NBC’s “Parenthood” wins 10 p.m. hour in adults 18-49; ‘Leno’ wins late-night


From 8-10 p.m., “The Biggest Loser: Couples” (3.1/8 in 18-49, 8.3 million viewers overall) ranked #2 in the highly competitive time period among women 18-49.  From its first half-hour to its fourth, last night’s “Biggest Loser: Couples” increased its 18-49 rating by 42 percent (to a 3.7 from a 2.6) and its overall viewership by 43 percent or 2.9 million persons (9.8 million vs. 6.9 million).

“Parenthood” (2.6/7 in adults 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall) won the 10 p.m. hour in adults 18-49 and other key demos over the original drama competition of CBS’s “The Good Wife” and ABC’s “V.”  “Parenthood” has been #1 in the slot in adults 18-49 versus regular competition for eight of the last nine weeks. 

“Parenthood” matched its highest rating since April 20 and delivered its biggest overall audience since that same date.  “Parenthood” has increased its total viewers week-to-week for three weeks in a row, with last week’s overall viewership up 5 percent versus one week ago, 6 percent versus two weeks ago and 7 percent versus three weeks ago.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Tuesday night:

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (3.0/7 in metered-market households) out-rated CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” (2.6/6) and ABC’s combination of “Nightline (2.7/6) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (1.4/4  with an encore telecast) in Nielsen’s 56 metered markets. 

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.1/5; “Late Show,” 0.9/3; “Nightline,” 0.9/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3 with an encore telecast.

At 12:35 a.m., “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) tied CBS’s “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.7/4 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 and a 0.5/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
NOTE: All national ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.  

(source: NBC)