NBC's Monday 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 by 7 percent in total viewers (8.5 million vs. 7.9 million), while competing dramas on ABC and CBS were flat or down half-hour to half-hour in each category.

In its 11 weeks on the schedule, “Harry’s Law” has attracted the network’s 11 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 (8.209 million vs. 5.103 million). 

At 8 p.m. ET, the special “All Together Now: A Celebration of Service” averaged a 0.9/3 in 18-49 and 4.2 million viewers overall.  

At 9 p.m. ET, “The Event” averaged a 1.2/3 in 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall, building on its 18-49 lead-in by 33 percent.  These “Event” results are likely to increase substantially when Nielsen issues “live plus seven day” results for the week of March 28-April 3 — the March 7 telecast of “The Event” grew from a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 in “live plus same day” to a 2.0 in “live plus seven day.”  
(source: NBC)