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Animal Practice Preview Garners 12.8 Million Viewers

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 08/15/2012

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Animal Practice” centers on Dr. George Coleman (Justin Kirk, “Weeds” “Angels in America”), a top veterinarian with an impressive list of famous animal patients at the Crane Animal Hospital – a bustling New York City veterinary practice where it often seems as if the patients are running the place. Despite his unorthodox style, George has an undeniable gift with animals of all kinds – except the human kind. “Animal Practice” will debut on Wednesday, September 26 (8-8:30 p.m. ET).

NBC has scheduled encore broadcasts of the pilot episodes of its new comedies “Go On” (10-10:30 p.m. ET) and “Animal Practice” (10:30-11 p.m. ET) on Tuesday, August 21 following early previews of both series during NBC’s coverage of the recent Summer Olympics.

TV Ratings Highlights for “Animal Practice” Preview:

  • Versus Olympics results in the 10:30 half-hour, “Animal Practice” retained 49 percent of that lead-in rating in 18-49 (4.1 vs. 8.4), in line with the 54 percent of last Wednesday’s similar “Go On” preview.  In total viewers, “Animal Practice” retained 47 percent of the Olympic average in the 10:30 half-hour (12.8 million vs. 27.4 million), versus 52 percent for “Go On.”

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  •  NBC’s Sunday 10:58-11:20 p.m. ET preview of “Animal Practice,” following coverage of the London Olympics Closing Ceremony, generated solid sampling for the new series, averaging a 4.1 ratingin adults 18-49 and 12.8 million viewers overall, according to “fast official” ratings from Nielsen Media Research.Animal Practice cute monkey NBC New TV series fall 2012


  •  While the special telecast gave the broad Olympic audience an opportunity to sample the new NBC comedy, last night’s preview of “Animal Practice” aired without commercials and will not be measured in official national Nielsen reports and will not be included in averages for the night, week or season.


Animal Practice Trailer (NBC Series)


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