ABC's Lost was scheduled to run from 9:00-10:02pm Eastern, and V from 10:02-11:00pm. There is a greater than usual likelihood that Lost (up) and V (down) will have their ratings adjusted in the final ratings available later today.
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||4.9/14||2.2/6||2.5/7||2.3/7||1.7/5||1.7/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||15.194||15.264||7.591||9.543||3.776||1.145|
Tuesday night saw improved ratings vs. last week nearly everywhere in broadcast primetime, as the Fox tandem of and still won the ratings race easily.
's 6.7 adults 18-49 rating was up 12% vs. its fast affiliate ratings (6.0) from last week, while 's 4.8 rating was down a tenth of a point (2%).
Both Idol fans/non-fans can note that the show's down 9% in adults 18-49 vs. last season through the comparable date last year. That's about the same decline as 2008-9 vs. 2007-8, so no big surprise there.
CBS's line up staged a big recovery vs. last week, withup 23% from last week's season low to a 3.8 adults 18-49 rating. :LA was up 18% also from a season low last week to a 3.3 rating, and The was up 9% to a 2.5 rating.
ABC's night was up overall as well, but not quite as much as CBS'. Could that save the show?increased 4% to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. Lost was even with last week's 4.0 rating. And V was up 14% to a 2.4 rating.
NBC was caught in the updraft as well, withincreasing 6% to a 3.4 rating, and up 4% to a 2.6 rating.
Even the CW's 90210 joined in the fun, increasing a tenth of a point to a 1.2 rating in the CW target women 18-34 demo.
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
- "Thewith Jay Leno" (3.0/8 in metered-market households) out-rated CBS's " with David Letterman" (2.8/7) and ABC's combination of " (3.0/7) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (1.6/5) in Nielsen's 56 metered markets.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; " ," 0.8/4; " ," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied "Late " (0.5/3).
- At 1:35 a.m., "with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households 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 (million)|
|ABC||V (10:02 start)||2.6||7||6.424|
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