‘Community’ Up 38% vs. Last Season’s Finale; Top ‘Parks and Recreation’ Since November 2011

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At 8 p.m. ET, the fourth season debut of > “> Community> “> (1.8/6 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall) beat the show’s season premiere last year (when it did not face competition from Fox’s “American Idol”) by 6 percent in 18-49 rating (1.8 vs. 1.7) and by 1 percent in total viewers (3.978 million vs. 3.928 million). These are the top “Community” results in 18-49 and total viewers since March 15, 2012. Versus last season’s finale on May 17, “Community” is up 38 percent in 18-49 rating (1.8 vs. 1.3 at 9:30) and up 61 percent in total viewers (3.978 million vs. 2.476 million).
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> * > “> Community> “> is up versus NBC’s average in the time period so far this season by 38 percent in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.3). Excluding last week’s “30 Rock” finale, this is NBC’s highest rating in the slot with comedy programming since the “Community” telecast of March 15, 2012.
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> * At 8:30 p.m. ET, > “> Parks and Recreation> “> (2.0/5 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall) delivered a season-high rating in adults 18-49 and its top result in that key demo since November 17, 2011. “Parks” built on its 18-49 lead-in by 11 percent. The 2.0 is NBC’s highest 18-49 rating with comedy programming in this slot since March 15, 2012.
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> * In its first three weeks in the 8:30 half-hour, > “> Parks and Recreation> “> has now delivered its top three telecasts of the season in total viewers
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> * From 9-9:31 p.m. ET, > “> The Office> “> (2.1/6 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall) ) matched its highest 18-49 rating four weeks (since Jan. 10). In the time period, “The Office” is #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in men 18-34 and #2 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.
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