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2011-2012 Television Season

The 2011-2012 television season is the 66th network season in the United States television history. It began on Monday, September 19, 2011 and ended on Sunday, May 27, 2012. The effective start date of the 2011-12 season for the purposes of audience measurement was September 24, 2011 through September 21, 2012.

Demographic Estimates

Universe estimates used to calculate a program or network's rating within that particular demographic for the 2011-12 television season. See the complete 2011-2012 universe estimates.

DemographicPopulationShare
Households114,649,310
Persons 2+289,700,000
Persons 2-1141,180,00014.2%
Persons 12-1724,040,0008.30%
Persons 18+224,480,00077.5%
Persons 18-3467,590,00023.3%
Persons 18-49127,860,00044.1%
Persons 25-54120,680,00041.7%
Persons 35-4960,300,00020.8%
Persons 50+96,600,00033.3%

Media Market Estimates

Top 10 designated market areas by number of television homes for the 2011-2012 season. See the complete 2011-2012 Nielsen DMA ranking.

RankMarketTV HomesShare
1New York7,387,8106.444%
2Los Angeles5,569,7804.858%
3Chicago3,493,4803.047%
4Philadelphia2,993,3702.611%
5Dallas-Fort Worth2,571,3102.243%
6San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose2,506,5102.186%
7Boston-Manchester2,379,6902.076%
8Washington-Hagerstown2,360,1802.059%
9Atlanta2,292,6402.0%
10Houston2,185,2601.906%

Events

2011

October

  1. Halloween Wars premieres on Food Network.
  2. Erin Burnett OutFront premieres on CNN.
  3. Incredible Dr. Pol premieres on Nat Geo Wild.

December

  1. Impractical Jokers premieres on TruTV.

2012

January

  1. Early Start premieres on CNN.
  2. This Week with George Stephanopoulos premieres on ABC for the second time.

March

  1. All Girls Garage premieres on Motor Trend.
  2. Car Fix premieres on Motor Trend.
  3. Disney Junior is launched.

April

  1. Wicked Tuna premieres on Nat Geo.
  2. TUDN is launched as Univision Deportes Network.

May

  1. Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents premieres on Comedy Central.
  2. Mountain Men premieres on History.

June

  1. Graveyard Carz premieres on Motor Trend.
  2. Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta premieres on VH1.

August

  1. Fantasy Football Now premieres on ESPN2.
  2. BeIN Sports Español is launched.
  3. BeIN Sports is launched.

September

  1. NFL Fantasy Live premieres on NFL Network.

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