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Weekly Ratings Scorecard

May 8, 2012 by Marc Berman in Highlights with 0 Comments

CBS DOMINATES; YEAR-TO-YEAR LOSSES THE VISIBLE OBSERVATION

Excluding another Fox victory among adults 18-34, CBS was the dominant network with a first-place finish in total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen. The Eye net was on par from one year earlier, but fading American Idol continues to result in overall losses for Fox. Elsewhere, erosion was the visible observation, with last-place The CW the biggest loser at losses of 25 to 37 percent in the four surveyed categories.

In season-finale news, long-running reality staples The Biggest Loser on NBC and The Amazing Race on CBS were down, but not out by any means. A two-hour edition of Emmy favorite The Amazing Race concluded with 9.40 million viewers (#22 overall) and a 2.7 rating/7 share among adults 18-49 (tied for No. 16) in the Sunday 8-10 p.m. block. And a one-hour edition of The Biggest Loser (which should remain that length next season) concluded with 7.20 million viewers (#33) and a 2.2/ 7 in the demo (#31t) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

In series-finale news, Escape Routes on NBC, which was nothing more than a product endorsement for the Ford Escape, was off the charts at 1.20 million viewers (#91) and a 0.3/ 1 among adults 18-49 (#93t) in the Saturday 8 p.m. hour.

New entries in midseason remained a bust, meanwhile, with the most-watched, Sunday 10 p.m. crime solver NYC 22 on CBS, at 6.87 million viewers (#36) out of The Amazing Race. Results among adults 18-49 dipped to a 1.2/ 3 (tied for No. 69). Even America’s sweetheart, Betty White, has not had much luck with her hidden camera Off Their Rockers on NBC, while Touch with Kiefer Sutherland on Fox is no 24.

Here are the overall results by network for the week of April 30 (with change versus the comparable year-ago period in parentheses), followed by the freshman midseason series report card and the Top 30 rated programs of the week in total viewers and adults 18-49.

Total Viewers:
CBS: 10.09 million (+ 1), ABC: 7.70 (-15), Fox: 6.81 (-19), NBC: 5.12 (-11), CW: 1.24 (-27)

Adults 18-49:
CBS: 2.2/ 7 (no change), Fox: 2.2/ 7 (-21), ABC: 2.0/ 6 (-20), NBC: 1.6/ 5 (-20), CW: 0.6/ 2 (-25)

Adults 25-54:
CBS: 3.1/ 8 (no change), Fox: 2.7/ 7 (-18), ABC: 2.6/ 7 (-16), NBC: 2.0/ 5 (-13), CW: 0.5/ 1 (-37)

Adults 18-34:
Fox: 1.9/ 7 (-14), ABC: 1.4/ 5 (-26), CBS: 1.3/ 4 (- 7), NBC: 1.2/ 4 (-25), CW: 0.6/ 2 (-25)

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Freshman Midseason Series Report Card
Note: The Finder on Fox was pre-empted

Grades take into account the following factors:

1. Competition
2. Lead-in (if available)
3. Prior time period average
4. Target demographic
5. Lead-out (if available)
6. Quality of the content
7. The buzz factor (if any)
8. Promotion

NYC 22 (CBS) – Sunday 10 p.m.
Viewers: 6.87 million (#36), A18-49: 1.2/ 3 (#69t)
-Grade: C-

Touch (Fox) – Thursday 9 p.m.
Viewers: 6.72 million (#38), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#37t)
-Grade: C-

Scandal (ABC) – Thursday 10 p.m.
Viewers: 6.69 million (#39), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#42t)
-Grade: C-

Missing (ABC) – Thursday 8 p.m.
Viewers: 6.32 million (#46), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#69t)
-Grade: C-

Don’t Trust the B____ in Apartment 23 (ABC) – Wednesday 9:30 p.m.
Viewers: 5.73 million (#52), A18-49: 2.3/ 6 (#26t)
-Grade: C

GCB (ABC) – Sunday 10 p.m. (season or series finale)
Viewers: 5.56 million (#54), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#45t)
-Grade: C-

Smash (NBC) – Monday 10 p.m.
Viewers: 5.34 million (#55), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#45t)
-Grade: C-

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC) – Wednesday 8 p.m.
Viewers: 4.91 million (#59), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#65t)
-Grade: D+

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers (NBC) – Wednesday 8:30 p.m.
Viewers: 4.90 million (#60), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#56t)
-Grade: D+

Fashion Star (NBC) – Tuesday 10 p.m.
Viewers: 4.23 million (#69), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#52t)
-Grade: D

The Finder (Fox) – Friday 8 p.m.
Viewers: 4.00 million (#71), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#74t)
-Grade: D

Awake (NBC) – Thursday 10 p.m.
Viewers: 2.15 million (#85), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#82t)
-Grade: F

Escape Routes (NBC) – Saturday 8 p.m.
Viewers: 1.20 million (#91), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#93t)
-Grade: F

The L.A. Complex (CW) – Tuesday 9 p.m.
Viewers: 579,000 (#96), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#93t)
-Grade: F

Here are the top 30 rated programs of the week in total viewers and adults 18-49:

Total Viewers:
NCIS (CBS): 17.58, American Idol – Wednesday (Fox): 16.66, Dancing With the Stars – Monday (ABC): 16.20, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): 15.21, The Big Bang Theory (CBS): 13.91, Dancing With the Stars – Tuesday (ABC): 13.87, Person of Interest (CBS): 13.27, The Mentalist (CBS): 12.94, 60 Minutes (CBS): 11.73, Criminal Minds (CBS): 11.47, Two and a Half Men (CBS): 11.32, Castle (ABC): 11.08, Hawaii Five-O (CBS): 10.91, Unforgettable (CBS): 10.66, Blue Bloods (CBS): 10.36, Mike & Molly (CBS): 10.16, Modern Family (ABC): 10.06, CSI (CBS): 9.75, The Voice (NBC): 9.52, Survivor: One World (CBS): 9.43, The Amazing Race (CBS, season finale): 9.40, 2 Broke Girls (CBS) and Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 9.24 each, Desperate Housewives (ABC): 9.22, CSI: NY (CBS): 9.06, Once Upon a Time (ABC): 8.95, The Voice Results Show (NBC): 8.90, Rules of Engagement (CBS): 8.88, H0w I Met Your Mother (CBS): 7.98

Adults 18-49:

The Big Bang Theory (CBS): 4.7/16, American Idol – Wednesday (Fox): 4.7/14, Modern Family (ABC): 4.1/11, Two and a Half Men (CBS): 3.8/ 9, 2 Broke Girls (CBS): 3.6/10, The Voice – Monday (NBC): 3.5/ 9, How I Met Your Mother (CBS): 3.3/10, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 3.3/ 9, Mike & Molly (CBS): 3.2/ 8, NCIS (CBS): 3.1/10, The Voice – Tuesday (NBC): 3.1/ 8, NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), Criminal Minds (CBS) and Once Upon a Time (ABC): 3.0/ 8 each, Dancing With the Stars – Monday (ABC): 2.8/ 7, Rules of Engagement (CBS): 2.7/ 8, The Amazing Race (CBS, season finale), Desperate Housewives (ABC) and Family Guy (Fox) 2.7/ 7 each, Survivor: One World (CBS): 2.6/ 8, Glee (Fox): 2.5/ 8, Person of Interest (CBS) and The Mentalist (CBS): 2.5/ 7 each, Hawaii Five-O (CBS): 2.5/ 6, Dancing With the Stars – Tuesday (ABC): 2.4/ 6, The Office (NBC): 2.3/ 7, Castle (ABC), Don’t Trust the B____ in Apartment 23 (ABC), CSI (CBS) and American Dad (Fox): 2.3/ 6 each

Marc Berman
by Marc Berman

Marc Berman is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media. Berman has appeared on camera for Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, The CBS Evening News, CNN, and more; and his 2014 desk calendar, “Today in TV History,” is presently available.

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