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Ratings News - 14th March 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.

Metered Market Wednesday Ratings
“American Idol” Down, but Still Dominant

Wednesday 3/13/13
Metered Market Results

Fox 9.1/15
CBS 5.1/ 9
ABC 3.0/ 5
NBC 2.6/ 4
CW 1.1/ 2


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 3/15/12:
NBC: +13, CW: - 8, Fox: -25, CBS: -30, ABC: -35


“American Idol” (Fox), “Survivor” Caramoan” (CBS)

“Whitney” (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
Two-hours of “American Idol” led Fox to overnight midweek dominance, with a 9.1 rating/15 share from 8-10 p.m. And, yes, a victory is still a “winner,” no doubt. But compared to the year-ago evening (12.1/19 on 3/14/12), “Idol” was down by 25 percent.

Over at “Survivor” on CBS, news was aflutter on the web about Brandon’s meltdown. SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen the episode yet, skip to the next paragraph. And, yes, the young man named Hantz exited in what I personally consider to be one of the most painful segments in the history of “Survivor.” While I understand what makes a reality series like “Survivor” tick (answer: hot-headed and controversial participants), I also think it is time for CBS to retire the family called Hantz already.

By the numbers, “Survivor: Caramoan” remained a healthy option, with a 6.2/10 from 8-10 p.m. Unlike “American Idol,” year-to-year losses for “Survivor” were far less significant at just three percent (versus a 6.4/10 on 3/14/12).

“Survivor” led into encores of “Criminal Minds” (#2: 4.5/ 8) and “CSI” (#1: 4.7/ 9) from 9-11 p.m.

Over at ABC, only sitcom “The Neighbors” was an original telecast, and it finished third at 8:30 p.m. with a 3.5/ 6 (and full retention out of the repeat of lead-in “The Middle”). Encores of “Modern Family” (#3: 3.9/ 6), “Suburgatory” (#4: 2.7/ 4) and “Nashville” (#3: 2.2/ 4) followed by 9-11 p.m. Remember, the networks save original episode for May, which is why there are so many repeats at present.

NBC also aired only one original telecast, “Whitney,” and the should-be-axed sophomore sitcom finished fourth at 8 p.m. with a 2.7/ 5. Tick, tock…the cancellation clock needs to be ticking. Next on the Peacock net was a repeat of “Whitney” at a 1.8/ 3 (#4) at 8:30 p.m. (just what we needed…two episodes of this sitcom!), followed by encores of “Law & Order: SVU” (#4: 3.0/ 5) and “Chicago Fire” (#2: 2.5/ 4) from 9-11 p.m.

Last was The CW, which also traveled the repeat route care of already renewed “Arrow” (#5: 1.3/ 2) and “Supernatural” (#5: 0.9/ 2).

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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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