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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.

Metered Market Wednesday Ratings
Diluted "American Idol" Leads Fox to Victory

Wednesday 4/10/13
Metered Market Results

Household
Rating/Share
Fox 8.3/13
CBS 7.1/12
ABC 5.2/ 8
NBC 3.1/ 5
CW 1.0/ 2

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-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 4/12/12:
CBS: + 3, ABC: + 2, CW: no change, NBC: - 3, Fox: -26

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-Winners:
"American Idol" (Fox), "Survivor: Caramoan" (CBS), "Modern Family" (ABC), "Criminal Minds" (CBS), "CSI" (CBS)

-Honorable Mention:
"The Middle" (ABC)

-Promising:
"How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life") (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
Nothing - four hours of last night's line-up (two on NBC and two on The CW) were encores.

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-Ratings Breakdown:
Two-hours of "American Idol" kept Fox in the Wednesday overnight winner's circle. And it will be enough to dominate among adults 18-49 (and the other key demos). But an 8.3 rating/13 share from 8-10 p.m. (peaking in the 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. half hours, with an 8.5/13) was still 26 percent below the 11.3/18 on the comparable year-ago evening.

In week two news, ABC sitcom "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life") finished third at 9:30 p.m. with a 5.3/ 8 in the overnights. Comparably, that was just 12 percent below its week-ago opener (6.0/ 9 on April 3). The retention out of lead-in "Modern Family" (#3: 7.3/11 at 9 p.m.) was 73 percent, which is a marked improvement from recent time period occupant "Suburgatory." And compared to the series-premiere of "Don't Trust the B____ in Apartment 23" on the year-ago evening (5.0/ 8 out of a 7.5/11 for "Modern Family"), this was an increase of six percent. Two episodes in, and "How to Live With Your Parents" is promising.

Earlier in the evening on ABC were comedies "The Middle" (5.3/ 9) and "Suburgatory" (4.2/ 7), which each finished third in their half-hours from 8-9 p.m. And on-the-fence freshman drama "Nashville" finished second at 10 p.m. with a 4.4/ 8. Keep in mind that normally competing "Chicago Fire" on NBC, which is a shoo-in for renewal for next season, was replaced by an encore of the pilot episode of "Hannibal" (#3: 2.3/ 4).

Over at CBS, reliable "Survivor: Caramoan" finished a comfortable second at 8 p.m. with a 6.3/10 in the overnights, which was on par with the comparable year-ago evening. Tell us what you think about last night's episode of "Survivor" by visiting our Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/adorfec.

Next on the Eye net was underrated "Criminal Minds" at a second-place 7.6/12 at 9 p.m., which was consistent from one year earlier, followed by granddaddy "CSI" at a dominant 7.3/13 at 10 p.m. Year-to-year, "CSI" increased by nine percent. At present, CBS is still in conversations to renew worthy "Criminal Minds" for next season.

Elsewhere, "Dateline" opened for NBC with a third-place 3.9/ 6 at 8 p.m., which is an improvement over recent comedies "Whitney" and "Guys With Kids." Next was a repeat of "Law & Order: SVU" (#4: 3.1/ 5 at 9 p.m.), followed by the aforementioned "Hannibal" encore at a third-place 2.3/ 4 at 10 p.m.

The CW capped off the night with repeats of "Arrow" (#5: 1.1/ 2) and "Supernatural" (#5: 0.8/ 1) from 8-10 p.m., which both have already been renewed for next season.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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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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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