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Ratings News - 21st 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.

Monday 5/20/13 Metered Markets
“The Goodwin Games” DOA on Fox

ABC 8.6/14
NBC 6.0/10
CBS 4.9/ 8
Fox 1.2/ 2
CW 0.6/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 5/22/12
CW: +50, NBC: +33, CBS: +26, ABC: + 6, Fox: -78


“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), “The Voice” (NBC), “Hawaii Five-O” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The Goodwin Games” (Fox), “Oh Sit!” (CW)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Monday overnight victory for ABC, which featured the final “Dancing With the Stars” performance show at a 10.5 rating/16 share from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was 12 percent below the year-ago evening (12.0/19 on 5/21/12), and it concludes for the season tonight.

“Dancing With the Stars” led into the series-preview of Canadian drama “Motive” at a 4.9/ 8 at 10 p.m., which finished second in the time period with just 44 percent retention out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “Dancing With the Stars” (11.2/17). And it dipped by 18 percent in the second half-hour (5.4/ 9 to 4.4/ 8), which is not a good sign, of course. “Motive,” which debuts in its regularly scheduled Thursday 9 p.m. time period this week, will certainly not benefit from the lack of lead-in support from “Wipeout.”

NBC, of course, will win the evening among adults 18-49 (and other young adult demos) care of “The Voice,” which scored a competitive 7.1/11 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. “Revolution,” which moves into the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour in the fall, followed with a third-place 3.8/ 6 at 10 p.m., which grew by six percent week-to-week.

In series-premiere news, long-delayed Fox sitcom “The Goodwin Games” was DOA at a mere 1.3/ 2 in the overnights (#4) at 8:30 p.m. It’s lead-in, a repeat of “Raising Hope,” scored a fourth-place 1.4/ 2 at 8 p.m. And encores of “New Girl” (#4: 1.1/ 2) and “The Mindy Project” (#4: 1.0/2) did even worse from 9-10 p.m. When a network delays a planned midseason starter and trims the episode order before it even begins, you know the cancellation clock is already ticking.

In series-finale news, veteran CBS benchwarmer sitcom “Rules of Engagement” signed off with a third-place 4.3/ 7 at 8:30 p.m., which was 23 percent above an encore of lead-in “2 Broke Girls” (#3: 3.5/ 6 at 8 p.m.). “Mike & Molly,” which was supposed to conclude for the season, was pre-empted due to subject matter considered not appropriate after the tragic events yesterday in Oklahoma. A repeat aired instead, which scored a 5.0/ 8 at 9:30 p.m. (#3) out of a 5.1/ 8 for an encore of “The Big Bang Theory” at 9 p.m.

At 10 p.m., “Hawaii Five-O” concluded for the season on the Eye net with a dominant 5.8/10, which was 16 percent about the “Mike & Molly” repeat. As a reminder, “Hawaii Five-O” moves to Friday at 9 p.m. next fall (out of “Undercover Boss” and into “Blue Bloods”).

Capping off the evening were two episodes of CW game show “Oh Sit!” (which is one too many) at a subpar 0.6/ 1 (#5) from 8-10 p.m.

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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