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Ratings News - 13th May 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 5/12/14 Metered Markets
ABC Wins; NBC Poised for Demo Victory

Note: San Antonio is excluded from the following averages.

ABC 8.6/13
NBC 6.9/11
Fox 4.7/ 7
CBS 3.6/ 6
CW 0.6/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 5/13/13:
Fox: +57, NBC: +15, CW: no change, ABC: – 2, CBS: -32


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

-Honorable Mention:
“24: Live Another Day” (Fox)

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


-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC danced to victory in the Monday overnights as usual, besting No. 2 NBC by 25 percent. But the home of “The Voice” and “The Blacklist” is a lock for leadership in all the key young adult demographics. Note to NBC: That was a clever way to include “The Blacklist” in your presentation yesterday.

“Dancing With the Stars” topped the night with a 9.4 rating/14 share in households from 8-10 p.m., peaking at 9:30 p.m. with a 9.7/ 14. Comparably, this performance was on par from the year-ago evening. And “Dancing With the Stars” led into a 6.8/11 for the season-finale of “Castle” at 10 p.m., which trailed the season-ending installment of “The Blacklist” on NBC by one-tenth of a rating point. “Castle,” year-to-year, was down by nine percent, and “The Blacklist” will own the hour in all key demos.

Aforementioned “The Voice” on NBC scored a 6.9/11 from 8-10 p.m., which was just three percent below the 7.1/11 on the year-ago evening.

Over at Fox, the second installment “24: Live Another Day” on Fox scored a respectable 4.9/ 7 (#3) from 9-10 p.m., which built from lead-in “Bones” (#3: 4.4/ 7 at 8 p.m.) by 11 percent and year-ago time period occupant “Hell’s Kitchen” (2.9/ 5 on 5/13/13) by 69 percent. Compared to its two-hour week-ago season-opener (5.8/ 9 on May 5), this was a loss of 16 percent, however. But “24: Live Another Day” is a marked improvement from recent time period occupant “The Following.”

In series-finale news, CW drama “Star-Crossed” earned its walking papers with a 0.7/ 1 in the overnights at 8 p.m. (#5). And that led into a 0.4/ 1 for an encore of “The Originals” at 9 p.m.

CBS capped off the night with a repeat of “2 Broke Girls” (#4: 3.5/ 6), canceled “Friends With Better Lives” (#4: 3.7/ 6), “Mike & Molly” (#3t, 4.9/ 7) and repeats of “Two and a Half Men” (#4: 3.5/ 5) and a Monday 10 p.m. installment of “NCIS” (#3: 3.0/ 5). While no success by any means, “Friends With Better Lives” was actually a worthy entry from a creative standpoint.

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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