TV Ratings: CBS Repeats Win Slow Tuesday; Scrubs, Ted Ratings Keep Falling
On a slow Tuesday, it was the relatively strong CBS repeats that carried the night. Scrubs and Better Off Ted, the only new scripted shows on broadcast TV, were almost unwatched.
Scrubs‘ 1.3 adults 18-49 rating was down 28% from last week to its lowest original rating ever. Better Off Ted’s 1.0 rating was down 23% from last week, also its lowest original non-summer airing ever.
The Jay Leno Show’s 1.5 rating was down 17% from last week to its lowest Tuesday rating ever. Last night was probably its best chance yet to beat a CBS repeat of The Good Wife, but no dice. Maybe next week Jay!
In Late-Night Local People Meters Tuesday night:
- Conan O’Brien (1.0 rating /4 share in 18-49 in local people meters) tied CBS’s Late Show (1.0 rating /4 share) in Nielsen’s 24 local markets with People Meters.
- At 12:35 a.m., Jimmy Fallon (0.5/3 in 18-49 in local people meters) trailed CBS’s original Late Late Show (0.6/3).
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos (repeat)||1.4||4||5.526|
|NBC||The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? (repeat)||1.3||4||4.373|
|FOX||Carrie Underwood: Holiday Special (repeat)||1.1||4||3.964|
|ABC||America’s Funniest Home Videos (repeat)||1.5||5||5.806|
|NBC||The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? (repeat)||1.4||4||3.959|
|FOX||Carrie Underwood: Holiday Special (repeat)||1.1||3||3.654|
|9:00||CBS||NCIS:Los Angeles (repeat)||2.5||7||12.520|
|NBC||The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? (repeat)||1.6||5||4.449|
|FOX||Carrie Underwood: Holiday Special (repeat)||1.2||3||4.343|
|CW||Melrose Place (repeat)||0.3||1||0.710|
|9:30||CBS||NCIS:Los Angeles (repeat)||2.4||7||12.139|
|NBC||The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now? (repeat)||1.6||5||4.408|
|FOX||Carrie Underwood: Holiday Special (repeat)||1.2||3||4.364|
|ABC||Better Off Ted||1.0||3||2.876|
|CW||Melrose Place (repeat)||0.3||1||0.594|
|10:00||CBS||The Good Wife (repeat)||1.7||5||9.271|
|NBC||The Jay Leno Show||1.4||4||5.119|
|ABC||Christimas At The White House: Oprah Special (repeat)||0.9||3||3.241|
|10:30||CBS||The Good Wife (repeat)||1.7||5||8.727|
|NBC||The Jay Leno Show||1.5||5||5.227|
|ABC||Christimas At The White House: Oprah Special (repeat)||0.9||3||3.348|
*Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.
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