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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 4/08/13 Metered Markets
Basketball Ignited CBS Dominates

Household
Rating/Share
CBS 9.9/16
ABC 8.2/13
NBC 7.5/12
Fox 3.6/ 5
CW 0.7/ 1

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-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 4/10/12
CBS: +55, NBC: +29, ABC: -15, Fox: -20, CW: -36

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-Winners:
"NCAA Basketball Tournament" (CBS), "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC), "The Voice" (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
"The Carrie Diaries" (CW)

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-Ratings Breakdown:
It was what you would call a huge night of television, with reality staples "Dancing With the Stars" on ABC and "The Voice" on NBC competing against Michigan vs. Louisville on the 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament on CBS. Basketball reigned supreme with an estimated 13.9 rating/22 share in the overnights from 9-11:30 p.m. ET, peaking in the 11 p.m. half-hour with a 16.3/28. Keep in mind, as always, that results for any live sporting event are estimated.

Earlier in the evening on the Eye net were 8-9 p.m. encores of sitcoms "2 Broke Girls" (#3: 3.8/ 6) and "The Big Bang Theory" (#2: 5.3/ 8), which is also approximate due to basketball airing live in the Central Time Zone.

"Dancing With the Stars" on ABC bested chief competitor "The Voice" on NBC by nine percent in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. (9.8/15 vs. 9.0/14). But "The Voice" will hold a considerable advantage among adults 18-49 (and other key young adult demos). And "The Voice" (despite facing basketball on CBS, which did not air on the year-ago evening) built by 38 percent (9.0/14 vs. 6.5/10) from one year earlier. "Dancing With the Stars," in contrast, declined by 19 percent (9.8/15 vs. 12.1/18). Regardless, success for three very different shows competing head to head last night only proves the power of broadcast television.

Opposite basketball in the 10 p.m. hour, "Castle" on ABC scored a 5.0/ 8 in the overnights (#2), followed by a 4.3/ 7 for "Revolution" on NBC. But "Revolution," which is a shoo-in for renewal, will be a bigger draw in the young adult demos.

In season (or series) finale news, "Sex and the City" prequel "The Carrie Diaries" on The CW signed-off with a mere (and very last-place) 0.9/ 1 in the overnights at 8 p.m. Comparably, that was 10 percent below year-ago occupant "Gossip Girl" (1.0/ 2 on 4/09/12). If "The Carrie Diaries" does return, and chances of that happening are slim, it is only because of all the other troubled spots on The CW's line-up.

"The Carrie Diaries" led into a 0.5/ 1 (#5) for a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" at 9 p.m.

Over at Fox, an encore of "Bones" (#4: 3.0/ 5) led into a 4.3/ 6 for an original installment of "The Following" at 9 p.m., which built by 43 percent. Due to basketball on CBS bleeding into primetime, overnight results in late night are excluded today.

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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