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Ratings News - 9th December 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)

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NOTE: CBS Numbers are likely to be adjusted due to some overruns

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.


Sunday 12/08/13 Metered Markets
Easy Victory for Football Ignited NBC

NBC 9.9/15
CBS 6.9/11
Fox 6.9/11
ABC 3.8/ 6

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 12/09/12:
CBS and Fox: + 1 each, NBC: – 5, ABC: -10


“Sunday Night Football” (NBC), “The OT” (Fox)

-Honorable Mention:
“60 Minutes” (CBS), “The Amazing Race” (CBS), “The Mentalist” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Betrayal” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was a typical Sunday overnight victory for NBC, which featured the Carolina Panthers at the New Orleans Saints on “Sunday Night Football” at an estimated 12.4 rating/20 share in households from 8:30-11 p.m. Earlier in the evening was pre-game “Football Night in America” at a 1.8/ 3 (#4) at 7 p.m., a 4.1/ 7 at 7:30 p.m. (#3) and a dominant 8.4/13 in the 8 p.m. half-hour. Results for all live sporting events, of course, are approximate.

In season-finale news, two hours of “The Amazing Race” perked up to a 6.3/10 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., which was just three percent below the 6.5/10 on the year-ago evening (and that translated into 9.35 million viewers and a 2.6 rating/6 share among adults 18-49, based on the live plus same day data). Granddaddy “60 Minutes” finished second in the 7 p.m. hour with an 8.4/13, while “The Mentalist” was above average at 10 p.m. with a second-place 6.6/11.
Elsewhere, Fox got a boost care of an NFL Primetime Football Overrun, which topped the night at a 16.6/27 at 7 p.m. Next was post-game “The OT” at a 10.9/18 at 7:30 p.m., followed by the animated block of “The Simpsons” (#3: 4.5/ 7), “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 3.1/ 5), “Family Guy” (#4: 3.6/ 5) and “American Dad” (#4: 3.0/ 5) from 8-10 p.m.

ABC had nothing unusual to report, meanwhile, with its line-up of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#3: 4.0/ 6), fading “Once Upon a Time” (#4: 4.4/ 7) and “Revenge” (#3: 4.3/ 6), and “Betrayal” (#3: 2.4/ 4), which clearly earned its cancellation stripes. As a reminder, “Revenge” is moving to Sunday 10 p.m. effective on March 9 out of new drama “Resurrection.”

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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.

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Additional Ratings Resources

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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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