NBC Monday's only shine was 'Harry's Law'


At 10 p.m. ET, “Harry’s Law” delivered a 1.6/4 in adults 18-49 and 8.2 million viewers overall. 

From its first half-hour to its second, “Harry’s Law” grew by 7 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 1.6 from a 1.5), by 9 percent in adults 25-54 (2.5 vs. 2.3) and 11 percent in women 25-54 (3.1 vs. 2.8), while competing dramas on ABC and CBS were down half-hour to half-hour in each category.

In its 10 weeks on the schedule, “Harry’s Law” has attracted the network’s 10 biggest overall audiences in the slot, excluding Olympics, in 18 months (since September 14, 2009). 

Last night’s telecast is up 61 percent versus NBC’s non-sports “live plus same day” average in the time period during the traditional 2009-10 season in total viewers (8.213 million vs. 5.103 million). 

At 8 p.m. ET, “Chuck” average a 1.5/4 in 18-49 and 4.3 million viewers overall..  

At 9 p.m. ET, “The Event” averaged a 1.2/3 in 18-49 and 4.0 million viewers overall.  These “Event” results are likely to increase substantially when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results for the week of March 14-20.  So far this season,

“The Event” has added an average 38 percent to its 18-49 rating when going from the previously reported “live plus same day” ratings to its “live plus seven day” results, the biggest increase for any new series on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox or CW and tied for the #4 increase overall.  

(source: NBC)