NBC gained on Wednesday

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NBCWednesday Results:

  • At 8 p.m. ET, “Whitney” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) is up week to week by 14 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.6 from a 1.4), matching its highest rating since February 15.  In an intensely competitive time period opposite Fox’s “American Idol,” CBS’s “Survivor: One World” and ABC’s encore “The Middle,” “Whitney” grew in total viewers week to week by 8 percent (to 4.223 million from 3.906 million).  Note that first-run telecasts of “Whitney” have averaged a 37 percent increase on these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen has issued “live plus seven day” results.
  • At 8:30 ET, “Are You There, Chelsea?” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall) grew versus the prior week by 27 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.4 from a 1.1) and by 21 percent in total viewers (3.492 million vs. 2.885 million) in a highly competitive time period opposite Fox’s “American Idol,” CBS’s “Survivor: One World” and ABC’s rebroadcast of “Suburgatory.”  Keep in mind that first-run telecasts of “Chelsea” have been adding 28 percent to these next-day “live plus same day” ratings when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results.
  • At 9 p.m. ET, the premiere of “Bent” delivered a 1.0/3 in 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers overall against competition that included Fox’s “American Idol,” CBS’s “Criminal Minds” and ABC’s “Modern Family” encore.  It’s NBC’s top 18-49 rating in the half-hour since February 8.  At 9:30 p.m., a second telecast of “Bent” averaged a 0.9/2 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall.
  • At 10 p.m. ET, “Rock Center with Brian Williams” averaged a 0.7/2 in adults 18-49 and 3.0 million viewers overall, improving versus the prior week by 17 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 0.7 from a 0.6) and 14 percent in total viewers (2.987 million vs. 2.613 million).

In Late-Night Metered Markets Wednesday night:

  • In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 2.7/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.6/7; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 2.9/7; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.3/4.
  • In      the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The      Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; “Late Show,” 0.6/3;      “Nightline,” 0.8/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/3.
  • At      12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in      metered-market household) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig      Ferguson” (1.3/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters,      “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-4) topped “Late Late Show”      (0.4/3).
  • At      1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in      metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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)