- Week three of November sweeps got off to a weak start, particularly on Fox (where the The X Factor and Bones combo was about a half-point weaker than last week) and NBC (where Community, Parks and Recreation and The Office were all down multiple ticks). The debut of NFL Network's Thursday Night Football (2.2) may deserve some of the credit for the carnage.
- ABC had the best night, with Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice both tying their season highs set on their respective premiere nights. Perhaps they benefited from repeat drama competition on CBS and a post-premiere drop for Bones.
|The Big Bang Theory||15.89||5.3||15||43%||-2%||n/a||n/a||+8%||2/9||6.33|
|Rules of Engagement||11.57||3.5||9||39%||-5%||-34%||-2%||-1%||3/4||3.14|
|Person of Interest (R)||9.11||2.0||5||28%||+122%||-43%||+289%||+122%||1/2||1.46|
|The Mentalist (R)||10.08||1.9||5||24%||n/a||-5%||n/a||n/a||1/1||1.71|
|Parks and Recreation||3.66||1.8||5||63%||-14%||+20%||-12%||-11%||6/7||1.87|
|The X Factor Thu||10.13||3.3||9||42%||-11%||n/a||n/a||-16%||6/6||3.67|
|The Vampire Diaries||3.17||1.4||4||57%||-13%||n/a||n/a||+1%||4/9||1.58|
|The Secret Circle||2.17||0.8||2||47%||-11%||-43%||-13%||-15%||7/9||0.58|
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.