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Ratings News - 5th March 2013 (Full Tables Posted)

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.

Monday 3/04/13 Metered Markets
“The Bachelor” Leads ABC to Victory

ABC 6.0/10
Fox 5.5/ 8
CBS 4.3/ 7
NBC 3.6/ 6
CW 0.8/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 3/06/12
Fox: +41, CW: +14, ABC: + 5, CBS: -10, NBC: -59


“The Bachelor” (ABC), “The Following” (Fox)

-Honorable Mention:
“Bones” (Fox)

“The Carrie Diaries” (CW), “90210” (CW), “Deception” (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC topped the Monday overnights, beating No. 2 Fox by five-tenths of a rating point. Aside from “Rules of Engagement,” CBS was in all repeats, hence the third place ranking.

“The Bachelor” on ABC took top-rated honors for the evening, with a 6.6 rating/10 share from 8-10 p.m. (and a first-place time period finish in each of the four half-hours). Comparably, “The Bachelor” built by six percent from the year-ago evening (6.2/ 9 on 3/05/12), and it bested NBC’s competing “The Biggest Loser” (#4: 4.1/ 6 from 8-10 p.m.), which rose to its highest overnight rating in five weeks, by 61 percent.

Recent drama addition “Deception” on NBC also perked up to its best overnight average in five weeks, with a distant third-place 2.7/ 5 at 10 p.m. But that still trailed repeats of “Castle” on ABC (#1: 4.8/ 8) and “Hawaii Five-O” on CBS (#2: 3.8/ 7) by 44 percent and 29 percent, respectively. NBC, no doubt, is anxiously awaiting for the return of “The Voice” on March 25 (which leads into the return of drama “Revolution.”).

On Fox, just renewed “The Following” with Kevin Bacon earned its renewal stripes with a second-place 5.6/ 9 in the overnights at 9 p.m., which fully maintained its “Bones” (#2: 5.6/ 8) lead-in. “The Following,” as usual, is expected to build out of “Bones” by noticeable proportions among adults 18-49 (and other young adult demos).

Over at CBS, an encore of “How I Met Your Mother” finished fourth at 8 p.m. with a 3.9/ 6, followed aforementioned “Rules of Engagement” at a third-place 4.7/ 7 at 8:30 p.m. Repeats of “2 Broke Girls” and “Mike & Molly” each scored a 4.7/ 7 in their time periods from 9-10 p.m.

Last-place The CW made the right move, no doubt, finally axing “90210,” which scored a 0.6/ 1 at 9 p.m. (out of a 1.0/ 2 for struggling lead-in “The Carrie Diaries” at 8 p.m.). With “90210” canceled and “Cult” banished to Friday, the question The CW needs to ponder is which of their low-rated dramas do they bring back next season: “The Carrie Diaries,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Beauty and the Beast” or “Nikita”?

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

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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.
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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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