While the other networks gave repeats Fox with fresh scripted shows wins, period.
FOX is yet again making major inroads on Thursdays! FOX won Thursday night with a 3.3/9 and 10.6 million total viewers, up +6% among Adults 18-49 and +13% in Total Viewers week-over-week. In fact, last night was FOX’s highest-rated Thursday night of the season among Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers (excluding sports).
Last night, BONES posted a 3.6/11, up +3% from last week and its highest-rated telecast in over 2 years (since 11/6/07). In addition, BONES achieved its highest number of Total Viewers (12.4 million) in three years (since 2/7/07)!
At 9p, FRINGE posted a 3.0/8, up +15% in the adult demo and up +29% in Total Viewers from last week. Last night’s episode tied as FRINGE’s highest-rated telecast of the season among Adults 18-49 and was its highest-rated episode so far this season among Adults 18-34 and Total Viewers.
So far this season, FOX’s Thursday average with regular programming is up +25% in Adults 18-49 and +65% in Total Viewers vs. the same weeks last season.
Week two of new ABC drama The Deep End (1.7/5) dropped -6% with its premiere last Thursday (1.8/5). Repeats of Grey’s Anatomy (1.5/4) and Private Practice (1.2/3) followed.
On CBS the Jeff Probst hosted special, Live for the Moment, posted a 1.1/3 at 8p. Repeats of CSI (2.0/5) and The Mentalist (2.3/6) ran at 9p and 10p.
On NBC, repeats of Community (1.6/5), Parks & Recreation (1.6/4), The Office (2.1/6) and 30 Rock (1.7/5) were followed by an original episode of The Jay Leno Show (1.2/3) which delivered its lowest Thursday rating of the season, down -25% from its prior average on the night (1.6/5).
Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings
(source: data and information provided by FOX)