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Wednesday, November 30, 2011


8:00 Last Man Standing
Viewers: 10.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
8:30 Man Up!
Viewers: 6.6 million, 18-49 demo: 1.7
9:00 The Middle (Repeat)
Viewers: 4.7 million, 18-49 demo: 1.4
10:00 Body of Proof
Viewers: 9.5 million, 18-49 demo: 1.8

8:00 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Viewers: 12.6 million, 18-49 demo: 4.0
9:00 NCIS (Repeat)
Viewers: 13.4 million, 18-49 demo: 2.8
10:00 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Viewers: 10.4 million, 18-49 demo: 4.6

8:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4
10:00 Parenthood
Viewers: 5.8 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1

8:00 Glee
Viewers: 7.9 million, 18-49 demo: 3.2
9:00 New Girl
Viewers: 7.6 million, 18-49 demo: 3.6
9:30 Raising Hope
Viewers: 5.3 million, 18-49 demo: 2.4

Specials filled CBS's lineup but the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show helped CBS stay on top to start and end the night. The Fashion Show was up significantly year-to-year. If only a scripted series could pull a 4.6 demo at 10pm. ABC's lineup was all new except for the 9pm hour. At 8pm, Last Man Standing was up a million viewers but down three tenths in the demo. The total viewer count is the highest since the second episode but the demo is a series low... odd. At 8:30pm, Man Up! was down a tenth in viewers and two tenths in the demo, tying a series low in this category. ABC is just biding its time with this show in December which is all but officially cancelled. After a special repeat of The Middle, Body of Proof was down three tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo, showing that its performance is pretty independent from the Dancing with the Stars lead-in. That should help this bubble show's case.  

Over on FOX, the lineup was up across the board after a week off which is a good sign. Glee was up eight tenths in viewers and two tenths in the demo, posting its best numbers since before the long October hiatus. At 9pm, New Girl was up seven tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. Though it's not as hot as it was the first couple weeks, this show is a beast in the demo. At 9:30pm, Raising Hope was up half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo.

NBC seemed to benefit some from changes in regular viewing patterns. At 8pm, The Biggest Loser was up a strong 1.5 million viewers and four tenths in the demo, hitting season highs. This show improves considerably when the other competition is repeats or specials. At 10pm, Parenthood also rebounded nicely as it was up 1.2 million viewers and two tenths in the demo. The viewer total is a season high and the demo easily beat ABC. Remind me why NBC is ending this season after 18 episodes when it is one of the stronger performers on their entire schedule, skewing very young?

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