Ratings: ‘Rob!’ Premieres Big for CBS

by | January 13, 2012 at 3:16 PM | 30 Rock, bones, Grey's Anatomy, Parks & Recreation, Person of Interest, Private Practice, Ratings, Rob, The Big Bang Theory, The Finder, The Firm, The Mentalist, The Office, TV News, Up All Night, Wipeout

By Tim Molloy at TheWrap

CBS’s new sitcom “Rob!,” starring Rob Schneider as a man who marries into a large Mexican family, had a big debut Thursday, scoring the network’s best numbers for a regularly scheduled program in its time slot since May 2010. Fox’s “The Finder,” meanwhile, had a very soft debut as CBS won the night overall.

“Rob!” had a 4.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11 share, and scored 13.5 million total viewers. “The Finder” had a 1.7/4 and 5.5 million total viewers, losing much of its lead-in from “Bones.”

CBS’s night started at 8 p.m. with “The Big Bang Theory,” which was the highest-rated and most-viewed show of the night with a 5.2/15 and 16 million total viewers. “Rob!” held on to much of that strong lead-in at 8:30. At 9, “Person of Interest” scored a 3.2/8 and 14.7 million total viewers. “The Mentalist” at 10 scored a 2.7/7 and 13.4 million total viewers.

ABC was the second-highest-rated network. “Wipeout” at 8 scored a 2.2/6 and 7.1 million total viewers. “Grey’s Anatomy” at 9 had a 3.8/9 and 10.6 million total viewers, and “Private Practice” had a 2.4/6 and 6.7 million.

Fox, which was third, had a 2.4/6 and 8.6 million for “Bones” at 8. “The Finder” is a spin-off of the show.

NBC was fourth. The return of “30 Rock” — premiering in midseason for the first time — scored a soft 1.8/5 and 4.6 million total viewers at 8. “Parks and Recreation” at 8:30 had a 1.9/5 and 4.1 million total viewers. “The Office” at 9 had a 2.9/7 and 5.9 million, and “Up All Night” at 9:30 had a 2.0/5 and 4.3 million.

The Firm,” meanwhile, had a dismal 1.0/3 and 4.2 million, down from its premiere Sunday, when it had a 1.4/3 and 6.2 million total viewers.

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