'Parks and Recreation' Maintains 100% of Last Week's Adults 18-49 Rating

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October 11th, 2013


via press release:

Thursday Results (CW carried the Giants-Bears NFL game in New York):


  • “Parks and Recreation” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall from 8-8:31 p.m. ET) maintained 100% of last week’s 18-49 rating and is up 3% in total viewers (3.249 million vs. 3.142 million).  In the time period, “Parks” ranks #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in men 18-34.  L+3: Last week’s “Parks and Recreation” added 38% or 0.46 of a point to its next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating (to a 1.68 in L+3 from a 1.22 in L+SD).


  • “Welcome to the Family” averaged a 0.8/2 in 18-49 and 2.5 million viewers overall from 8:31-9:01 p.m. ET.  “WTTF” retained 77% of its total-viewer lead-in from “Parks.”  L+3: Last week’s “Welcome to the Family” added 15% or 0.17 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 1.27 from a 1.10).


  • “Sean Saves the World” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 9:01-9:31 p.m. ET) built by 0.2 of a point or 25% on its lead-in in 18-49 and by 54% in total viewers.  “Sean” is up 6% versus last season’s NBC slot average in total viewers (3.845 million vs. 3.639 million), despite facing atypical competition last night from the special “Glee” episode that addressed the death of Cory Monteith’s character.  L+3: Last week’s “Sean Saves the World” added 20% or 0.29 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 1.72 from a 1.43).


  • The Michael J. Fox Show (1.2/3 in 18-49, 3.8 million viewers overall from 9:31-10:01 p.m. ET) built by 0.2 of a point or 20% on its lead-in.  The 1.2 rating in 18-49 is down just 0.2 versus NBC’s 1.4 October regular-program average in the time period last year, and in total viewers, “The Michael J. Fox Show” is up 12% (3.845 million vs. 3.443 million) versus the net’s slot average last October with regulars, despite last night’s atypical competition.  L+3: Last week’s Michael J. Fox Show” added 33% or 0.57 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 2.31 from a 1.74).


  • From 10:01-11 p.m., Parenthood (1,2/5 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall) is up 20% versus NBC’s average in the time period last season (1.2 vs. 1.0).  From its first half-hour to its second, “Parenthood” maintained 100% of its 18-49 rating (1.2, 1.2) and grew 7% among women 18-34 (to a 1.5 from a  1.4), despite the 10 p.m. hour.  L+3: Last week’s Parenthood” added 52% or 0.79 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 2.31 from a 1.52).


  • Mitchell

    God, even NBC’s PR can’t polish the turd that is NBC Thursdays. We’re supposed to celebrate WTTF retaining 77% of Parks and Rec? Yeesh

  • Pat

    NBC needs to stop these. They are a joke.

  • Samunto

    This press release is just sad. You can read the sadness right there.

    Honestly i ask again, what will NBC do about Thursdays? Sean & MJF won’t be pulled as NBC will want to see how they do next week without the heavier competition from Glee.

  • TimsDale4ever

    100% of nothing is STILL nothing — and I like the show!

  • Babar Suhail

    With a 1.2, it’s not saying much.

  • Jagger Dagger

    Why doesn’t P&R get cancelled?
    Because Ron Swanson and the cancellation bear are friends.

  • Flame

    Love it, especially MJF says, “YAY, we are just 0.2 rating points more pathetic than last season!”

  • Matt

    It’s time for NBC to wipe out the entire Thursday night lineup. Renew Parks & Rec and Parenthood each for a short, 13-episode final season to air next year to give them proper sendoffs.

    This is thee most pathetic press release I have ever read. Ever.

  • Quentin

    I remember when NBC RULED Thursday nights. Some networks would run repeats because they knew they would be slaughtered. Their decline started with Joey.

  • Igwell

    what will NBC do about Thursdays?

    The same thing they did in May: nothing. Four comedies and a drama forever, despite everyone’s protests.

  • Kit

    @Quentin – Joey’s ratings absolutely slaughter any NBC comedy airing today.

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