I received the following e-mail:
You say you like DAMAGES, but you're nothing but a hater! You twist the numbers and say thathas more viewers, but DAMAGES airs multiple times and is available ON-DEMAND, and when you add it all up, DAMAGES has more viewers!!!
I'm definitely not a hater, I just don't get very emotional about the numbers, and the above writer (and sentiment) is wrong if I look at the actual data. Because like Damages,airs multiple times too, and is available On-Demand. While I have no access to the on-demand numbers for either, I doubt that it currently represents a significant % of viewing for either show (even though that is the way I watch both!), though I would love to see the data. But when it comes to Nielsen ratings data, the comparisons seem pretty fair and no matter how you slice it more people are watching .
|Show||Net||Day||Time||Avg Aud (000)|
|total of average viewers||3,198|
|total of average viewers||2,475|
|Breaking Bad Average||639.6|
One commenter noted that Damages is apparently very popluar in the UK, drawing numbers that are definitely bigger than the initial airing in the USA, but I haven't seen the actual data so I can't confirm that.