- It was a very special Saturday, with all of the three-hour networks devoting at least two hours to special programming. The demo champ was CBS thanks to this year's second helping of Rudolph (though it only got 40% of its demo from Tuesday 11/29/11). ABC rode the Republican Debate to the total viewer crown, while NBC completely bombed with the American Giving Awards, one of the lowest-rated programs in the history of broadcast TV.
|Nightline: Bringing America Back||3.0||0.5||1||21%||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||0.36|
|ABC Republican Debate||7.6||1.2||4||20%||n/a||+140%||n/a||n/a||n/a||1.57|
|Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer||5.1||1.6||5||40%||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||1.63|
|The Flight Before Christmas||4.5||1.2||4||34%||n/a||-25%||n/a||n/a||n/a||1.28|
|48 Hours Mystery||5.5||1.3||4||30%||n/a||+8%||n/a||n/a||n/a||1.72|
|American Giving Awards||1.5||0.3||1||26%||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||0.28|
|Law and Order: SVU (R)||3.1||0.7||2||29%||-36%||+133%||-50%||-28%||7/7||0.98|
|Terra Nova (R)||2.3||0.6||2||33%||+0%||-54%||-19%||-17%||2/5||0.48|
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.
(R) - Repeat.
More Spotted Ratings in the Index.