"Community" scored NBC's highest non-sports rating


From 8-8:30 p.m. ET, “Community” averaged a 2.1 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers overall.  “Community” scored NBC’s highest non-sports 18-49 rating in this time period since April 30 and biggest overall audience in the slot, excluding sports, since April 23.

 “Community” is currently the top non-sports choice in the half-hour on the major networks in men 18-34 and tied for the top non-sports rating in adults 18-34.  These are “Community’s” highest 18-49 and total-viewer results so far in its four telecasts in the 8-8:30 p.m. time period.  “Community” is up 24% versus NBC’s 18-49 season average in the time period prior to the “Community” debut in this slot (2.1 vs. 1.7). 

Week-to-week, “Community” is up 11% in 18-49 (2.1 vs. 1.9) and 9 percent in total viewers (5.5 million vs. 5.0 million). 

From 8:30-9 p.m. ET, “Parks and Recreation” delivered a 2.1/6 in adults 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers overall, matching its highest 18-49 rating of the season and setting a new season high in total viewers (pending updates).  “Parks and Recreation” has now retained its full 18-49 lead-in with seven of seven telecasts in this slot so far this season.

From 9-9:31 p.m. ET, “The Office” averaged a 4.2/10 in adults 18-49 and 8.1 million viewers overall.  In the highly competitive time period, “The Office” was #1 among the major networks in adults 18-34, ahead of ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” CBS’s “CSI” encore and Fox’s Phillies-Yankees World Series Game 2, and is the top non-sports telecast in the slot in all key adult-male demos.  

“The Office” is the #2 entertainment show of the night in adults 18-49, behind only ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” (excludes sports).
From 9:31-10:01 p.m. ET, “30 Rock” delivered a 3.0/7 in adults 18-49 and 6.0 million viewers overall.  In the highly competitive time period, “30 Rock” is the #1 non-sports telecast on the major networks in men 18-34.  “30 Rock” is a heavily time-shifted series, last season adding an average of 21% to these next-day “live plus same day” numbers in 18-49 when “live plus 7” results were calculated. 

From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “The Jay Leno Show” averaged a 1.6 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49, a 1.7/4 in adults 25-54 and 4.4 million viewers overall against Fox’s Phillies-Yankees World Series Game 2, CBS’s “The Mentalist” and ABC’s “Private Practice.”
Despite the atypical World Series competition and the return of “The Mentalist” to originals, “The Jay Leno Show” matched its 18-49 rating of the prior Thursday and is up 15% in adults 18-34 (1.5 vs. 1.3).

Comparisons with Jay Leno’s 2008-09 average at 11:35 p.m. ET on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” are: in adults 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.4), adults 25-54 (1.7 vs. 1.8) and total viewers (4.4 million vs. 5.1 million).  Comparisons with NBC’s Monday-through-Friday 10-11 p.m. ET non-sports averages over the 52 weeks prior to the “Jay Leno” debut are: in adults 18-49, 1.6 vs. 2.2; in adults 25-54, 1.7 vs. 2.7; and in total viewers, 4.4 million vs. 6.9 million).

In Late-Night Local People Meters Thursday night:
* Conan O’Brien (0.9/4 in 18-49 in local people meters) trailed CBS’s LATE SHOW (1.0/4) in Nielsen’s 24 local markets with People Meters.

* At 12:35 a.m., Jimmy Fallon (0.6/3 in 18-49 in local people meters) tied CBS’s LATE LATE SHOW (0.6/4). 

(source: NBC – NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.  Metered-market household ratings are “live only.”)