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TVgasm is back in the ratings business. I was backed up for a while with a ton of work, but now I have Kronus who will be kickin’ around and helping me out with all the technical stuff J-Unit used to do, and I’m too dumb to do. On to the ratings. . .
Surviving the competition last night and proving once and for all who is smarter than a 5th grader, SURVIVOR: FIJI took top honor pulling in a respectable 4.1/13. Sadly, UGLY BETTY is looking less pretty to the networks dropping down to number four in the majors behind SURVIVOR, THE OFFICE and ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER. . . but it did beat out SMALLVILLE!
All this info and so much more can be found after the jump. . .
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.