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Ratings News - 22nd May 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 Tuesday Ratings
ABC Dances to Victory

Tuesday 5/21/13
Metered Market Results

ABC 8.3/14
CBS 5.1/ 8
NBC 5.1/ 8
Fox 3.6/ 6
CW 0.5/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 5/23/12:
NBC: +16, CBS: – 6, CW: -17, ABC: -20, Fox: -54


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

-Losers (excluding repeats):
Nothing38 percent of the line-up was non-original. “Tis the season for repeats!


-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC danced its way to an easy Tuesday overnight victory, with a 10.7 rating/17 share for the season-finale of “Dancing With the Stars” from 9-11 p.m. One year earlier, it concluded with a 12.4/24 (on 5/12/12). But paring down “Dancing With the Stars” to just the two-hour block on Monday is a wise maneuver to keep the franchise alive. Congratulations, Kellie Pickler!

Earlier in the evening on ABC was 8 p.m. special “The Bachelor”: The Bachelor’s Funniest Moments” at a third-place 3.7/ 6 at 8 p.m. Keep in mind that the new season of “The Bachelorette” begins on ABC next Monday.

Over at NBC, the planned recap edition of “The Voice” at 8 p.m. was replaced with an NBC News Special on the tornadoes in Oklahoma, which resonated with a 5.1/ 9 in the overnights at 8 p.m. (#2). Next was the live edition of “The Voice” (#2: 6.7/10), which will win the 9 p.m. hour among adults 18-49 with ease, followed by a third-place 3.4/ 6 for “Grimm” at 10 p.m. “Grimm” moves back into its former Friday 9 p.m. time period next fall (out of “Dateline” and into compatible short-flight series “Dracula”).

CBS populated the evening with encores of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 5.2/ 9) and two episodes of “NCIS” (9 p.m.: #3, 5.2/ 8; 10 p.m.: #2: 4.9/ 8). Fox aired two-hours of summer staple “So You Think You Can Dance,” which remains below average early its return with a 3.6/ 6 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. And The CW paired a Tuesday repeat of “The Vampire Diaries” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 8 p.m.) with an encore of “America’s Next Top Model” College Edition” (#5: 0.4/ 1 at 9 p.m.). Considering the next edition of “Top Model” returns this summer, announcing a fall schedule with Tyra Banks and company in the Friday 9 p.m. hour is misleading.

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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