Friday, April 13, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 4/12/12

  • CBS' first test of a two-hour Thursday comedy block was passed with relatively flying colors, as The Big Bang Theory did a bit better than Person of Interest's original timeslot average and won the 9:00 half-hour in repeats. Also importantly, Person of Interest was even with its last 9:00 rerun in its first 10:00 test. Also, an original Rules of Engagement looked pretty good sandwiched between a couple Big Bang reruns. Should CBS expand? I've said yes all along, and I see no reason to change my mind now. MUCH more on this topic coming in today's A18-49+ post at 2 ET is now live!
  • On ABC, Scandal dropped after finals but still encouragingly finished even with its premiere number. Gotta say I'm really enjoying how the ABC drama situation is basically playing out in the most interesting possible way.
  • NBC's The Office dealt a blow to the recently floated idea of a complete revamp, coming back down a couple ticks from pre-hiatus. It at least helped Up All Night go out on a relatively up note, but I'd personally still put it behind NBC's other marginal comedies.


Info Show Timeslot TRUE
Viewers A18-49 SkewLast LeLa Avg Rank Tavg Lead
Grey's Anatomy8.852.942%+4%-7%-20%17/18-15%+107%3.04
The Big Bang Theory (R)9.722.837%-28%n/a+3%8/13-44%n/a3.25
Rules of Engagement8.462.741%+0%-36%-16%7/10-18%-4%2.94
The Big Bang Theory (R)10.213.139%+11%-4%+14%6/14+3%+15%3.05
2 Broke Girls (R)7.262.137%+31%+94%-2%7/15-27%-32%1.84
Person of Interest (R)8.581.827%+0%-19%+13%3/13-33%-14%1.69
30 Rock2.981.460%+17%+8%-10%12/16-22%+0%1.53
The Office4.392.264%-8%-30%-24%20/20-21%+57%2.27
Up All Night3.121.561%+25%+120%-20%19/24-21%-32%1.32
American Idol Thu15.814.335%+10%n/a-14%11/13+4%n/a5.14
The Vampire Diaries (R)1.020.450%+0%n/a+8%2/11-70%n/a0.39
The Secret Circle (R)0.860.345%-25%+0%-6%4/17-63%-25%0.27

KEY (click to expand)
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.

Much more detail on these numbers at the New Daily Spotted Ratings page.

More Spotted Ratings in the Index.


Spot said...

Finally "The Office" fell below its previous series low of 2.3 set in April 2005.

Do you think 2 Broke Girls gets 9pm or BBT?

Spot said...

I'm thinking about doing a post on the "which Mon show moves to Thu" topic next week because I find it a pretty interesting debate. Personally, I would leave 2BG on Monday to give them a Monday show for the future, but I'm not sure that's their line of thinking.

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