’30 Rock’ Delivers Highest Rating Since March 2012; Highest Total Viewers Since January 2011 2011; Up Week to Week by 36%

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* From 8-9 p.m. ET, the series finale of ” 30 Rock ” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall) delivered the show’s highest rating since March 15, 2012 (2.0 from 8:30-9 p.m.), and in total viewers (4.796 million), it was the top “30 Rock” in two years, since January 27, 2011 (4.922 million from 10-10:30).

 

* “30 Rock” grew versus the prior week by 36 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.9 from a 1.4) and by 26 percent or nearly one million persons in total viewers (3.838 million vs. 3.811 million), pending updates.

 

* Versus “30 Rock’s” average for original episodes earlier this season, last night’s finale is up 46 percent in 18-49 rating (1.9 vs. 1.3) and up 40 percent or 1.4 million persons in total viewers (4.796 million vs. 3.423 million).

 

* From 9-9:31 p.m. ET, ” The Office ” (2.1/5 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) grew week to week by 5 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.1 from a 2.0) and by 6 percent in total viewers (4.444 million vs. 4.192 million). “The Office” ranked #1 in the slot among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in men 18-34 and was #2 among those networks in men 18-49 and 25-54. Note that last season, ” The Office ” added an average 50 percent to these next-day ” live plus same day ” ratings when Nielsen reported ” live plus seven day ” results.

 

* From 9:31-10:01 p.m. ET, a second telecast of “The Office” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) delivered NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the time period with comedy programming since October 4 and biggest overall audience for an NBC comedy in the half-hour since January 12, 2012. The 9:31 edition of “The Office” finished #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in men 18-34 and ranked #2 among those networks in men 18-49 and 25-54. .

 

* From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, the debut of ” Do No Harm ” averaged a 0.9/3 in 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers overall, down 0.1 of a rating point versus NBC’s 1.0 average in the time period this season in adults 18-49 (L+SD, excluding live news and sports).

 

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