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Saturday, November 12, 2011

RATINGS RECAP: 11/10/11

ABC
8:00 Charlie's Angels
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.1
9:00 Grey's Anatomy
Viewers: 11.3 million, 18-49 demo: 4.1
10:00 Private Practice
Viewers: 7.5 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8

CBS
8:00 The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 15.9 million, 18-49 demo: 5.3
8:30 Rules of Engagement
Viewers: 11.6 million, 18-49 demo: 3.5
9:00 Person of Interest (Repeat)
Viewers: 9.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.0
10:00 The Mentalist (Repeat)
Viewers: 10.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.9

NBC
8:00 Community
Viewers: 3.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.5
8:30 Parks and Recreation
Viewers: 3.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8
9:00 The Office
Viewers: 6.0 million, 18-49 demo: 3.0
9:30 Whitney
Viewers: 4.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
10:00 Prime Suspect
Viewers: 4.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.3

FOX
8:00 The X-Factor
Viewers: 10.1 million, 18-49 demo: 3.3
9:00 Bones
Viewers: 8.6 million, 18-49 demo: 2.6

On Thursday night, ABC had some nice increases from 9-11pm from its medical dramas. At 8pm though, the final scheduled episode of the cancelled Charlie's Angels was down two tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for a series low. There is one episode remaining but it has not been scheduled and may never be. At 9pm, Grey's Anatomy was up a big 1.8 million viewers and half a demo point. The viewer total is a season high and the demo is the best since the season premiere. These numbers may have been helped by repeats on CBS and despite the fact that it has fallen far from its peak, Grey's Anatomy remains one of the top demo draws for dramas. The bad news is that Grey's is now done for the fall and won't air again until early 2012. At 10pm, Private Practice was up nine tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo, tying a season high in the demo. It will air two episodes next week but it won't have the Grey's lead-in that it seems to always need.

Over on troublesome NBC, Community started off the night  down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo. Why is this show still on? NBC shouldn't be saving it for syndication because it will bomb there. At 8:30pm, Parks and Recreation was down three tenths in viewers and the demo. This show is starting to fall apart in the 8pm hour after it did decently following The Office last year. At 9pm, The Office was down two tenths in viewers and the demo. At 9:30pm, Whitney was dead even in viewers and the demo. The good news is that it seems to be consistent regardless of what its lead-in is doing. The bad news is that the consistent numbers are awfully low. At 10pm, Prime Suspect was up four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo for its best numbers in several weeks. If this is a sign of growth, it has a long way to go.

Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory continued its red-hot trend as it was down just a tenth in viewers and the demo from its Thursday highs last week. This show is doing significantly better so far this year. At 8:30pm, Rules of Engagement was down two tenths in viewers and the demo. CBS oddly aired repeats of its dramas at 9pm and 10pm but the good news was that Person of Interest seems to repeat well, which is a hallmark of CBS shows. Finally on FOX, there will big drops as The X-Factor was down 1.5 million viewers and four tenths in the demo while Bones was down 1.4 million viewers and a big seven tenths in the demo from last week's season premiere. I'm not sure what explains these FOX drops except that maybe Bones' season premiere was abnormally high.

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