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Ratings News - 6th 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.

SUNDAY 5/05/13 Metered Markets
Clean Overnight Sweep for CBS

CBS 6.4/11
ABC 3.9/ 7
Fox 3.6/ 6
NBC 2.8/ 5

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 5/07/12:
Fox: +44, CBS: + 3, ABC: -25, NBC: -35


“60 Minutes” (CBS), “The Amazing Race” (CBS), “The Mentalist” (CBS)

-Down Considerably:
“Once Upon a Time” (ABC), “Revenge” (ABC). “Celebrity Apprentice” (NBC)

-Losers (Excluding Repeats):
“Red Widow” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Sunday overnight victory for CBS, which populated the evening with granddaddy “60 Minutes” (#1 for the night: 8.0 rating/14 share at 7 p.m.), the two-hour season-finale of “The Amazing Race” (5.9/ 9 from 8-10 p.m.) and the season-finale of “The Mentalist” (6.0/10 at 10 p.m.), which did not benefit by moving to Sunday this season. CBS ranked first in each of the eight half-hours and “The Amazing Race” finished only three percent below its year-ago season-ender (6.1/10 on 5/06/12). “The Mentalist,” meanwhile, built by a hefty 43 percent from failed year-ago occupant “NYC 22” (4.2/ 7). But it may not be enough to win the time period among adults 18-49 opposite deteriorating “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC.

“Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC scored a 3.5/ 6 in the overnights from 9-11 p.m., which was a considerable 27 percent below the 4.8/ 8 on the year-ago evening. SPOLIER ALERT: If you do not want to know who was fired last night, then skip the rest of the paragraph. But the departure of Marilu Henner in place of grumpy Trace Adkins last night only proved that not all reality is real. Based on his attitude and lack of cooperation, the country music artist should have been sent packing.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was a repeat of singing competition “The Voice” at a 2.1/ 4 from 7-9 p.m.

Over at ABC, veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (which will outlive us all) opened with a 3.8/ 7 in the overnights at 7 p.m., which was only seven percent below the 4.1/ 7 one year earlier. But the 8-10 p.m. airings of “Once Upon a Time” (#3: 4/8/ 8) and “Revenge” (#2: 4.5/ 7) remained down by double-digit percentages year-to-year. And a 2.6/ 5 (#3) for the season-finale of freshman “Red Widow” at 10 p.m. means there is no way there will be a second season. One year earlier, failed drama “GBC” was 58 percent higher at a 4.1/ 7.

Individual program results for Fox’s animated combination of a repeat of “The Simpsons,” “The Cleveland Show,” the regularly scheduled installment of “The Simpsons,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “”Family Guy” and “American Dad” are excluded due to a potential late start.

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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