TV Ratings Wednesday: ‘Idol’ down, ‘Don’t Trust the B’, ‘Revenge’, ‘Survivor’ Hit Series Lows
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||4.6/13||1.9/5||1.8/5||1.5/4||1.2/4||0.4/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||3.0/10||1.0/3||1.4/5||1.5/5||0.8/3||0.4/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||16.482||7.935||5.635||3.714||4.818||0.908|
American Idol earned a 4.6 adults 18-49 rating, shedding two-tenths from last Wednesday’s 4.8. However, Idol still easily lead a FOX win for adults 18-49 ratings and total viewership on the night.
ABC was all repeats until 9:30. With no new lead in, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 earned only a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, down six-tenths compared with last week’s 2.6. Revenge earned a 2. 0, to a new series low and down three-tenths from last week’s series/season low 2.3 adults 18-49 rating
Survivor was down two tenths, earning a 2.6 compared with last week’s 2.8 season low-tied adults 18-49 rating, and was the only new program on CBS.
Betty White: Off Their Rockers was even with last week’s 1.6 rating. Best Friends Forever was also flat with last week’s 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center with Brian Williams earned a 0.9, up three tenths from last week’s 0.6. Law and Order: SVU was even with last week’s 1.6.
At 9pm, America’s Next Top Model was the only new program on the CW and earned a 0.5 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, April 25, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||FOX||American Idol (8-10 PM)||4.6||13||16.482|
|CBS||Survivor: One World||2.6||8||9.528|
|NBC||Betty White’s Off Their Rockers||1.6||5||5.811|
|ABC||The Middle -R||1.3||4||4.946|
|CW||The LA Complex -R||0.3||1||0.721|
|NBC||Best Friends Forever||0.8||2||2.716|
|9:00 PM||ABC||Modern Family -R||2.2||6||5.828|
|CBS||Criminal Minds -R||1.8||5||7.631|
|NBC||Rock Center With Brian Williams||0.9||2||3.787|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model||0.5||1||1.096|
|9:30PM||ABC||Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23||2.0||5||4.885|
|NBC||Law and Order: SVU||1.6||4||6.402|
via NBC press note:
In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.7/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.4/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/4.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.5/5 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” (0.3/2 with an encore).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 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.
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.
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.