Friday, October 5, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 10/4/12


WHAT MATTERS:
  • The two new dramas each took typical-ish drops in week two, though the finals changed the picture somewhat. Last Resort adjusted up and heroically gave the win to the vast majority of The Question players. (And many of you had the 1.9 exactly!) It's still not a great result, but it's now significantly ahead of the Charlie's Angels/Missing paces, so it's a pretty tough call right now. The finals drop makes Elementary genuinely disappointing, especially since the rest of the CBS evening was more or less even with last week.
  • At 9/8c, a 14% post-inflated premiere drop from Grey's Anatomy meant good tidings for almost all other occupants. Competing Person of Interest, Glee, The Office and Parks and Recreation were slightly up week-to-week.
  • NBC brought back 30 Rock for its final season in weak fashion, down by 22% year-to-year. But at least it didn't seem to damage the rest of the already weak lineup.
  • The usual beasts of Thursday cable weren't so beastly on this night. Thursday Night Football (2.6) had its worst result of the season by far, while Jersey Shore (2.5) began its final season a shadow of its former self. It was down more than a third from the winter 2012 premiere and the Shore's weakest result since early season two.
  • The CW mercifully ended its summer season with The Next posting just its second 0.2 ever on finale night.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue2
Viewers A18-49 Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Last Resort 8.00 1.9 -14%n/a 2/2 n/a -16% +27% 2.10
Grey's Anatomy 10.84 3.8 -14%-14% 2/2 +6% -13% +7% 3.83
Scandal 6.56 2.0 -5%-14% 2/2 n/a -5% -29% 1.80
The Big Bang Theory 15.18 4.9 -2%n/a 2/2 +0% -2% +0% 5.09
Two and a Half Men 12.33 3.6 +3%-2% 1/2 -51% +3% +33% 3.43
Person of Interest 14.58 3.0 +3%+3% 1/2 +11% +5% +11% 2.82
Elementary 11.13 2.5 -19%+3% 2/2 n/a -19% -2% 2.42
30 Rock 3.46 1.4 n/an/a 1/1 -22% -7% -22% 1.80
Up All Night 3.13 1.4 +0%-7% 1/3 -33% +0% -33% 1.68
The Office 4.14 2.2 +5%+0% 1/3 -37% +5% -37% 2.34
Parks and Recreation 3.53 1.9 +19%+5% 1/3 -10% +19% -24% 1.98
Rock Center 3.40 1.0 +25%+19% 3/4 n/a +25% -35% 1.05
The X Factor Thu 9.25 3.2 +0%n/a 2/4 -18% +0% -11% 3.70
Glee 6.07 2.6 +8%+0% 3/4 -30% +8% -39% 2.49
The Next 0.64 0.2 -33%n/a 8/9 n/a -33% -83% 0.28

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.
Rank - The A18-49 rating's rank among the show's episodes that have aired so far this season.
y2y - The show's A18-49 rating compared to its rating a year ago.
TLa - The show's A18-49 rating compared to the network's rating in the timeslot one week ago.
Ty2y - The show's A18-49 rating compared to the network's rating in the timeslot one year ago.
True2 - The second edition of True Strength, a metric that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in. PRELIMINARY CALCULATION. For finals, see SpotVault.

(R) - Repeat.

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

More Spotted Ratings in the Index.

2 comments:

Spot said...

What a fascinating website. I just looked through the whole Best/Worst Case Index and found it interesting which shows has so far fallen under which category, with some outliers for unexpectedly high/low (thus far) ratings.

Spot said...

Appreciate it. Sadly, it looks like many to most shows will be below the Worst Case by season's end. The ratings as a whole are down by about twice as much as in previous seasons.

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