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Ratings News - 17th April 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 Tuesday Ratings
"Ready for Love" a Bust on NBC

Tuesday 4/16/13
Metered Market Results

ABC 6.4/11
CBS 6.1/10
NBC 4.6/ 7
Fox 2.5/ 4
CW 0.8/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 4/18/12:
NBC and The CW: no change, ABC: - 2, CBS: -23, Fox: -39


"The Voice" (NBC), "Dancing With the Stars" (ABC), "NCIS" R (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
"Hart of Dixie" (CW), "Ready For Love" (NBC), "Golden Boy" (CBS)


-Ratings Breakdown:
Minus original episodes of the "NCIS" franchise in the mix, ABC led the Tuesday overnights with a five percent advantage over second-place CBS. But the home of "The Voice," NBC, could still win the evening among adults 18-49 (and other young demographics) despite the lack of interest in cheesy dating/relationship series "Ready for Love."

Week two of "Ready for Love" dipped to a mere 2.4 rating/4 share in the overnights from 9-11 p.m., which was 14 percent below the disappointing week-ago opener (2.8/ 5 on April 9). And that translated into 3.67 million viewers and a 1.5 rating/4 share among adults 18-49, according to the live plus same day data. While no one expected "Ready to Love" to hold the audience from lead-in "The Voice" (#1: 8.8/14 from 8-9 p.m.), retention of just 27 percent is truly embarrassing.

Over at ABC, week five of reality/competition "Splash" finished third in the 8 p.m. hour with a 4.0/ 6 in the overnights, which built by 11 percent week-to-week (versus a 3.6/ 6 on April 9). Next was the live "Dancing With the Stars" Results Show, which topped the night with a 9.2/14 at 9 p.m. (-12 percent from one year earlier), followed by older-skewing "Body of Proof" at a dominant 6.2/11 at 10 p.m. Despite the leadership, chances of another season of the Dana Delany crime solver are only 50/50.

CBS flipped the time periods of "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles," with an 8 p.m. encore of the "Los Angeles" spin-off at a second-place 5.9/10, followed by the "NCIS" repeat at a 7.3/12 (#2) at 9 p.m. Note to CBS: Keep "NCIS" as the Tuesday anchor next season and potentially use the 9 p.m. hour for upcoming "Los Angeles" spin-off "NCIS: Red." After five seasons, "NCIS: Los Angeles" should be ready to stand on its own on another evening.

At 10 p.m. on CBS was waiting-to-be axed "Golden Boy" at a second-place 5.1/ 9 in the overnights, which was seven percent below a year-ago encore telecast of "Unforgettable" (5.5/ 9 on 4/17/12).

Elsewhere, Fox populated the evening with demo friendly "Hell's Kitchen" (#4: 3.5/ 6) and repeats of "New Girl" (#4: 1.7/ 3) and "The Mindy Project" (#4: 1.5/ 2). And The CW aired sophomore "Hart of Dixie" (#5: 1.1/ 2), which is likely to return despite the anemic ratings, and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (#5: 0.5/ 1).

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)

Additional Ratings Resources

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The current season full ratings tables for both Total Viewers and 18-49 Demos
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See how all the shows stack up against each other in the Ratings Scorecard Table.

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