January 19, 2012

The Sked: WEDNESDAY RATINGS January 18

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf

>Complete ratings tracks will be updated later than usual.  But first, the main headlines.  American Idol returned from 8-10 pm with a preliminary 7.2 rating with Adults 18-49, down from a 9.7 on the same night last year but still towering over the competition.

The biggest victims of Hurricane Idol were comedies on NBC and ABC.  Whitney dropped to a 1.6 and Are You There, Chelsea? to a 1.8 (after premiering above a 2 rating last week on NBC).  The Middle (2.6) and Suburgatory (2.5) matched season lows on ABC.


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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.