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TV Ratings: FOX Wins Night; Castle Sees Highs, Chuck Steady

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January 26th, 2010


Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC Uni CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 4.3/11 3.6/9 2.8/7 1.9/5 1.5/4 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 3.5/10 3.3/10 2.0/6 1.5/4 1.6/5 1.3/4
Total Viewers (million) 12.43 11.14 9.06 5.17 3.76 2.17

With CBS in repeats and FOX having an all-new night featuring House, FOX won the night with adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and total viewers, with House leading in each category for the night.   24 was down 8 percent from the 9p-10p hour last week (3.3 vs. 3.6) with adults 18-49 (last week 24 ran from 8p-10p).

The Bachelor: On The Wings of Love continued to be strong for ABC averaging a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating from 8p-10p, and winning the 9pm hour with a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Up against a repeat of CSI: Miami and The Jay Leno Show, Castle hit series highs with adults 18-49 with a 3.1 rating.

CBS Monday lineup continues to impress when airing repeats, particularly the 9p-10p comedy block of Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory, which combined for an average of a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating and 11.76 million viewers for the hour.  At 10pm a CSI: Miami rerun averaged a 2.6 rating with adults 18-49.

On NBC, Chuck vs. The Ratings was steady versus last week's 2.5 adults 18-49 rating and up a bit with overall viewers.  It had the benefit of repeats on CBS, but the downside of House (last week, the lesser-rated 24 aired at 8pm on FOX).  At 9pm Heroes was up from last week by .1 of a ratings point with adults 18-49, to a 1.9 rating, and also back up above 4 million viewers.    So much for CSI: Miami being in reruns helping Jay Leno out any, yet again  The Jay Leno Show was thoroughly trounced by a rerun with its 1.2 rating with adults 18-49.

Over on the CW, week two of Life Unexpected was down nearly 17 percent from its premiere to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and down nearly 22% with total viewers. It was fourth for the hour with CW's target demogrpahic of women 18-34 (1.9 rating) besting NBC's Heroes (1.2) by a wide margin, though still down nearly 21% even in that demographic versus last week's premiere.  By comparison, The Bachelor averaged a 6.1 rating in the CW's coveted women 18-34 target.

Details:

Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millons)
FOX House 5.2/13 14.17
ABC The Bachelor: On The Wings of Love 3.6/9 10.88
NBC Chuck 2.5/6 6.94
CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 2.1/6 6.10
CW One Tree Hill 1.1/3 2.21
CBS Accidentally on Purpose (R) 2.0/5 5.60
ABC The Bachelor: On The Wings of Love 4.3/10 12.01
CBS Two and a Half Men  (R) 3.8/9 12.06
FOX 24 3.3/8 10.69
NBC Heroes 1.9/5 4.29
CW Life Unexpected 1.0/3 2.12
CBS The Big Bang Theory (R) 4.0/10 11.46
ABC Castle 3.1/8 10.54
CBS CSI: Miami (R) 2.6/7 9.55
NBC The Jay Leno Show 1.2/3 4.28

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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