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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.

Monday 4/15/13 Metered Markets
ABC Wins; NBC Poised for Key Demographic Victory

Household
Rating/Share
ABC 8.8/13
NBC 7.7/12
CBS 5.1/ 8
Fox 4.5/ 7
CW 0.5/ 1

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-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 4/17/12
NBC: +37, Fox: + 2, CBS: - 9, ABC: -17, CW: -50

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-Winners:
"Dancing With the Stars" (ABC), "The Voice" (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
"How I Met Your Mother" (CBS), "2 Broke Girls" (CBS), "Mike & Molly" (CBS), "Castle" (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
"Oh Sit!" (CW), "90210" (CW)

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-Ratings Breakdown:
It was another Monday overnight victory for ABC, but NBC, of course, will win the evening among adults 18-49 (and other young adult demos) thanks to "The Voice." Third overall was CBS, which is no longer the Monday force it once was, followed by Fox and lowly The CW, which featured the DOA return of game show "Oh Sit!"

"Oh Sit!" opened season two with a miniscule 0.6 rating/1 share in the overnights at 8 p.m., which year-to-year dipped by 40 percent from former time period occupant "Gossip Girl" (1.0/ 1 on 4/16/12). One week earlier, "The Carrie Diaries" concluded for the season (or series) with 0.9/ 1 on April 8.

Leading out of "Oh Sit!" was the return of soon-to-conclude "90210" at a very last-place 0.5/ 1 at 9 p.m.

Tops for the evening in the overnights, as usual, was "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC with a 9.7/14 from 8-10 p.m. But, year-to-year, that was a loss of 19 percent (versus a 12.0/18 on 4/16/12). Competing "The Voice" on NBC, in contrast, rose to an 8.8/13 from 8-10 p.m., which built by 40 percent from the 6.3/ 9 on the year-ago evening. And "The Voice's" advantage among adults 18-49 will be significant.

Leading out of "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC was "Castle" at a dominant 6.9/11 in the overnights at 10 p.m. Competing was an NBC News special on the tragic bombings in Boston (#2: 5.6/ 9), followed by "Hawaii Five-O" on CBS at a 5.2/ 8.

Earlier in the evening on the Eye net was its comedy rotation of "How I Met Your Mother" (#3: 5.1/ 8), which officially concludes next season, "Rules of Engagement" (#3: 4.5/ 7), "2 Broke Girls" (#3: 5.4/ 8) and compatible "Mike & Molly" (#3: 5.4/ 8). Capping off the evening was Fox with its consistent combination of "Bones" (#4: 4.4/ 7) and "The Following" (#4: 4.5/ 7), which have both already been renewed for next season.

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)

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