Friday, December 2, 2011

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 12/1/11


WHAT MATTERS:
  • With the normal ABC, CBS and CW lineups sitting out the evening, most other shows weren't really able to capitalize. Community, free of Big Bang Theory competition, hit its highest number in awhile and was (relative to previous results) the brightest spot in another otherwise disappointing NBC evening. On Fox, Bones 2.8 was up a touch from last week but could hit a TRUE season low with all of its drama competition out of the picture.
  • ABC went the specials route, with Santa Claus is Comin' to Town down a tick from last year but CMA Country Christmas way up from last year's Monday telecast (1.4).

FULL TABLE:

Viewers A18-49 Share Skew Last Lead LeLa Avg Rank TRUE
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 7.23 2.2 6 39% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 2.22
CMA Country Christmas 9.03 2.1 5 30% n/a -5% n/a n/a n/a 1.81
The Big Bang Theory (R) 10.48 3.0 9 37% -9% n/a n/a +10% 3/4 3.24
Rules of Engagement (R) 8.00 2.3 6 37% +5% -23% -9% +5% 1/2 2.06
Person of Interest (R) 8.15 1.6 4 25% +0% -30% +44% +3% 3/6 1.22
The Mentalist (R) 7.99 1.6 5 26% +0% +0% -6% +9% 2/4 1.63
Community 3.74 1.7 5 58% +6% n/a n/a +5% 2/9 1.68
Parks and Recreation 3.69 1.8 5 62% -10% +6% +6% -10% 7/9 1.74
The Office 5.71 2.9 8 65% +0% +61% -10% -10% 7/9 2.69
Whitney 3.93 1.9 5 62% +0% -34% +0% -16% 8/9 1.39
Prime Suspect 4.69 1.3 4 35% +18% -32% -0% -4% 4/9 1.24
The X Factor Thu 10.34 3.1 9 38% +19% n/a n/a -16% 7/9 3.25
Bones 8.91 2.8 7 40% +4% -10% +0% -2% 2/4 2.28
The Vampire Diaries (R) 1.06 0.4 1 48% +33% n/a n/a +33% 1/2 0.35
The Secret Circle (R) 0.85 0.3 1 45% +50% -25% +33% -25% 2/3 0.23

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.

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