NBC's 'Sean Saves the World', 'The Michael J. Fox' Show & 'Parenthood' Up in Total Viewers

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December 13th, 2013

Parenthood December 13

via press note:

  • From 8-9 p.m. ET, night three of "The Sing-Off" (1.4/4 in adults 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall) ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in the highly competitive time period, out-rating Fox’s “The X Factor” (1.4 vs. 1.2) for a second straight night.  “The Sing-Off” also ranked #2 in the hour among those networks in men and women 18-49, adults, men (tie) and women 18-34 and men 25-54.  “The Sing-Off” was up by 8% versus NBC’s slot averages for last season in 18-49 rating (1.4 vs. 1.3, L+SD non-sports) and up by 31% in total viewers (4.528 million vs. 3.461 million).
 
  • Despite a three-week break, “Sean Saves the World” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) returned with its top 18-49 and total-viewer results since Nov. 7, up 11% versus its prior telecast on Nov. 21 in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.9) and up 15% in total viewers (3.433 million vs. 2.989 million). For the first time, “Sean” out-rated a “Glee” original head to head (1.0 vs. 0.7 from 9-9:30).  L+7 Time-Shifting: The Nov. 21 “Sean Saves the World” grew by 36% or 0.31 of a rating point going from its L+SD rating to L+7 (0.87 to 1.18).
 
  • With its first telecast in three weeks, “The Michael J. Fox Show (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) matched its prior rating on Nov. 21 and was up 5% in total viewers (3.047 million vs. 2.892 million).  For the time since Oct. 3, “MJF” out-rated a “Glee” original head to head (0.9 vs. 0.7 from 9:30-10).  L+7 Time-Shifting: The Nov. 21 “Michael J. Fox Show” grew by 41% or 0.35 of a rating point going from its L+SD rating to L+7 (0.86 to 1.21).
 
  • With its first telecast in three weeks, “Parenthood(1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m.) matched its prior rating on Nov. 21 and was up 8% in total viewers (3.937 million vs. 3.653 million).  In total viewers, it’s the top “Parenthood(3.937 million) since Oct. 24 (3.946 million).  Note that Parenthood” is a highly time-shifted show, with its prior telecast adding 82% to its 18-49 rating going from these L+SD results to L+7 (see details below).
 
  • Despite the 10 p.m. hour, Parenthood” grew half-hour to half-hour by 8% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.3 from a 1.2) and held steady or grew in every other key ratings measure.
 
  • L+7 Time-Shifting: The Nov. 21 “Parenthoodgrew by 82% or 0.98 of a rating point going from its L+SD rating to L+7 (1.20 to 2.18).
 
 
  • gerry

    way to spin it nbc! LOL

  • E

    Michael J Fox show is painful to watch. I think its a disgrace that he got a Golden Glove nominee.
    Talk about a sympathy vote!

  • Ken

    Is NBC really crowing about how their original airings of Must See TV have, finally, beaten a rerun? (They forgot Glee wasn’t original last night.)

    Wow, idiots.

  • abc

    I agree MJF is painful to watch. After 2 episodes I never went back.

    Sean Saves the World is just as bad. NBC should have paid Megan Mullally big bucks to pair with him to either reprise their Jack & Karen characters, or something similar. Huge missed opportunity imo.

  • HeadlessHorseman

    Glee was a repeat. Even if it had been new, beating a .7 is nothing to boast about.

  • a p garcia

    Great spin for MJF!

  • AlanHalliwell

    NBC This is nothing to boast about
    Glee was a repeat so MJF did not beat it it actually was 0.3 away from losing to it a repeat

  • nathan

    So apparently the people who write the press releases for NBC are as incompetent as all their other writers…

  • cb

    -For the first time, “Sean” out-rated a “Glee” original

    -For the time since Oct. 3, “MJF” out-rated a “Glee” original

    Um….Outrated a 2 year old Glee Holiday Repeat maybe?

    Its amazing how in one week the NBC PR department can go from such an astronomical high after The Sound of Music LIVE! to peddling misinformation in a sad display of spin.

  • RJC

    Yeah, they need to correct that Glee comment ASAP. Totally misleading.

  • Jared

    nbc has balls sending out a press release with those ratings..lol

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