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Ratings News - 25th April 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.

Metered Market Wednesday Ratings
“American Idol” Down, but Still Dominant

Wednesday 4/24/13
Metered Market Results

Fox 8.6/14
CBS 5.1/ 8
NBC 4.0/ 7
ABC 3.2/ 5
CW 1.9/ 3


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 4/26/12:
CW: +136, NBC: +14, CBS: - 4, Fox: -25, ABC: -27


“American Idol” (Fox), “Survivor: Caramoan” (CBS), “Arrow” (CW), “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC), “CSI” R (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
Nothing…42 percent of the line-up was non-original.


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Wednesday overnight victory for Fox, which faced repeats on ABC and CBS. But veteran “American Idol” continues to show its age with a loss of 25 percent from the comparable year-ago evening. “Idol” averaged an 8.6 rating/14 share from 8-10 p.m., peaking at a 9.0/14 from 9-10 p.m.

Over at CBS, stable “Survivor: Caramoan” remained just that at a solid second-place 6.4/11 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m. Unlike other aging reality/competitions, the consistency for veteran “Survivor” this season is truly unprecedented. Too bad, though, that the outcome was not different last night. Darn that Sandra Bullock lookalike!

Airing out of “Survivor” were encores of “Criminal Minds” (#4: 4.0/ 6), which is still not officially renewed for next season, and “CSI” (#1: 4.9/ 9) from 9-11 p.m. “CSI” faced repeats of sure-to-return “Chicago Fire” on NBC (#2: 2.8/ 5) and on the fence “Nashville” on ABC (#3: 2.3/ 4). Since ABC is known for renewing one low-rated freshman drama every season, do not rule “Nashville” out…yet.

Aside from recent sitcom entry “How to Live with Your Parents: For the Rest of Your Life,” everything on ABC last night was a repeat. And minus the lead-in support, “How to Live With Your Parents” dipped to a series low 3.7/ 6 (#4) at 9:30 p.m. But the retention out of an encore of “Modern Family” (#3: 4.1/ 7 at 9 p.m.) was solid at 90 percent. And there is every reason to believe the demo retention will be positive as well. One year earlier, former time period occupant “Don’t Trust the B____ in Apartment 23” scored a similar 4.0/ 6 out of a 4.4/ 7 for a repeat of “Modern Family” on 4/25/12. Four-week overnight track for “How To Live With Your Parents”: 6.0/ 9 – 5.3/ 8 – 4.2/ 7 – 3.7/ 6.

Earlier in the evening on ABC was repeats of “The Middle” (#4: 3.4/ 6 at 8 p.m.) and another episode of “Modern Family” on ABC (#4: 3.4/ 5 at 8:30 p.m.), which is circling the “jump the shark” waters this season as a result of Jay (Ed O’Neill) and Gloria’s (Sofia Vergara) baby.

Elsewhere, “Dateline” on NBC (#3: 4.0/ 6 at 8 p.m.), which remains an improvement from recent sitcoms “Whitney” and “Guys With Kids,” led into an above average (and second place) 5.3/ 8 for “Law & Order: SVU” at 9 p.m. Comparably, this was “SVU’s” top-rated performance in the overnights since January 9. And it built from the 8:30 p.m. portion of “Dateline” (4.1/ 7) by 29 percent.

The CW capped off the evening with freshman success “Arrow” (#5: 2.2/ 6), which increased from a year-ago encore of Canadian drama “LA Complex” (0.6/ 1 on 4/25/12) by a whopping 267 percent, and veteran “Supernatural” (#5: 1.6/ 2).

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

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

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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