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Ratings News - 24th 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
CBS Leads; “The Voice” on NBC Set to Dominate Demographically

Tuesday 4/23/13
Metered Market Results

CBS 8.5/14
ABC 6.3/10
NBC 4.3/ 7
Fox 2.5/ 4
CW 0.8/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 4/25/12:
CBS: +29, CW: no change, NBC: - 4, ABC: -11, Fox: -39


“NCIS” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS), “Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Ready For Love” (NBC), “Splash” (ABC), “Hart of Dixie” (CW), “Golden Boy” (CBS)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was another easy Tuesday victory for CBS thanks to the one-two overnight punch of “NCIS” (#1 for the evening: 11.1 rating/17 share) and spin-off “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 9.0/14) from 8-10 p.m. But waiting-to-be axed “Golden Boy” slipped to second at 10 p.m., with a 5.3/ 9. And that, comparably, dropped from the 9:30 p.m. portion of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (8.8/14) by 40 percent.

Over at NBC, the 8-9 p.m. edition of “The Voice” (#2: 8.4/13) will, no doubt, lead the evening among adults 18-49 (and other young adult demographics). Year-to-year growth was a considerable 79 percent (versus a 4.7/ 8 on 4/24/12). But two-hours of hiatus-bound lead-out “Ready For Love” is ready for the official scrapheap with a miniscule 2.2/ 4 in the overnights from 9-11 p.m. Next Tuesday, a two-hour edition of “The Voice” will lead into relocated “Grimm” at 10 p.m. on NBC.

The live “Dancing With the Stars” Results Show was, of course, the standout on ABC with a second-place 8.8/14 at 9 p.m. Comparably, that built from sluggish lead-in “Splash” (#3t: series low 3.5/ 6 at 8 p.m.) by 151 percent. At 10 p.m., on the fence “Body of Proof,” which could be facing an uphill battle for survival because of its older audience skew, following with a second-place 6.5/11 in the overnights at 10 p.m. Comparably, that was equal to year-ago time period occupant “Private Practice.”

Elsewhere, demo friendly “Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox (#3t, 3.5/ 6 at 8 p.m.) led into encores of sitcoms “New Girl” (#4: 1.6/ 2) and “The Mindy Project” (#4: 1.4/ 2) from 9-10 p.m. And sophomore “Hart of Dixie” on The CW (#5: 1.1/ 2 at 8 p.m.) led into a repeat of tired reality/competition “America’s Next Top Model” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 9 p.m.). Given the other current problems The CW is facing, chances of a third season for “Hart of Dixie” are still optimistic.

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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