10 items from 2011
Fast National ratings for Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Friday night was, as you might expect of a Friday right before Christmas, rather uneventful in the Nielsen ratings. "Chuck" was the only original scripted program on broadcast TV, and it was up a tick over last week.
CBS also improved some on its numbers from a week ago, leading the night with 6.7 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households. ABC (4.2 million, 2.4/4) finished second, beating out NBC's 3.15 million viewers and 2.0/4. Fox (1.9 million, 1.3/2) held off The CW (1.4 million, 0.8/2) for fourth place.
Thanks to a batch of holiday specials, ABC led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.1 rating, edging out CBS' 1.0 and NBC's 0.9. Fox drew a 0.6 and The CW a 0.4.
Friday hour by hour:
CBS: "A Gifted Man" rerun (5.6 million viewers, 3.8/7 households)
NBC: "Chuck" (3.4 million, 2.1/4)
Fox: "Kitchen Nightmares" rerun (2.4 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: Special - "Olive, »
8:00 Shrek the Halls 8:30 Phineas and Ferb (repeat) 9:00 Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice 9:30 Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special 10:00 20/20 (new) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat) 8:00 A Gifted Man (repeat) 9:00 CSI: NY (repeat) 10:00 Blue Bloods (repeat) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guest Jay Thomas) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new) 8:00 Kitchen Nightmares (repeat) 9:00 Fringe (repeat) 8:00 Chuck (new) 9:00 Grimm (repeat) 10:00 Dateline NBC (new) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guests Terry Bradshaw and Bailee Madison) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guests Seth Meyers and The Muppets) 8:00 Olive, the Other Reindeer 9:00 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer More shows to watch when you read more »
Christmas is many things to many people; a time of happiness, a time of reflection, a time to be grateful for what you have. It is a time for a veritable barrage of films which literally cut-and-paste the same plot elements every. single. year. Now, I have absolutely no problem with Christmas, and I like to think I’m quite tolerant when it comes to giving films a chance, but when it comes to Christmas films, I’m a complete Scrooge. Christmas with the Kranks, then, represented something of interest to myself, given the plot is to Christmas what I am to Christmas films.
Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to use their first Christmas without their daughter at home to escape on a cruise, a deal sweetened by the fact that their trip costs just half of what they normally spend on the holiday season. With these savings in mind, »
CBS ruled the ratings game last night, despite airing reruns of all its popular programs. A complete rundown is below...
How I Met Your Mother rerun: 8 million viewers/2 Broke Girls rerun:9.15 million
Terra Nova: 7.2 million
The Sing-Off (pictured): 6.7 million
Gossip Girl: 1.3 million
Two and a Half Men rerun: 10 million/Mike & Molly rerun: 8.5 million
House: 7.3 million
The Sing-Off: 6.2 million
You Deserve It: 4.4 million
Hart of Dixie: 1.9 million
Hawaii Five-0 rerun: 7.85 million
Castle rerun: 5.5 million
Rock Center with Brian Williams: 5 million »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
CBS’ all-rerun lineup dominated every hour last night against mostly original competition. A repeat of rookie 2 Broke Girls (3.3/8, 9.2 million) was the top program of the night in adults 18-49, while an encore Two And A Half Men (3.1/7, 9.7 million) was the most watched. Reruns of How I Met Your Mother (2.9/8, 8 million) and Mike & Molly (2.7/6, 8.5 million) finished No. 3 in 18-49 and total viewers, respectively, and a Hawaii Five-0 repeat (2.1/5, 7.9 million) was fourth in viewers. For the night, CBS averaged a 2.7/7 in 18-49 and 8.5 million viewers. Fox’s dramas didn’t get a major boost from airing against reruns on CBS and no Dancing With The Stars on ABC. Original Terra Nova (2.2/6, 7.2 million) was up only a tenth in 18-49 from last week (up 11% in total viewers). It finished third in the 8 Pm hour behind the CBS comedy repeats and ABC’s holiday special reruns, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2.5/7, 7.7 million, up 14% in »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays. Rerun nation is setting in, but even an old episode of Two and Half Men does better than originals of The Sing-Off and You Deserve It, both of which posted low ratings in the key demographic.
CBS comedies led the night with a 2.7/7 in 18-49, with a repeat of 2 Broke Girls (3.3 rating/8 share) actually doing better than an also-ran of Men (3.1/7). Fox was second (2.4/6) after running an original of Terra Nova (up 5 percent to a 2.2/6) and House (up 4 percent with a 2.6/6).
ABC (1.7/4) opened the night with How the Grinch Stole Christmas »
- Lynette Rice
A run of CBS repeats won every half hour this Monday night, opposite originals from Fox, NBC and The CW as well as the Grinch and Shrek. All told, 2 Broke Girls led the night in the coveted 18-49 demo, while Two and a Half Men bazillionpeated as Monday’s most-watched program.
8 pm | The CBS sitcombo of How I Met Your Mother (8 million total viewers, 2.9 rating) and Broke Girls (9.2 mil/3.3) bested ABC’s animated twosome of How the Grinch Stole Christmas (7.7 mil/2.5) and Shrek the Halls (7.7 mil/2.6), both of which were up from their 2010 showings. Terra Nova placed third »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Fast National ratings for Monday, Nov. 28, 2011
"The Sing-Off" drew its biggest audience of the season as it crowned its winner Monday night, and it also helped "Rock Center with Brian Williams" draw its best numbers so far this season.
That wasn't enough, however, to move NBC much higher up in the night's rankings. The Peacock did beat ABC in viewers (though not in adults 18-49) for the night, but its numbers are also inflated a little because the network's New Orleans affiliate carried "Monday Night Football." At any rate, it fell well short of catching CBS' rerun lineup or Fox's original dramas.
CBS averaged 8.5 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/8 share in households for the night -- pretty healthy returns for an evening full of repeats. Fox (7.3 million, 4.3/6) finished second and was up a bit from last week. NBC (5.95 million, 3.7/6) took third, narrowly beating ABC (5.85 million, 3.5/5). The CW, which got a »
On TV this Monday: The Sing-Off signs off, Mr. Stink, Stank, Stunk makes his annual visit, and crime-solvers Johnson, Isles and Rizzoli report back for duty. We’ve picked out nine shows to keep on your radar.
8 pm Terra Nova (Fox) | As Taylor squares off with Mira, he learns more about her plans — until they meet up with a prehistoric enemy they must battle together; Terra Nova goes on lockdown as Jim tracks the “Sixer” mole; Zoe faces a difficult decision about the Ankylosaur she has been caring for.
8 pm The Sing-Off (NBC) | Season finale: The Top 3 finalists compete, and a winner is crowned. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
8:00 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (repeat) 8:30 Shrek the Halls (repeat) 9:00 You Deserve It (new) 10:00 Castle (new) 11:30 Nightline (new) 12:00 Jimmy Kimmel Live (new, with guest Regis Philbin) 8:00 How I Met Your Mother (repeat) 8:30 2 Broke Girls (new) 9:00 Two and a Half Men (repeat) 9:30 Mike & Molly (repeat) 10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (repeat) 11:35 Late Show With David Letterman (repeat) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (new, with guest Aisha Tyler) 8:00 Terra Nova (new) 9:00 House (new) 8:00 The Sing-Off (new) 10:00 Rock Center With Brian Williams (new) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guests Kirstie Alley and Damon Wayans Jr.) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guests Betty White and Jack Huston) 8:00 Gossip Girl (new) 9:00 Hart of Dixie (new) More TV to watch when you read more. »
10 items from 2011
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