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Ratings News - 15th May 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
Soft Return for “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox

Tuesday 5/14/13
Metered Market Results

CBS 8.3/14
ABC 5.7/ 9
NBC 4.9/ 8
Fox 3.3/ 5
CW 0.8/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 5/16/12:
CW: no change, ABC: – 5, NBC: -12, CBS: -19, Fox: -28


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

-Soft Return:
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Wipeout” (ABC), Movie: “Leap Year” (CW), “The Mindy Project” (Fox), “Golden Boy” (CBS)


-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS was the network to beat on Tuesday in the overnights care of its combination of the season-finale episodes of “NCIS” (11.8 rating/20 share) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 8.5/13) from 8-10 p.m. and the series-finale of “Golden Boy” at 10 p.m., which earned its cancellation stripes with a second-place 4.7/ 8. At this point, too many generic crime solvers on CBS are not beneficial.

NBC finished third overall in the overnights, but a 6.7/10 for “The Voice” in the 9 p.m. hour will certainly narrow the gap demographically. “Grimm” slipped to a third-place 3.6/ 6 at 10 p.m., which dipped by 46 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (6.7/10). But “Grimm,” which moves back to Friday at 9 p.m. in the fall (out of “Dateline”), has gotten a boost demographically on Tuesday. Anything would out of “The Voice.”

Earlier in the evening on NBC was “The Voice” recap show at a second-place 4.4/ 7 at 8 p.m. As reported here yesterday, look for the returns of Christina Aguilar and Cee Lo Green on “The Voice” next fall.

In season-premiere news, “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox returned with a 3.8/ 6 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m. Comparably, this was a noticeable 21 percent below its year-ago season opener (4.8/ 8 from 8-10 p.m. on Thursday 5/24/12). Obviously, “So You Think You Can Dance” is better off debuting after the traditional (September to May) TV season is over.

Leading out of So You Think You Can Dance” were sitcoms “New Girl” (#4: 3.3/ 5) and “The Mindy Project” (#4: 2.1/ 3) from 9-10 p.m., which will remain intact in the hour next season despite the lack of interest in “The Mindy Project.”

Elsewhere, recent returnee “Wipeout” on ABC was a wipeout with a distant third-place 2.9/ 5 in the overnights at 8 p.m. Next was the live “Dancing With the Stars” Results Show at an 8.2/13 at 9 p.m. (#2), followed by canceled “Body of Proof” at a dominant 5.8/10 at 10 p.m. Given the interest (albeit older skewing) in “Body of Proof,” there is every reason to believe it will remain in production on a cable network. TNT…is there any interest? And, the “Dancing With the Stars” Results Show, as reported yesterday, will now be incorporated into the 8-10 p.m. airing on Monday.

On The CW, 2010 theatrical “Leap Year” was off the charts at a mere 0.8/ 1 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m.

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)

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