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Ratings News - 23rd October 2013

Today's Early Top 25 Market's - 18-49 Ratings

If released, the numbers will be posted here.
Thanks to SitcomsOnline for these early numbers.

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.

Tuesday 10/22/13 Metered Market Ratings
Clean Sweep for CBS; All Nets Consistent from One Week Earlier

CBS 10.1/17
NBC 6.0/10
ABC 3.5/ 6
Fox 2.6/ 4
CW 1.5/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 10/23/12:
CW: +36, NBC: +22, CBS: + 5, Fox: -13, ABC: -39


“NCIS” (CBS), “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “Person of Interest” (CBS)

-Honorable Mention:
“The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Chicago Fire” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The Mindy Project” (Fox)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was another clean Tuesday overnight sweep for CBS care of “NCIS” (12.2 rating/20 share – #1 for the evening), spin-off “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9.6/15) and “Person of Interest” (8.4/15), which built from failed year-ago occupant “Vegas” (7.2/12 on 10/23/12) by 17 percent. But another Tuesday edition of “The Voice” (#2: 8.2/13 at 9 p.m.) could be strong enough to lift NBC to victory among adults 18-49 (and other key young adult demos). Comparably, “The Voice” increased from lead-in “The Biggest Loser” (#3: 4.7/ 7 at 8 p.m.), which was consistent from its week-ago opener, by 74 percent. And that translated into a very respectable 2.3 rating/7 share in the demo (based on the live plus same day data).

NBC capped off this fourth Tuesday in October with relocated “Chicago Fire” at a second-place 5.1/ 9 at 10 p.m., which was 46 percent above year-ago occupant “Parenthood” (3.5/ 6 on 10/23/12). Although “Chicago Fire” trailed competing “Person of Interest” by 39 percent in the overnights, the race among adults 18-49 will be neck-and-neck.

ABC was virtually identical to one week earlier from 8-10 p.m. with its combination of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (#2: 5.1/ 8), “The Goldbergs” (#3: 3.7/ 6) and “Trophy Wife” (#3: 2.8/ 5), which is a positive for only “S.H.I.E.L.D.” But since all four of the new ABC comedies are lagging this season, that might buy “Wonder Years”-wannabe “The Goldbergs” and worthier “Trophy Wife” more time.

ABC closed the night with an encore of “Shark Tank” at a very distant 2.3/ 4 at 10 p.m.

Excluding a one-tenth of a rating point (or four percent) drop for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” fourth-place Fox was flat from one week earlier. “Dads” opened with a 2.7/ 4 at 8 p.m., which translated into a 1.5 rating/5 share among adults 18-49 last week (according to the live plus same day data), followed by aforementioned “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (2.7/ 4: 1.5/ 4 in adults 18-49 on Oct. 15), “New Girl” (#4: 2.8/ 4: A18-49: 1.8/ 5 on Oct. 15) and “The Mindy Project” (2.1/ 3: A18-49: 1.4/ 4). Since “Dads” is now consistent and Fox knows a thing or two about that type of bawdy humor (think “Married With Children”), a full season episode order should be on the near horizon.

The CW was also on par from one week earlier care of the very compatible “The Originals” (#5: 1.5/ 2), which built by 25 percent from year-ago occupant “Hart of Dixie” (1.1/ 2 on 10/23/12), and “Supernatural” (#5: 1.5/ 2). Chances of a full season renewal for “The Originals” is 100 percent — it is on the way.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

Source: Marc Berman@tvmediainsights

About the Daily Ratings

Each day (except Sunday) during the main TV Season we post the TV Ratings for the previous nights primetime shows for the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC). Cable Network ratings will be added to the Ratings Database.

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).

Next, if available, we will post the Top 25 Market 18-49 Ratings to give you a rough idea of the ratings to following.

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/Renewals/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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