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THE PROGRAMMING INSIDER

Monday, January 31, 2011

 
Primetime Ratings:
Weekend Results
 

Ratings Box:

What’s Hot/What’s Not
 

On the Air Tonight:

Prime-Time Programming Options

 

TV Tidbits:

Notes of Interest  
 

TV Trivia Time:

Sabrina’s Aunts
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Prime-Time Ratings:

Weekend Results
 
Friday 1/28/11

Note: The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data).  

 

              HH
          Rtg/Shr

CBS    4.9/ 9

NBC   4.1/ 7
ABC   3.1/ 5
Fox     2.5/ 4
CW     0.8/ 1
 

CBS: 7.69 million, NBC: 6.31, ABC: 4.67, Fox: 4.31, CW: 1.19

 

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 1.8 rating/6 share, NBC: 1.6/ 5, ABC: 1.3/ 4, CBS: 1.2/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 2

  
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Note: Any prior rating results are based on the final nationals. Since the level of DVR penetration has increased from 33 percent at this same point last year to approximately 38 percent at present, the overall results may be negatively impacted.

 
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-Friday’s Winners:

Nothing
 

-Friday’s Losers (excluding repeats):
The night overall

 
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-Ratings Breakdown:

It was a typical Friday of low-rated shared leadership, with CBS the most-watched network and Fox No. 1 among adults 18-49. Not a single series even cracked a 2-rating in the demo.

 

CBS aired an evening of all repeats, beginning with NCIS: Los Angeles (Viewers: #1, 7.69 million; A18-49: #3, 1.1/ 4), followed by CSI: NY (Viewers: #1, 8.17 million; A18-49: #4, 1.2/ 4), and a Friday 10 p.m. edition of Hawaii Five-O (Viewers: #2, 7.19 million; A18-49: #3, 1.3/ 4). And Fox ran recent returnee Kitchen Nightmares (Viewers: #3, 4.05 million; A18-49: #1, 1.7/ 6) and relocated Fringe (Viewers: #3, 4.57 million; A18-49: #1, 1.9/ 6). While Fringe is certainly no blockbuster, growth of 12 percent among adults 18-49 is a positive. 

 

Effective next Friday, freshman CBS drama The Defenders moves into the 8 p.m. hour.

 

Second-place NBC had an above-average Friday courtesy of a repeat of game show Minute to Win It (Viewers: #2, 4.31 million; A18-49: #2, 1.2/ 4 at 8 p.m.), followed by a two-hour edition of Dateline at 7.31 million viewers and a 1.8/ 6 among adults 18-49 from 9-11 p.m. Here is the half-hour breakdown:

 
Dateline (NBC)

 9:00 p.m. – Viewers: 6.21 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

 9:30 p.m. – Viewers: 7.52 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 5 (#1t)

10:00 p.m. – Viewers: 7.82 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#1)

10:30 p.m. – Viewers: 7.66 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1)

 

Next Friday on NBC marks the season-premiere of Who Do You Think You Are? from Lisa Kudrow.

 

Elsewhere, ABC kicked-off the night with a repeat of Supernanny (Viewers: #4, 3.55 million; A18-49: #4, 0.9/ 3 at 8 p.m.), which is exiting this spring, followed by a combination of original and repeat segments on Primetime: What Would You Do? (Viewers: #4, 4.56 million; A18-49: #3, 1.3/ 4) and the story of four homeless teenagers on veteran 20/20 (Viewers: #3, 5.92 million; A18-49: #2, 1.7/ 5). And the CW aired repeats of The Vampire Diaries (Viewers: #5, 1.33 million; A18-49: #5, 0.6/ 2) and Nikita (Viewers: #5, 1.06 million; A18-49: #5, 0.4/ 1). 

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research data (R = repeat)

 
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Saturday 1/29/11

Note: The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data).  

 

              HH
          Rtg/Shr

CBS   4.0/ 7

Fox    3.1/ 6
NBC 2.6/ 5

ABC   2.2/ 4

 

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 6.16 million, Fox: 5.25, NBC: 4.01, ABC: 3.34

 

-Adults 18-49:

Fox: 1.7 rating/6 share, CBS: 1.3/ 4, ABC: 0.9/ 3, NBC: 0.6/ 2

 
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Note: Any prior rating results are based on the final nationals. Since the level of DVR penetration has increased from 33 percent at this same point last year to approximately 38 percent at present, the overall results may be negatively impacted.

 
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-Saturday’s Winners:
 

-Saturday’s Losers (excluding repeats):

U.S. Figure Skating Championships (NBC) and the night overall

 
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-Ratings Breakdown:

It was a typically bland Saturday of mixed leadership, with CBS the most-watched network and the home of Cops and America’s Most Wanted, Fox, No. 1 among adults 18-49. But the overall results for the evening were sorely lacking as usual.

 

Two episodes of Cops (original and repeat) averaged 5.24 million viewers (#1) and a 1.7 rating/6 share among adults 18-49 in the 8 p.m. hour, followed primetime’s most important show, America’s Most Wanted, at 5.26 million viewers (#2) and a first-place 1.8/ 6 in the demo at 9 p.m. CBS aired repeats of CSI (Viewers: #2, 4.53 million; A18-49: #2t, 0.8/ 3) and Criminal Minds (Viewers: #1, 6.33 million; A18-49: #2, 1.3/ 4) from 8-10 p.m., followed by perennial 48 Hours Mystery at a dominant 7.63 million viewers and a 1.7/ 5 among adults 18-49 at 10 p.m. Comparably, 48 Hours Mystery was the most-watched show of the evening, with growth in particular of 31 percent in the demo out of the Criminal Minds encore. 

 

NBC filled the night with a repeat of episode two of legal drama Harry’s Law (Viewers: #3, 4.24 million; A18-49: #4, 0.6/ 2 at 8 p.m.), followed by the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at just 3.90 million viewers and a 0.6/ 2 in the demo from 9-11 p.m. Here is the half-hour breakdown:

 
U.S. Figure Skating Championships (NBC)

 9:00 p.m. – Viewers: 3.42 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

 9:30 p.m. – Viewers: 3.73 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

10:00 p.m. – Viewers: 4.03 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

10:30 p.m. – Viewers: 4.43 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/3 (#3)

 

ABC capped off the evening with repeat theatrical Dreamgirls, featuring Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson, at an unimpressive 3.34 million viewers (#4) and a 0.9/ 3 among adults 18-49 (#3) from 8-11 p.m.

 

Source: Nielsen Media Research data (R = repeat)

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

 

              HH
          Rtg/Shr

Fox    8.6/13
CBS   7.9/12
ABC 4.5/ 7
NBC 3.2/ 5
 
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-Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening (Sunday, January 31, 2010):

Fox: +207, NBC: +14, ABC: -22, CBS: -50

 
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Note: The fast affiliate results for Sunday will be posted at PIFeedback.com by 12 p.m. ET. Go to the website, click on Ratings Box (the first category), then Last Night’s Results, and Sunday, January 30, 2011.

 
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-Yesterday’s Winners:

The Pro Bowl (Fox), Hallmark Hall of Fame’s The Lost Valentine (CBS)

 

-Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):

Movie: National Treasure: Book of Secrets (NBC)

 

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-Ratings Breakdown:

The AFC vs. the NFC on the Pro Bowl led Fox to metered market victory last night, with an estimated 8.6 rating/13 share in primetime (and growth of a hefty 207 percent from its year-ago sitcom rotation). Keep in mind, as always, that results for any live sporting event are always approximate.  

 

Next was CBS with its sure-to-be older skewing combination of 60 Minutes (#2: 7.6/12 at 7 p.m.), a repeat of Undercover Boss (#2: 5.6/ 9 at 8 p.m.) and Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for The Lost Valentine with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White, which averaged a 9.2/14 in the overnights from 9-11 p.m., building by half-hour as follows:

 

Hallmark Hall of Fame’s The Lost Valentine (CBS)

 9:00 p.m.: 8.3/12 (#1)

 9:30 p.m.: 8.7/13 (#1)

10:00 p.m.: 9.5/15 (#1)
10:30 p.m.: 10.2/17 (#1)
 

While The Lost Valentine will certainly deliver in terms of total audience (the Hallmark Hall of Fame titles always do), the concentration of viewers will be heavily 50+ concentrated.

 

ABC opened the evening with long-running America’s Funniest Home Videos (#3: 4.4/ 7 at 9 p.m.), followed by a two-hour edition of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (5.5/8 from 8-10 p.m.) and a repeat of Desperate Housewives (#4: 2.7/ 4), which will not be back with an original episode until February 13. Here is the half-hour breakdown for the expanded Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which pales in comparison to its heyday a few years earlier.

 
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC)
8:00 p.m.: 5.1/ 8 (#3)
8:30 p.m.: 5.3/ 8 (#3)
9:00 p.m.: 5.7/ 8 (#3)
9:30 p.m.: 5.8/ 8 (#3)
 

NBC capped off the evening with newsmagazine Dateline (#3: 4.3/ 7 at 7 p.m.), followed by an embarrassing (and last-place) 2.8/ 4 in the overnights for Nicolas Cage theatrical National Treasure: Book of Secrets from 8-11 p.m.

 
Source: Nielsen Media Research data
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Ratings Box:
What’s Hot/What’s Not
 
-Week of January 24 to-Date:

What follows are the live plus same day results in primetime for the week of January 24 to-date (through Thursday, January 27). Fox, no doubt, is the network to beat and the 2011 AFC/NFC Pro Bowl match-up last night will certainly be beneficial. 

 
Total Viewers:

Fox: 15.44 million, CBS: 9.38, ABC: 6.39, NBC: 6.11, CW: 1.95

 
Adults 18-49:

Fox: 5.4 rating/14 share, CBS: 2.1/ 6, NBC: 2.0/ 6, ABC: 2.0/ 5, CW: 0.9/ 2

 
Source: Nielsen Media Research data
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On the Air Tonight:
Prime-Time Programming Options

 

Monday 1/31/11

 
ABC:

 8:00 p.m. The Bachelor  

10:00 p.m. Castle (R)
 
CBS:

 8:00 p.m. How I Met Your Mother (R)

 8:30 p.m. Rules of Engagement (R)

 9:00 p.m. Two and a Half Men (R)

 9:30 p.m. Mike & Molly (R)

10:00 p.m. Hawaii Five-O (R)
 
NBC:

 8:00 p.m. Chuck

 9:00 p.m. The Cape

10:00 p.m. Harry’s Law
 
Fox:

 8:00 p.m. Human Target

 9:00 p.m. Lie to Me (season or series finale)

 
CW:

 8:00 p.m. 90210

 9:00 p.m. Gossip Girl

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TV Tidbits:

Notes of Interest
 

-CBS’ Two and a Half Men on Hiatus:

On the heels of the announcement of troubled Charlie Sheen entering rehab, CBS Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and Executive Producer Chuck Lorre have put long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men on temporary hold. “We are profoundly concerned for his health and well-being, and support his decision,” they said in a statement. 

 
-TNT Extends Final Season of The Closer:

TNT crime solver The Closer will exit as planned in 2011-12. But the cable net has extended its episode order from 15 to 21, with the final batch of originals expected to air in summer 2012. And there is a planned spin-off in the works tentatively titled Major Crimes that would focus on a new character introduced later this season. Stay tuned. 

 
-Geoff Stults to Headline Bones Spin-Off:

Recent Happy Town lead Geoff Stults has been cast in the proposed Bones spin-off on Fox opposite Michael Clarke Duncan. Stults will play a character named Walter Sherman, who will be introduced in a March episode of Bones.

 
-Cartoon Network Hall of Game Nominees:

With awards season in full swing, Cartoon Network has gotten into the act with its first ever sports award show, Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards. Airing on Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. ET, The Hall of Game Awards will feature icons from television, film, music and sports, with sample nominees including He’s Got Game and She’s Got Game (the award for best male and female athlete), Dynamic Duo, Dance Machine, Best Video Game and In It to Win It. For more information, click visit www.HallofGame.com.

 

-SAG Award Winners:

As we inch closer to The Academy Awards (which air on ABC on Sunday, February 13), here is a listing of the winners of The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which were unveiled live last night on TNT and TBS. 

 
MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Cast of a Motion Picture: The King’s Speech

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role: Colin Fifth (The King’s Speech)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale (The Fighter)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo (The Fighter)


TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Betty White (Hot in Cleveland, TV land)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Al Pacino (You Don’t Know Jack, HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Claire Danes (Temple Grandin, HBO)

 
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TV Trivia Time:

Sabrina’s Aunts
 

Sabrina Spellman had two aunts on TGIF sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. One was Aunt Hilda and the other was…?

 

a)      Clara

b)      Emma

c)      Nora

d)      Phoebe

e)      Zelda

 

The answer to Friday’s question…

 
Who played Burl “Gopher” Smith’s mother on The Love Boat?
 

a)      Gracie Allen

b)      Carol Channing

c)      Ethel Merman

d)      Ann Miller

e)      Jane Powell

 

Is:  c) Ethel Merman, who made several appearances on The Love Boat. All together now:

 

Love, exciting and new
Come aboard, we’re expecting you
Love, life’s sweetest reward
Let it flow, it floats back to you

Love Boat soon will be making another run
The Love Boat promises something for everyone
Set a course for adventure
Your mind on a new romance

And love won’t hurt anymore
It’s an open smile on a friendly shore
It’s love
Welcome aboard
It’s love!

 
-Current kudos goes to:

David Ballarotto, Gerry Bixenspan, Larry Collins (2x), Tom Condosta, Audrey Davis, John Ferlazzo, Maureen Goldman, Bob Ingersoll (2x), Greg Janover, Deb Kainer, Charmaine Leary, Gordon Purcell, Anthony Salerno, Michelle Stanton, Andrew Stearn