ABC Wins Monday Despite Lackluster Skating with the Stars

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:

ABC Wins Despite Lackluster Skating with the Stars 


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Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:

ABC Wins Despite Lackluster Skating with the Stars  

Monday 11/22/10

Note: The overnight data now includes DVR playback until 3 a.m. local time. One year earlier it was based on Live data only.



ABC 10.6/16
CBS   7.6/12
Fox    5.2/ 8
NBC 3.5/ 5
CW    0.7/ 1

-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening (Monday, November 23, 2009):

NBC: +17, CBS: + 7, ABC: + 5, Fox: – 2, CW: -22

-Yesterday’s Winners:   

Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Two and a Half Men (CBS), Mike & Molly (CBS), Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

-Honorable Mention:

House (Fox), How I Met Your Mother (CBS)


-Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):

Chuck (NBC), Skating with the Stars (ABC), The Event (NBC), Chase (NBC)


Note: The fast affiliate results for Monday will be posted at PIFeedback by 12 p.m. ET.  Go to the website, click on Ratings Box (the first category), then Last Night’s Results, and Monday, November 22, 2010.   

-Ratings Breakdown:

ABC led this final Monday of the November sweeps in the overnights (yes…it is the November sweeps!), with a hefty 39 percent advantage over second-place CBS. But all was not rosy in alphabet network land thanks to series-premiere of Skating with the Stars. A 70-minute edition of Dancing with the Stars kicked-off the night for ABC with a stellar (and very dominant) 16.0 rating/24 share in the 8 p.m. hour (with a 17.0/24 for the extended 10 minutes from 9-9:10 p.m.). Despite the hefty lead-in support, Skating with the Stars could only muster an approximate 7.0/11 from 9:10-11 p.m., dipping by half-hour as follows:


Skating with the Stars (ABC) – series premiere

 9:00 p.m.: 10.1/15 (#1): from 9:10-9:30 p.m.
 9:30 p.m.: 7.6/11 (#2)
10:00 p.m.: 5.8/ 9 (#2)
10:30 p.m.: 4.6/ 8 (#2)

Considering Skating with the Stars lost more than half the audience from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., this is an initial “losing” performance. Without the lead-in support of Dancing with the Stars next week, Skating with the Stars is expected to collapse in the 8-9:30 p.m. block. 


As for Dancing with the Stars, go Jennifer Grey!


CBS had nothing unusual to report with its Monday combination of How I Met Your Mother (#2: 5.8/ 9), which always scores demographically, Rules of Engagement (#3: 5.0/ 7), which is unlikely to survive past this season, standout Two and a Half Men (#1: 9.5/14), respectable Mike & Molly (#1: 8.2/12) and Hawaii Five-O (#1: 8.5/14), which was on par from year-ago occupant CSI: Miami. Retention for Mr. TV favorite Mike & Molly out of Two and a Half Men was an improved 86 percent.


Over at Fox was demo friendly House (#2: 6.4/ 9) and 9 p.m. time period filler Lie to Me (#3: 4.1/ 6), which were both on par in the overnights from one year earlier. But NBC remained out of the competitive loop with its line-up of Chuck (#4: 3.3/ 5), which should not be anchoring the evening, and freshman entries The Event (#4: 3.7/ 6) and Chase (#3: 3.5/ 6). 


As a reminder, upcoming NBC scripted dramas The Cape and Harry’s Law will inherit the Monday 9-11 p.m. block effective on Monday, Jan. 17. Previewing on Sunday, Jan. 9, The Cape stars David Lyons as a cop framed for murder who tries to clear his name by taking on the persona of his son’s (Ryan Wynott) favorite superhero. Harry’s Law from executive producer David E. Kelly is an ensemble legal drama about a crusty unemployed patent lawyer (Kathy Bates) who unexpectedly partners in a law practice with a young man (Ben Chaplin) trying to figure out life. The Event returns on Monday, Feb. 28 (with a two-hour broadcast), followed by relocated Parenthood at 10 p.m. effective on March 7. Chase will move to Wednesday at 9 p.m. beginning on Jan. 12 into Law & Order: SVU, which shifts back one hour.  


Capping off the evening were repeats of 90210 (#5: 0.8/ 1) and Gossip Girl (#5: 0.7/ 1) on The CW.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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What’s Hot/What’s Not


-Final National Ratings – Week of Nov. 15 to-Date:

To whet your appetite for the full week results tomorrow, here are the live plus same day primetime averages for the week of Nov. 15 through Friday, Nov. 19. Keep in mind that NBC will increase because of the stellar New York Giants / Philadelphia Eagles football match-up on Sunday (which aired opposite The 2010 American Music Awards on ABC):

Total Viewers:

CBS: 12.27 million, ABC: 9.55, Fox: 6.64, NBC: 5.54, CW: 1.89

Adults 18-49:

CBS: 2.9 rating/8 share, ABC: 2.6/ 7, Fox: 2.4/ 7, NBC: 1.8/ 5, CW: 0.8/ 2


-Live Plus 7 Day Ratings – Season to-Date Update:

Seven weeks of Live Plus 7 Day Ratings, which include DVR usage, have been released and what follows are the season to-date results (through Nov. 7, 2010). Based on additional tune-in, CBS holds five of the top 10, 10 of the top 20, and 15 of the top 30 spots. CBS’ Hawaii Five-O is the most played-back program to-date, with an additional 3.12 million added viewers. Leading based on percent increase (with over 30 percent) are NBC’s Parenthood (+37.8 percent), Fox’s Fringe (+34.3 percent), The CW’s Gossip Girl (+31.2 percent) and Fox’s Lie to Me (+30.9 percent). As always, chances of a larger percent increase are greater if the overall audience is smaller. 


Here are the top 30 shows in added total viewers based on DVR usage:


Hawaii Five-O (CBS): 11.72 to 14.84 million (+3.12 million), The Mentalist (CBS): 14.78 to 17.78 million (+3.00), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): 12.23 to 15.17 million (+2.94), Modern Family (ABC): 12.15 to 15.09 million (+2.94), House (Fox): 10.23 to 12.83 million (+2.60), Criminal Minds (CBS): 14.23 to 16.67 million (+2.44), Glee (Fox): 12.07 to 14.50 million (+2.43), Castle (ABC): 11.02 to 13.42 million (+2.40), NCIS (CBS): 19.55 to 21.85 million (+2.30), Blue Bloods (CBS): 11.31 to 13.60 million (+2.29), CSI (CBS): 14.07 to 16.30 million (+2.23), The Event (NBC): 7.73 to 9.95 million (+2.18), The Big Bang Theory (CBS): 13.22 to 15.39 million (+2.17), The Good Wife (CBS): 12.47 to 14.63 million (+2.16), Private Practice (ABC): 8.35 to 10.34 million (+1.99), The Office (NBC): 7.55 to 9.52 million (+1.97), NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS): 16.08 to 18.02 million and Bones (Fox): 9.56 to 11.50 million (+1.94 each), Two and a Half Men (CBS): 13.92 to 15.84 million (+1.92), Parenthood (NBC): 5.06 to 6.98 million (+1.92), Desperate Housewives (ABC): 12.49 to 14.38 million (+1.89), Fringe (Fox): 5.26 to 7.07 million (+1.81), The Defenders (CBS): 10.25 to 11.96 million (+1.71), Law & Order: SVU (NBC): 9.06 to 10.71 million (+1.65), Lie to Me (Fox): 5.30 to 6.94 (+1.64), CSI: NY (CBS): 10.12 to 11.72 million (+1.60), Brothers & Sisters (ABC): 8.78 to 10.27 million (+1.49), CSI: Miami (CBS): 10.37 to 11.81 million (+1.44), Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS): 12.25 to 13.64 million (+1.39), Mike & Molly (CBS): 11.26 to 12.65 million (+1.39)

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options


8:00 p.m.  No Ordinary Family

 9:00 p.m. Dancing with the Stars (season finale, two hours)

 8:00 p.m. NCIS
 9:00 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles

10:00 p.m. The Good Wife

 8:00 p.m. The Biggest Loser (two hours)
 10:00 p.m. Parenthood
 8:00 p.m. Glee (Carol Burnett guest stars)
 9:00 p.m. Raising Hope
 9:30 p.m. Raising Hope (R)
 8:00 p.m. One Tree Hill

 9:00 p.m. Life Unexpected


TV Tidbits:

Notes of Interest


-Running Wilde to Conclude on Sunday:

Fox will burn-off canceled sitcom Running Wilde (a Mr. TV Turkey) on Sunday nights at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 12 and 19, and at 9:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 26. The two final episodes will be paired together in the 9 p.m. hour on Tuesday, Dec. 28. 


-Hot in Cleveland Marathon on TV Land:

Season one of TV Land’s first original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, will be repeated in marathon form beginning on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET. All 10 episodes will air.


-Julia Louis-Dreyfus Heads to HBO:

It is not a series commitment yet. But recent The New Adventures of Old Christine star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will headline and produce an HBO sitcom pilot called Veep. Louis-Dreyfus will play a former Senator who becomes Vice President. There is no word on other casting.


-Cartoon Network Cancels Unnatural History:

Unnatural History, Cartoon Network’s first live-action drama, has been canceled after just 13 episodes. The series, which aired its final episode on September 21, focused on a teenager with exceptional skills acquired through years of globe-trotting with his anthropologist parents.


-Coming Up on WE:

Always busy Joan Rivers has a new gig: Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, which debuts on cable net WE on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET. The premise revolves around Joan moving from New York City to Los Angeles to be with daughter Melissa and grandson Cooper. Joan Knows Best? leads into A Stand Up Mother at 10 p.m. ET, which follows comedienne Tammy Pescatelli as she juggles her rising comedy career in Los Angeles with raising her son in Meadville, Pennsylvania near her extended family. 


Also on WE, the upcoming season of My Fair Wedding with David Tutera, showcasing all-new brides, returns on Sunday, Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. ET into a fifth season of Rich Bride, Poor Bride at 10 p.m. ET.


TV Trivia Time:

Eye Net Crime Solvers

Which one of the following crime dramas did not air on CBS?

a)      Cold Case
b)      Delvecchio
c)      The Equalizer
d)      Mannix
e)      Police Story
The answer to yesterday’s question:

Who played Perry Mason in the short-lived 1973-74 remake of the classic legal drama?

a)      Raymond Burr
b)      Mike Connors
c)      Christopher George
d)      Monte Markham
e)      William Schallert 

Is: d) Monte Markham. Mike Connors (Mannix) was a rumored replacement when Raymond Burr was holding out for more money on the original Perry Mason, but it was Monte Markham who briefly filled the role in the CBS remake. Brett Somers from The Match Game played Gertie, the office receptionist.


-Current kudos goes to:
Mark Amato, Gerry Bixenspan, Barbara Bloomfield, Steve Clements, Larry Collins, Kay Copeland, Darla Dackiewicz, Reid Davis, Sue Doron, John Ferlazzo, George Gardner, Gail Goins, Maureen Goldman, Jerry Hermes, Bob Ingersoll, David Jackino, Ken Jobe, Steve Kurtzer, Steven Lewis, Rick Locke, Anne Moynihan, Alan Perris, David Primuth, Gordon Purcell, Bob Rall, Nick Rice, Con Rigg, Bruce Robinson, Colleen Roth, Anthony Salerno, Greg Salerno, Scott Shepherd, Maxine Shulman, Ronnie Tallant, Don Webb, Larry Weinstock, Ted Zawislak