a||n/a||12.7||2%||3||-32%||8/14|
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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. 10:00 programming multiplied by 1.75 to attempt a level playing field.
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. 10:00 programming multiplied by two-thirds to attempt a level playing field.
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.
(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.
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