It was pretty much business as usual on Thursday night. Other than a few significant drops in the ratings, the rankings didn’t really change much from the previous week’s.
On ABC, Private Practice saw a large drop, losing 25.6% of the 18-49 demographic audience when compared to last week’s episode. While this is a huge loss, it’s important to remember that last week saw an increase of a whopping 44%. The current 2.9 rating is about the season average but it should be noted that Private Practice is down from last season (a 3.3 average).
Over on CBS, The Big Bang Theory, $#*! My Dad Says, and CSI all saw double digit declines this week. The sitcoms were up last week so these declines aren’t that significant. That’s not the case with CSI. A 2.8 rating for the drama represents it’s second-lowest performance of the season and big fall from the typical 3.3 ratings.
On FOX, Fringe saw a small decline but the 1.7 rating represents the show’s worst performance of the season. The sci-fi series is slowly losing its audience and fans should be very concerned about its future.
And on NBC and The CW, things were status quo. The Apprentice has leveled off but the ratings are so terrible it’s hard to imagine they could get much worse. It seems like NBC is committed to keeping it in the timeslot but you surely won’t be seeing another non-celebrity season of the reality show any time soon.
|TV show||Viewers (mil)||18-49 demo||Demo
|8:00||cbs||The Big Bang Theory||13.11||4.2/12||-10.6%|
|8:00||cw||The Vampire Diaries||3.50||1.6/4||0.0%|
|8:00||abc||Grey's Anatomy (r)||4.00||1.0/3||---|
|8:30||cbs||$#*! My Dad Says||9.72||2.9/8||-14.7%|
Raw data: © The Nielsen Company via Media Week. The “Demo +/-%” column indicates how many viewers in the 18-49 demographic (the important category to most advertisers) watched over those that watched the last original episode.
What do you think? What do you think about the future prospects for CSI, Private Practice, or Fringe? Do any concern you? What were you watching?