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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.

SUNDAY 4/21/13 Metered Markets
Clean Sweep for CBS

Household
Rating/Share
CBS 7.1/12
ABC 4.2/ 7
NBC 3.0/ 5
Fox 2.1/ 3

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 4/23/12:
CBS: + 4, ABC: -12, Fox: -16, NBC: -35

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-Winners:
“60 Minutes” (CBS), “The Amazing Race” (CBS), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “The Mentalist” (CBS)

-Could Be Better/Could Be Worse:
Movie: “Remember Sunday” (ABC)

-Losers (Excluding Repeats):
“The Cleveland Show” (Fox)

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-Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean overnight Sunday sweep for CBS, which dominated each of the eight half-hours with its line-up of “60 Minutes” (8.8 rating/16 share - #1 for the evening), “The Amazing Race” (6.2/10), “The Good Wife” (6.8/10) and “The Mentalist” (6.4/11). But beating distant No. 2 ABC by an average of 69 percent cannot mask the fact that the Eye net needs to make changes on the older skewing evening next season. And one way to potentially do it is to move established “NCIS: Los Angeles” away from its parent series (while giving the Tuesday 9 p.m. hour to upcoming spin-off “NCIS: Red”). Stay tuned.

ABC, which will also have to make adjustments on Sunday next season, populated the 9-11 p.m. block with original Hallmark Hall of Fame made-for movie “Remember Sunday.” The overnight results were sluggish at a 4.2/ 7, which was 11 percent below year-ago Hallmark Hall of Fame title, “Firelight” (4.7/ 8 on 4/22/12). And that 4.7/ 8 for “Firelight” translated into 7.56 million viewers and a 1.6 rating/4 share among adults 18-49, based on the live plus same day results. In other words: the Hallmark titles were a bigger draw on CBS than they are on ABC.

Earlier in the evening on the alphabet net was veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at a second-place 3.9/ 7 at 7 p.m., which was five percent above the year-ago evening; followed by sophomore “Once Upon a Time” at a 4.6/ 7 (#2) at 8 p.m. Year-to-year, “Once Upon a Time” slipped by 23 percent (versus a 6.0/ 9 on 4.22/12).

Elsewhere, two-hours of “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC averaged a depressed 3.6/ 6 in the overnights from 9-11 p.m., which was 25 percent below the 4.8/ 8 on the comparable year-ago evening. But “Celebrity Apprentice” built by 16 percent from the 8:30 p.m. portion of an encore of lead-in “The Voice” (3.1/ 5). And it should have had no trouble competing among adults 18-49 opposite the older skewing fare on ABC and CBS.

Overall, the repeat of “The Voice” averaged a 2.4/ 4 in the overnights from 7-9 p.m.

Fox, meanwhile, was down by 16 percent overall year-to-year with its animated combination of a repeat of “Bob’s Burgers” (1.2/ 2), “The Cleveland Show” (1.6/ 3), “The Simpsons” (2.3/ 4), the regularly scheduled edition of “Bob’s Burgers” (2.2/ 3), a repeat of “Family Guy” (#4: 2.7/ 4) and “American Dad” (2.5/ 4).

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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