Friday, July 13, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 7/12/12


WHAT MATTERS:
  • Big Brother's back with a premiere that lost a couple ticks year-to-year but still topped the ratings for the four BB premieres before that. Seems pretty healthy. But it had considerable help from the highest-rated rerun for anything this summer to date in The Big Bang Theory. We're approaching a point where TBBT (especially at 8:30) is doing about twice as well in reruns as anything else on TV not named Family Guy.
  • Two other big movers on broadcast: The Choice, whose season/series finale got crushed against a likely similar-skewing Big Brother; and easily a summer high from Rock Center, which may have benefited from a piece on Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes/Scientology. Even throwing out this result, though, the show has picked up some steam in its first several weeks of summer originals.
  • On cable, Anger Management (1.0) took another big hit in week three, but MTV's Awkward. (0.8) had a nice bounce-back.

FULL TABLE:

Viewers A18-49 Last LeLa Avg Rank
Duets4.731.0+0%n/a-23%6/8
Wipeout5.741.8+20%-33%+2%2/4
Rookie Blue4.731.2-8%+0%-8%5/6
The Big Bang Theory (SR)7.992.3
The Big Bang Theory (SR)9.032.8
Big Brother Thu7.182.6n/an/an/a1/1
Person of Interest (SR)5.651.2
The Office (SR)1.970.6
Parks and Recreation (SR)1.580.5
Saving Hope3.220.5+25%+0%-17%4/6
Rock Center (S)5.331.2+33%+25%+50%1/6
Take Me Out2.991.2+0%n/a+3%2/6
The Choice3.041.2-25%+0%-22%5/6
The Vampire Diaries (SR)0.780.3
The Vampire Diaries (SR)0.740.3

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.
Last - A18-49 percent difference from previous episode.
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.

(R) - Repeat.
(SR) - Summer repeat. (for shows not currently in season)

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

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