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TV Ratings Tuesday: 'Private Practice', 'Cougar Town', 'Glee' Off Lows; '90210', 'New Girl' Slide & 'The LA Complex' Premieres Poorly

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April 25th, 2012

Scoreboard FOX NBC ABC CBS UNI CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.4/7 2.3/6 2.0/6 1.7/5 1.5/4 0.5/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.2/7 1.5/5 1.2/4 0.8/3 1.5/5 0.5/1
Total Viewers (million)  5.543 6.719 9.281 9.870 3.660 0.908

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FOX edged NBC by one tenth for the night's adults 18-49 ratings lead. CBS led the night in viewers.

Glee was up three tenths to a 2.7 compared to last week's series low 2.4 adults 18-49 rating. The 9PM New Girl was down a tenth to a 2.6 vs. last week's 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. 

The Biggest Loser was flat with last week's 2.2 adults 18-49 rating and The Voice results were down a tenth to a 3.2 vs. last week's a 3.3 18-49 rating. Fashion Star was up a tenth to a 1.6 off last week's series low matching 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

ABC's Cougar Town was up a tenth to a 1.5 off last week's series low matching 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Dancing with the Stars Results was down a tenth to a 2.4vs. last week's 2.5 . Private Practice made significant gains this week, earning a 2.2 compared to last week's a series low 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

90210 returned to the CW to after a month of repeats to a 0.6, which is down a tenth from the 0.7 its last original earned. The series premiere of The LA Complex drew a disappointing 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

CBS was all repeats for the evening.

Late-night results are below the primetime data.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Tuesday, April 25, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Glee 2.7 8 6.854
NBC The Biggest Loser 2.2 7 6.764
CBS NCIS -R 2.0 6 12.316
ABC Last Man Standing -R 1.3 4 5.663
CW 90210 0.6 2 1.169
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8:30PM ABC Cougar Town 1.5 4 4.994
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9:00PM NBC The Voice: Results 3.2 8 8.748
FOX New Girl 2.6 7 5.195
ABC Dancing with the Stars: Results 2.4 6 14.155
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -R 1.7 4 9.603
CW The LA Complex -P 0.3 1 0.646
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9:30PM FOX New Girl -R 1.5 4 3.268
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10:00PM ABC Private Practice 2.2 6 8.358
CBS Unforgettable -R 1.5 4 7.690
NBC Fashion Star 1.6 4 4.644

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via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/6. 
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.8/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2 with an encore).

·       "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,“ featuring a guest appearance by President Barack Obama, scored the show’s top metered-market household rating for a Tuesday telecast in two years (since March 2, 2010) and matched “Late Night’s” highest adult 18-49 rating in the Local People Meters since June 14, 2011.  Versus “Late Night’s” Tuesday season averages, last night’s telecast is up 29 percent in metered-market households (with a 1.8 rating vs. a 1.4) and up 40 percent in the Local People Meters (0.7 in 18-49 vs. 0.5).

  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.1/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

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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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Kevin

    Haha wow, I must have been very optimistic with my guesses. Personally I could care less for LAC let alone any of the current Tuesday television shows.

  • SteveO

    And it’s funny that even at a 2.7 rating, Glee is still Fox’s highest rated non-Idol show. Yet people still think it should get canceled… Haha.

  • SG

    LA Complex bombed. And to think that Melrose Place 2.0 had much better ratings in that slot 2 years ago.

  • Samuel

    0.3, LOL, The CW will soon crash and burn…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Half hour adults 18-49 ratings for all!

    8:00PM H/P 30.9
    LAST MAN STANDING – R ABC 1.3
    NCIS – R CBS 1.8
    THE BIGGEST LOSER 13 NBC 2.1
    GLEE FOX 2.6
    90210 CW 0.6
    8:30PM H/P 34.1
    COUGAR TOWN ABC 1.5
    NCIS – R CBS 2.1
    THE BIGGEST LOSER 13 NBC 2.3
    GLEE FOX 2.7
    90210 CW 0.5
    9:00PM H/P 37.0
    DANCING WITH THE STARS TH ABC 2.2
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – R CBS 1.7
    THE VOICE NBC 3.1
    NEW GIRL FOX 2.6
    THE L.A. COMPLEX CW 0.3
    9:30PM H/P 39.1
    DANCING WITH THE STARS TH ABC 2.6
    NCIS: LOS ANGELES – R CBS 1.7
    THE VOICE NBC 3.4
    NEW GIRL – R FOX 1.5
    THE L.A. COMPLEX CW 0.3
    10:00PM H/P 38.5
    PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 2.3
    UNFORGETTABLE – R CBS 1.5
    FASHION STAR NBC 1.7
    10:30PM H/P 36.5
    PRIVATE PRACTICE ABC 2.1
    UNFORGETTABLE – R CBS 1.4
    FASHION STAR NBC 1.5

  • Bee

    OMFG GO PRIVATE PRACTICE GO!!!!!!!!
    up 5 tenths? awesome!!! even if it were to tick down .2, it would still be a great bump and at a 2.0!
    i have a feeling the bump is thanks to the great promo they aired, showing the big developments in addison’s and amelia’s lives. but hopefully the audience sticks around.

    yay for glee and beating new girl!

    so damn nice to see a tuesday, or any day really, where theres not another set of lows.

  • MaxwellHouse

    That’s actually pretty good for Cougar town! LMS was a repeat! Up in ratings! and it’s a season high in viewers! almost 5 millions like the show did in its second season! and finally, Happy endings had almost the same ratings at the then of its second season and had less viewers!
    Cougar town for Season 4!!

  • SteveO

    Aww, looking at the half hours, Glee probs won’t be adjusted up. Hoping for no adjustment then.

    Also glad for Cougar Town and Private Practice, even though I don’t watch them. I just root for certain shows to do well for some reason.

  • Oliver

    I’m beginning to think ABC may renew Cougar Town over LMS. Similar ratings, inhouse production, closer to syndication.

  • Petar

    Now i guess cw is dead already!? But when will be officially close, that is the question?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “so damn nice to see a tuesday, or any day really, where theres not another set of lows.”

    I’m sure the competition is sending thank you notes to CBS for airing repeats. ;)

    May sweeps begin Thursday and repeats will be at a minimum for the rest of the season.

  • João Paulo

    Glee up :D

  • One

    Oho, L.A. Complex! Too bad, at least you’ll get more eps in Canada!

  • SteveO

    REALLY hoping that The Voice dips below 3.0. But it probably won’t since the season is only 2 more weeks.

    I just want to see New Girl beat it in the 8pm slot for once.

  • Poweranimals

    I guess those Ringer ratings don’t look so bad now, eh CW?

  • Jordan

    Great jump for Private Practice, could be a season high in viewers also. This season has been nothing less than outstanding.

    Does the poor premiere of LA Complex bode well for Ringer renewal? Ringer did have quite large percentage gains after DVR playback (which is why 90210 was picked up for a 4th season last year). We’ll have to see.

  • SarahL

    My vote on the poll was on the nose. LOL! TheCW will never learn.

  • Bunny

    ABC wed lineup are repeats except for Apt 23 and Revenge..

    Something tells me Apt 23 will do better than HE.. Lots of ads on tv reminding viewers it’s new ,good buzz and targeted by the PTC=free promo and curious audience…

  • Harris

    To be fair, isn’t The LA Complex just a syndicated Canadian show? Probably dirt cheap.

  • Chuck_T

    Having the Voice on a second night has paid off pretty well for NBC.

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