|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||3.3/10||2.8/8||2.4/7||2.2/6||1.6/5||1.5/4|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-34||1.9/6||2.5/8||2.0/7||2.3/7||1.8/6||1.6/5|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.608||8.341||7.537||4.702||3.746||3.141|
: Heroes v. Villians was again the top rated show on Thursday night and lead CBS to another ratings win. While Flashforward tied, and Marriage Ref hit a new series low .
While CBS was down on the night vs. last week, it still managed to come out on top of the ratings. 's 3.9 adults 18-49 rating was down 5% from last week. 's 2.9 rating was down 6% from last week, and The 's 3.1 rating was down 6% from last week.
ABC boosted only by the season finale ofwas up, but not enough to catch CBS. Flashforward stayed down at a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, tied for its series low. 's 's 3.8 rating was even with last week. 's finale was up 14% from last week to a 3.2 rating. While that was 11% below its 2009 finale (4/30/09), that decline is not bad for a typical broadcast primetime show.
NBC was down overall as well vs. last week.fell 5% to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating. Parks & Recreation was the only show up for NBC, rising 5% to a 2.0 rating. The was down 3% to a 3.4 rating, and fell 4% to a 2.5 rating. The Marriage Ref's 1.6 adults rating was a series low, and 27% below last week's ratings.
Fox was up overall on the night, withup 4% to a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating, and up 5% to a 2.3 rating.
It was "season finale" Thursday on the CW, andadults 18-49 rating was up a tenth to a 1.7 rating, again shaming Flashforward. It's 2.6 rating for the CW target women 18-34 was the same as last week. held at a 1.4 rating for women 18-34, the same as last week.
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
- In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "Thewith Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's " with David Letterman," 3.1/8; and ABC's " ," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; " ," 0.8/4; " ," 1.4/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.6/5). 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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||3.7||12||12.485|
|8:30||CBS||: Heroes v. Villians||4.1||12||13.451|
|NBC||Parks & Recreation||2.0||6||4.257|
|NBC||The Marriage Ref||1.7||5||4.080|
|NBC||The Marriage Ref||1.5||5||3.911|
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