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Ratings News - 30th 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.

Monday 4/29/13 Metered Markets
ABC Wins; NBC the Network to Beat in Adults 18-49

ABC 8.8/14
NBC 6.7/11
CBS 4.9/ 8
Fox 4.9/ 7
CW 0.5/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 5/01/12
NBC: +24, Fox: + 9, ABC: -16, CBS: -25, CW: -55


“The Voice” (NBC), “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), “Castle” (ABC)

-Honorable Mention:
“The Following” (Fox)

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


-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC, once again, opened the week on a winning overnight note care of its combination of two-hours of “Dancing With the Stars” and “Castle.” But the 9.6 rating/15 share for “Dancing With the Stars” from 8-10 p.m. was 19 percent below the 11.8/18 on the year-ago night. And an 8.1/12 for competing “The Voice” will be more than enough for NBC to hold a huge advantage among adults 18-49 (not to mention other young adult demos) for the evening. Year-to-year, “The Voice was up by 35 percent in the overnights.

Tops at 10 p.m. was “Castle” on ABC with 7.2/12 (- 9 percent from the year-ago evening), followed by “Hawaii Five-O” on CBS (5.2/ 9: -27 percent) and Revolution on NBC (3.8/ 6), which dipped by 54 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (8.2/12). Had it not been for the lead-in support from “The Voice,” “Revolution” would not be the hit NBC would like you to believe. Yes…lead-in still matters.

The hefty percent loss for “Hawaii Five-O” was a result, of course, of CBS’ deteriorating 8-10 p.m. sitcom block. Demo favorite “How I Met Your Mother” (#3: 4.9/ 8 at 8 p.m.) only slipped by six percent year-to-year. But “Rules of Engagement” (#4: 3.9/ 6: -34 percent from year-ago occupant “2 Broke Girls”), “2 Broke Girls” (#3: 5.3/ 8: -27 percent from “Two and a Half Men”) and “Mike & Molly” (#3: 5.2/ 8: -20) from 8:30-10 p.m. were all down by double-digits. At this point, there is no reason to believe perennial benchwarmer “Rules of Engagement” will be back next season.

In season-finale news, Fox’s combination of “Bones” (#4: 4.7/ 7) and “The Following” (#4: 5.1/ 8) remained respectable players, with “The Following,” in particular, up by 19 percent from year-ago occupant “House” (4.3/ 6 on 4/30/12).

The CW capped off the evening were a mere 0.5/ 1 in the overnights for both game show “Oh Sit!”
and soon-to-conclude “90210” from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was a loss of an average 55 percent from year-ago occupants “Gossip Girl” and “Hart of Dixie.”

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

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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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