Update: the night’s full overnight details are here.
We’ll probably see the fast national ratings in an hour or so, but while we bide our time…
In the preliminary metered market numbers NBC’s winning streak continued with the two hour finale of America’s Got Talent and the third edition of The Jay Leno Show. Leno while still down from the heights of the premiere on Monday night (12.1/19) went up from Tuesday night (8.0/14) to score a 9.2/16 on Wednesday night. At least in terms of total viewers, it’s not surprising that America’s Got Talent provides the better lead-in than The Biggest Loser. We’ll see what the demos look like later.
I’m not sure it’s worth talking about the metered market results for So You Think You Can Dance (3.6/6) and Glee (4.5/7) since those shows are so demo-focused, but the numbers for both shows are remarkably consistent with last week. If the early numbers hold in the fast nationals, those predicting doom for Glee will have to wait.
Those predicting doom for the CW will have to wait too, kind of. Since the CW’s shows are all about the women 18-34 demographics it might not be hugely meaningful that in the early metered market rating America’s Next Top Model is down about a third from last year. Last night’s premiere of The Beautiful Life did not look good in the preliminary numbers with a 1.3/2. A repeat of 90210 in the timeslot last year drew a 1.9 rating, but last year America’s Next Top Model had around a 3.0 preliminary rating and last night it was down to a 2.3.
We’ll post viewer and 18-49 data for all of last night’s shows in our regular overnight report as soon as we see them.
Update: The Beautiful Life premiere: 1.462 million viewers, 1.1/2 HH, 0.7/2 A18-49, 0.8/2 A18-34, 1.1/3 W18-34 (via Travis Yanan)