NBC: “Community” tied for second

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NBCAt 8 p.m. ET, “Community” (1.3/5 in 18-49, 3.0 million viewers overall) tied for #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in the slot in adults 18-34 and was #2 outright in men 18-34 against such competition as Fox’s “American Idol,” ABC’s “Missing” and CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” encore.


At 8:30 ET, “30 Rock” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall) retained 100 percent of its 18-49 lead-in from “Community.”  In the time period, “30 Rock” ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34 and men 18-34 against such competition as Fox’s “American Idol,” CBS’s “Rules of Engagement” and ABC’s “Missing.”

At 9 p.m. ET, a second telecast of “Community” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 2.6 million viewers overall) retained 100 percent of its 18-49 lead-in and grew versus lead-in by 7 percent in 18-34 (to a 1.5 rating from a 1.4).  In the time period, “Community” ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34 and tied for #2 in men 18-34 against such competition as ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” season finale, CBS’s “Person of Interest” season finale and Fox’s “Touch.”

At 9:30 ET, a third episode of “Community” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 2.5 million viewers overall) retained 100 percent of its 18-49 lead-in and built on its adult 18-34 lead-in by 7 percent (to a 1.6 rating from a 1.5).  Against the concluding half-hours of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” season finale, CBS’s “Person of Interest” season finale and Fox’s “Touch,” “Community” ranked #2 in the slot among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34 and women 18-34 and tied for #2 in men 18-34.

At 10 p.m. ET, “Awake” averaged a 0.7/2 in 18-49 and 2.1 million viewers overall.  Note that “Awake” is one of the most time-shifted shows on television, with the “live plus same day” rating growing by 62 percent when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” ratings.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.3/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 3.0/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.4/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; “Late Show,” 0.8/4; “Nightline,” 1.1/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) tied “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

(source: NBC)


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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.