ABC's 'Grey's Anatomy' Emerges as the Week's Number 1 Drama

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December 24th, 2012

via press release:

Live + 7 Day Ratings for the week of 12/3/12 (Week #11):

 

Based on Nielsen’s TV playback data for the week, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy emerged as TV’s definitive #1 drama for the week in Adults 18-49 (4.8 rating), leading runner-up CBS’ Criminal Minds by 12% (4.3) in the final Live + 7 numbers. In the initially reported Live + Same day ratings, the ABC drama tied the CBS drama among young adults. In addition, Grey’s was the week’s biggest drama gainer in Adults 18-49 (+1.8 rating points).

 

Along with the week’s biggest drama gainer in Adults 18-49, ABC also claimed the 2 biggest drama gainers in Total Viewers with Castle (+4.07 million viewers) and Grey’s Anatomy (+3.76 million). Further, the winter finale of Nashville stood as the biggest gainer of any new series this week, jumping an impressive +1.2 rating points (+63%) to a 3.1 rating in the final Live + 7 numbers. The new ABC drama continued to top the time-shifted gains of NBC’s competing rookie drama in Wednesday’s 10 o’clock hour, Chicago Fire (+0.7 rating points or +37%).

 

  • · ABC had 5 shows gain more than 2.00 million viewers from their initially reported totals via TV playback: Castle (+4.07 million), Grey’s Anatomy (+3.76 million), Nashville (+2.79 million), Private Practice (+2.35 million) and Scandal (+2.33 million).

 

  • · Among Adults 18-49, ABC delivered 4 of the Top 10 biggest time-shifted gainers (tying CBS for the most), with each show adding on at least +1.1 rating points over their first-reported Live + Same Day numbers: Grey’s Anatomy (+1.8 rating – 3.0 to 4.8), Nashville (+1.2 rating – 1.9 to 3.1), Castle (+1.2 rating – 1.7 to 2.9) and Private Practice (+1.1 rating – 1.2 to 2.3).

 

Please note: ABC’s Modern Family was a repeat this week, while the Net’s Sunday line-up was pre-empted for the Hallmark movie: Christmas with Holly.

 

Season-to-Date TV Playback (9/24/12-12/9/12):

 

Based on TV playback data for the 2012-13 season, ABC’s Modern Family is the season’s biggest gainer via time-shifted viewing in both Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, adding on +4.43 million viewers and +2.2 rating points. ABC’s Nashville adds on +1.2 rating points over its Live + Same Day number, standing as the season’s #2 new show in time-shifted gains.

 

  • · With Modern Family (7.1 rating) and Grey’s Anatomy (5.1), ABC claims this season’s #1 comedy and #1 broadcast drama, respectively, in the key young adult demo, based on original telecasts.

 

Source: The Nielsen Company, as dated. Based on regular, original telecasts only.

 
  • askmelast79

    “It will be lucky to run 5 seasons.”

    You must believe in The Tooth Fairy and Unicorns, too. POI WILL be renewed for Season 3. It’s a lock. I predict at least 7 seasons for POI unless Nolan and Plageman get bored with their baby. Don’t see that happening, but you keep dreaming! :)

  • Cory

    POI will be renewed for S3, but CBS can do better on Thursday 9pm considering 4+ lead-in, does CBS really need another DWTS-Castle scenario?

  • Melissa

    You must believe in The Tooth Fairy and Unicorns, too. POI WILL be renewed for Season 3. It’s a lock. I predict at least 7 seasons for POI unless Nolan and Plageman get bored with their baby. Don’t see that happening, but you keep dreaming!

    No one ever contested that Person of Interest won’t be renewed for a season three; we all know fans of that show like to make things up. But, if Person of Interest is averaging a 2.9 in its second season, you can be sure as hell it won’t have a seventh season.

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