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CBS'scoverage won out over ABC's unscripted fare on a night where both and saw series/season lows. dropped to a 0.9 adults 18-49 in its return, and fell to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. Blame everyone standing in line for Hunger Games? That's going to be a popular theory today. But was up a tenth from last week to a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
fell two tenths to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating but Primetime ? was up a tenth from last week to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. At 10pm NBC's was a tenth lower than last week, but ABC's was two tenths higher than the previous week.
My program listings showed last night'sas a new episode, if so its 1.0 adults 18-49 rating was mysteriously lower than last week's repeat which drew a 1.1.
It's probably useless to compare the percentage of adults 18-49 watching TV last week to this week to determine any Hunger Games effect since more people might have been watching basketball this week too, but last week 31.1% of adults 18-49 were watching TV in primetime and last night it was actually up to 31.4%, so slightly more adults 18-49 were watching last night, Hunger Games or not.
Half hourly breakouts:
Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 23, 2012:
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