Finale of NBC's ‘Chuck’ was so-so; cnled ‘Law & Order’ #2


From 8-10 p.m. ET, “Chuck” averaged a 1.8 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49 and 5.1 million viewers overall in a highly competitive time period that included such rival programming as CBS’s season finales for “Two and a Half Men” and “Big Bang Theory,” ABC’s final competition episode of “Dancing With the Stars” and Fox’s series finale of “24.”.
At 10 p.m. ET, “Law & Order” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall) captured its highest 18-49 and total-viewer results since March 1.  From its first half-hour to its second, “Law & Order” increased by 18 percent in adults 18-49 (to a 2.0 rating from a 1.7) and by 12 percent in total viewers (8.0 million vs. 7.2 million), while the competition on ABC and CBS was declining half-hour to half-hour in both categories.  In the time period, “Law & Order” is #2 among the major networks in men 18-49 and men 25-54.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (3.0/8 in metered-market households) out-delivered CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.7/7) and ABC’s combination of “Nightline (3.2/7) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.5/5) in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets. 
In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/5; “Late Show,” 0.8/3; “Nightline,” 1.2/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/3).

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 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)