- It's been a pretty good year for special programming, but perhaps the biggest surprise yet was the massive and record-setting performance by the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at 10:00. CBS also got a small uptick out of what remains the dominant holiday classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. They sandwiched NCIS, which was the biggest repeat for a drama this season to date.
- With CBS' regular programming and ABC's Dancing with the Stars out of the picture, most other stuff was on the upswing. The Biggest Loser tied a season high and Parenthood was up double-digits, while Fox's Glee and New Girl hit or matched best-since-baseball numbers. Body of Proof held up pretty decently in its first without-Dancing airing.
- The bad news on this Tuesday belonged to Last Man Standing (which I'm guessing matches up worse with the Glee and Rudolph double-whammy than with last week's X Factor and NCIS) and Ringer, whose fall finale disappointingly tied a series low.
|Last Man Standing||10.32||2.4||7||30%||-11%||n/a||n/a||-19%||8/8||2.34|
|The Middle (R)||4.65||1.4||3||39%||+8%||-18%||-6%||+8%||1/2||1.03|
|Body of Proof||9.49||1.8||5||24%||-10%||+29%||-48%||-6%||6/9||1.76|
|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer||12.64||4.0||11||41%||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||4.02|
|Victoria's Secret Fashion Show||10.39||4.6||11||57%||n/a||+64%||n/a||n/a||n/a||4.61|
|The Biggest Loser||7.12||2.4||6||43%||+20%||n/a||n/a||+12%||1/11||2.09|
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.