- Fox shook it up again on this Thursday as they shrank The X Factor to an hour and introduced season seven of Bones, which certainly benefited from the X lead-in but, notably, did better than the majority of the American Idol-fueled episodes late last season. Considering the Idol lead-in was usually about 3 points higher, that's good work by the show.
- Most other shows came back to relatively "normal" (pre-World Series) levels, which was good news for a network like NBC which got slammed against the Series last week. A few notable exceptions: first, The Big Bang Theory made a huge jump, marking its first Thursday episode to exceed its average from its Monday 9:30 days. Also, 10/9c dramas rose, as The Mentalist hit a season high and Private Practice will hit its highest number since the premiere. Perhaps those shows are benefiting from the lack of Jersey Shore?
|The Big Bang Theory||15.98||5.4||16||43%||+17%||n/a||n/a||+12%||1/8||7.16|
|Rules of Engagement||11.81||3.7||10||40%||+12%||-31%||+17%||+7%||1/3||3.70|
|Person of Interest||11.76||2.7||7||29%||+0%||-27%||+12%||-2%||3/7||2.21|
|Parks and Recreation||4.00||2.1||6||67%||+17%||+24%||+21%||+4%||1/6||2.41|
|The X Factor Thu||11.64||3.7||11||41%||+0%||n/a||n/a||-7%||4/5||4.61|
|The Vampire Diaries||3.51||1.6||5||58%||+7%||n/a||n/a||+18%||1/8||2.01|
|The Secret Circle||2.26||0.9||2||51%||+0%||-44%||+7%||-5%||3/8||0.66|
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.