Viewers like NBC's 'Harry's Law' finished #2


At 10 p.m. ET, “Harry’s Law” (2.1/6 in adults 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall) finished within a tenth of a rating point of last week’s strong premiere result (2.2/6), the smallest drop from week one to week two for any new drama this season on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox. 

“Harry’s Law” finished #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in the hour in adults 18-49 and for a second week in a row, is #1 in total viewers.  “Harry’s Law” is also #1 in the hour in adults 25-54, men 25-54, men 18-49 and men 18-34 (tie).

In its two weeks on the air, “Harry’s Law” has earned NBC’s two best 18-49 ratings in the time period since November 1, 2010 and attracted the network’s two biggest overall audiences in the slot, excluding Olympics, in 16 months (since September 14, 2009). “Harry’s Law” is up 40 percent versus NBC’s 1.5 non-sports “live plus same day” average in the time slot during the traditional 2009-10 season and up 103 percent in total viewers (10.369 million vs. 5.103 million). 

In the 10:30 lead-in to local news, “Harry’s Law” delivered a 10 percent margin of victory in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (3.2 vs. 2.9 for ABC’s #2 “Castle”).

At 9 p.m. ET, “The Cape” averaged a 1.6/4 in 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall, finishing within 0.2 of a point of last week’s regular-slot premiere.  “The Cape” is up 14 percent in total viewers versus the network’s ’09-10 time-period season average (5.894 million vs. 5.178 million,  non-sports, L+7).

At 8 p.m. ET, “Chuck” (2.0 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall) matched its second-highest 18-49 rating of the season and hit a new season high in total viewers (pending updates).  It’s currently the biggest overall viewership for “Chuck” since March 8, 2010 (6.367 million).  In the time period, “Chuck” is #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and CW in men 18-49 (tie) and men 18-34

(source: NBC)