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Ratings News - 8th 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
CBS Wins; NBC Poised for Victory Among Adults 18-49

Tuesday 5/07/13
Metered Market Results

CBS 8.1/13
NBC 6.2/10
ABC 5.6/ 9
Fox 2.9/ 5
CW 0.7/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 5/09/12:
NBC: + 3, CBS: -11, CW: -12, ABC: -15, Fox: -26


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

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Splash” (ABC), “Hart of Dixie” (CW), “The Mindy Project” (Fox), “Golden Boy” (CBS)


-Ratings Breakdown:
Immediately noticeable on this first Tuesday in May is the year-to-year losses. Only NBC was on the minor plus side and that is a result, of course, of “The Voice.” CBS took top-rated overnight honors courtesy of “NCIS” (#1 for the evening: 11.2 rating/18 share) and spin-off “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 8.4/13) from 8-10 p.m. But waiting-to-be axed “Golden Boy” dipped to second with a 4.7/ 8 at 10 p.m., and that was 33 percent below year-ago occupant “Unforgettable” (7.0/11 on 5/08/12). If CBS wants to go for a trifecta, you could see upcoming “NCIS: Los Angeles” spin-off “NCIS: Red” in the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour next season.

NBC, which is poised for young adult demo victory for the evening, opened with a two-hour installment of “The Voice” at a solid 7.4/11 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. (which finished second in the 8 p.m. hour and third from 9-10 p.m.). Since one more hour of the live playoffs will air tonight (from 8-9 p.m.), it will be interesting to see “The Voice” versus Fox’s “American Idol,” which will have to take a backseat demographically.

“The Voice” led into relocated “Grimm,” which maintained last week’s time period debut with a third-place 3.7/ 6 at 10 p.m. While that may not sound like much, last week it won the time period in adults 18-49 with a 1.9/ 5 (based on the live plus same day data).

In season (or series) finale news, reality/competition “Splash” on ABC concluded with a fourth-place 3.1/ 5 at 8 p.m. Comparably, that was 30 percent below year-ago time period occupants “Last Man Standing” and “Cougar Town.” And what that means, of course, is that extreme skier Rory Bushfield will likely be the first, and only, winner of “Splash.” Next was the live “Dancing With the Stars” Results Show at a second place 7.9/12 from 9-10 p.m., which was 147 percent above the 8:30 p.m. portion of “Splash” (3.2/ 5). And on-the-fence “Body of Proof” capped off the evening for ABC with a dominant 5.9/10 at 10 p.m. Year-to-year, that was up by 20 percent from former time period occupant “Private Practice” (4.9/ 8 on 5/08/12), which should be more than enough to snag Dana Delany and company a fourth season renewal.

The moral of the story on ABC last night: Not every “Bachelor” can dance!

Over at Fox, demo friendly “Hell’s Kitchen” (#3: 3.4/ 5 at 8 p.m.) led into typical depressed overnights for “New Girl” (#4: 2.9/ 4 at 9 p.m.) and freshman “The Mindy Project” (#4: 1.9/ 3 at 9:30 p.m.), which is certainly not worthy of its second season renewal. Keep in mind that last week “The Mindy Project” dropped by 35 percent among adults 18-49 from “New Girl” (1.3/ 3 vs. 2.0/ 6), based on the live plus same day data.

In the typical distant No. 5 spot was The CW with its combination of already renewed “Hart of Dixie” (#5: 1.0/ 2) and an encore of “America’s Next Top Model: College Edition” (#5: 0.4/ 1).

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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