- The Paul Reiser Show dropped 18% from its premiere and so did its The Office lead-out, though Office's 267% build from the lead-in is one of the largest for any show this season. Don't expect Paul to air another episode in this timeslot, as I doubt NBC will want anything dragging down the next few pivotal Office episodes. (Parks dropped in the finals nixing my earlier
spincomment about its best retention of the season.)
- Other noticeable original droppers include American Idol (-9%), Bones in its spinoff's backdoor pilot (-9%) and The Vampire Diaries (-8%). Vampire Diaries tied a series low.
- Among ABC and CBS, both of which were totally in repeats on this last pre-sweeps Thursday, the standout was The Mentalist, which is gaining steam as a repeater lately. This was a repeat season high.
|Winter Wipeout (R)||1.3||4||-13%||n/a||n/a||9.8||-16%||12||-20%||4/4|
|Grey's Anatomy (R)||1.2||3||-8%||-8%||-32%||8.5||-6%||12||+0%||4/13|
|Private Practice (R)||0.8||2||+0%||-33%||-8%||7.5||+12%||11||-10%||5/8|
|The Big Bang Theory (R)||1.8||6||+0%||n/a||n/a||9.7||-12%||16||-16%||7/10|
|Rules of Engagement (R)||1.5||5||+7%||-17%||+0%||9.2||-14%||14||-26%||7/8|
|The Mentalist (R)||2.1||6||+11%||+31%||+14%||5.3||+9%||28||+23%||1/10|
|The Paul Reiser Show||0.9||3||-18%||-36%||+0%||9.8||-11%||8||-18%||2/2|
|Parks & Recreation||2.4||6||-4%||-27%||-18%||6.8||-3%||26||-4%||5/10|
|American Idol Th||5.8||19||-9%||n/a||n/a||5.3||-12%||52||-19%||13/14|
|The Vampire Diaries||1.2||4||-8%||n/a||n/a||9.9||-11%||11||-19%||18/19|
|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. 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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