TV Ratings Thursday: 'Missing' Hits Series Low, 'Big Bang Theory', 'Office' & 'Parks & Rec' Finales Fail to Impress
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||2.9/9||2.8/8||2.2/6||1.4/4||1.4/4||0.8/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||2.0/7||1.5/5||1.6/6||1.4/5||1.4/5||0.8/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||11.017||12.061||7.468||3.161||3.582||1.862|
FOX was the number one network among adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory finale was the number one program of the night, despite scoring a a 4.2 rating, which down five tenths from last week’s 4.7. Rules of Engagement was even with last week’s 2.7 rating. Person of Interest was up a tenth, earning a 2.6 vs. last week’s 2.5 18-49 rating. The Mentalist garnered a 2.4, down a tick from last week’s 2.5 18-49 rating.
On FOX, American Idol earned a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating, down a tick from last week’s 4.0. Touch was even with last week’s 2.0 rating.
ABC’s Missing scored a new series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week’s 1.2 rating. Grey’s Anatomy earned a 3.4 in adults 18-49, up a tenth from last week’s 3.3. Scandal garnered a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from last week’s 1.9 rating.
On NBC, Community was even with last week’s 1.4 rating. 30 Rock got a 1.5 in adults 18-49, up a tenth from last week’s 1.4 rating. The Office finale scored a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down a tenth from last week’s 2.3 and was the lowest-rated Office finale to date. . Parks and Recreation also fell to a finale low, drawing a 1.7 in adults 18-49, even with last week. Awake was up from last week’s series low 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, earning a 0.9 rating this week.
The CW’s Vampire Diaries scored a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating vs. last week’s 1.2 rating. Secret Circle was flat with last week’s 0.5
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, May 10, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||4.2||15||13.301|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||1.1||4||2.486|
|8:30PM||CBS||Rules of Engagement||2.7||9||8.857|
|CBS||Person Of Interest||2.6||7||12.685|
|CW||The Secret Circle||0.5||2||1.237|
|9:30PM||NBC||Parks and Recreation||1.7||5||3.464|
Via NBC press notes:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:
- In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.4/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.8/9; 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,” 0.7/3; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; “Nightline,” 1.2/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/4.
- At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.3/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 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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