'Chuck' shows slight improvement Monday for NBC


At 8 p.m. ET, “Chuck” (1.9 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall) retained its full 18-49 rating of the prior three weeks.  “Chuck” improved by 5 percent on its 18-49 average for the May sweep earlier this year (1.9 vs. 1.8).  

At 9 p.m. ET, “The Event” delivered a 2.0/5 in 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall.  “The Event” built on its lead-in by 5 percent in 18-49 rating and 10 percent in total viewers. 

In a slot that included tough competition from ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” and “Mike & Molly,” Fox’s “Lie to Me” and an exceptionally strong ESPN NFL game featuring the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, “The Event” delivered an 18 percent increase on last season’s 1.7 average in the time period (non-sports “live plus same day”).  In total viewers, “The Event” is up 15 percent versus NBC’s 5.178 million average in the slot last season.

Through the first three weeks of the season, “The Event” has added an average 31 percent to its 18-49 rating when going from the previously reported “live plus same day” rating to its “live plus seven day” figure, the biggest percentage increase for any new series on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox or CW.  In total viewers,

“The Event” has added an average 26 percent or more than 2.3 million persons in going from “live plus same day” to “live plus seven day.”

At 10 p.m. ET, “Chase” averaged a 1.3/4 in adults 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall.  From its first half-hour to its second, “Chase” maintained its 18-49 rating while competing dramas on ABC and CBS were declining from half-hour to half-hour.

Monday Results (independent stations WWOR and KTXA carried the NFL in New York and Dallas respectively):

NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.  Season-to-date figures are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.” 

(source: NBC)