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Ratings News - 12th November 2013

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)

If you are new to ratings or still confused, we recommend you read this excellent Ratings FAQ.

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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 11/11/13 Metered Markets
ABC Leads; NBC Will Lead Among Adults 18-49

ABC 8.1/13
NBC 7.1/11
CBS 4.6/ 7
Fox 4.5/ 7
CW 0.9/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 11/12/12:
Fox: +32, NBC: +15, CW: +12, ABC: -10, CBS: -15


“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), “The Voice” (NBC), “Sleepy Hollow” (Fox), “Castle” (ABC), “The Blacklist” (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
“How I Met Your Mother” (CBS), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “Bones” (Fox), “Mike & Molly” (CBS),

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Hart of Dixie” (CW), “Beauty and the Beast” (CW), “Hostages” (CBS)


-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC opened the week on a winning overnight note, once again, with a 14 percent advantage over No. 2 NBC. But NBC is a lock among adults 18-49 (and the other key young adult demos) thanks to “The Voice” and this season’s biggest new hit, “The Blacklist.” And ABC, unfortunately, could finish as low as No. 4 in adults 18-49. But, hey…viewers over age 50 should still matter.

“Dancing With the Stars” led the night in the overnights with an 8.8 rating/13 share from 8-10 p.m., which comparably was 13 percent below the 10.1/15 on the year-ago evening. SPOILER ALERT: If you don’t want to know who exited last night, skip the remainder of this paragraph. But Elizabeth Berkley… you were totally robbed. Obviously, many of the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” fans are watching “Dancing With the Stars” given that Bill Engvall made it into the semi-finals.

“Castle” capped off the night with a dominant 6.8/12 in the overnights at 10 p.m., which was one-tenth of a rating point (or one percent) above competing “The Blacklist” on NBC (6.7/12). “Castle” was on par with the year-ago evening, while demo dominant “The Blacklist” outdelivered former time period occupant “Revolution” (4.6/ 8 on 11/12/12) by a considerable 46 percent.

Third-place CBS had a typical Monday, with freshman “Hostages” at 10 p.m. the weak link at a distant third-place 3.3/ 6. Comparably, that was 40 percent below year-ago time period occupant “Hawaii Five-O” (5.5/ 9 on 11/12/12). At this point, it looks like the Eye net will appropriately keep “Hostages” in the time period until the 16 ordered episodes conclude and upcoming midseason drama “Intelligence” is ready.

Earlier in the evening on CBS was the revised rotation of sitcoms “How I Met Your Mother” (5.4/ 8), “2 Broke Girls” (5.4/ 8), “Mike & Molly” (5.7/ 9) and “Mom” (4.6/ 7) at typical overnight levels. Each finished third in their time periods in the overnights, with retention for “Mom” out of “Mike & Molly” of an adequate 81 percent.

“Bones,” which shifts to Fridays at 8 p.m. (into returning “Raising Hope”) this week, opened on Fox with a respectable 4.7/ 7 (#4) at 8 p.m. And that led into a now typical 4.4/ 7 (#4) for already renewed “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 p.m., which was double the 2.2/ 3 for failed “Mob Doctor” on the year-ago evening. As always, “Sleepy Hollow” is expected to build from “Bones” by double-digit percentages among adults 18-49.

The CW, meanwhile, remained out of the competitive loop care of “Hart of Dixie” (#5: 1.1/ 2) and sophomore “Beauty and the Beast” (#5: 0.7/ 1), which has sunk to oblivion minus the former lead-in support from “The Vampire Diaries.”

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). Friday's Final Adjusted Ratings are normally available on the following Monday.

If you are new to ratings or still confused, we recommend you read this excellent Ratings FAQ.

Don't forget to follow our Ratings Only Twitter Account for the latest Ratings News

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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