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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.

Metered Market Wednesday Ratings
“Criminal Minds” Leads CBS to Victory

Wednesday 5/22/13
Metered Market Results

Household
Rating/Share
CBS 6.0/10
ABC 5.1/ 9
NBC 4.6/ 8
Fox 3.7/ 6
CW 0.8/ 1

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-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 5/24/12:
CBS: +50, NBC: +24, CW: +14, ABC: – 7, Fox: -73

Note: Fox aired the season-finale of “American Idol” on the year-ago evening, which averaged a 13.6/22.

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-Winners:
“The Middle” (ABC), “Modern Family” (ABC), “Criminal Minds” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
Nothing…27 percent of last night’s line-up was not original.

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-Ratings Breakdown:
Led by the two-hour season-finale of “Criminal Minds,” CBS dominated this final night of the 2012-13 traditional TV season. “Criminal Minds,” which will remain intact in the Wednesday 9 p.m. hour next fall (out of “Survivor” and into “CSI”) scored a dominant 7.1 rating/11 share in the overnights from 9-11 p.m. Comparably, it peaked at a 7.3/13 in the 10:30 p.m. half-hour.

Earlier in the evening on the Eye net were encores of “Two and a Half Men” (#4: 3.5/ 6), which moves into the Thursday 9:30 p.m. half-hour next fall (out of new sitcom “The Crazy Ones”), and “Mike & Molly” (#4: 3.6/ 6) from 8-9 p.m. To the fans concerned that “Mike & Molly” is not on the fall schedule, don’t be. CBS has ordered 22-episodes for the upcoming fourth season.

Second-place ABC populated the evening with three season-enders: “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Nashville,” and all three will remain in their current time periods next season. “The Middle” opened with a dominant 5.5/10 at 8 p.m., which was 15 percent above its year-ago season finale (4.8/ 8 on 5/23/12). Next was a repeat of “Modern Family” (#2: 4.3/ 7 at 8:30 p.m.), followed by the fourth season-finale of Ed O’Neill and company at a first-place 7.4/12 at 9 p.m., which was right on par from one year earlier. Canceled “How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life”) followed with a third-place 4.5/ 7 at 9:30 p.m., followed by the “Nashville” finale at a second-place 4.5/ 8 at 10 p.m. One year earlier, former 10 p.m. time period occupant “Revenge” ended the season with a 4.5/ 8.

Over at NBC, an 8 p.m. edition of “Dateline” (#2: 4.5/ 8), led into the season-finale episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” (#3: 5.0/ 8) and “Chicago Fire” (#3: 4.2/ 7) from 9-11 p.m. Considering “Chicago Fire” is moving to Tuesday at 10 p.m. next fall out of “The Voice,” expect a season of double-digit percent growth.

In season-premiere news, “Masterchef” on Fox got off to a consistent start with a fourth-place 3.7/ 6 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was equal to its one-hour year-ago opener (on Monday 6/04/12). And The CW populated the evening with 2009 theatrical “Love Happens,” which limped along with a 0.8/ 1 from 8-10 p.m.

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.

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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