TV Ratings Thursday: 'American Idol' Night 2 Premiere Flat With Last Year, 'Scandal' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Dip + 'Parks & Recreation' Rises to Season High in New Timeslot
|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||5.6/15||2.2/6||1.9/5||1.6/4||1.5/4||0.9/2|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||4.8/15||1.9/6||1.1/3||1.4/4||1.3/4||1.1/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||16.185||7.211||8.976||3.936||3.890||2.031|
FOX won the night in adults 18-49 and in Total Viewers.
On FOX, night 2 of the American Idol premiere earned a 5.6, down four tenths from last night’s 6.0 adults 18-49 rating but matching last year’s night 2 premiere preliminary rating. Your predictions were still a bit optimistic.
On ABC, Last Resort earned a 1.0, down two tenths from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Grey’s Anatomy notched a 2.9, down three tenths from last week’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal earned a 2.6, down two tenths from last week’s season high 2.8.
On NBC, 30 Rock earned a 1.3, down two tenths from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Parks and Recreation made its time period premiere debut with a season-high 1.9, up four tenths from the 1.5 its last original earned. The Office earned a 2.1, down a tenth from last week’s 2.2. 1600 Penn earned a 1.2, down four tenths from last week’s 1.6. Rock Center With Brian Williams earned a 1.2, up a tenth from last week’s 1.1.
On The CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.4, up a tenth from its last original’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.
Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, January 17, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||FOX||American Idol (8-10PM)||5.6||15||16.19|
|CBS||The Big Bang Theory -R||3.3||10||11.90|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||1.4||4||2.91|
|8:30PM||CBS||Two and a Half Men -R||2.4||6||9.13|
|NBC||Parks and Recreation||1.9||5||3.89|
|CBS||Person of Interest -R||1.6||4||9.36|
|CW||The Carrie Diaries -R||0.5||1||1.15|
|9:30 PM||NBC||1600 Penn||1.2||3||3.04|
|NBC||Rock Center With Brian Williams||1.2||3||4.38|
Late night ratings:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
* In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.6/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.5/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.7/7.
* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: > “> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> “> 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.7/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.1/5.
* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “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” (0.4/3).
* At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 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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