Second Highest Rated 'Sean Saves the World' & 'Parenthood' Matches Four Week High on NBC

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November 1st, 2013

Sean Saves the World October 31

via press note:

Thursday Results (NBC carried Bengals-Dolphins NFL football in Cincinnati):
  • From 8-9:01 p.m. ET, “SNL Halloween” (1.7/6 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall) is currently reporting NBC’s highest non-sports rating in the time period since May 16, the night of the “Office” finale and delivering the net’s top total-viewer result in the hour since the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” pending updates.
  • “Sean Saves the World” (1.2/4 at 9:01) is currently at a three-week high in 18-49 and total viewers, delivering its second-highest results to date, pending updates, best since the series premiere on Oct. 3 averaged a 1.4 in 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall.
  • In total viewers, “Sean” is up for a third straight week to 4.1 million persons, pending updates, up from 4.0 million last week, 3.4 million on Oct. 10 and 3.3 million on Oct. 3.
  • L+3: Last week’s Sean Saves the World” added 29% or 0.32 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 1.42 from a 1.36) and 25% or 737,000 persons in total viewers (4.696 million vs. 3.959 million), generating bigger gains and bigger results than during the prior weekL+7: In week 2, the premiere of “Sean Saves the World” added 24% or 0.35 rating points to its L+SD 18-49 rating (1.78 vs. 1.43) and in total viewers, added 22% or 994,000 persons (5.422 million vs. 4.428 million).
  • “The Michael J. Fox Show” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers at 9:30) is currently retaining 92% of its 18-49 lead-in from “Sean,” pending updates, and is also running within a tenth of a rating points of last week’s rating despite last night’s Halloween distractions.   So far this season, “Michael J. Fox” is delivering the biggest average build on its regular 18-49 lead-in (+8%, 1.3 vs. 1.2 L+SD) of any 9:30 comedy on the Big 4 networks this season.  L+3: Last week’s Michael J. Fox Show” added 34% or 0.41 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 1.62 from a 1.21) and 24% or 929,000 persons in total viewers (4.685 vs. 3.764 million).  L+7: In week 2, “Michael J. Fox” added 44% or 0.77 rating points to its L+SD 18-49 rating (2.51 vs. 1.74) and in total viewers, added 37% or 1.981 million persons (7.334 million vs. 5.353 million).
  • “Parenthood” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.0 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m.) is currently matching its 18-49 rating of the prior two weeks and is at a four-week high (best since Oct. 3), pending updates.  In total viewers, “Parenthood” is up 1% week to week (3.966 million vs. 3.946 million).  Despite the 10 p.m. hour, “Parenthood” maintained its 18-49 rating from its first half-hour to its second and grew 7% in adults 25-54 (to a 1.6 rating from a 1.5) and 2% in total viewers (4.0 million vs. 3.9 million), pending updates.
  • L+3: Last week’s Parenthood” added 52% or 0.69 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 2.02 from a 1.33) and 43% or 1.704 million persons in total viewers (5.650 million vs. 3.946 million).  L+7: In week 2, “Parenthood” added 69% or 1.07 rating points to its L+SD 18-49 rating (2.61 vs. 1.54) and in total viewers, added 60% or 2.519 million persons (6.744 million vs. 4.225 million).
  • Michael1

    “non-sports”? I’m pretty sure that the preliminary total includes a heavy dose of Bengals viewers in Cincinnati.

  • Hel-luhr

    That’s some hardcore spin.

  • Chris J

    These press releases get worse and worse every week.

  • markus

    These ratings are abysmal (understatement), but at least SSTW has picked up nearly a million viewers since it premiered. It certainly can’t do any worse than the Parks & Recreation.

  • Chris

    I hope they keep MJ Fox Show & SSTW I really like both shows, more than the CBS shows Millers & Crazy Ones anyway. I think is NBC put their sitcoms on Monday or Tuesday they would do much better because CBS pretty much owns Thursday nights with TBBT.


    Until the finals come in, of course.

  • TimsDale4ever

    I’m glad it’s improving in the ratings as I like Sean Hayes but —— this show is HORRIBLE. It’s painful to watch. The writing is weak to nothing, and with the exception of Linda Lavin, there is no supporting cast to speak of. It desperately needs to get better creatively. I don’t expect another WILL & GRACE (which was perfection), but a lot better from where it is now.

  • EC

    “It certainly can’t do any worse than the Parks & Recreation.”

    Actually, it HAS been doing worse than Parks and Recreation ever did. It’s also doing worse than Community ever did. It’s also doing worse than MJF, which is doing worse than Community or P&R. And it’s doing that from a relatively cushy time slot, as opposed to the 8:00 disaster slot Community and P&R have been pushed into repeatedly.

    Parks and Rec was a 1.7-1.8 show last year and a 1.2-1.3 show this year… put it anywhere else on the schedule, and it’d be at least a 1.5-1.6. The same almost definitely holds true for Community, which has never run outside 8:00, but has held down a 1.2-1.3 there. (About the same as P&R did in the slot, and a little better than 30 Rock.)

  • Nikki

    Parenthood deserves better.. they should of never moved it. Because they switched days it wont get another season and it should. Its a great show.. very dissapointed in NBC. Nice way to treat your shows.. are you the CW now?

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