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Ratings News - 2nd April 2013 (Final 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 4/01/13 Metered Markets
ABC Down but Still Dominant; NBC Will Lead Demographically

ABC 9.2/15
NBC 7.1/11
Fox 4.7/ 7
CBS 3.3/ 5
CW 0.6/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 4/03/12
NBC: +16, Fox: - 6, CW: -14, ABC: -17, CBS: -62


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

“The Carrie Diaries” (CW)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was the battle of “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC versus “The Voice” on NBC last night, with all repeats on CBS out of the competitive loop. ABC won the evening in the overnights, as expected. And NBC will, no doubt, reign supreme among adults 18-49 (and other key demographics).

Two-hours of “Dancing With the Stars” led the evening in the overnights with a 9.9 rating/15 share from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, however, this was a loss of 20 percent from the 12.4/19 on the year-ago night. Competing “The Voice,” in contrast, built by 25 percent year-to-year with an 8.6/13 (versus a 6.9/10 on 4/02/12). One year earlier, “Dancing With the Stars” held a 79 percent advantage over “The Voice” in the overnights. Last night it was only 15 percent, and this, no doubt, will lift “The Voice” to a greater lead in the demos. Welcome Usher and Shakira!

The 100th episode of “Castle” on ABC dominated the 10 p.m. hour with a 7.9/13, which was just six percent below the 8.4/14 one year earlier (with stronger lead-in support from “Dancing With the Stars”). But competing “Revolution” on NBC, which trailed with a second-place 4.2/ 7, is still the drama to beat among adults 18-49 in the time period. Comparably, retention for “Castle” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “Dancing With the Stars” (10.1/15) was comfortable at 78 percent. But “Revolution” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (9.1/14) held only 46 percent. Regardless, you can expect a second season of “Revolution” next season.

Third overall for the evening was compatible Fox duo “Bones” (#3: 4.7/ 7) and “The Following” (#3: 4.6/ 7), which compared to year-ago occupants “Bones” (5.6/ 9 on 4/02/12) and “House” (4.5/ 7) was down by an average of just six percent.

Elsewhere, CBS sunk to the distant No. 4 spot with its encore combination of “How I Met Your Mother” (#4: 2.9/ 5), “Rules of Engagement” (#4: 2.8/ 4), “2 Broke Girls” (#4: 3.3/ 5), “Mike & Molly” (#4: 3.3/ 5) and “Hawaii Five-O” (#3: 3.7/ 6). And The CW barely resonated with its pairing of “The Carrie Diaries” (#5: 0.7/ 1), which only proves the lack of value of doing a prequel, and a repeat of “Hart of Dixie” (#5: 0.4/ 1).

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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