Fox's 'Human Target' cleared the finish line in third


With originals of HUMAN TARGET and HELL’S KITCHEN, FOX ranked No. 2 for the night in among Adults 18-49 and No. 1 among Adults 18-34.

At 8pm, HUMAN TARGET posted a 1.6/5 among Adults 18-49, up +14% from last week (1.4/5). HELL’S KITCHEN followed at 9pm and posted a 2.6/7 among Adults 18-49, up +18% compared to last week (2.2/7).  HELL’S KITCHEN won the 9p hour among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

Following repeats of The Middle (1.9/6), Better With You (1.6/5), Modern Family (2.3/6) and Cougar Town (1.6/4), The Whole Truth (0.9/3) was down -18% from its last original and delivered ABC’s lowest performance ever with an in-season original in the time period.

CBS’s Survivor: Nicaragua (3.6/10) was up one tenth from its last full original telecast. Following a Criminal Minds repeat (2.2/6) at 9p, The Grammy Nominations Concert closed the night with a 1.7/5, down -26% from its performance a year ago (2.3/6 on 12/2/09).

NBC’s Undercovers (1.3/4) was on par with its recent performances at 8p, but through nine telecasts is down -21% from Mercy’s comparable performance in the time period last fall (1.5/4 vs. 1.9/6). Law & Order: SVU (2.5/7) and Law & Order: LA (2.2/6) were both up week over week (+19% and +16%, respectively) but on par with their prior season averages at 9 and 10p.

Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source; FOX)