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TV Ratings Monday: 'The Chicago Code' Disappoints; 'Chuck' Stays Down; 'The Cape,' 'Harry's Law' Fall

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February 8th, 2011

Scoreboard CBS FOX ABC NBC Uni CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.5/9 3.4/9 2.9/8 1.6/4 1.4/4 0.8/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.6/8 2.5/7 1.1/3 1.4/4 1.1/3
Total Viewers (million) 11.527 10.859 9.578 6.374 3.636 1.705

CBS won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers. Fox was close behind, but that was thanks to a House that was up 16% vs. its last original to a 4.3 adults 18-49 rating and 12.32 million viewers.  While the premiere of The Chicago Code retained a fair bit of House's total viewers (9.4 million), it dropped to a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating.  That has to be disappointing for Fox considering the Super Bowl the night before set an all-time viewing record.  The half hour detail for The Chicago Code was a 2.6 adults 18-49 rating the first half hour and a 2.3 the second.

Chuck stayed down at the 1.7 adults 18-49 rating level, tied with its series low and against new competition on ABC and CBS, Harry's Law dropped 19% to a series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. The Cape dropped 13% to a 1.3 rating.

In the 10pm showdown Hawaii Five-0 with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating bested Castle's 2.5 rating. Castle was up 4% vs. its last original.

CBS's entire lineup was down vs the last originals on 1/17, but the declines were all small and in the 3%-5% range.  Though Hawaii Five-0 won the 10pm hour, it tied a series low with adults 18-49.

CW's 90210 was up 7% in the target women 18-34 demographic to a 1.5 rating.  Gossip Girl gained 6% with women 18-34 to a 1.8 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime  ratings for Monday, February 7, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX House 4.3/12 12.32
CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.8/11 10.11
ABC The Bachelor 3.0/8 9.50
NBC Chuck 1.7/5 5.42
CW 90210 0.9/2 1.78
8:30 CBS Rules of Engagement 3.2/8 9.48
9:00 CBS Two and a Half Men 4.4/11 15.13
ABC The Bachelor 3.3/8 9.97
FOX The Chicago Code (Series Premiere) 2.4/6 9.40
NBC The Cape 1.3/3 4.56
CW Gossip Girl 0.8/2 1.63
9:30 CBS Mike & Molly 3.6/9 12.74
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.8/8 10.86
ABC Castle 2.5/7 9.26
NBC Harry's Law 1.7/5 9.14
Half Hour Detail
8:00 FOX House 4.2/12 12.10
NBC Chuck 1.7/5 5.75
8:30 FOX House 4.4/12 12.54
NBC Chuck 1.7/4 5.09
9:00 FOX The Chicago Code (Series Premiere) 2.6/7 9.69
NBC The Cape 1.3/3 4.48
9:30 FOX The Chicago Code (Series Premiere) 2.3/6 9.11
NBC The Cape 1.3/3 4.65
10:00 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.9/8 10.94
ABC Castle 2.7/7 9.68
NBC Harry's Law 1.6/4 9.03
10:30 CBS Hawaii Five-0 2.8/8 10.77
ABC Castle 2.3/7 8.84
NBC Harry's Law 1.7/5 9.26

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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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.1/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/5.

• In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.9/4; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

• At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.5/3).

• 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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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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