Fast National ratings
for Sunday, December 19, 2011.
In its last chance to make a plea for renewal, the season finale of "Terra Nova
" rose very slightly on Monday
to let FOX split the night among young viewers with repeat-fueled CBS, coming up just short overall.
Meanwhile, the second week of the triumphant return of "Fear Factor
" was significantly down, though that may have had something to do with the unimpressive series premiere for NBC's "Who's Still Standing?
" The Joe Rogan resurrected reality series still won its hour among young viewers.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, CBS and FOX both averaged a 2.2 rating, tops in the key demographic. NBC was third with a 1.7 rating, followed by ABC's 1.1 rating and the 0.3 key demo rating for The CW.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 7.43 million viewers to go with a 4.8 rating/7 share for the night, narrowly beating the 4.0/6 and 7.18 million viewers for FOX. NBC was third with a 3.2/5 and 5.38 million viewers, with ABC's 4.54 million and 2.7/4 following. The CW trailed with a 0.8/1 and 1.2 million viewers.
8 p.m. - CBS' repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" and "2 Broke Girls" won the 8 p.m. hour with 7.27 million viewers and a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49. FOX was close behind with the 7.24 million viewers for "Terra Nova," which also averaged a 2.1 key demo rating (up in viewers, but flat in the key demo from the same hour last week). NBC's "Who's Still Standing?" premiere was third with 5.56 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating, which topped the 4.88 million viewers and 1.3 key demo rating averaged by ABC's "Kung Fu Panda" and Chipmunks-themed Christmas specials. The CW's "Hart of Dixie" repeat averaged a presumably preemption-fueled 1.36 million viewers.
9 p.m. - Repeats of "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly" averaged 8.13 million viewers to win the 9 p.m. hour overall, but finished a close second with a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. FOX's "Terra Nova" slipped slightly to 7.12 million viewers in its second hour, but rose slightly to a 2.2 key demo rating. NBC's "Fear Factor" averaged 6.28 million viewers and an hour-winning 2.4 key demo rating, off from 8.5 million viewers and a 3.5 key demo for last week's return in this hour. Way back in fourth was ABC's "You Deserve It" with 4.15 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating, still better than the 1.05 million viewers for The CW's "Hart of Dixie" repeat.
10 p.m. - A repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" won the 10 p.m. hour for CBS with 6.895 million viewers and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Castle" repeat was second with 4.6 million viewers, but third with a 1.0 key demo rating. Boosted a tiny bit by "Fear Factor," NBC's "Rock Center" averaged 4.31 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.