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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 4/28/13 Metered Markets
Clean Overnight Sweep for CBS

Household
Rating/Share
CBS 7.0/12
ABC 3.8/ 6
NBC 3.0/ 5
Fox 2.4/ 4

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 4/30/12:
CBS: + 9, Fox: – 8, ABC: -25, NBC: -32

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-Winners:
“60 Minutes” (CBS)

-Honorable Mention:
“The Amazing Race” (CBS), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “The Mentalist” (CBS)

-Losers (Excluding Repeats):
“The Cleveland Show” (Fox), “Red Widow” (ABC)

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-Ratings Breakdown:
It was another clean overnight Sunday sweep for CBS care of its combination of granddaddy “60 Minutes” (#1 for the night: 8.7 rating/15 share), “The Amazing Race” (6.2/10), the season-finale of “The Good Wife” (7.0/11) and “The Mentalist” (6.1/10). But before anyone at the Eye net uncorks a bottle of bubbly in celebration, the older skew on the night is an ongoing concern and the network will need to make some bold changes on Sunday next fall if it wants to stay in the game opposite “Sunday Night Football.”

In the distant No. 2 spot was ABC, which year-to-year dipped by 25 percent. And that too means that ABC will have to do some rebuilding on Sunday next season. Veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” opened with a consistent second-place 3.9/ 7 in the overnights at 7 p.m., followed by “Once Upon a Time” (#2: 4.5/ 7), “Revenge” (#2: 4.4/ 7) and failing “Red Widow,” which dipped to a mere 2.3/ 4 (#3) at 10 p.m. Year-to-year, “Once Upon a Time” slipped by 26 percent, while “Revenge” dropped by 28 percent from former time period occupant “Desperate Housewives.”

NBC, meanwhile, populated the evening with two repeats hours of “The Voice” (avg. 2.5/ 4 from 7-9 p.m.) and two-hours of “Celebrity Apprentice” (3.6/ 6 from 9-11 p.m.), which slipped by 27 percent from the 4.9/ 8 on the year-ago evening. And Fox aired a repeat of “The Simpsons” (#4: 1.3/ 2 at 7 p.m.) into its regular rotation of “The Cleveland Show” (#4: 1.7/ 3 at 7:30 p.m.), which is not returning next season, “The Simpsons” (#3: 2.8/ 5), “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 2.3/ 4), “Family Guy” (#4: 3.4/ 5) and “American Dad” (#4: 2.7/ 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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