NBC's 'The Million Second Quiz' Grows 27 Percent Versus Prior Night

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September 20th, 2013

Million Second Quiz Finale 2

via press release:

Thursday Results (NBC carried Chiefs-Eagles NFL football in Kansas City and ABC carried the game in Philadelphia):
 
  • From 8-10 p.m. ET, "The Million Second Quiz" (1.4 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall) is currently topping its prior six telecasts in 18-49 rating and total viewers (best since Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1.5/5 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall), pending updates.
 
  • Versus both the prior night and the prior Thursday, “Million Second Quiz” is currently up 27% in both comparisons (1.4 from 8-10 p.m. ET vs. 1.1 both nights from 8-9), pending updates.  In total viewers, “MSQ” is up 11% versus the prior night (5.422 million vs. 4.871 million) and up 30% versus the prior Thursday (5.422 million vs. 4.162 million).
 
  • This is NBC’s best 18-49 and total-viewer performance in the slot, excluding sports, since the July 4 “Macy’s” special and excluding that, since the night of the “Office” finale.
 
  • Last night’s “Million Second Quiz” built significantly through its time period, increasing by 55% from its fist half-hour to its fourth in 18-49 (to a 1.7 from a 1.1).  Pending updates, “MSQ” is currently tied for #1 among the Big 4  for its final half-hour from 9:30-10 (1.7 each for “MSQ” and CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” encore).  The last nine “MSQs” in a row have build from their first half-hours to their last in 18-49 rating.
 
  • At 10 p.m. ET, the NBC News Special “Valerie’s Story: A Meredith Vieira Special” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) earned NBC’s top total-viewer result in the slot, excluding sports, since July 4.  In 18-49 rating, “Valerie’s Story” matched the prior two entertainment telecasts in the time period, pending updates.  In the hour, “Valerie’s Story” is currently tied for #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in women 25-54 and for its second half-hour from 10:30 to 11 is tied for #1 among those nets in the key news demographic of adults 25-54.
 
  • Reality SPeaks

    A 27% increase over nothing is still nothing! Who are they kidding with their press release?

  • DenverDean

    Most of that increase will be swiped when finals released. Just like last week.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I agree everyone. The ratings for this show sucked especially when you consider how hyped up it was. What a major bomb! They just aren’t going to let it go already!

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