'Sean Saves the World' Hits Series High + 'The Michael J Fox Show' & 'Parenthood' Hit Five Week Highs

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November 8th, 2013

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via press release:

Thursday Results (NBC carried Redskins-Vikings NFL football in the Washington, D.C. market):

 

NBC scored its highest Thursday average of the season (1.9), with:

  • “Sean Saves the World” (1.7/5) currently setting a series high.
  • “Michael J. Fox” (1.3/3) currently earning a five-week high (best since Oct. 3).
  • Parenthood” (1.5/4) currently hitting a five-week high (best since Oct. 3).

 

Keying these gains is a Thursday live telecast of “The Voice” (2.7/8 in 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m.), which is currently earning:

  • NBC’s highest non-sports 18-49 rating in the time period in the past year.
  • NBC’s biggest non-sports total-viewer results in the hour since the night of the “ER” finale.
  • From 8-9:01 p.m. ET, “The Voice (2.7/8 in 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall) is currently reporting NBC’s highest non-sports rating in the time period in the past year, since another Thursday “Voice” earned a 3.0 in the slot on Nov. 8, 2012.  Last night’s “Voice” also delivered the net’s top total-viewer result in the hour, excluding sports, since April 2, 2009, the night of the “ER” series finale, when an “ER” retrospective ran in the time period.  Versus its year-ago telecast in this same time period, last night’s “Voice” was up in total viewers by 16% (10.233 million vs. 8.833 million), pending updates.

 

  • From its first half-hour to its second, “The Voice” grew in all key ratings measures, including gains of 16% in adults 18-49 (to a 2.9 rating from a  2.5), 16% in women 18-49 (3.6 vs. 3.1) and 22% in women 18-34 (2.8 vs. 2.3).  “The Voice” moved into first place among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox for its second half-hour from 8:30-9 p.m. ET in adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 plus total viewers, pending updates.

 

  • “Sean Saves the World” (1,7/5 in 18-49, 5.583 million viewers overall from 9:01-9:30 p.m. ET) is currently setting season highs in 18-49 and total viewers.  Versus its week-ago results, “Sean” is currently up 55% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.7 from a 1.1) and up 50% in total viewers (5.583 million vs. 3.724 million), pending updates.  L+3: Last week’s “Sean Saves the World” added 18% or 0.24 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 1.33 from a 1.09) and 15% or 644,000 persons in total viewers (4.368 million vs. 3.724 million).  L+7: The Oct. 17 telecast of “Sean Saves the World” added 27% or 0.30 rating points to its L+SD 18-49 rating (1.42 vs. 1.12) and in total viewers, added 22% or 727,000 persons (4.086 million vs. 3.359 million)..

 

  • The Michael J. Fox Show (1.3/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers at 9:30) is currently delivering five-week highs in 18-49 and total viewers, with its best results since Oct. 3.  Versus week-ago results, “Michael J. Fox” is currently up 18% in 18-49 rating (with a 1.3 rating vs. a 1.1) and up 27% in total viewers (4.243 million vs. 3.336 million), pending updates.   L+3: Last week’s Michael J. Fox Show” added 33% or 0.35 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 1.40 from a 1.05) and 26% or 853,000 persons in total viewers (4.189 vs. 3.336 million).  L+7: The Oct. 17 episode of “The Michael J. Fox” added 39% or 0.49 rating points to its L+SD 18-49 rating (1.74 vs. 1.25) and in total viewers, added 36% or 1.293 million persons (4.855 million vs. 3.562 million).

 

  • Parenthood (1.5/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m.) is currently generating a five-week high in 18-49 rating, its best result since Oct. 3, and a six-week high in total viewers, best since its season premiere on Sept. 26.  Versus week-ago results, “Parenthood” is currently up 25% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.5 from a 1.2) and up 23% in total viewers (4.530 million vs. 3.673 million).  Despite the 10 p.m. hour, last night’s Parenthood” maintained or increased its rating in every key demographic from its first half-hour to its second.

 

  • L+3: Last week’s Parenthood” added 79% or 0.95 of a rating point to its next-day L+SD 18-49 rating (to a 2.16 from a 1.21) and 58% or 2.116 million persons in total viewers (5.789 million vs. 3.673 million).  The 2.16 rating in 18-49 is a three-week high for “Parenthood” in L+3.  L+7: The Oct. 17 telecast of “Parenthood” added 76% or 1.00 rating points to its L+SD 18-49 rating (2.32 vs. 1.32) and in total viewers, added 59% or 2.356 million persons (6.379 million vs. 4.023 million).
 
  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Last night’s Thursday Night Football game (Redskins/Vikings) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Washington. As a result, the NBC may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals….

  • Dave

    Embarrassing press release from NBC they know all 3 shows are going to be adjusted down, hopefully a huge adjustment for that Seans Saves The World garbage.

  • OutOfSync

    [b]Last night’s Thursday Night Football game (Redskins/Vikings) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Washington. As a result, the NBC may be inflated and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals…[/b]

    this should be posted over and over…damn NBC taking us for fools!

  • DenverDean

    Not only does SSSTW have football inflation, but also one-minute of TV. These Thursday PR with inflated football are jsut pathetic.

  • Bitter Go On Fan (Former Bitter Ringer Fan)

    Inflated ratings!!!!!! these guys are really desperate and pathetic. Air “Friends” reruns on your ex “must tv” thursday and you might have better ratings.

  • Bad Samaritan

    Obvious question: If they keep running football on Thursdays, why not have one of the smaller networks pick up the whole season so our regular shows don’t get preempted? MyNetworkTV has no original programs, and Telemundo can run English audio on SAP. Either one would make a fortune if they tried this!

  • Dan

    Well that should seal SSTW’s full season order.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Why release a press about these ratings if in the finals will all be down.

  • k:Alex

    ‘NBC’s biggest non-sports total-viewer results in the hour since the night of the “ER” finale.’

    So pathetic.

  • DenverDean

    It’s embarrassing that TBTN keeps this false release on its site. Of course, NBC is not going to update it.

  • Tyson

    Bad Samaritan,

    WRC (NBC’s Washington affiliate) was thrilled to air the football game last night. The standard Thursday night lineup’s ratings pale in comparison, especially when the Redskins are playing. Much more money for WRC’s ads.

    Douglas,

    NBC issued the press release before the finals while the numbers it touted were still technically accurate. We knew the numbers would drop significantly. Between The Voice overrun and the NFL game airing in Washington, the question wasn’t if there’d be a drop but rather how much of a drop would occur. DenverDean is right. NBC won’t issue a new press release and most people won’t check. They’ll accept the first numbers they see as gospel.

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