- ABC took control of Friday with the return of Shark Tank hitting its best Friday ratings ever and Primetime: What Would You Do? premiering a tick down from its September 2010 premiere but ahead of pretty much all of the back half of last season. Both shows improved their timeslots vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, at least on premiere night (especially Shark Tank, up 50%). 20/20 posted its second straight great number thanks to its coverage of the cruise ship story.
- NBC also got great numbers as Chuck hit a season high and Grimm was up drastically to its best number since its second episode in early November.
I wonder if there were basketball preemptionsI guess the shows just benefited that much from no CBS/CW originals! Deeper analysis also indicates it was highest overall-viewed Friday of the season, which couldn't have hurt.
|Primetime: What Would You Do?||5.86||1.6||35%||n/a||n/a||n/a||1/1||+12%||-6%||1.56|
|A Gifted Man (R)||6.91||1.0||19%||+0%||n/a||+14%||1/5||-21%||n/a||0.87|
|CSI: NY (R)||7.20||1.1||20%||-8%||+0%||+2%||3/6||-35%||+10%||1.12|
|Blue Bloods (R)||8.55||1.3||19%||+44%||-8%||+32%||1/7||-29%||+18%||1.49|
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.
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.
Tavg - A18-49 percent difference from its timeslot's previous original entertainment average this season.
TRUE - True Strength, a metric that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in.
(R) - Repeat.
More Spotted Ratings in the Index.