Friday, January 27, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 1/26/12: Finder an Audience (FINALS)


WHAT MATTERS:
  • What an interesting story this is becoming. The Finder made huge week-to-week strides once again. This time, there's another "excuse" (ABC and CBS went into repeats, plus no The Office and an Up All Night repeat on NBC) but the extent of the increase is still pretty shocking.
  • So much for the 100th episode bump. The Big Bang Theory ticked up week-to-week in episode 101 to a new Thursday high and widened its gap with American Idol (preliminary 4.8 at 8:00, final 5.5 overall). Rob was flat in week three, but its 36% drop from TBBT would be worse than any of Rules' data points after Big Bang in the last two seasons.
  • Parks and Recreation had a rough night with no The Office original. It was sandwiched by a couple 30 Rock originals (1.6 at 8:00, 1.9 at 9:00).

FULL TABLE:

Info Show Timeslot TRUE
Viewers A18-49 SkewLast LeLa Avg Rank Tavg Lead
Winter Wipeout (R)4.811.540%+88%n/a+96%1/4-9%n/a1.64
Grey's Anatomy (R)4.051.341%+30%+114%+63%1/4-63%-13%0.88
Private Practice (R)2.750.837%n/an/an/a1/1-69%-38%0.67
The Big Bang Theory16.135.544%+4%n/a+10%1/14+11%n/a7.23
Rob11.503.539%+0%+4%-8%2/3+2%-36%3.22
Person of Interest (R)10.542.125%+17%+40%+29%1/10-26%-40%1.25
The Mentalist (R)9.641.925%+171%+320%+29%1/9-29%-10%1.72
30 Rock3.821.654%+0%n/a-6%2/3+0%n/a1.85
Parks and Recreation3.491.762%-11%+0%-13%13/13-12%+6%1.81
30 Rock3.981.961%+19%+6%+14%1/4-39%+12%1.37
Up All Night (R)2.971.460%+100%+171%+39%1/18-35%-26%1.01
The Firm3.801.034%+11%-26%-15%2/4-20%-29%0.86
American Idol Thu17.145.541%-4%n/a-4%2/2+57%n/a6.82
The Finder8.442.842%+27%-4%+44%1/3-13%-49%1.49
Movie: The Covenant1.310.549%n/an/an/an/a-55%n/a0.45

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. (Note: these are PRELIMINARY TRUE calculations. Finals come next week.)

(R) - Repeat.

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4 comments:

Spot said...

Y'know, as it stands, this actually ties Big Bang's Thursday high from back in November.

Spot said...

I guess FOX can cancel House now.

Spot said...

Let's not leap to that yet. (although I wouldn't mind it, House is burned out) Finder is still trailing House, and I doubt it can do this once Office/Up All Night, Greys and POI return next week...

Spot said...

It is odd to see every other network simultaneously get that much weaker in the course of one week, but at least it adds some more intrigue to next Thursday!

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