Friday, February 17, 2012

Fox wins Thursday among odd aud totals

Though "The Large Bang Theory" ongoing to trump "The American Idol ShowInch within the first half an hour of primetime Thursday, Fox's singing competition didn't have problem delivering the network a victory for that evening. Each one of the broadcast systems remain bedeviled by a general drop in TV viewing which has happened the majority of the week, raising questions regarding whether something may be failing using the Nielsen amounts, but ongoing trends continued to be very similar. Based on preliminary excellent from Nielsen, "Large Bang" (5. rating/15 be part of 18-49, 15.5 million audiences overall) aped other programs in showing per week-to-week drop, but nonetheless outdrew "The American Idol ShowInch with a .4 rating within the demo and 500,000 audiences from 8-8:30 p.m. "Idol" (5./13, 16.5 million from 8-10 p.m.) peaked from 8:30-9 p.m., though CBS' 8:30 p.m. sitcom "Take advantage of" (3.2/9, 10.9 million) really came near to matching its week-earlier amounts. With "30 Rock" (1.4/4, 3.six million) and "Parks and Entertainment" (1.7/5, 3.5 million), NBC barely held off ABC's "Wipeout" (1.5/4, 5.a million) for third devote the very first hour of primetime among audiences 18-49 (a minimum of among British-language systems: Univision's broadcast of Latin music honours special "Premio Lo Nuestro" averaged a stable 2.1/6 within the demo and 5.a million audiences overall from 8-11 p.m.). CBS ended up to 3rd devote the demo at 9 p.m. with "Person of great interestInch (2.9/7, 13.two million), which fell behind "Idol" and ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" (3.1/8, 8.a million). NBC was 4th within the hour, with "WorkInch (2.2/6, 4.3 million) striking a set low and "Up Through The Night" (1.5/4, 3. million) still losing a lot more than 30% of their lead-in. The Ten p.m. trophy for winning audiences 18-49 visited CBS' "The Mentalist" (2.7/7, 13.5 million), which edged ABC's "Private Practice" (2.6/7, 7.a million) NBC broadcast the night's only rerun, a chapter of "Grimm" (the Friday drama that's becoming a placeholder until "Awake" premieres in March) which was broadcast's cheapest-ranked offering within the demo (.7/2, 2. million). The CW offered "The Vampire Journals" (1.3/4, 2.9 million) and "The Key Circle" (.8/2, 1.8 million). Preliminary 18-49 earnings for that evening: Fox 5./13, CBS 3.3/9, ABC 2.4/6, Univision 2.1/6, NBC 1.4/4, CW 1./3. As a whole audiences: Fox 16.5 million, CBS 13.4 million, ABC 6.8 million, Univision 5.a million, NBC 3.a million, CW 2.3 million. Contact Jon Weisman at

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