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Ratings News - 25th February 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.

Monday 2/24/14 Metered Markets
The Return of NBC’s “The Voice” Tops the Evening

Household
Rating/Share
NBC 8.4/13
ABC 5.7/ 9
CBS 5.0/ 8
Fox 3.9/ 6
CW 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 2/25/13:
NBC: +147, CBS: -11, CW: -12, ABC: -19, Fox: -29

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-Winners:
“The Voice” (NBC), “The Blacklist” (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
“The Bachelor” (ABC), “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “Mike & Molly” (CBS), “Castle” (ABC)

-Notable Erosion:
“The Following” (Fox)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Star-Crossed” (CW), “Intelligence” (CBS)

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-Ratings Breakdown:
NBC singing competition “The Voice” returned on a dominant note, with the two-hour spring season-opener at a hefty 9.2 rating/14 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, this is up by six percent from the year-ago season-premiere (8.7/13 on Monday 3/25/13) and is the top-rated Monday installment of “The Voice” since 9/23/13 (also a 9.2/14). That 9.2 last September translated into 14.98 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/13 share among adults 18-49 (based on the live plus same day data). Welcome back, Shakira and Usher (and congrats to Mark Burnett, who knows a thing – or two or three – about producing smash hits!).

“The Blacklist,” which has proved it can stand on its own on NBC in the Monday 10 p.m. hour, followed with a dominant 6.7/11, which was its best overnight rating since the fall finale on 12/02/13. Comparably, “The Blacklist” bested the competition — “Castle” on ABC (5.8/10) and “Intelligence” on CBS (3.9/ 6) – by 16 percent and 72 percent, respectively.

Although “The Voice” topped the night, ABC and CBS both had accolades of their own. Two hours of “The Bachelor” on ABC (which also airs tonight) scored a 5.7/ 9 from 8-10 p.m., which was 15 percent below the 6.7/10 on the year-ago evening. And it led into aforementioned “Castle” at a second-place 5.8/10 at 10 p.m.

On CBS, soon-to-conclude “How I Met Your Mother” also scored a 5.7/ 9 in the overnights at 8 p.m., and it led into “2 Broke Girls” at a compatible 5.5/ 8 (#3) at 8:30 p.m. Next was “Mike & Molly” at a second-place 5.8/ 9 at 9 p.m., which was 17 percent below year-ago occupant “2 Broke Girls” (7.0/11 on 2/25/13). And it led into compatible “Mom” at a third-place 5.1/ 8 at 9:30 p.m. (which dipped by 23 percent from year-ago occupant “Mike & Molly”). The 10 p.m. hour on CBS Monday remains a weak spot care of aforementioned “Intelligence” at a last-place 3.9/ 6 in the overnights. If CBS does move forward on another spin-off from “CSI,” the long-running success of “CSI: Miami” capping off Monday should not be forgotten.

As a reminder, upcoming CBS sitcom “Friends With Better Lives” premieres after the “How I Met Your Mother” series finale on Monday, March 31.

Elsewhere, sophomore drama “The Following” on Fox has lost considerable steam, with a fourth-place 3.6/ 5 at 9 p.m. last night down by 35 percent from the 5.5/ 8 on the year-ago evening. On-the-fence lead-in “Almost Human” scored a fourth-place 4.2/ 6 at 8 p.m., which was 25 percent below year-ago occupant “Bones” (5.6/ 8 on 2/25/13).

In week two news, CW drama “Star-Cross” took a tumble, with a distant (and very last-place) 0.8/ 1 at 8 p.m. Comparably, that was 27 percent below the 1.1/ 2 for its debut one week earlier. Next was a repeat of failing sophomore “Beauty and the Beast” at a 0.5/ 1 at 9 p.m.

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.

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