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Ratings News - 19th February 2013 (Full Tables Posted)

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)

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 2/18/13 Metered Markets
The Bachelor Leads ABC to Victory

ABC 6.6/10
CBS 6.2/10
Fox 5.4/ 8
NBC 3.3/ 5
CW 0.8/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 2/22/12:
Fox: +23, ABC: + 5. CBS: -14, CW: -27, NBC: -57


The Bachelor (ABC), How I Met Your Mother (CBS), 2 Broke Girls (CBS), Mike & Molly (CBS)

-Honorable Mention:
Bones (Fox), The Following (Fox), Castle (ABC)

The Carrie Diaries (CW), 90210 (CW), Deception (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC returned to the overnight winner’s circle on this third Monday in February care of its combination of The Bachelor (6.6 rating/10 share from 8-10 p.m.), which won three of the four half-hours (excluding 9 p.m.) and reliable Castle (#1: 6.6/12 at 10 p.m.). Comparably, The Bachelor built year-to-year by eight percent (versus a 6.1/ 9 on 2/20/12). And older-skewing Castle held 96 percent of the 9:30 p.m. portion of The Bachelor (6.9/10), with a performance on par from the year ago evening.

The Bachelor, no doubt, is solid filler in between seasons of Dancing With the Stars.

Next was CBS, which is poised for adult 18-49 victory for the evening with its line-up of How I Met Your Mother (#2: 6.1/ 9), recent returnee Rules of Engagement (#3: 5.3/ 8), 2 Broke Girls (#1: 6.9/10), Mike & Molly (#23: 6.7/10) and Hawaii Five-O (#2: 6.2/10). Year-to-year, however, the Eye net was down by 14 percent.

In more promising news on Fox, week five of Kevin Bacon drama The Following was on the map with a third-place 5.4/ 8 at 9 p.m., which held 96 percent of the 8:30 p.m. portion of lead-in Bones (5.6/ 8) and increased from year-ago occupant Alcatraz (4.0/ 6 on 2/20/12) by 35 percent. The Following, in addition, remained a notable improvement over recent time period occupant The Mob Doctor.

NBC, of course, dipped considerably from the year-ago evening (which featured two-hours of The Voice). Current 8-10 p.m. occupant The Biggest Loser scored a fourth-place 3.9/ 6 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., which trailed aforementioned The Bachelor on ABC by 42 percent. One year earlier, red-hot The Voice averaged a 9.2/14. Recent Peacock net drama entry Deception, meanwhile, was off the charts with a distant third-place 2.3/ 4 at 10 p.m.. And that, comparably, was 50 percent below year-ago occupant Smash (which is unlikely to generate much interest itself out of fading The New Normal tonight).

The CW capped off the evening with its lackluster pairing of The Carrie Diaries (#5: 1.0/ 2 at 8 p.m.), which only proves that prequels face an uphill battle, and needs-to-be canceled 90210 (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 9 p.m.). How much lower can 90210 go?

In late night, Jay Leno on NBC won the 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. daypart with a 2.8/ 7 in the overnights (3.3/ 8 to 2.2/ 6 by half-hour: - 3 percent from the year-ago evening). Next was David Letterman on CBS at a 2.6/ 7 (3.0/ 7 to 2.1/ 6: - 7 percent), followed by relocated Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC at a 2.0/ 6 (2.4/ 6 to 1.5/ 4: down in the 11:30 p.m. half-hour by 23 percent from older-skewing year-ago occupant Nightline). Relocated Nightline, meanwhile, averaged a diluted 1.2/ 4 in the 12:30 a.m. half-hour.

Jimmy Fallon on NBC won the 12:30-1:30 a.m. daypart with a 1.3/ 4 (1.5/ 5 to 1.1/ 4: -13), followed by Craig Ferguson on CBS at a 1.1/ 4 (1.2/ 4 to 1.0/ 4: -21 percent). And Carson Daly on NBC capped off the evening with a typical 0.8/ 3 at 1:30 a.m. How is that, Howard Stern?

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

Source: Marc Berman@tvmediainsights

About the Daily Ratings

Each day (except Sunday) we post the TV Ratings for the previous night.

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).

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)

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