NBC is #1 Monday for 6 of 6 half-hours among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX For a 9th Week in a Row

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November 6th, 2012

via press release:

Monday Results (NBC carried NFL football in New Orleans):

NBC ranks #1 on Monday night among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults
18-49 for a ninth week in a row, last night winning six of six
half-hours among those networks.

*	From 8-10:01 p.m. ET, "The Voice" (4.5 rating, 11 share in
adults 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall) delivered the #1 results
of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, making it
Monday's top entertainment telecast for a ninth week in a row.
Pending updates, "The Voice" is currently leading CBS's comedy lineup
from 8-10 p.m. by a margin of 67 percent (with a 4.5 rating vs. a 2.7)
and topping ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" by 114 percent (4.5 vs.
2.1).  "The Voice" is also currently #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in
the slot in all other key demographics, pending updates.

*	At 10:01 p.m. ET, "Revolution" (2.9/8 in adults 18-49, 7.7
million viewers overall) is currently #1 in the time period on ABC,
CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 and every other key demographic, pending
updates. "Revolution" is currently delivering a 45 percent margin of
victory in 18-49 (with a 2.9 rating vs. a 2.0 for CBS's #2 "Hawaii
Five-0"), pending updates.  "Revolution" is currently up 81 percent
versus NBC's average in the time period last season in 18-49 rating
(2.9 vs. 1.6, L+SD non-sports) and up 52 percent in total viewers
(7.739 million vs. 5.106 million), pending updates.  

*	Note that "Revolution" has established itself as a highly
time-shifted show, with a gain in newly released Week 4 "live plus
seven day" results of 1.82 rating points versus its next-day "live
plus same day" rating (to a 5.16 rating from a 3.34). That lift made
"Revolution" the #2 drama of Week 4 on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49,
within 0.04 points of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" (5.20) for the week.
Last week's "Revolution" also grew by 1.30 points or 43 percent going
from "live plus same day" (2.99) to "live plus three days" (4.29). 

For the Week:

*	NBC has won week 6 in adults 18-49 with its highest in-season
rating (3.1) since Super Bowl Week. NBC has now won five of the
season's first six weeks in 18-49 for the first time in 10 years. 

*	NBC is #1 season to date in 18-49 through six weeks for the
first time in 10 years.

*	NBC is up 24% versus last season (to a 3.1 rating from a 2.5)
and has moved from #4 at this point last year to #1 this year.  NBC's
3.1 is its highest week-six season average in five years (since 2007).

*	In  Week 6, NBC is up 35 percent versus Week 6 last year (with a
3.1 rating vs. a 2.3).  The other Big 4 networks are all flat or down
versus the same week last year.

*	NBC has 3 of the top 4 programs of the week in 18-49, #1 Sunday
Night Football, #3 Monday's The Voice and #4 Tuesday's The Voice
(rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game show).

*	Note that all regularly scheduled programs from Monday, Oct. 29
to Saturday November 3 are reported as breakouts by Nielsen due to the
impact of Hurricane Sandy. Breakouts are included in overall primetime
averages but are not included in season-to-date programming averages

"Live plus same day" weekly averages for Week 6...

Week 6 Adults 18-49 vs. Same Week Last Year
Net...Week 6 2011... Week 6 2012...Diff
NBC...2.3...3.1...Up 35%
CBS...2.8...2.8...Even
ABC...2.5...2.2...Down 14%
Fox...3.9...1.7...Down 39%

Week 6 Total Viewers vs. Same Week Last Year
Net...Week 6 2011... Week 6 2012...Diff
NBC...6.524 million ...8.568 million...Up 31%
CBS...11.010 million...11.573 million...Up 5%
ABC...8.870 million ...8.200 million...Down 8%
Fox...12.571 million ...4.505 million...Down 64%

*	In 18-49 so far this season, NBC's schedule includes: 
*	The #1 primetime series on the broadcast networks, Sunday Night
Football.  
*	4 of primetime's top 7 programs on the broadcast nets (#1 "SNF,"
Monday's "The Voice" and "Revolution" tied for #4, and Tuesday's "The
Voice" tied for #6).
*	The #1 unscripted series, The Voice.
*	The #1 drama, Revolution (and #1 drama overall on the broadcast
nets).
*	The #1 new drama, Revolution, and #1 new comedy, Go On.
*	The #1 Friday series, Grimm.
Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.

Counting Universal Television's "The Mindy Project," NBCUniversal
accounts for four of the top six new shows of the fall: 
1. Revolution, 5.4
2. Elementary, 3.4
3. Go On, 3.4
4. Nashville, 3.2
5. Mindy Project, 2.8
6. New Normal, 2.7

*	In addition to being up for the season by 24 percent in 18-49
(3.1 vs. 2.5), NBC is up 19 percent in total viewers (8.4 million vs.
7.2 million).  NBC is the only network among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox
that's up versus last year's six-week averages in either category.

"Most current" season averages thru six weeks...

Adults 18-49 vs. First Six Weeks of the Season Last Year
Net...Six Weeks 2011... Six Weeks 2012...Diff
NBC...2.5...3.1...Up 24%
CBS...3.4...2.8...Down 18%
ABC...2.8...2.5...Down 11%
Fox...3.6...2.5...Down 31%

Total Viewers vs. First Six Weeks of the Season Last Year
Net...Six Weeks 2011... Six Weeks 2012...Diff
NBC...7.242 million ...8.611 million...Up 19%
CBS...12.769 million...11.753 million...Down 8%
ABC...9.701 million ...8.971 million...Down 8%
Fox...10.277 million ...7.179 million...Down 30%

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research
unless otherwise indicated.  Season figures are averages of "live plus
seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live
plus same day."
 
  • Hubert R.

    it’s funny how they actually didn’t even bother to mention CW :D

  • Anthony

    it’s funny how they actually didn’t even bother to mention CW

    If they did mention it, it would be like bragging about punching a kitten.

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