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Ratings News - 8th 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.

SUNDAY 4/07/13 Metered Markets
ACM Ignited CBS More Than Doubles the Competition

CBS 8.3/14
NBC 2.7/ 5
ABC 2.3/ 4
Fox 1.8/ 3

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 4/09/12:
CBS: +15, Fox: no change, ABC: -30, NBC: -40


“60 Minutes” (CBS), “The 48th Annual ACM Awards” (CBS)

-Losers (Excluding Repeats):
67 percent of the line-up was in encores.


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Sunday overnight victory for CBS, which beat the three competing networks combined care of its combination of granddaddy “60 Minutes” (#1: 7.1 rating/13 share at 7 p.m.) and “The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” (8.8/14 from 8-11 p.m.). Comparably, “The ACM Awards” built by nine percent over the year-ago telecast (8.1/13 on 4/01/12), which translated into 13.09 million viewers and a 3.1 rating/8 share among adults 18-49 (based on the Live Plus Same Day data).

Elsewhere, there was only one other original hour of programming, “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC, and it finished a distant second in the overnights with a 3.6/ 6 at 10 p.m. Comparably, this was 23 percent below the 4.7/ 8 for the two-hour edition on the comparable year-ago evening.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was a two-hour encore of “The Voice” at a 2.8/ 5 from 7-9 p.m., followed by a repeat of last week’s also one-hour episode of “Celebrity Apprentice” at a 2.0/ 3 (#3) from 9-10 p.m. Next Sunday, Donald Trump and company returns to the traditional two-hour format.

ABC populated the evening with repeats of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#2: 3.7/ 7), “Once Upon a Time” (#3t: 2.0/ 3), “Revenge” (#3: 1.8/ 3) and “Red Widow” (#3: 1.6/ 3), which is not expected back for a second season. And Fox aired encores of animated “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 1.2/ 2), “The Cleveland Show” (#4: 1.2/ 2), “The Simpsons” (#3: 2.2/ 4), the regularly scheduled edition of “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 1.8/ 3), “Family Guy” (#2; 2.2/ 3) and another episode of “The Cleveland Show” (#2: 2.1/ 3).

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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