Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/11/11: Last Man Standout


WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC got a great series premiere out of Last Man Standing, as this show slightly outshone last year's solid No Ordinary Family debut in the timeslot as well as the debut of fellow ABC comedy Suburgatory from a couple weeks back. The "year of the comedy" meme rocks on, as this becomes the fifth comedy this year to premiere at least as well as the highest-premiering drama. As it stands in prelims, LMS is Truly the season's fourth-biggest series premiere to date, but finals next week could put it past Up All Night (3.67) and behind only 2 Broke Girls and New Girl. The big lead-in also boosted the DWTS results to, in a rarity, a higher rating than the performance show.
  • Fox was weaker than usual thanks to the ALCS, but this didn't stop CBS' lineup from dropping slightly and The Biggest Loser from hitting another new low.
  • On the plus side was the CW's lineup, with Ringer mercifully getting back one tenth after its huge collapse last week.

FULL TABLE:

Viewers A18-49 Share Skew Last Lead LeLa Avg Rank TRUE
Last Man Standing 13.19 3.6 10 35% n/a n/a n/a n/a 1/1 3.47
Dancing with the Stars Tue 16.89 3.3 8 25% +14% -8% +112% +14% 1/4 2.64
Body of Proof 9.00 1.8 5 26% -10% -45% +14% -10% 3/4 1.35
NCIS 18.98 4.0 11 27% -5% n/a n/a -6% 4/4 3.89
NCIS: Los Angeles 15.40 3.3 8 27% -3% -18% -5% -7% 4/4 2.58
Unforgettable 11.72 2.3 6 25% -8% -30% -3% -13% 4/4 1.85
The Biggest Loser 5.58 2.0 5 46% -5% n/a n/a -10% 4/4 1.71
Parenthood 5.26 2.1 5 51% +5% +5% -5% -1% 3/5 1.82
Sports: ALCS Game 3 8.39 2.5 7 38% n/a n/a n/a n/a 1/1 2.20
90210 1.54 0.8 2 66% +14% n/a n/a +3% 2/5 0.73
Ringer 1.71 0.7 2 52% +17% -13% +14% -22% 4/5 0.55

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.

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