- Fox's Monday lineup started 53 minutes late thanks to the American League Championship Series. This helped push Terra Nova and House significantly down week-to-week. Is there precedent for this situation? Well, House aired 45 minutes late due to baseball overrun a couple years ago (10/19/09) and finished about 15% lower than the episodes in the surrounding weeks. Since House was more established than Terra Nova at the time, I wouldn't write off Terra Nova for its 19% drop. House's 31% drop is perhaps more concerning, but I think there's probably some post-premiere drop built into that one as well. Let's see how both do next week.
- Everything else was also down. Preempted in Detroit for Monday Night Football (whose ESPN telecast (6.9) was the season's second-strongest), Dancing with the Stars hit a new performance series low while Castle tumbled yet again to its lowest numbers in nine months. Two and a Half Men's declines slowed considerably, but the eye still took double-digit hits at the beginning and end of the night with HIMYM and Hawaii Five-0. The Sing-Off dropped 17% while a special Monday Prime Suspect rerun was not even close to recently pulled The Playboy Club (its last ep got a 1.2 last week). And finally, Hart of Dixie's steadiness last week didn't last too long as it dropped two ticks.
|Dancing with the Stars Mon||16.79||3.0||7||23%||-3%||n/a||n/a||-13%||4/4||2.70|
|How I Met Your Mother||8.89||4.0||11||58%||-11%||n/a||n/a||-15%||5/5||3.80|
|2 Broke Girls||10.71||4.3||11||51%||-4%||+8%||-11%||-20%||4/4||3.84|
|Two and a Half Men||16.20||5.9||14||47%||-5%||+37%||-4%||-27%||4/4||5.60|
|Mike & Molly||11.65||3.9||9||43%||-9%||-34%||-5%||-14%||3/3||3.10|
|Prime Suspect (R)||2.92||0.7||2||31%||+17%||-53%||+200%||+8%||1/3||0.55|
|Sports: MLB Overrun||6.57||1.9||8||37%||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||1/1||1.62|
|Hart of Dixie||1.57||0.6||1||49%||-25%||+0%||-14%||-25%||3/3||0.54|
Note: As usual on Mondays, the Monday Night Football game is included in the competition calculations. I might do a little more tweaking once I get these numbers next week to account for the fact that House was also competition for the 10:00 shows.
KEY (with much more detail at the New Daily Spotted Ratings page):
Viewers - The total number of viewers (age 2+, in millions) that watched the program.
A18-49 - Adults 18-49 rating. Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 watching the program.
Share - Adults 18-49 share. Percentage of US TV-watching adults 18-49 watching the program.
Skew - Percentage of the total audience that falls in the 18-49 demo.
Last - A18-49 percent difference from previous episode.
Lead - A18-49 percent difference from lead-in program.
LeLa - A18-49 percent difference between the show's lead-in and its lead-in for the previous episode.
Avg - A18-49 percent difference from the show's average demo for previous original episodes this season.
Rank - The A18-49 rating's rank among the show's episodes that have aired so far this season.
TRUE - True Strength, a metric developed last summer that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in. (Note: these are PRELIMINARY TRUE calculations. Finals come next week
(R) - Repeat.
More Spotted Ratings in the Index.