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TV Ratings Thursday: 'Community', 'American Idol' & 'Glee' Up + 'Hannibal' Steady

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April 12th, 2013

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Scoreboard FOX CBS UNI NBC ABC CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/8 1.9/5 1.6/5 1.5/4 1.2/3 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 2.1/7 1.1/4 1.4/5 1.3/5 0.8/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.772 8.986 3.911 3.531 4.192 0.942


FOX was number 1 in adults 18-49 and with Total Viewers.

On FOX,  American Idol notched a 3.1, up two tenths  from last week's 2.9. Glee  earned a 2.4, up four tenths from its last original's 2.0 on March 15.

On ABC, Wife Swap garnered a 1.4, up a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Community earned a 1.2, up two tenths from last week's series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Parks and Recreation was even with last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. The Office garnered a 1.9, up a tenth from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49.The season finale of Go On was even with last week's 1.1. Hannibal was even with last week's 1.6 premiere rating.

 

Overnight ratings for Thursday, April 11, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol 3.1 10 12.75
CBS The Big Bang Theory -R 2.9 10 11.15
ABC Wife Swap 1.4 5 4.59
NBC Community 1.2 4 2.96
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.3 1 0.99
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8:30PM CBS Two and a Half Men -R 2.0 6 8.21
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.5 5 3.11
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9:00PM FOX Glee 2.4 6 6.80
NBC The Office 1.9 5 3.77
CBS Person Of Interest -R 1.8 5 9.98
ABC Grey's Anatomy -R 1.3 3 4.41
CW Beauty And The Beast -R 0.3 1 0.90
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9:30 PM NBC Go On 1.1 3 2.66
10:00 PM NBC Hannibal 1.6 5 4.34
CBS Elementary -R 1.4 4 7.31
ABC Scandal -R 0.9 3 3.580

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via press note:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/5 with an encore delayed by golf; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by golf; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/4 delayed by golf).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 delayed by golf).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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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Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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  • AmazingHorse

    Hannibal actually went up in the second half hour.
    Maybe it gets adjusted up.
    Good word of mouth will help the show in coming weeks.
    There’s not a review site out there that doesn’t praise the show.

    Hannibal, already the best show on Network television.

  • bjssp

    @Bill Gorman:

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but this means that 64.5 percent of A18-49 weren’t watching and are essentially up for grabs then, right?

  • Eric Robinson

    Please get adjusted up in the finals…

  • JONNYSBRO

    Also on wife swap how cheap is this show to produce? It’s doing fairly well for such a cheap show. It’s doing same numbers celebrity apprentice on a much cheaper budget. IMO abc should onto this because it’s a very inexpensive show kind of like kitchen nightmares for fox.

    I just NBC is patient with Hannibal it’s a very good show. It’s needs patience kind of like abc did with scandal.

  • zth

    @JacobYates who said:

    AI just edges out a TBBT repeat. Lol

    Actually, the TBBT repeat (2.9) beat AI in its lhalf hour (AI did 2.7).

  • Chuck_T

    I think Go On will be cancelled.

  • MichaelChickless

    Hannibal was deliciously creepy last night! I hope it’s able to go the whole planned 3 seasons.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Sorry if this is a dumb question, but this means that 64.5 percent of A18-49 weren’t watching”

    Not a dumb question. That is correct, 64.5% of adults 18-49 were doing something else other than watching TV from 10-11pm last night.

    “and are essentially up for grabs then, right?”

    I guess. But I’d say that the adults 18-49 watching TV, but not watching *your* show, are far more “grab-able” than folks not watching TV at all. Although I’m sure folks in the marketing departments of the TV networks have thought about that plenty more than I have.

  • Tony ^_^

    That “Glee” episode gained a lot of attention/media coverage due to what it was focusing on. That plus repeats may have contributed to its rise.

    “Hannibal” is doing really well. Though it’s still too early to tell, the next two/three episodes will be important (in terms or ratings).

  • bjssp

    @Alex:

    Wait, Parks is being shifted back to 9:30? When was this announced? And what will be taking its place?

    If this is true, good job, NBC!

  • JacobYates

    I’m curious as to how Vegas can do tonight with no competition. Hopefully it can climb with no competition, unlike Hannibal last night.

  • Alex

    @bjssp
    But do ad salesman make that distinction? If you include all ratings, which might not seem fair but is the way it’s done, I think, it’s NBC’s number one comedy, probably by a pretty wide margin.

    Go On’s ad rates certainly aren’t being determined by its season to date average. Advertisers aren’t stupid enough to think they’re buying time in a show that’s averaging a 2 in the demo. I think Go On’s average is a 2.1 with the Olympics debut and a 1.9 without it. In contrast the last 6 episodes of the season have averaged a 1.2 which is a number inflated slightly by the one post-Voice airing it had. Its more like a 1.1 if you discount that or adjust it to what the show was doing pre and post that episode. That’s quite a huge difference.

  • DKD

    Hannibal feels like a show that may have a big(45% or more) Live + 7 lift.

  • Elizabeth

    It is pretty remarkable to see how well Parks has continued to do on Thursday nights. Even though every other show has begun to experience rapid drops, Park’s audience continues to turn out. I can only imagine what would happen if NBC stopped moving it around so much and didn’t place it on such random hiatuses.

    It will be interesting to see what happens when two new Parks lead into Hannibal next week. I am actually very interested now in this ratings game.

  • bjssp

    @Bill Gorman:

    Good point. I’ve long thought that a part of the problems network face is not so much the competition, although that is a problem, as it is the fact that lots of people just aren’t tuning in. Getting them to do so is easier said than done, of course, but it’s certainly possible.

    It also indicates that shows can co-exist in the same spot and still do well.

  • JacobYates

    @zth
    That’s even funnier!

  • SeanPaul

    Those repeats for TVD and BATB are quite good.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Keith
    You are delusional if you think people will stay to whatch rerun for its lead in.(try this with some crap or dump soap or srialized and see what will happen) Either way PoI lead was 2.0 not 2.9 and grow more than 1 million in viewers. And PoI never reun below 1.5. Its consistent between 1.5-1.9! #1 drama for the season.

    One more mistake as Bill once said reruns may be do not matter for renew/cancel index but they matter for networks. And even more for CBS which politics is same shows all year long on its slots. Because networks still air ads in rerun days and they count in the end of the season too.

    ps Question to Bill did reruns ratings matter and in the summer? When season is over?

  • zth

    By the way, I have a question for Bill or Max:

    Is is the first time that TBBT beats AI during its half hour?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@bjssp
    But do ad salesman make that distinction? If you include all ratings, which might not seem fair but is the way it’s done, I think, it’s NBC’s number one comedy, probably by a pretty wide margin.

    Go On’s ad rates certainly aren’t being determined by its season to date average. Advertisers aren’t stupid enough to think they’re buying time in a show that’s averaging a 2 in the demo. I think Go On’s average is a 2.1 with the Olympics debut and a 1.9 without it. In contrast the last 6 episodes of the season have averaged a 1.2 which is a number inflated slightly by the one post-Voice airing it had. Its more like a 1.1 if you discount that or adjust it to what the show was doing pre and post that episode. That’s quite a huge difference.”

    To expand on that, advertisers air their ads during shows, but they buy ratings points, not “shows”. They certainly are given a price in advance, but if the ad isn’t seen by the promised number of demo viewers, they get make goods later.

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