The 2011 American Music Awards entertained 12.04 million fans — a 3 percent increase over last year — and posted a 4.3 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen overnights.
Pan Am increased its viewership to 5.68 million Sunday night, up some 10 percent from last week's series low, Nielsen overnights show.
It's a long way for the ABC series (which also rose slightly to a 1.8 rating among the 18-to-49 set) from the 10.87 million to which it premiered. ...
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Once Upon a Time, a consistent if not blockbuster performer for ABC, was down slightly for a second week in a row, to 11.37 million (compared with 11.64 million in Week 2 and 12.79 million for its debut) and a 3.7 demo rating. Amazing Race lured 9.98 million (2.6 demo rating, a season low).
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The latest entry in Fox's Animation Domination block debuted Sunday to modest 4.74 million viewers and a 2.4 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds at 8:30/7:30c, overnight Nielsen numbers showed.
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Once Upon a Time gave ABC its highest demo rating for a scripted series in a couple of years, entertaining 12.79 million people while posting a 3.9 among 18-to-49-year-olds, according to Nielsen data.
That's the best rating in the industry-prized demo for the network since V, Cougar Town, FlashForward and Modern Family each hit or surpassed 4.0 in 2009.
What a difference seven days makes. Many primetime shows are seeing their ratings skyrocket when a week's worth of DVR usage is included — and network execs are scrambling to figure out how to adjust to a time-shifting world.
Now that DVR penetration has reached around 42% of viewers, it's having a real impact on viewership — and making the initial next-day ratings that everyone reports (which includes live viewing, plus only that night's DVR usage) increasingly irrelevant.
For example, when season four of FX's Sons of Anarchy debuted September 6, it attracted 4.9 million viewers, a good number, but not a network record. By the time seven days of DVR usage was counted, that number had climbed ...
Bunnies and angels and stewardesses, oh my! Pan Am continues its descent, proving that it has not been a good season for fake feminism.
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Might stewardesses follow Playboy Bunnies into cancellation? Pan Am kept losing altitude in Week 3, with just 6.42 million viewers aboard.
That's down from 7.75 million viewers a week ago — and from 10.87 million when the ABC program took off. And among 18-to-49-year-olds, the rating has swooped down from 3.1 to 2.5 to 1.9, Nielsen overnights showed. That trajectory is not good.
Preceding the 1960s drama about stewardesses at 9/8c, Desperate Housewives was down 10 percent, luring 8.46 million viewers and a 2.7 demo rating, which tied a series low (vs. last week's 9.03 million/2.9 demo rating).
Terra Nova, which didn't exactly debut with dinosaur-sized (or even Dinah Shore-sized) numbers, still stood on terra firma with 8.31 million viewers, down about 8 percent from its debut, Nielsen overnight data shows. Fox's sci-fi thriller also matched its 3.1 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds for its premiere.
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The House Season 8 premiere that followed Terra Nova on Fox got 9.77 million people, posting a 3.9 in the advertiser-coveted age group — down just 9 percent and 7 percent from its fall 2010 start when it aired at 8/7c instead of 9/8c.
Pan Am lost some altitude in Week 2, recruiting 7.75 million viewers — less than three-quarters of its premiere audience.
The ABC program, which took off with 10.87 million aboard, scored a 2.5 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds Sunday night, a 19 percent fall from last week's 3.1, Nielsen overnights showed.