|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||5.4/14||3.1/8||3.1/8||2.3/6||1.5/4||1.2/3|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-34||4.1/12||2.6/8||1.9/6||2.5/7||1.6/5||1.3/4|
|Total Viewers (million)||15.979||8.726||13.670||4.733||3.683||2.794|
The first night of the February sweeps period Fox cruised to an easy win for adults 18-49, but under full broadcast competition most shows were down in the ratings.
's 7.5 adults 18-49 was down just 3% vs. last Thursday, but those results continue to lag well behind last season's comparable Wednesday outings, as it was 21% behind last season's third Wednesday's 9.5 rating. At 9pm, ' 3.3 rating was down 15% from last Thursday's season high.
On CBS,'s 4.3 adults 18-49 rating was up a tenth from its last new episode two weeks ago, while $#*! drew a 2.8 rating, up 22% from last week (when it followed a BBT repeat). At 9pm scored a 3.0 rating, down a tenth vs. its last new episode two weeks ago (no Grissom cameo boost), and The 's 2.8 rating was even with its last new episode.
ABC'sgained a tenth of a point (4%) vs. last week to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating. 's with its first new episode in three weeks drew a 4.2 rating down just a tenth (2%) vs. its last new episode. After an even longer layoff, 's hit a season low 2.6 adults 18-49 rating which was also down a tenth (4%) of a point vs. its last original episode.
Under full CBS & ABC competition, NBC's line up was pushed down (nearly) across the board.'s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating was down 9% vs. last week, and fell to a series low 1.4 rating, down 18% from last week. The 's 3.7 rating was down 7% vs. last week, and Park's and Recreation drew a 2.5 rating, down 17% vs. last week. At 10 pm, 's 2.4 adults 18-49 rating was steady, the only NBC show to hold last week's rating. was down a tenth of a point (5%) vs. last week to a 1.8 rating, tieing its season low.
On the CW, The1.4 adults 18-49 rating slipped 12% vs. last week (although it was up 4% in the women 18-34 demo that CW targets to a 2.4 rating), and 's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating was down 18% vs. last week, and it was down 23% in the women 18-34 ratings to a 1.0 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, February 3, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (Millions)|
|NBC||PARKS AND RECREATION||2.5||6||5.050|
Via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
Nielsen's 56 metered markets (with four markets excluded today), household results were: "Thewith Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's " with David Letterman," 3.2/8; and ABC's combo of " ," 3.5/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 1.1/5; " ," 1.0/4; " ," 1.3/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) tied "Late " (0.6/4).
At 1:35 a.m.,with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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