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Ratings News - 17th May 2011



Prime-Time Metered Market Monday Ratings:
Easy Victory for ABC

Monday 5/16/11
Note: The overnight data now includes DVR playback until 3 a.m. local time. One year earlier it was based on Live data only. All times are ET/PT.

HH
Rtg/Shr
ABC 12.8/20
CBS 5.5/ 8
Fox 5.1/ 8
NBC 3.0/ 5
CW 1.3/ 2

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Note: The year-to-year comparisons are not available today.

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-Yesterday’s Winners:
Dancing with the Stars (ABC), Castle (ABC), Hawaii Five-O (CBS)

-Yesterday’s Losers (excluding repeats):
Chuck (NBC), Mad Love (CBS), 90210 (CW), The Event (NBC), Gossip Girl (CW), Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC)

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Note: The fast affiliate results for Monday will be posted at PIFeedback by 12 p.m. ET. Go to the website, click on Ratings Box (the first category), then Last Night’s Results, and Monday, May 9, 2011.

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-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC danced its way to another overnight Monday victory care of Dancing with the Stars, which stood well above anything else last night with a 14.8 rating/22 share from 8-10 p.m. The half-hour breakdown was as follows: 13.6/21 – 14.8/22 – 15.6/23 – 15.4/23. My pick to bid adieu tonight: Ralph “The Karate Kid” Macchio.

Next on ABC was the season-finale of Castle at a dominant 8.6/14 at 10 p.m. Comparably, however, retention out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of Dancing with the Stars was only 56 percent.

In series-finale news, CBS sitcom Mad Love, which the viewers were never mad about, earned its cancellation stripes with a third-place 3.9/ 6 at 8:30 p.m. Comparably, that dipped from the season-finale of demo friendly lead-in How I Met Your Mother (#3: 5.2/ 8 at 8 p.m.) by 25 percent. Next was a repeat of Two and a Half Men (#2: 4.6/ 7 at 9 p.m.), which will feature new cast member Ashton Kutcher next season, followed by the season-finales of Mike & Molly (#2: 5.7/ 8) and Hawaii Five-O (#2: 6.7/11) from 9:30-11 p.m. Worth noting for sure-to-be renewed Hawaii Five-O was the 18 percent overnight growth out of Mike & Molly.

Elsewhere, Fox had nothing unusual to report with its combination of House (#2: 6.0/ 9), which moves to Mondays at 9 p.m. out of new Steven Spielberg drama Terra Nova next fall, and canceled The Chicago Code (#3: 4./3/ 6). NBC was out of the competitive loop as always with its line-up of the season-finale of Chuck (#4: 2.9/ 5), which heads to Fridays at 8 p.m. next fall, and new episodes of canceled The Event (#4: 2.8/ 4) and Law & Order: Los Angeles (#3: 3.3/ 6). And The CW aired the season-finale episodes of 90210 (#5: 1.4/ 2) and Gossip Girl (#5: 1.2/ 2), which should have been series-enders.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data (R = repeat)


Source: pifeedback

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