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Ratings News - 23rd 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.

Monday 4/22/13 Metered Markets
ABC Down But Dominant; NBC Poised for Demo Victory

ABC 9.1/14
NBC 7.2/11
Fox 4.7/ 7
CBS 3.5/ 6
CW 0.6/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 4/24/12
NBC: +26, Fox: no change, CBS: -17, ABC: -19, CW: -45


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

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Oh Sit!” (CW), “90210” (CW)


-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC topped this fourth Monday in April in the overnights, with a 26 percent advantage over second-place NBC. But the home of “The Voice” will clearly rule among adults 18-49 (and other key young adult demos). And year-to-year, NBC increased by 26 percent overall for the night while ABC was down by 19 percent. “Dancing With the Stars” is still a force, but “The Voice” is a much hotter show.

“Dancing With the Stars” won the 8-10 p.m. block in the overnights with a 9.7 rating/15 share, which was 10 percent above competing “The Voice” (8.8/13). But, year-to-year, “The Voice” rose by a hefty 40 percent (versus a 6.3/ 9 on 4/23/12). And “Dancing With the Stars” dipped by 24 percent (versus a 12.8/19). Keep in mind that both faced all repeats on CBS, which is no longer the Monday competitor it once was.

Tops in the overnights at 10 p.m. was “Castle” on ABC with a 7.8/13, which bested competing “Revolution” on NBC (#2: 4.0/ 7) by 95 percent. And the retention for “Castle” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “Dancing With the Stars” (10.1/15) was respectable at 77 percent. But “Revolution” is still the show to beat in the time period among adults 18-49 (which included a repeat of “Hawaii Five-O” on CBS at a 3.5/ 6).

Third overall for the evening was Fox with its perfectly compatible combination of veteran “Bones” and freshman “The Following” each at a 4.7/ 7 in the overnights.

Elsewhere, aforementioned CBS populated the evening with encores of “How I Met Your Mother” (#4: 3.0/ 5), “Rules of Engagement” (#4: 3.5/ 5), “2 Broke Girls” (#4: 3.8/ 6), “Mike & Molly” (#4: 3.8/ 6) and “Hawaii Five-O” (#3: 3.5/ 6). Of the five, only “Rules of Engagement” has not been officially renewed for next season. And The CW could compete with the revamped pairing of game show returnee “Oh Sit!” (#5: 0.6/ 1) and soon-to-conclude “90210” (#5: 0.5/ 1). Needless to say, there was no reason to bring back “Oh Sit!” for a second season.

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)

Additional Ratings Resources

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Our Cancellation/Renewal predictions for the current season.
Ratings Database
Historical Ratings Database for nearly all major US shows going back to their first episodes.
Full Season Tables
The current season full ratings tables for both Total Viewers and 18-49 Demos
Ratings Scorecard
See how all the shows stack up against each other in the Ratings Scorecard Table.

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