Not a great Monday for NBC, “Chuck’ and ‘Heroes’ average


At 8 p.m. ET, “Chuck” averaged a 2.5 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers in a time slot that included competition from Fox’s Monday premiere of “24,” ABC’s “The Bachelor” and CBS’s comedies.  Compared with NBC’s average in the time-period during the traditional 2008-09 season, last night’s “Chuck” is up 14 percent in 18-49 rating (2.5 vs. 2.2, live plus same day).

From 9-10:01 p.m. ET, “Heroes” averaged a 1.8 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall 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” is one of the most time-shifted shows on television, adding 30% 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 1.4 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 1.3/3 in adults 18-49, a 1.5/4 in adults 25-54 and 4.6 million viewers overall.  The time-period competition included CBS’s “CSI: Miami” and the ABC’s “Castle.” 

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 (1.3 vs. 1.4), adults 25-54 (1.5 vs. 1.8) and total viewers (4.6 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 (1.3 vs. 2.2), adults 25-54 (1.5 vs. 2.7) and total viewers (4.6 million vs. 6.9 million).

In Late-Night Local People Meters Monday night:

Conan O’Brien (1.8/8 in 18-49 in local people meters) out-delivered CBS’s LATE SHOW (0.9/4) in Nielsen’s 25 local markets with People Meters.
At 12:35 a.m., Jimmy Fallon (0.9/5 in 18-49 in local people meters) tied CBS’s LATE LATE SHOW (0.5/3). 

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)