|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||4.6/13||2.6/7||2.4/7||1.4/4||1.3/4||0.3/1|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||3.1/10||1.4/4||1.9/6||0.9/3||1.3/4||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (million)||16.3||10.116||7.065||5.202||3.370||0.952|
earned a 4.6 adults 18-49 , down 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 and has now surpassed NBC’s as the #1 show of the season (6.2 vs. 6.1) – even including ’s high rated post- premiere.
ABC's Wednesday night returned from repeats this week.earned a 2.0, down a tenth from its last original and a new season low. was flat with its last original's season low 2.0 18-49 rating. earned to a 4.0 rating which is a season low and down a tenth from its last original's 4.1. Don't ---- in Apartment 23 was back up from last week's series low 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, gaining four-tenths to earn a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, but it was down two tenths from the last time it aired after an original . was flat with last week's series/season low 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.
was down two-tenths to a 2.5 adults 18-49 rating, compared with last week's 2.7 and is a new series low. returned from repeats to earn a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, even with its last original. earned a 2.3, down a tenth from its last original and tying its series low
Betty White'searned a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating at 9PM and a 1.4 at 9:30, both down from last week's 1.7 18-49 rating and producing the series' lowest ratings to date. with Brian Williams earned a 1.0, up a tenth from last week's 0.9 18-49 Rating. : earned a 1.8, up a tenth from last week's 1.7 18-49 rating.
On The CW, America'swas the only new program on the CW and earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating, compared with last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night results are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Wednesday, May 2, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|CBS||: One World||2.5||8||9.205|
|CW||The LA Complex -R||0.3||1||0.857|
|NBC||With Brian Williams||1.0||3||4.185|
|9:30PM||ABC||Don'tin Apt. 23||2.4||6||5.851|
via NBC press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
- In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's " with David Letterman," 3.1/7; and ABC's combo of " ," 3.4/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; " ," 0.6/3; " ," 1.1/5; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.
- At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late with Craig Ferguson" (1.6/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late " (0.4/3).
- At 1:35 a.m., " with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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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