NBC has best non-debut/non-finale "Loser" since May 11


Tuesday Results:
From 8-10 p.m. ET, “The Biggest Loser: Couples” (3.2/8 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall) retained 97 percent of last week’s premiere rating in adults 18-49 (3.2 vs. 3.3) and 99 percent of last week’s debut total-viewer result (8.692 million vs. 8.785 million).   In the time period, “Biggest Loser” ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in the time period in adults 18-49 and total viewers and was #1 in women 18-34 in a time period that included competition from CBS’s “NCIS” and “NCIS: LA,” ABC’s “No Ordinary Family” and “V” and Fox’s encore “Glee” and original “Million Dollar Money Drop.”

Excluding premieres and finales, last night’s 3.2 is “Biggest Loser’s” highest 18-49 rating since May 11, 2010.  In total viewers, it’s the top “Biggest Loser” excluding debuts and finales since February 9, 2010.

At 10 p.m., “Parenthood” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall) finished within a tenth of a rating point of #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and is #1 in adults, men and women 18-34.  Despite the return of original competition from “The Good Wife” in the time period last night, “Parenthood” retained 96 percent of its 2.3 of the prior week in 18-49, making this the second-highest “Parenthood” rating since September 21.  This is also the second-strongest “Parenthood” in total viewers since September 21. 

These “Parenthood” results are likely to increase substantially when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results for the current week.  In L+7 averages for the season’s first 13 weeks, “Parenthood” is the #1 primetime series on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox or CW in terms of percentage increase from L+SD to L+7 (+43% in adults 18-49, to a 2.91 rating from a 2.03).  In total viewers, “Parenthood” is also the #1 series in terms of percentage increase from L+SD to L+7 (+39% in persons 2+, to a 6.9 million from 5.0 million).

NBC is #2 for the night among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in adults 18-49, total viewers and virtually all other key ratings categories and #1 in women 18-34

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:
In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 3.0/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 3.2/8; and ABC’s combo of “Nightline,” 3.5/8; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/4; “Late Show,” 0.9/4; “Nightline,” 1.2/5; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3.
At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.5/5 in metered-market households) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.6/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.5/3).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.  

(Source: NBC)