I may be taking a silly approach to this, but that was my first reaction when seeing a press release in my inbox about how The CW had its most watched Tuesday night in over a year.
The shows on last nights lineup were One Tree Hill and Hellcats. I have deciphered the intel and concluded that while the amount of Hellcats fans stayed the same, even people who have given up watching One Tree Hill tuned in last night for the Brooke Davis wedding.
The one person who probably wasn’t watching? Chad Michael Murray.
Here’s the boring stats via press release:
Best Tuesday in Adults & Women 18-34 Since November 2009
“One Tree Hill” Garners Largest Audience and Best Women 18-34 Rating Since December 2009
“Hellcats” Matches Time Period High for the Season in Adults 18-34
Viewers came out for Brooke and Julian’s big day on ONE TREE HILL last night, giving The CW its most watched Tuesday night in almost a year and a half, according to preliminary live plus same day Nielsen ratings for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.
The CW had its most watched Tuesday night (2.1M) since Sept. 8, 2009 and hit season highs last night in all key demos, including adults 18-34 (1.3/4), women 18-34 (1.8/5) and adults 18-49 (1.0/3). It was The CW’s highest rated Tuesday among adults 18-34 since November 10, 2009, its best in women 18-34 since November 17, 2009 and its best among adults 18-49 since October 6, 2009.
ONE TREE HILL had its most watched episode (2.4M) and its best ratings among women 18-34 (2.3/6) and adults 18-49 (1.2/3) in more than a year last night (since December 7, 2009), and its best adults 18-34 rating (1.5/5) since May 10, 2010.
HELLCATS matched last week’s season high for the time period in A18-34 (1.1/3) and averaged 1.9 million total viewers, the second best total in the time period this season behind only last week.