- Fox went with Game 2 of the World Series, which won the evening for Fox and (because of the late-game dramatics) fared better on a year-to-year basis than the previous evening's Game 1. It was actually even with 2010's Game 2 and down just 5% from the Game 1 rating. That's the smallest Game 1 to Game 2 drop in the five years of the current scheduling.
- With NBC's comedy lineup sitting out the evening, CBS' opening hour benefited noticeably, as The Big Bang Theory broke a 5.0 in the 8:00 half-hour for the first time and Rules of Engagement retained 71% of the Big Bang demo, almost matched the week-ago Bang encore and tied its best raw 18-49 rating in any of the last two seasons.
- Other entertainment programs on CBS, ABC and the CDub were not majorly impacted by the change in competition.
|The Big Bang Theory||14.93||5.1||16||44%||+11%||n/a||n/a||+6%||1/6||5.80|
|Rules of Engagement||11.45||3.6||10||40%||n/a||-29%||n/a||n/a||1/1||2.95|
|Person of Interest||12.42||2.7||7||28%||-4%||-25%||-3%||-4%||3/5||2.15|
|Parks and Recreation (R)||2.47||1.1||3||57%||+120%||+22%||+29%||+120%||1/2||1.03|
|The Office (R)||3.28||1.5||4||59%||+114%||+36%||+57%||+114%||1/2||1.34|
|Prime Suspect (R)||2.84||0.8||2||36%||+0%||-27%||-31%||+18%||1/6||0.71|
|Sports: World Series||14.28||4.0||11||36%||-5%||n/a||n/a||-5%||2/2||3.87|
|The Vampire Diaries||3.03||1.4||4||59%||+0%||n/a||n/a||+6%||2/6||1.46|
|The Secret Circle||2.12||0.9||2||54%||+13%||-36%||+0%||-6%||3/6||0.68|
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.