Friday, April 20, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 4/19/12


WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC brought back Parks and Recreation down a tick from its last rating in early March. It did better than the last few Up All Night episodes, but it still looks like a relatively disappointing outing compared to its 8:30 results against Idol and with much smaller lead-ins.
  • Finals changed the ABC picture. Grey's Anatomy had a great evening, up double digits, but the two newbies were unchanged. Scandal posted its third straight 2.0, but each one is Truly worse than the last (this time because of the Grey's jump).
  • Several marginal shows had pretty bad evenings, including Rules of Engagement, Touch and The Secret Circle (which also suffered from a tanking The Vampire Diaries lead-in). We may look back on this final pre-sweeps Thursday as an evening that sealed several fates.

FULL TABLE:

Info Show Timeslot TRUE
Viewers A18-49 SkewLast LeLa Avg Rank Tavg Lead
Missing7.231.425%+0%n/a-14%5/6-14%n/a1.75
Grey's Anatomy9.823.343%+14%-0%-8%13/19-2%+136%3.41
Scandal7.212.035%+0%+14%+0%1/3-19%-39%1.65
The Big Bang Theory (R)9.292.534%-19%n/a-9%12/15-50%n/a3.46
Rules of Engagement7.572.237%-19%-11%-30%11/11-32%-12%2.64
Person of Interest (R)8.811.522%-17%+5%-7%12/14-49%-32%1.23
The Mentalist (R)8.241.523%-12%-17%+6%8/13-44%+0%1.40
Community2.771.360%-7%n/a-20%15/16-17%n/a1.62
30 Rock3.061.563%+7%-7%-3%8/17-16%+15%1.90
The Office4.352.265%+0%+7%-23%20/21-21%+47%2.13
Parks and Recreation3.461.763%-6%+57%-9%14/19-9%-23%1.57
Awake2.800.941%+0%+13%-32%6/8-27%-47%0.71
American Idol Thu14.994.034%-7%n/a-19%13/14-3%n/a5.57
Touch7.322.137%-9%-7%-28%6/6-33%-48%1.52
The Vampire Diaries2.211.058%-17%n/a-25%19/19-24%n/a1.36
The Secret Circle1.140.556%-17%-17%-39%19/19-38%-50%0.35

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.

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3 comments:

Spot said...

I wonder what it will take for ABC to pull Missing, if they pull it at all. It's still a really long way down to Vampire Diaries...

Spot said...

My guess is it will not get pulled. Charlie's Angels aired four more episodes after it first hit a 1.2, and that was in the fall. Missing only has four episodes left.

Spot said...

Also, Touch's fate is certainly still up in the air - that 2.1 is w/in a tenth of Fox's R/C Index average.

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