- A tough evening for pretty much everything at 8:00. American Idol dominated but tied its second-lowest number of the season. The Big Bang Theory tied a season low and lead-out Rules of Engagement was just two ticks ahead of its season low. The Vampire Diaries returned from a six-week hiatus at an outright series low, while Perfect Couples tied its series low in its last scheduled ep.
- Beyond the 8:00 hour, the return of Nikita tied a series low and unlikely returnee Outsourced also tied a series low with most of the rest of NBC in repeats, but everything else did OK. Bones had its second-best post-Idol retention this season. And Grey's Anatomy, The Office, Parks & Recreation and 30 Rock all had some of their strongest repeats of the season.
|Winter Wipeout (R)||1.5||5||-17%||n/a||n/a||11.7||22%||11||-10%||2/3|
|Grey's Anatomy (R)||1.4||4||17%||-7%||-17%||8.4||22%||14||20%||2/11|
|Private Practice (R)||0.8||2||-11%||-43%||17%||7.6||36%||10||-13%||5/6|
|The Big Bang Theory||3.7||12||0%||n/a||n/a||9.9||-1%||27||-11%||18/20|
|Rules of Engagement||2.6||8||8%||-30%||0%||10.1||0%||20||-13%||18/20|
|The Office (R)||1.7||5||70%||70%||0%||8.2||-15%||17||27%||3/23|
|Parks & Recreation (R)||1.4||4||27%||-18%||13%||8.2||-32%||15||22%||1/3|
|30 Rock (R)||1.3||3||30%||-7%||27%||6.7||-31%||17||20%||2/10|
|American Idol Th||6.4||20||-6%||n/a||n/a||6.8||7%||49||-12%||10/12|
|The Vampire Diaries||1.2||4||-8%||n/a||n/a||12.0||-16%||9||-21%||17/17|
|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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