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TV Ratings Monday: 'Chuck,' 'Harry's Law' Down Slightly; 'The Cape' Down More; 'Lie to Me' Bounces Up

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January 25th, 2011

Scoreboard FOX ABC CBS NBC Uni CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.1/8 2.7/7 2.2/6 1.9/5 1.5/4 0.9/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.6/8 2.2/6 1.2/4 1.3/4 1.6/5 1.2/3
Total Viewers (million) 9.052 9.162 8.036 7.481 3.863 1.646

FOX won the night with adults 18-49 as House pulled a 3.7 adults 18-49 up 6% from last week  and Lie to Me had an impressive bounce up to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, up 39% from last week and it's best rating since November 2009, and likely wreaking some havoc on my "Bubble Watch" prediction.

Both Harry's Law (2.1 adults 18-49 rating) and Chuck (2.0 adults 18-49 rating) were down one-tenth from last week's final numbers. Both shows were even with last week's preliminary adults 18-49 rating, so there's a chance either or both will be even with last week when all is said and done.   Either way, for Harry's Law it was the smallest drop from week one to week two for any new drama this season. The Cape was down more, cloaking an additional two-tenths of a percent of adults 18-49 and falling to a 1.6.

Castle returned with a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, up 14% vs. its last original on January 10. The Bachelor was up 4% from last week to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating and set season highs with viewers, women 18-49, women 18-34 and teens.

CW's 90210 and Gossip Girl returned with 0.8 and 0.9 adults 18-49 ratings respectively and 1.6 and 1.9 ratings respectively with CW's target of women 18-34.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, January 24, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX House 3.7/10 10.44
ABC The Bachelor 2.8/7 9.28
CBS How I Met Your Mother (R) 2.3/6 7.16
NBC Chuck 2.0/5 6.18
CW 90210 0.8/2 1.70
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement (R) 2.2/6 7.05
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men (R) 3.0/8 11.41
ABC The Bachelor 2.9/7 9.12
FOX Lie To Me 2.5/6 7.66
NBC The Cape 1.6/4 5.89
CW Gossip Girl 0.9/2 1.59
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly (R) 2.6/6 9.51
10:00 ABC Castle 2.4/7 9.09
NBC Harry's Law 2.1/6 10.37
CBS Hawaii Five-0 (R) 1.7/5 6.55

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via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

• In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.3/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/4 with an encore; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

• At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

• At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters

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NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

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. 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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