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A two hourled Fox to the ratings win on Tuesday, as Fox had the highest rated Tuesday night among adults 18-49 for any network this season. Idol's 5.0 adults 18-49 was a tenth below last Wednesday's Idol telecast (but continues well below last season's ratings), expect that typical finals adjustments will eliminate that gap.
dipped to a season low 3.4 adults 18-49 rating, down 6% vs. a 3.6 rating last week. Interestingly, : Los Angeles was up noticeably, its 3.1 adults 18-49 rating rose 15% vs. a 2.7 rating last week. fell 5% to a series low 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 2.0 rating last week.
Thekept losing, its 2.0 adults 18-49 rating was a season low, down 13% vs. a 2.3 rating last week. The season finale of got a boost, rising to a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating, up 12% vs. a 1.7 rating last week. That was the show's best rating since November.
ABC'sfell to a series low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating, vs. a 2.2 rating last week. kept falling, its series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, down 12% vs. a 1.7 rating last week. also hit a series low, its 1.5 adults 18-49 rating was down 12% vs. a 17 rating last week. dropped to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, down 13% vs. a 1.5 rating last week.
CW'shit a series low 0.4 adults 18-49, down 20% vs. a 0.5 rating last week, again following a repeat of .
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, February 21, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|9:00PM||CBS||: Los Angeles||3.1||8||15.668|
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "Thewith Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's " with David Letterman," 3.0/8; and ABC's combo of " ," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/5.
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; " ," 0.7/3; " ," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.3/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late " (0.4/3).
At 1:35 a.m., "with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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