- ABC brought back Cougar Town for its third season, and the Tuesday run kicked off already at a new series low. It dropped 18% of its Last Man Standing lead-in, which is a slightly better picture than the HH-based overnights painted, but it still doesn't look good. It is Valentine's Day, though, so maybe it can hold up a little better than usual if the HUT increases in subsequent weeks.
- Some day I'll do a post about the general overratedness of breakdowns within the telecast. But as I acknowledged last week, The River was one time when they really did tell the tale. The show dropped a massive 29% in week two and is now behind year-ago canceled occupant V.
- The Valentine's effect was generally in play elsewhere, as almost everything was below average. ABC's Body of Proof rounded out a weak ABC evening way behind its previous results. Fox's Glee and New Girl both dropped noticeably and hit new season lows. NCIS and The Biggest Loser also lost a chunk (though the other CBS shows were slightly up). Ugliest of all had to be the CDub's Ringer, which got a mercy uptick in finals but was still at Remodeled-level numbers as its 90210 lead-in took the week off. (CW had a Hart of Dixie rerun in its place).
|Last Man Standing||7.64||2.2||37%||-12%||n/a||-18%||14/16||-11%||n/a||2.46|
|Body of Proof||6.26||1.2||25%||-25%||-19%||-33%||14/14||-40%||-29%||0.96|
|NCIS: Los Angeles||16.15||3.2||25%||+3%||-7%||-5%||12/15||-5%||-18%||2.58|
|The Biggest Loser||5.86||2.1||46%||-9%||n/a||-8%||5/7||-1%||n/a||2.07|
|Hart of Dixie (R)||0.73||0.2||35%||-33%||n/a||-46%||8/8||-72%||n/a||0.14|
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.