The daytime savings time continues to hammer 8-10 PM shows. Last night TV usage was down 6.5% from 8-10 PM, with the biggest decline, 11%, from 8-8:30 PM. Airing in that half hour, Fox’s Raising Hope (1.8/6) was down 14% from last week. At 8:30 PM, I Hate My Teenage Daughter (1.3/4) was down 19%. The losses carried over to New Girl (2.7/7), down 10%, and Breaking In (1.5/4), down 12% from its ho-hum second-season premiere last week.
ABC put a Last Man Standing rerun (1.3/4) in the most affected by the clock change 8-8:30 PM time period. At 8:30 PM, the special “Scrubs episode” of Cougar Town (1.4/4), featuring actors from Bill Lawrence’s previous series, was down 7%, while The River (1.3/4) fell 13%. Both posted series lows. At 10 PM, Body Of Proof (1.4/4) was steady, matchig its most recent original.
Also flat was NBC’s The Biggest Loser (2.0/9 from 8-9:30 PM). It was followed by the debut of Fashion Star, which managed a so-so 1.6/4, below the recent outings of dramedy Parenthood, which it replaced. With CBS in repeats, that was still good enough for a No.1 finish at 10 PM. NBC also had a rare No.1 finish for the night in 18-49, tied with Fox and CBS, which aired repeats. Both of CW’s dramas, 90210 and Ringer, fell a tenth of a rating point.
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