ANNOUNCEMENTSAMERICA LOVES “HOWIE DO IT”

Last night’s premiere of the new NBC reality series “Howie Do It” has captured NBC’s highest non-Olympic results in the time period in more than 10 months, according to “fast affiliate-based” “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. From 8-9 p.m. ET, the debut of “Howie Do It” averaged a 2.1 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers overall, NBC’s strongest Nielsen figures in the time slot, excluding Olympics,...
January 11, 20093 min

Last night’s premiere of the new NBC reality series “Howie Do It” has captured NBC’s highest non-Olympic results in the time period in more than 10 months, according to “fast affiliate-based” “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

From 8-9 p.m. ET, the debut of “Howie Do It” averaged a 2.1 rating, 7 share in adults 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers overall, NBC’s strongest Nielsen figures in the time slot, excluding Olympics, since February 22, 2008 in 18-49 and since February 15, 2008 in total viewers.

The debut of “Howie Do It” improved on NBC’s season averages in the time period by 91 percent in 18-49 rating (2.1 vs. 1.1) and 3.0 million persons or 63 percent in total viewers (7.7 million vs. 4.7 million). The series, hosted by executive producer Howie Mandel, ranked #2 in the time period in adults 18-49 and total viewers and #1 among adults 18-34 (tie) and men 18-49 (pending updates).

At 9 p.m. ET last night, NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall) matched its highest 18-49 rating to date as a Friday regular and delivered its second-biggest overall audience over those eight telecasts. From its first half-hour to its second, “Lipstick Jungle” increased its 18-49 rating by 15 percent (to a 1.5 from a 1.3). Note that “Lipstick Jungle’s” “live plus same day” ratings are increasing by 34 percent in 18-49 in “live plus seven day” results, giving “Lipstick Jungle” the biggest jump among all primetime network series.

At 10 p.m., “Dateline NBC” delivered a 1.3/3 in 18-49 and 4.9 million viewers overall. From its first half-hour to its second, “Dateline” increased its 18-49 rating by 36 percent (to a 1.5/4 from a 1.1/3) and its overall viewership by 22 percent (to 5.4 million from 4.4 million).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for Friday night are: CBS 2.3/7; ABC, 1.9/6; NBC, 1.6/5; ABC, 1.6/5; CW, 0.5/2. In overall total viewers, January 9 preliminary results are: CBS, 10.3 million; ABC, 6.1 million; NBC, 5.5 million; Fox, 4.2 million; CW, 1.1 million

Official national results for Friday night are due from Nielsen Monday, Jan. 12.

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