NBC at #3; ‘Chuck’ ties men 18-34 who aren’t ‘Bachelor’ fans


At 8 p.m. ET, “Chuck” averaged a 2.4 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers.  In a time slot that included competition from Fox’s “House,” CBS’s comedies and ABC’s “The Bachelor,” “Chuck” tied for #2 among the major networks in men 18-34.  Compared with NBC’s average in the time-period during the traditional 2008-09 season, last night’s “Chuck” is up 9 percent in 18-49 rating (2.4 vs. 2.2, live plus same day) and up 5 percent in total viewers (6.719 million vs. 6.409 million).

From 9-10:01 p.m. ET, “Heroes” (2.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall) captured its highest 18-49 and total-viewer results in three weeks.  In a time period that included competition from CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” and “Big Bang Theory,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” and Fox’s “24,” “Heroes” generated week-to-week gains of 5 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 2.0 from a 1.9) and 2 percent in total viewers (4.4 million vs. 4.3 million).  “Heroes” is one of the most time-shifted shows on television, adding 29 percent to its 18-49 rating so far this season when going from these next-day “live plus same day” ratings to “live plus seven day” figures.  In total viewers, HEROES adds 1.2 million viewers to the previously reported “live plus same day” results when “live plus seven” ratings are released. 

From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “The Jay Leno Show” averaged a 1.1/3 in adults 18-49, a 1.4/4 in adults 25-54 and 3.9 million viewers overall.  The time-period competition included CBS’s “CSI: Miami” and ABC’s “Castle” encore. 

Comparisons with Jay Leno’s 2008-09 averages at 11:35 p.m. ET on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” are: in adults 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.4), adults 25-54 (1.4 vs. 1.8) and total viewers (3.9 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 Jay’s debut are: in adults 18-49 (1.1 vs. 2.2), adults 25-54 (1.4 vs. 2.7) and total viewers (3.9 million vs. 6.9 million).

In Late-Night Local People Meters Monday night:

Conan O’Brien (0.6/3 in 18-49 in local people meters with an encore telecast) trailed CBS’s first-run LATE SHOW (1.0/4) in Nielsen’s 25 local markets with People Meters.

At 12:35 a.m., Jimmy Fallon (0.4/2 in 18-49 in local people meters ) trailed CBS’s LATE LATE SHOW (0.6/4 with an encore telecast). 

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: data and information provided by NBC)