And it’s another Tuesday of ratings. NBC comes in first and second with America’s Got Talent having 4.3/12 and 3.9/12. Coming in third was ABC’s NBA Finals: Game 3 (special) having 3.6/11. And with a close forth place, Fox’s Househaving 2.5/7. If you didn’t hear about this, then there are no more charts, but here’s the analysis in word form.
For the complete ratings from last night and who won the night (in key demos), stick around after the jump. . .
Comments coming from SAMECH: America’s Got Talent was top in the prime time slots on Tuesday night. Does America seriously feel these people have talent? I can chew gum and walk at the same time. Does that mean I am talented enough to be watched by millions? This show is another Idol ripoff that stinks out loud. Hasselhoff is getting on my last nerve. I never watched Baywatch, and I’m not watching this crap.
This new show On The Lot is a snore. I tuned into the first episode, and when I tried to tune into it the next week to see if it would get any better I was several episodes behind. Princess Leia judging movies? What makes her an expert? I think she did Star Wars and then struck out when getting roles. Her gestures and lack of ability to formulate her judgment makes me want to watch an hour of commercials instead of her.
Veronica Mars was a very good show, and unfortunately The CW rather pick another Pussycat Doll than actual talent. I mean how many girls who can’t sing do you need on stage? I think only the lead Nicole sings. So why bother? The CW also had the once amazing Gilmore Girls sign off this season. I’m not sure if I’m completely satisfied with how it ended, but I know it wasn’t as good as it used to be. At least Rory finally dumped Logan. Now if The CW can only get another hit like that. I would watch it in a heartbeat.
How do I read these ratings?
A Nielsen rating may look like this:
8pm – NBC – TVgasm The TV Show – 10.0/18
Focus on the 10.0/18. The RATING, 10.0, on the left represents the actual number of households that watched a show. One rating point equals 1,102,000 households. The SHARE, 18, on the right represents the show’s proportion of the total households watching television at that time.
For example, TVgasms TV Show has a 10 rating/18 share. That means 11,020,000 households are tuned in to the show and 18% of all the households with a TV turned on are watching that show.
Ratings and Share are customarily broken down for various DEMOs — a demographic grouping of viewers, like 18-49 adults or 2-12 children or 18-34 women, etc. Advertisers, and therefore networks, covet the 18-49 adult demo, and so tend to concentrate on that number.