Parks and Recreation November 14

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.5/7 2.1/6 1.4/4 1.2/4 1.1/3 1.0/3
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.8/6 1.3/4 1.1/4 1.0/3 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 10.553 7.036 4.890 3.218 3.489 2.202

CBS was number one with adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

Last night’s Thursday Night Football game (Colts/Titans) was simulcast on the NBC affiliate in Indianapois and the FOX affilliate in Nashville. As a result, the NBC and FOX results may be inflated  and subject to more than typical adjustments in the finals.


On CBS, The Big Bang Theory earned a 5.1 up 4 percent from last week’s  4.9 adults 18-49 rating. The Millers garnered a 2.7 up 4 percent from last week’s series low 2.6 adults 18-49 rating. The Crazy Ones matched last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Two and a Half Men notched a 2.1 up 5 percent from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Elementary earned a 1.6 down 11 percent from last week’s 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland matched last week’s series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Grey’s Anatomy tied its series low with a 2.6 down 4 percent from last week’s a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. Scandal garnered a 2.9 up from 4 percent from last week’s season low 2.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC, Parks and Recreation returned to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 8 percent from a 1.3 for its most recent episode and tying its series low.  Your predictions were too optimistic. A second episode at 8:30PM also garnered a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Sean Saves the World tied its series low with a 1.0 down 29 percent from last week’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Michael J Fox Show tied last week’s series low 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Parenthood matched last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX The X Factor earned a 1.4 up 17 percent from last week’s series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Glee matched last week’s series low 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, The Vampire Diaries matched last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Reign garnered a0.7 up 17 percent from last week’s 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.


Overnight ratings for Thursday, November 14, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS The Big Bang Theory 5.1/16 17.98
FOX The X Factor 1.4/4 5.29
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.3/4 2.67
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.2/4 3.37
ABC Once Upon a Time in Wonderland 0.9/3 3.71
8:30 CBS The Millers 2.7/8 11.28
NBC Parks and Recreation 1.2/4 3.26
9:00 ABC Grey’s Anatomy 2.6/7 8.40
CBS The Crazy Ones 2.1/6 8.68
FOX Glee 1.5/4 4.49
NBC Sean Saves the World 1.0/3 3.15
CW Reign 0.7/2 1.73
9:30 CBS Two and a Half Men 2.1/6 8.60
NBC The Michael J. Fox Show 1.0/3 2.94
10:00 ABC Scandal 2.9/8 8.90
CBS Elementary 1.6/5 8.39
NBC Parenthood 1.3/4 4.11

In Late-Night Metered Markets Thursday night:


  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.6/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.6/7.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.0/5.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.6/6 in metered-market households and a 0.5/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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