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Ratings News - 22nd January 2014

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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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 1/21/14 Metered Market Ratings
Encores Lift CBS to Victory; “The Goldbergs” a Positive for ABC

CBS 6.6/10
NBC 4.6/ 7
ABC 2.8/ 4
Fox 2.7/ 4
CW 1.6/ 2

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 1/22/13:
NBC: +28, CW: +23, Fox: + 4, CBS: + 3, ABC: -36


“NCIS” R (CBS), “NCIS: Los Angeles” R (CBS)

-Honorable Mention:
“The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “The Originals” (CW), “The Goldbergs” (ABC), “Supernatural” (CW), “Chicago Fire” (NBC)

“New Girl” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Trophy Wife” (ABC), “The Mindy Project” (Fox), “Killer Women” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS finished first overall in the household overnights in each of the six half-hours despite airing encores of “NCIS” (8.5 rating/13 share – No.1 for the evening), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (6.4/10) and “Person of Interest” (5.0/ 8), which only proves their worth in off-network. Although “NCIS: Los Angeles” is the perfect fit out of its parent series, an idea for next season could be to position the new spin-off series in the Tuesday 9 p.m. hour with “Los Angeles” an option for another evening. But let’s see what happens with the proposed spin-off first.

Over at NBC, “The Biggest Loser” rose to its best overnight household rating since Dec. 17 with a second-place 4.7/ 7 from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was up by 27 percent from one week earlier. And “Chicago Fire” followed with a second-place 4.5/ 7 at 10 p.m., which was its best since Dec. 10 and 18 percent above year-ago occupant “Parenthood” (3.8/ 7 on 1/22/13).

There was one notable piece of positive news on ABC care of sitcom “The Goldbergs” at a third-place 3.4/ 5 at 9 p.m. While that may not seem all that spectacular on paper, it did build by 42 percent from the 8:30 p.m. portion of an encore of lead-in “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (2.4/ 4, with a 2.7/ 4 from 8-9 p.m.). Given the comments by ABC President Paul Lee at the Winter Tour, both “S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “The Goldbergs” will be returning next season.

Also on ABC was sitcom “Trophy Wife” at a 2.7/ 4 at 9:30 p.m., which was 21 percent below “The Goldbergs,” and waiting-to-be axed drama “Killer Women” at a distant third-place 2.6/ 4 at 10 p.m. Since ABC canceled the planned session of “Killer Women” at the Winter Tour at the last minute, it is curtains no doubt.

Elsewhere, Fox increased week-to-week by 12 percent with its two-hour sitcom block: “Dads” (#3t, 2.7/ 4), Golden Globe winner “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#3: 3.1/ 5), “New Girl” (#4: 2.7/ 4) and soon-to-be hiatus-bound “The Mindy Project” (#4: 2.3/ 3). “Dads” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” benefited by not facing an original episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” But “New Girl” was still down by 16 percent year-to-year (versus a 3.2/ 5 on 1/22/13). And the combination of CW dramas “The Originals” (#5: 1.6/ 2) and “Supernatural” (#5: 1.7/ 2) was up by 23 percent, on average, from year-ago dramas “Hart of Dixie” (1.3/ 2 on 1/22/13) and failed “Emily Owens, M.D.” (1.2/ 2).

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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

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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