- The night's biggest intrigue came at 10/9c, where Hawaii Five-0 was above average with all the scripted competition out of the mix. In the newsmagazine struggle between the other two nets, it was ABC's 20/20 with Gabrielle Giffords easily beating NBC's Rock Center with Penn State's Jerry Sandusky. The former dropped huge in finals and actually finished a bit behind Castle's 2.58 to-date average this fall. The latter was at least up from the first two Rock Center airings, but certainly not in any kind of game-changing way.
- There are always some shows whose ratings are just impossible to really get a hold of. Fox's Monday lineup has a couple such shows. The bouncy Terra Nova and House, for the fifth straight original, were up or down (in this case down) by at least 0.3. Most concerning this time, though, is that these drops happened under relatively "regular" circumstances. Most of the previous blips for these shows had stuff like Halloween or an MLB overrun to blame. But, I mean, tough to rule out them bouncing right back up next week...
- All of CBS (including the aforementioned Five-0) was on the upswing, with comedies How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls and Mike and Molly joining Five-0 in posting their best ratings since their premiere nights.
|Dancing with the Stars Mon||17.95||3.2||8||23%||-6%||n/a||n/a||-2%||5/9||3.24|
|How I Met Your Mother||10.42||4.6||12||57%||+5%||n/a||n/a||+3%||3/10||4.71|
|2 Broke Girls||11.77||4.8||12||52%||+4%||+4%||+5%||+0%||2/9||5.23|
|Two and a Half Men||14.77||5.4||13||47%||+4%||+13%||+4%||-15%||6/9||5.37|
|Mike and Molly||12.18||4.4||10||46%||+5%||-19%||+4%||+6%||2/8||3.95|
|Hart of Dixie||1.62||0.7||1||55%||+17%||+17%||+0%||-0%||4/7||0.69|
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.