'Rock Center' Reports its 2nd Highest Ratings Since February

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May 11th, 2013


via press release:

  • At 8 p.m. ET, the finale of "Fashion Star" (0.5/2 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall) grew from its first half-hour to its second in adults 18-49 by 20 percent (to a 0.6 from a 0.5).
  • At 9 p.m. ET, "Dateline NBC" (1.1/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the time period in adults 18-49, tied for #2 in adults 25-54 and finished #1 among those networks in women 18-34.  From its first half-hour to its second, "Dateline" grew by 20 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 1.2 rating from a 1.0) and 11 percent in total viewers (4.8 million vs. 4.3 million).  "Dateline" built on its lead-in by 120 percent in 18-49 rating and 84 percent in total viewers.
  • From 10-11 p.m. ET, "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall) scored its second-highest adult 18-49 rating in three months (since February 8), trailing over that span only the April 19 series-record rating with coverage of the capture of the Boston bombing suspect.  In total viewers and adults 25-54, it's the #2 "Rock Center" in 12 weeks (since February 15).  In the time period, "Rock Center" is #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC ahead of CBS's "Blue Bloods" in adults 18-49 and other key demos.
  • Week to week, "Rock Center" is up for a second straight week, with a 9 percent gain versus the prior week  in 18-49 rating (to a 1.2 from a 1.1) and a 33 percent increase versus two weeks ago (1.2 vs. 0.9).  In total viewers, this week's "Rock Center" is up 15 percent versus the prior week (4.778 million vs. 4.161 million) and up 27 percent versus two weeks ago (4.778 million vs. 3.752 million).
  • DenverDean

    Headline should read: “On the same day it was canceled…”

  • Jack Pot

    LOL..It is like they are trying to convince themselves that it’s being watched. What a bunch of handjobs…

  • Nick

    The definition of too little, too late.

  • Survivor Fan

    A press release talking about the ratings for a CANCELED show?

  • Carl

    Next we’ll hear the publicist claim rumors of its cancellation are baseless.

  • tvfan2013

    Wow NBC….lets do a numbers spin on a canceled show !! ? ?

  • AppleStinx

    Surprise! NBC’s press and publicity department doesn’t know what the programming department is doing.

  • alexjones

    who cares? it’s cancelled, why they’re even bothering to publish a press release about this is beyond me.

  • Gene

    Because you people would’ve criticized them for using Dateline or Fashion Star as the headline instead since they really didn’t do very well, duh.

  • Jamonit

    Damn, even that photo of Brian Williams makes it seems like he knows his show is cancelled.

  • Joseph

    From the picture, it looks like Brian Williams had a fight with the Cancellation Bear!

    Of course, the Cancellation Bear always gets what he wants, which is to cancel low-rated shows.

    However, I am a bit surprised that “Rock Center” got axed.

    I thought it being a newsmagazine on Fridays would have insured at elast one more season.

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