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TV Ratings Wednesday: ABC Feasts On Mostly Repeat Competition, 'Survivor,' 'Top Model' Rise

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October 27th, 2011


Scoreboard ABC CBS Uni NBC FOX CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 3.3/9 2.7/8 1.6/4 0.9/2 0.7/2 0.7/2
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.8/9 1.5/5 1.7/5 0.6/2 0.7/2 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.524 10.646 3.612 3.961 2.398 1.760

ABC's entire line up feasted on the mostly repeat broadcast competition as The Middle was up a tenth of a point tieing a series high 3.1 adults 18-49 rating. Suburgatory rose 10% to a series high 3.4 rating. Following a Modern Family repeat which scored a series repeat best 4.4 adults 18-49 rating, Happy Endings shot up 17% to a series high 3.5 rating. Revenge  jumped 12% to a 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.

Survivor was up a tenth 3%) to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating tieing this Fall's premiere..

CW's America's Next Top Model was up a tenth of a point (10%) to a Fall 2011 high 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.

NBC's line-up was all repeats.

With the World Series Game 6 rained out Fox went with Glee repeats instead.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Overnight ratings for Wednesday, October 26, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS Survivor: South Pacific 3.4 10 11.574
ABC The Middle 3.1 10 10.186
NBC Up All Night -R 1.1 3 3.814
FOX Glee - R 0.7 2 2.522
CW Ringer -R 0.4 1 1.409
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8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 3.4 9 9.831
NBC Whitney -R 1.2 3 4.105
CW Ringer -R 0.4 1 1.163
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9:00PM ABC Modern Family -R 4.4 12 11.361
CBS Criminal Minds -R 2.8 7 11.357
CW America's Next Top Model 1.0 3 2.234
NBC Harry's Law -R 0.8 2 4.419
FOX Glee - R 0.7 2 2.428
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9:30PM ABC Happy Endings 3.5 9 8.342
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10:00PM ABC Revenge 2.8 7 8.711
CBS CSI -R 2.0 5 9.009
NBC Prime Suspect -R 0.8 2 3.505

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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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.5/8; 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," 1.3/6; 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" with an encore (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3 with an encore).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/4 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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