Nielsen Overnights (18-49)
A good beginning for ‘The Mysteries of Laura’
Averages a 2.1 in 18-49s, NBC's best in the slot since February
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine
- Sep. 18, 2014
With a big lead-in from the season finale of “America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s new dramedy “The Mysteries of Laura” got off to a good start.
“Laura” posted a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating at 10 p.m., according to Nielsen, marking the highest demo rating in the 10 p.m. Wednesday hour for any Big Three network show since Feb. 26, not including sports programs.
“Laura” retained an impressive 91 percent of “Talent’s” lead-in 2.3 rating. The show did slide a bit from its first to its second half hour, from a 2.3 to a 1.9, always cause for concern.
“Talent” was the night’s No. 1 show with a 2.3 from 8 to 10 p.m., down 8 percent from last year’s finale.
Elsewhere last night, Fox also launched a new show, the 9 p.m. “Red Band Society,” which posted a 1.3. The drama held 93 percent of its lead-in, “Hell’s Kitchen,” which averaged a 1.4, down a tenth from last week’s premiere.
Also last night, the season and possibly series finale of CBS’s drama “Extant” surged to a two-month high, averaging a 1.1 at 10 p.m. That was up 38 percent from last week.
NBC led the night among 18-49s with a 2.2 average overnight rating and a 7 share. CBS was second at 1.4/5, Fox third at 1.4/4, Univision fourth at 1.1/4, ABC fifth at 1.0/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.6/2 an CW seventh at 0.4/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-nine percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
CBS was first at 8 p.m. with a 2.2 for “Big Brother,” followed by NBC with a 2.0 for the first hour of “Talent.” Fox was third with a 1.4 for “Kitchen,” Univision fourth with a 1.3 for “Mi Corazon es Tuyo,” ABC fifth with a 1.0 for reruns of “The Middle” and “The Goldbergs,” CW sixth with a 0.6 for “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.3 for “Reina de Corazones.”
NBC took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 2.6 for more “Talent,” while Fox and ABC tied for second at 1.3, Fox for “Band” and ABC for repeats of “Modern Family.” Univision was fourth with a 1.3 for “Hasta el fin del Mundo,” CBS fifth with a 1.0 for a rerun of “Criminal Minds,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.6 for “En Otra Piel,” and CW seventh with a 0.2 for a repeat of “The 100.”
At 10 p.m. NBC was first again with a 2.1 for “Laura,” with CBS second with a 1.1 for “Extant.” Univision and Telemundo tied for third at 0.9, Univision for “La Malquerida” and Telemundo for “El Señor de los Cielos,” and ABC was fifth with a 0.6 for a “Nashville” rerun.
NBC was also first for the night among households with a 7.1 average overnight rating and a 12 share. CBS was second at 3.6/6, Fox third at 2.4/4, ABC fourth at 2.2/4, Univision fifth at 1.5/3, Telemundo sixth at 0.9/1, and CW seventh at 0.7/1.
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For buff dating, some boffo ratings
VH1's 'Dating Naked' wraps up with a nude wedding, a fitting finale
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine
- Sep. 18, 2014
When you wear no clothes, there’s no hiding even the tiniest imperfections. Is that instant intimacy enough to build a lasting relationship on?
The first season of the new VH1 show “Dating Naked”
indicates that answer is yes. The program airs its season finale tonight at 9 p.m.
with a wedding.
Yes, two of the naked daters are getting hitched, which gives it a success rate well beyond most dating shows.
VH1 was very pleased with the show’s first season. Earlier this week the network renewed “Naked,” which has averaged 1 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.
The premise of the show is exactly what it sounds like. Couples are paired up while in the buff, and they decide if they want to continue in a relationship that eventually will include clothing.
It’s certainly a unique twist on a concept, the dating show, that has begun to wear thin after years and years of incarnations on television.
In tonight’s episode, Alika, who describes himself as a “sexual healer” as well as a yoga instructor, and Ashley, an artist, are the ones tying the knot, though VH1 is a little coy on whether this is a real wedding or just a commitment ceremony made to look like a real wedding.
Whatever it is, there’s no doubt about what guests should wear. Everyone will, of course, be naked.