'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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February 1st, 2013

via press release:

* 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).


  • senor chang

    “* 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).”

    I kind of love that they actually noted this in a press release.

  • gail o´hara

    do no harm/dexter :L

  • RamsayK

    What a damn shame, 30 Rock deserved to go out on much higher.

  • chris23

    My guesses were hit and miss. BBT scored a 5.4(my guess 5.9) Dead on about Two Men and Person of Interest. Elementary i said 2.3 so only .1 off.

    Cw did what i thought as well. I even gave a .7 for beauty lol.. American Idol I said would average a 5.0 so a little optimistic on my end w/ both bbt and AI!

    Glee really needs to move back to Tuesdays it has a loyal following but a waste at 9. Fox should consider putting 2 of its current comedies behind American Idol. Since Mindy and New Girl have the most eps left that would be good. Put glee at 8 and finish off raising hope. I know this highly unlikely but who knows Mindy might benefit from an AI leadin?!!

    I said 30R would get a 1.8 so it did good considering. A little high about Office giving it a 2.2. I didn’t know what to give Do No Harm I know it is getting bad reviews though. I gave it the benefit of the doubt though and BOY was I ever so wrong about a show. I guess it didn’t get the 1.9-2.1 I thought that the Special finale and office eps leading into the premiere would give it better numbers.

    ABC pretty much predictable I guessed 1.2 for Shark Tank a little high on GA w/ 3.0 and Impressed w/scandal at 2.7 almost catching greys in demo and viewers.. To think that Scandal was only getting 8 million viewers total w/dvr included at the beginning of the season and now it is getting 8 million plus live. Good for Scandal even though I don’t watch it.

  • chris23

    my post above was meant for the ratings my bad.. On another note Glad 30 Rock increased in demo and viewers it deserves to. It was a critically acclaimed show, which won a lot of awards (that is before Modern Family came along!)even though Tina Fey and I believe either Alec B or the show itself WON 2 awards at one of the ceremonies.

    MAYBE it will adjust upwards to a 2.0 :) even though I don’t watch the show it would be nice to see it go out on a season high which I’m sure 1.9 is a season high but still 2.0 looks better on paper lol

    DO NO HARM. Well I didn’t even know it was premiering until I guessed the ratings for Thursday Nights shows. I did end up googling this show and the critics reviews.. I did not see one positive review.. Outside of critics liking the lead actor due to his involvement with critically acclaimed shows Rescue Me and Six Feet Under.

    He was a love interest for Michael C Hall which I find funny since the writer or producer stated this show is dexter meets house.. I thought the premise sounded interesting but guess they didn’t take the proper route with the storytelling of the show!

    NBC Nicely done on the whole DNH 0.9 in its timeslot which is “only” down .1 versus compared to other programs airing in the this timeslot from earlier this season lmao.. WOW and I thought ABC was the most pathetic when spinning an excuse for underperforming shows!!

  • Stephen

    Give me a break Partners on CBS got better ratings than this flop…
    I will state for the record “30 Rock” was the longest running flop on TV. good riddance to this turd.

  • Andies

    @stephen.. 30 Rock did not always bad ratings.. the last 3 years have not been kind but the first 4 years, 30 rock was doing really well.. And NBC kept it on because it was good and it had a fan base. Partners was a turd.. no one cared about it and it sucked in the ratings…

  • Ben

    The last episode of 30 Rock deserved better ratings than it got. I know it went up against The Big Bang Theory, 2 and a Half Men, and American Idol; but, it was the final show of the series. I was not expecting historic ratings similar to the last episode of M*A*S*H, but, it should have gotten a better sendoff.

  • Shawn

    I bet a MASH rerun on CBS would have crushed 30R.

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