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TV Ratings Wednesday: 'Happy Endings,' 'Revenge' Jump, 'CSI' Hits Fall Low, 'Up All Night' Drops, As ABC Tops Night

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October 13th, 2011


Scoreboard ABC CBS FOX NBC Uni CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.4/9 3.2/8 TBD 1.6/4 1.5/4 0.6/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.9/9 2.0/6 TBD 1.2/3 1.6/5 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.079 11.33 TBD 6.481 3.458 1.517

Due to the nature of live sports programming the ratings for Fox (MLB ALCS Game 4) are approximate and subject to more than the typical adjustments in the final numbers. See below for more information on these Fast Affiliate Ratings.

Fox was hosed by the weather cursed ALCS yet again last night as Game 4 was delayed until the start time was pushed into Eastern/Central primetime bumping The X Factor until tomorrow night. I'll post the game results as soon as they are available. For now, enjoy the competition's ratings, Fox certainly isn't.

Over on ABC which topped the nights adults 18-49 ratings, Modern Family scored a night-topping 5.7 adults 18-49 rating even with last week, but it has also received upward adjustments in recent weeks. Suburgatory slipped a tenth of a point to a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. At 8pm The Middle was also flat vs. last week with a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating. Happy Endings rose a sporty 18% to a 3.3 rating and Revenge also got a nice increase, up 13% to a 2.7 rating.

CBS's Survivor recovered up a tenth (3%) vs. last week's series low for a regular telecast to a 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Criminal Minds dropped a tenth to a 3.7 adults 18-49 rating. CSI fell 10% to a series Fall low 2.6 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC's Up All Night dipped 13% to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Harry's Law stayed even, and low with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. At 10pm Law & Order: SVU was also even with last week scoring a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

America's Next Top Model was even with last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 5, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor: South Pacific 3.2 9 10.548
ABC The Middle 2.8 9 8.832
NBC Up All Night 2.0 6 5.246
CW Ringer -R 0.4 1 1.170
FOX ALCS Game 4
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8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 3.0 8 8.749
NBC Whitney -R 1.3 4 3.988
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9:00PM ABC Modern Family 5.7 14 13.417
CBS Criminal Minds 3.7 9 12.677
NBC Harry's Law 1.2 3 7.641
CW America's Next Top Model 0.8 2 1.864
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9:30PM ABC Happy Endings 3.3 8 7.545
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10:00PM ABC Revenge 2.7 7 7.943
CBS CSI 2.6 7 10.777
NBC Law & Order: SVU 2.1 5 7.184

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via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.0/8; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 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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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Starting with data for Mon 3/28/11, all program ratings will now include multiple viewings of a telecast on a DVR. Previously only the first viewing was counted. HUT/PUT will now consist of Live TV viewing and DVR playback at time of play. Previously, HUT/PUT consisted of live viewing and DVR playback credited to time of live telecast.Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Definitions:

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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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