‘Community’ is Up 17 Percent Versus Year-Ago Second Episode; Season High for ‘Parks & Recreation’

Community January 9

via press note:

  • From 8-8:30 p.m. ET, week two of “Community” (1.4/4 in adults 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) is up 17% versus last season’s second episode in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.2 on Feb. 14, 2013) and up 29% in total viewers (3.570 million vs. 2.760 million).  “Community” is also up week to week by 8% versus last week’s season premiere in 18-49 (1.2), a significant turnaround versus last year, when the second “Community” declined versus the prior week’s premiere by 37% (1.2 vs. 1.9).
 
  • The 1.4 rating matched the top “Community” score in 18-49 since March 7, 2013 and the 3.6 million in total viewers is currently the show’s high since Feb. 7, 2013 (which was the “Community” season premiere).
 
  • “Community” ranked #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults, men an women 18-34 and adults, men and women 18-49 and tied for #2 in adults 25-54.
 
  • With its first original telecast in seven weeks, “Parks and Recreation” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 8:30-9:01 p.m. ET) hit season highs in 18-49 and total viewers.  In total viewers, it’s the top “Parks since Feb. 7, 2013.
 
  • Versus its prior original seven weeks ago, “Parks” is up 0.4 of a point or 40% in 18-49 (1.4 from 8:30-9 vs. a 1.0 from 8-9:01 on Nov. 21) and up 20% in total viewers (3.367 million vs. 2.811 million).
 
  • “Parks and Rec” ranked #2 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults, men and women 18-34 and adults 18-49 and tied for #2 in adults 25-54.
 
  • “Sean Saves the World” (1.0/2 in 18-49, 3.2 million viewers overall from 9:01-9:30 p.m. ET) is up week to week by 0.2 of a point or 25% in 18-49, matching its top rating since Nov. 7.  In total viewers, the gain is 13% (3.159 million vs. 2.790 million).  L+3 Time-Shifting: Last week’s “Sean Saves the World” grew by 27% or 0.23 of a rating point going from its L+SD rating to L+3 (0.85 to 1.08).
 
  • “The Michael J. Fox Show” (1.0/2 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) grew week to week by 0.2 of a point or 25%, in 18-49, hitting its top rating since Nov. 7.  In total viewers, “The Michael J. Fox Show” is up versus the prior week by 25% (3.140 million vs. 2.502 million) to its biggest overall audience since Nov. 7.  “The Michael J. Fox Show” retained 100% of its adult 18-49 lead-in.  L+3 Time-Shifting: Last week’s “Michael J. Fox Show” grew by 42% or 0.32 of a rating point going from its L+SD rating to L+3 (0.76 to 1.08).
 
  • “Parenthood” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m.) matched its highest 18-49 rating since Oct. 3, during the second week of the season, and hit its total-viewer high since the show’s season premiere on Sept. 26.  “Parenthood” won the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-34 and women 18-34 and ranked #2 in most other key categories.  L+3 Time-Shifting: Last week’s “Parenthood” grew by 69% or 0.87 of a rating point going from its L+SD rating to L+3 (1.26 to 2.13).
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