|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||3.1/9||2.5./7||1.7/5||1.5/4||1.2/4||0.8/3|
|Adults 18-34: Rating/Share||1.8/6||2.0/7||1.3/5||1.3/4||1.1/4||0.8/3|
|Total Viewers (million)||13.371||8.544||5.634||3.450||3.150||2.015|
NOTE: CBS programming was pre-empted/delayed in approximately 3% of the country due to ACC and SEC conference basketball tournaments. Ratings for CBS are tentative and likely to change
CBS won the night in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.
Adult 18-49 usage last night was down -9% from 8-9pm and -6% from 8-10pm versus last Thursday
On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a season-low tying 4.5 adults 18-49 rating down a full ratings point from the 5.5 for its last original. Two and a Half Men scored a 3.3, down six tenths from its last original's 3.9 adults 18-49. Person of Interest garnered a 2.9, up a tenth from last week's 2.8 among adults 18-49. Elementary was even with its last original, which earned a 2.4 on February 22
On FOX, American Idol scored a 3.0 adults 18-49 rating, down six tenths from last week’s 3.6. This is an all-time low for a regularly scheduled edition Glee earned a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating down four tenths from last week's 2.4
On ABC, Grey's Anatomy was the only new program and earned a series low 2.6, down half a ratings point after its last original's 3.1.
On NBC, Community garnered a series-low 1.0, down half a ratings point from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.. The Office earned a 1.9, down a tenth after its last original's 2.0. Parks and Recreation earned a 1.6, up two tenths from its last original's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating 1600 Penn earned a 1.0, up a tenth after last week's 0.9 among adults 18-49.
On The CW, The Vampire Diaries earned a 1.1, down two tenths after its last original's 1.3. Beauty and the Beast was even with its last original's 0.5.
Overnight ratings for Thursday, March 14, 2013:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00PM||CBS||The Big Bang Theory||4.5||15||15.71|
|ABC||Shark Tank -R||1.3||4||4.60|
|CW||The Vampire Diaries||1.1||4||2.49|
|8:30PM||CBS||Two and a Half Men||3.3||10||12.40|
|NBC||Parks and Recreation||1.6||5||3.01|
|9:00PM||CBS||Person of Interest||2.9||8||14.57|
|CW||Beauty and the Beast||0.5||1||1.54|
|9:30 PM||NBC||1600 Penn||1.0||3||2.29|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU -R||0.9||3||3.72|
via press note:
In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:
* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5 with an encore.
* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: > "> The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,> "> 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4 with an encore.
* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 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" (0.4/2).
* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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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