Thursday, December 20, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 12/19/12


WHAT MATTERS:
  • NBC had an above average Wednesday thanks to the Miss Universe Competition, up by two tenths from last year when it aired in a much different time of year (early September). It averaged a 2.3 in the final half hour, which (alongside the weaker CBS) no doubt helped vault Chicago Fire into another tie for its best without-Voice number.
  • Finale week of The X Factor began with no week-to-week bounce, but that was the case on the final Wednesday of last season too.
  • A few other random specials also aired; CBS' always old-skewing A Home for the Holidays dropped in finals to finish even with last year, while ABC's The Year with Katie Couric was up a tick year-to-year.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue2
Viewers A18-49 Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
The Middle (R) 5.02 1.3 -38% -19% 1.30
The Neighbors (R) 3.87 1.0 -38% -38% 1.20
Modern Family (R) 5.70 1.8 -57% -22% 2.16
The Year with Katie Couric 5.43 1.6 +7% -24% -29% 1.63


A Home for the Holidays 4.91 0.8
+0% -72% -74% 1.16
Criminal Minds (R) 6.39 1.4 -55% -59% 1.76
CSI (R) 5.82 1.1 -50% -62% 1.15
Miss Universe Competition 6.08 1.8 +13% +60% +95% 2.18
Chicago Fire 6.75 1.9 +36%+64% 2/10 n/a +41% +65% 1.80
The X Factor Wed 8.35 2.7 +0%n/a 9/15 -18% +1% -10% 3.08
Movie: Noel 1.61 0.3 n/a -64% -45% 0.40

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.

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