|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||3.1/9||2.3/7||2.2/6||1.7/5||1.5/4||1.4/4|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-34||1.9/6||1.8/6||2.2/7||1.5/5||1.5/5||1.6/5|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.295||7.364||4.720||5.782||3.414||2.979|
On a night when season and series ratings lows were registered across broadcast primetime, fell, but still lead a CBS ratings win on the night.
Like last week, lead CBS' ratings win, but its 3.6 adults 18-49 was down 5% from last week to a spring cycle low. fell 7% from last week to a 2.8 rating, tieing its lowest original telecast rating ever. The 's 3.0 rating was down 14% from its last original on 4/8.
On a night when declines and lows were rampant, Flash Forward was the only show up vs. its last original episode, rising 14% to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Fans should still not imagine a future including Flash Forward. Moving to 9pm didn't help, it fell to a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating, although apples/oranges it was its lowest rating of the season, down 12% from its last original on 4/1.
NBC'sfell 19% from its last original on 3/25 to a series low 1.7 rating. The special timeslot registered just a 1.9 rating, that's 5% below the last Parks & Recreation in that timeslot. The fell 6% to a 3.3 rating, its lowest rated original telecast of the season. The regular timeslot fell 14% from its last original episode (3/25) to a 2.5 rating. The Marriage Ref was down 10% from its last original episode on 4/8 to a series low 1.9 rating.
On Fox,' 2.5 adults 18-49 rating was down 14% from last week, and fell 16% to a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, but both escaped hitting season lows.
The CW's2.4 rating for the CW target women 18-34 demo was up a tenth from last week's preliminary rating. 's 1.5 rating for women 18-34 was also up a tenth from last week.
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
- "Thewith Jay Leno" (2.8/7 in metered-market households) topped CBS's " with David Letterman" (2.7/7) and ABC's combination of " (3.0/7) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.5/5) in Nielsen's 56 metered markets.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; " ," 0.8/3; " ," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) trailed CBS's first-run "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore telecast) tied the first-run "Late " (0.5/3).
- At 1:35 a.m., "with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore telecast and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (Millions)|
|8:00||CBS||: Heroes v. Villians||3.3||11||11.125|
|8:30||CBS||: Heroes v. Villians||3.8||11||12.437|
|NBC||The Marriage Ref||2.0||6||4.446|
|NBC||The Marriage Ref||1.8||5||4.153|
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