TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘American Idol’ Sings Higher, Fox Wins ;’Survivor’ Hits Highs; ‘Happy Endings’ Withers Without Original ‘Modern Family;’ ‘Whitney,’ & ‘Chelsea’ Rise
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With ABC’s comedy block mostly in repeats Fox easily won the night as American Idol rose 12% (0.6) with adults 18-49 to a 5.6 rating.
CBS came in second for the night as Survivor rose 0.3 from last week to a season high 3.2 adults 18-49 rating at 8pm. CBS was in repeats the remainder of the night.
ABC was all repeats except for Happy Endings and the debut of Revenge for Real. Without an original Modern Family in front of it Happy Endings slumped 26% (0.7) from last week falling to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating (the Modern Family repeat before it drew a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating). The debut of Revenge for Real at 10pm drew a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.
NBC’s Whitney was up a tenth to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and Are You There, Chelsea? was up two tenths to a 1.5 rating tying a repeat of Suburgatory with adults 18-49.
CW’s One Tree Hill was steady with another 0.7 adults 18-49 rating and America’s Next Top Model was up a tenth versus last week’s premiere (though last week it was adjusted down a tenth in the finals) to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, March 7, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|ABC||The Middle (R)||1.5/5||5.25|
|CW||One Tree Hill||0.7/2||1.48|
|NBC||Are You There, Chelsea?||1.5/4||3.67|
|ABC||Modern Family (R)||2.4/6||6.15|
|CBS||Criminal Minds (R)||1.6/4||7.19|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (R)||1.0/3||3.59|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model||0.6/2||1.41|
|ABC||Revenge For Real||1.4/4||5.07|
|NBC||Rock Center with Brian Williams||1.0/3||3.56|
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,” 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.4/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/5 with an encore.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.5/2 with an encore; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3 with an encore.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS’s original “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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