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NOTE: CBS is likely to have some large adjustments due to overruns


Today's Early Overnight Ratings

This table shows the early overnight ratings. These ratings are normally adjusted later in the day when all the ratings have been consolidated to take into account any local preemptions and/or overruns. You can find all the final adjusted numbers in our Ratings Database. (See the About section below for details about ratings)



Early Ratings Analysis

The analysis below is based on the early household numbers and are NOT the same as the numbers that will be posted in the above table later. (See the About section below)

For more information on the Nielsen Ratings see this Wikipedia Entry.

NOTE: The opinions expressed here are NOT those of SpoilerTV but of the Author of this Article, Marc Berman.

SUNDAY 3/24/13 Metered Markets
Basketball Ignited CBS Leads; “Red Widow” Nearing Cancellation on ABC

Household
Rating/Share
CBS 6.9/11
NBC 4.1/ 6
ABC 4.0/ 6
Fox 2.2/ 3

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 3/26/12:
ABC and CBS: - 8 each, NBC: -15, ABC: -23

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-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS closed the week on a winning overnight Sunday note, beating distant No. 2 NBC by 68 percent. But individual program results for the Eye net are approximate due to basketball bleeding into primetime by about 45 minutes. Here are the results for CBS by half-hour:

CBS Sunday
7:00 p.m.: “NCAA Basketball”: 8.3/15 (#1)
7:30 p.m.: “NCAA Basketball”: 7.0/12 (#1) / “60 Minutes”: 6.7/11 (#1)
8:00 p.m.: “60 Minutes”: 8.0/13 (#1)
8:30 p.m.: “60 Minutes”” 7.7/12 (#1) / “The Amazing Race”: 6.1/ 9 (#1)
9:00 p.m.: “The Amazing Race”: 6.1/ 9 (#1)
9:30 p.m.: “The Amazing Race”: 6.3/ 9 (#1) / “The Good Wife”” 6.2/ 9 (#1)
10:00 p.m.: “The Good Wife”: 7.0/11 (#1)
10:30 p.m.: “The Good Wife”: 6.9/11 (#1) / “The Mentalist”: 5.3/ 9 (#1)
11:00 p.m.: “The Mentalist”: 5.3/10
11:30 p.m. “The Mentalist”: 5.2/11

Over at NBC, “Dateline” built by 19 week to week, with a 4.3/ 7 in the overnights from 7-9 p.m. And that led into diluted “Celebrity Apprentice” at a 3.9/ 6 from 9-11 p.m., which dipped by 15 percent from the 4.6/ 7 on the comparable year-ago evening. Sadly, it looks like awful Omarosa will be around for the duration. Note to Donald Trump: You are not No. 1!

In episode five news, ABC drama “Red Widow” remained a complete bust with a 2.9/ 5 in the overnights (#3) at 10 p.m. Comparably, that dropped by 40 percent from year-ago occupant “GCB” (4.8/ 8 on 3/25/12), with retention out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “Revenge” (4.4/ 7) of 66 percent. Tick, tock…the cancellation clock is ticking.

Earlier in the evening on ABC was veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#3: 4.0/ 7 at 7 p.m.) and sophomore “Once Upon a Time” (#2: 4.8/ 7 at 8 p.m.), which year-to-year dropped by 19 percent (versus a 5.9/ 9 on 3/25/12). “Revenge,” meanwhile, finished second in the 9 p.m. hour with a 4.5/ 7, which was down by a noticeable 30 percent from year-ago occupant “Desperate Housewives” (6.4/10 on 3/25/12).

Finishing in the No. 4 spot in each half-hour in the overnights was Fox with its line-up of repeats of “Bob’s Burgers” (1.4/ 4), “The Cleveland Show” (1.5/ 2) and “The Simpsons” (2.3/ 4) from 7-8:30 p.m., and original episodes of “Bob’s Burgers” (2.2/ 3), “Family Guy” (3.2/ 5) and “American Dad” (2.8/ 4) from 8:30-10 p.m. While “Family Guy,” of course, will be the standout in the young demographics, “Bob’s Burgers” remains an ongoing concern.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

Source: Marc Berman@tvmediainsights

About the Daily Ratings

Each day (except Sunday) we post the TV Ratings for the previous night.

The first item that gets posted (normally around 2pm GMT) is the early overnight analysis based on the early household numbers (these are not the same as the Total Viewers and 18-49 Demo numbers that are posted later).

Later on (normally between 4pm-5pm GMT) we post the official early overnight Total Viewers and 18-49 Demo numbers in the table above.

Finally, later in the evening (10pm-11pm GMT) or the following day, the final adjusted ratings numbers are released, these are then posted in the Ratings Database. The Final Adjusted numbers are what we use for all our Renew/Cancellation Tables, Full Season Tables, Ratings Scorecards etc (see below)

Additional Ratings Resources

If you’re interested in Ratings/Renewal/Cancellations then we have a number of resources here at SpoilerTV that we recommend you check out.

Renew/Cancel
Our Cancellation/Renewal predictions for the current season.
Ratings Database
Historical Ratings Database for nearly all major US shows going back to their first episodes.
Full Season Tables
The current season full ratings tables for both Total Viewers and 18-49 Demos
Ratings Scorecard
See how all the shows stack up against each other in the Ratings Scorecard Table.

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