'Chicago Fire' up 20% Week to Week; 'SVU' up 13%

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October 25th, 2012

via press release:

* At 9 p.m. ET, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1.9/5 in

adults 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall) captured week-to-week

increases of 19 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.9 from a 1.6) and 8

percent in total viewers (6.771 million vs. 6.245 million), despite

special competition last night from Fox's coverage of Game 1 of the

World Series. Last night's "SVU," the show's 300th episode, built on

its lead-in by 36 percent in 18-49 rating and by 76 percent in total

viewers. From its first half-hour to its second, "SVU" grew by 18

percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.0 from a 1.7) and by 19 percent or 1.2

million persons in total viewers (7.4 million vs. 6.2 million).

 

* "SVU" topped NBC's time-period average last season by 90 percent

in 18-49 rating (with a 1.9 vs. a 1.0) and by 39 percent or 1.9

million persons in total viewers (6.771 million vs. 4.868 million) in

a highly competitive time period versus ABC's "Modern Family" and

"Suburgatory," CBS's "Criminal Minds" and Fox's World Series.

 

* Keep in mind that last season, "Law & Order: SVU" originals

added an average of 47 percent to these next-day "live plus same day"

ratings in 18-49 when Nielsen reported "live plus seven day" results.

 

* At 10 p.m. ET, "Chicago Fire" (1.8/5 in adults 18-49, 6.4

million viewers overall) jumped week to week by 20 percent in 18-49

rating (to a 1.8 from a 1.5) and 10 percent in total viewers (6.421

million vs. 5.849 million), despite last night's World Series

competition. Last night's 1.8 rating is within a tenth of a point of

"Chicago Fire's" debut 1.9, making it the first new drama this season

to finish within a tenth of its premiere rating in week three Last

night's "Chicago Fire" retained 95 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from

"SVU." From its first half-hour to its second, "Chicago Fire" grew by

6 percent of its 18-49 rating and grew by 2 percent in total viewers

(6.5 million vs. 6.4 million).

 

* From 8-8:30 p.m. ET, "Animal Practice" (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.8

million viewers overall) grew week to week by 9 percent in 18-49

rating in a highly competitive time period versus CBS's "Survivor,"

ABC's "The Middle," Fox's World Series and " CW's "Arrow."

 

* From 8:30-9 p.m. ET, "Guys With Kids" (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.8

million viewers overall) built on its 18-49 lead-in by 17 percent

despite last night's special competition from Fox's Game 1 of the

World Series. The increase gives "Guys With Kids" a build on lead-in

with each of its five telecasts to date in this time period. The only

other 8:30 comedy on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox this season to build on its

18-49 lead-in even once is NBC's "Up All Night." "Guys With Kids"

maintained its 1.4 rating of the past three weeks in 18-49 and is

running within 0.2 of its time-slot premiere in this half-hour five

weeks ago.

 

 
  • Michael

    CF was great last night! One of my favorite new shows

  • Yam

    We should thank Taylor Kinney’s shirtless scene for rating rise

  • Mr Mumble

    “Guys with Kids” is near death. I’d say there’s a 30% chance of a back-nine and 5% of renewal at this point.

    Community’s worst performance versus the world series (+ other harder competition such as TBBT) was a 1.4 this time last year. Of course, “Guys with Kids” isn’t nearing syndication and doesn’t have the rabid viewership or critical acclaim of Community. Its also arguable “Guys with Kids’” viewership numbers still hasn’t stabilized and will likely fall relative to mature shows such as 30 Rock (already ending) or Up All Night (which most don’t think will get a back nine).

  • Milla

    Jesse Spencer was amazing last night! I hope they write more good episodes for him!

  • Kurt

    They should have added: “and Animal Practice is still cancelled”. :)

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