- 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.)
|The Big Bang Theory||15.65||5.1||42%||-9%||n/a||+0%||9/17||+0%||n/a||6.40|
|Person of Interest||13.16||2.8||27%||-15%||-3%||-3%||6/15||-3%||-13%||2.85|
|Parks and Recreation||3.45||1.7||63%||+0%||+15%||-11%||13/15||-9%||+13%||1.90|
|Up All Night||2.98||1.5||64%||-12%||-8%||-27%||15/16||-29%||-35%||1.41|
|American Idol Thu||16.71||5.1||39%||-12%||n/a||-9%||5/5||+46%||n/a||5.94|
|The Vampire Diaries||2.90||1.4||62%||+8%||n/a||+4%||5/15||+5%||n/a||1.68|
|The Secret Circle||1.71||0.7||52%||-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.