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Fox won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers aswas steady vs. last Wednesday with a 4.9 adults 18-49 . Note, last week was adjusted up two tenths in the final numbers, so it's possible it's actually up on the week.
The Middle andboth returned steady vs. their last originals with each drawing a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. returned after a three week break with a 4.1 adults 18-49 rating, down 9% (four tenths) vs. its last original. The premiere of Don't ---- in Apartment 23 drew a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. By comparison that's well below the best rating of the season (3.5). That's on par with how has performed out of this spring, though was following higher-rated telecasts of (example in February scored a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating out of a 5.5 adults 18-49 rating for ).
fell to a series low (for a regular telecast) 2.6 adults 18-49 rating and was steady with a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating. With more competition, was way down (21%) but still led the 10pm hour with a 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. While the return of Law & Order: no doubt considered to the drop for , it's still notable that could only tie a recap show (and it actually slightly trailed in total viewers).
Earlier in the night on NBC, Betty White:was down two tenths and was down 25% to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Back at 9pm, with Brian Williams was down 25% vs. last week when it aired at 10pm to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, April 11, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|NBC||with Brian Williams||0.6/2||2.75|
|9:30||ABC||Don't----- in Apartment 23 (Premiere)||2.9/7||6.98|
|ABC||: From the Beginning (Recap)||1.6/4||5.57|
|NBC||Law & Order:||1.6/4||5.42|
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
- In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "Thewith Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's " with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's combo of " ," 3.2/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “Thewith Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; " ," 0.6/3; " ," 1.2/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market household) beat CBS's "Latewith Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-4) topped "Late " (0.4/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., "with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters
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