Friday, February 17, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 2/16/12

  • Hey, have you heard that it's been a bad week for TV ratings yet? If not, here's your heads-up. Almost everyone was down again. It was kind of understandable where most of the biggest victims resided (9/8c) because American Idol made Fox about three points stronger than usual. But a 20% week-to-week collapse for Grey's Anatomy on Private Practice crossover night still looks bad, The Office became the latest show whose season one ratings we can now disregard when discussing series lows (it was actually adjusted up in finals to tie its series low on 4/26/05), and the momentum for Person of Interest came to a halt. (EDIT: See this post on the heavy-DVRing theory for a possible explanation.)


Info Show Timeslot TRUE
Viewers A18-49 SkewLast LeLa Avg Rank Tavg Lead
Winter Wipeout5.121.537%+0%n/a-24%6/7-9%n/a1.62
Grey's Anatomy8.313.249%-20%+0%-15%13/14-9%+113%3.65
Private Practice7.082.647%+18%-20%+7%4/14+2%-19%2.42
The Big Bang Theory15.655.142%-9%n/a+0%9/17+0%n/a6.40
Person of Interest13.162.827%-15%-3%-3%6/15-3%-13%2.85
The Mentalist13.552.725%-10%-15%-1%6/15-0%-4%2.61
30 Rock3.591.553%-6%n/a-8%6/7-5%n/a1.63
Parks and Recreation3.451.763%+0%+15%-11%13/15-9%+13%1.90
The Office4.382.367%-8%+6%-25%15/15-23%+35%2.53
Up All Night2.981.564%-12%-8%-27%15/16-29%-35%1.41
Grimm (R)1.850.641%+0%+67%+8%2/8-50%-60%0.43
American Idol Thu16.715.139%-12%n/a-9%5/5+46%n/a5.94
The Vampire Diaries2.901.462%+8%n/a+4%5/15+5%n/a1.68
The Secret Circle1.710.752%-13%+8%-19%13/15-17%-50%0.60

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.

More Spotted Ratings in the Index.

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