Sweeps periods for the 2011-2012 season
October 27 – November 23, 2011
February 2 – February 29, 2012
April 26 – May 23, 2012
June 28 – July 25, 2012
Sweeps Specials’s 18-49 Ratings, November 2011

Week 1

Thursday, October 27, first night of sweeps
2.3 It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (special, 1966) ABC, 8-9pm
6.5 World Series game 6, FOX

Friday, October 28
1.0 Chuck (season premiere) NBC 8-9pm 2.1 GRIMM (series premiere) NBC 9-10pm 7.4 World Series game 7, FOX

Saturday, October 29
1.5 America’s Most Wanted (2-hour special) FOX 8-10pm

Sunday, October 30
2.4 Allen Gregory (series premiere) FOX 8:30-9pm

Monday, October 31
1.7 Scared Shrekless (special, 2010) ABC, 8-9pm
1.0 Rock Center (series premiere) NBC, 9-10pm

Week 2

Thursday, November 3
3.3 Bones (season premiere) FOX, 9-10pm

Friday, November 4
7.2 College Football (1 LSU vs 2 Alabama) CBS, 8:30pm Eastern

Tuesday, November 8
1.7 In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Nashville (special, new) ABC 10-11pm

Wednesday, November 9
4.8 CMA Awards (special, live) ABC 8pm Eastern

Week 3

Saturday, November 12
0.9 South Carolina Republican Debate (special, live) CBS 8-9pm Eastern
0.6 College Football (Maryland vs Notre Dame) NBC 8pm Eastern
3.0 UFC fight (special, live) FOX 9-10pm

Monday, November 14
2.4 20/20 (special day) ABC 10-11pm

Week 4

Thursday, November 17
1.7 20/20 (special day) ABC 8-9pm
2.6 Private Practice (special, 2 hours) ABC 9-10pm

Sunday, November 20
4.3 2011 American Music Awards (special) ABC 8-11pm
Animation Domination (Thanksgiving episodes) FOX 8-10pm

Monday, November 21
1.7 You Deserve It (series premiere) ABC 9-10pm (DWTS shrunk to one hour, 8-9pm)

Tuesday, November 22
3.2 X Factor (special day) FOX 8-10pm
4.1 Dancing with the Stars (cycle finale, expanded to 2 hours) ABC 9-11pm

Wednesday, November 23, last night of Sweeps
The Middle, Suburgatory, and Modern Family (Thanksgiving episodes) ABC 8-9:30pm
1.5 Mobbed (special) FOX 9-10pm (X Factor shrunk to one hour)

November Specials, post-Sweeps

Thursday, November 24, Thanksgiving
1.8 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (special, 2001) ABC 8-9pm
2.3 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (special, new) FOX 8pm-8:30
1.6 Happiness is a Warm Blanket Charlie Brown (special, new) FOX 8:30-9:30
1.6 A Very Gaga Thanksgiving (special, premiere) ABC 9:30-11pm
0.9 The 85th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (special, new) NBC 10-11pm (to be rerun on Saturday, 8-9pm)

Friday, November 25
0.8 Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas (special, new) CBS 8pm-8:30
1.1 The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf’s Story (special, new) CBS 8:30-9pm
0.5 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (special, 2000) CW 8-9pm
0.2 Olive, the Other Reindeer (special, 1999) CW 9-10pm

Saturday, November 26
0.6 The 85th Anniversary of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (special, rerun from Thursday) NBC 8-9pm

Sunday, November 27
1.1 Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith (Hallmark movie, new) ABC 9-11pm

Monday, November 28
2.5 Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (special, 1966) ABC 8pm-8:30
2.6 Shrek the Halls (special, 2007) ABC 8:30-9pm

Tuesday, November 29
4.0 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (special, 1964) CBS 8-9pm
4.6 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011 (special, new) CBS, 10-11pm

Wednesday, November 30
1.9 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (special, live) NBC 8-9pm
0.9 A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (special, 2008) CW 8-9pm
2.8 I Hate My Teenage Daughter (series premiere) FOX 9:30-10pm (X Factor shrunk to 90 minutes)
1.9 The Grammy Nominations Concert (special, live) CBS 10-11pm


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