'Parks and Recreation' Earns Top Rating Since January 9

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January 31st, 2014

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via press release:

Updated Thursday Primetime Results :

 

  • Despite facing original competition from CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” for the first time in three weeks, "Community" (1.1/3 in adults 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) matched its 18-49 ratings of the prior two weeks, which were achieved versus encore competition from “Big Bang.”  L+7 Time-Shifting: This season’s first two weeks of “Community” have added an average 38% or 0.50 of a rating point to its next-day “live plus same day” 18-49 rating in “live plus seven day” results (to a 1.83 in L+7 from a 1.33 L+SD).

 

  • Despite facing original competition from CBS’s comedy lineup for the first time in three weeks, “Parks and Recreation” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) beat its 18-49 ratings of the prior two weeks, which were scored while the CBS competition was in rebroadcast.  This week’s “Parks” earned the show’s highest 18-49 rating since Jan. 9 and was up week to week by 8% in 18-49 rating (with a 1.3 rating vs. a 1.2) and up 2% in total viewers (3.026 million vs. 2.975 million).  “Parks” built on its “Community” lead-in by 18% in adults 18-49.  L+7 Time-Shifting: In the fourth quarter, “Parks and Rec” increased by an average of 50% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.8 from a 1.2) and 1.0 million viewers overall (4.1 million vs. 3.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7 ratings.

 

  • Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 4.8 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m.) scored NBC’s highest 18-49 and total-viewer results in the time period since the Dec. 5 telecast of “The Sound of Music Live!”   Excluding that special and NFL football on Thanksgiving, these are NBC’s best results in the time slot since Sept. 26.  In the time period, “Saturday Night Live Presents a SNL Sports Spectacular” is #2 in adults 18-49 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, within 0.2 of a point of first place versus mostly original competition, and #1 among those nets in adults, men and women 18-34.

 

  • This is the #2 primetime “SNL” special so far this season among six telecast thus far (four listed as original specials and two as encores) in 18-49, behind only the Dec. 4 telecast of “Saturday Night Live Christmas” (2.6/8).
 
  • Parker

    yay Parks :)

  • Eve

    Go Parks.

  • CrimTV

    January 9 was just 3 weeks ago….

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Sad.

  • richard

    This isn’t even a good spin.

  • Kris

    i think its time to renew community for a 22 episode final season.

  • @Gistobe

    Here’s what happens. People watch Community and then they spend the next hour on Twitter, Facebook, the Phone, geeking out how unbelievably funny it was. When they come back to the TV it’s still on having played Parks & Rec thus getting the positional rating.

  • Babar

    My thoughts exactly.

  • Steve

    Yeah, right. Community is about as funny as a pay toilet in a diarrhea ward.

    Highest rated comedy on NBC? That’s like winning the Special Olympics. Yeah, you won something but everyone including you are still retarded.

  • Jagger Dagger

    @Steve,
    Thanks for sharing your opinion on the Special Olympics and your take on the handicapped people who participate in them. You sound like a swell guy.

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