Are the families finally discovering the dinos on Terra Nova? The prehistoric drama posted an 8% gain in adults 18-49 over last week and earned a 2.7 rating/7 share — not enough to help Fox win the hour in the demographic but good news for the very expensive series that’ll wrap its first season in December, according to early results. The show was also up 14% in total viewers from last week, attracting 7.9 million.
Even more folks turned up for House (3.1/7, 8.3 million), which was up 15% versus last week’s telecast. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewers.
As usual, CBS was the network to beat. How I Met Your Mother earned a 4.1/12, up 2%, and 9.7 million, followed by 2 Broke Girls (flat at 4.3/11, 11.2 million), Two & A Half Men (5.2/13, down 12%, 14.8 million), Mike & Molly (3.9/9, flat, 11.5 million) and Hawaii Five-0 (3.1/8, up 15%, 10.8 million). Dancing with the Stars on ABC got a boost thanks to ’80s night; the performance episode was up 7% from last week to earn a 3.2/8 and 17.4 million. Castle posted a 2.6/7, up 24% from last week’s season low. It averaged 11.4 million.
Over on NBC, The Sing-Off earned a 1.6/4 and 4.3 million viewers — that’s up 7% from last week but dang, still low — while a repeat of Prime Suspect earned a .8/2. The Save Maria Bello campaign continues. Order your placards now! On the CW, the combination of Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie rocked the hardest in the women 18-24 demo (1.3/4 and 1.2/3, respectively). How they keep the lights on at CW, however … I just don’t know.
Bottom line: CBS won the night in the key demo (4.0/10), followed by ABC (3.0/8), Fox (2.9/7) and NBC (1.3/3). Univision beat CW (1.5/4 versus .7/2). In viewers, ABC dominated with 15.4 million, followed by CBS (11.5 million), Fox (8.1 million), NBC (3.7 million), Univision (3.3 million), and CW (1.5 million).
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