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Ratings News - 30th October 2013

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)

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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.

Tuesday 10/29/13 Metered Market Ratings
CBS Wins; NBC Poised for Victory in the Young Demos

CBS 9.8/16
NBC 6.1/10
Fox 3.7/ 6
ABC 2.8/ 5
CW 1.5/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 10/30/12:
Fox: +37, CW: +25, CBS: + 1, NBC: -10, ABC: -47


“NCIS” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS), “Person of Interest” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The X Factor” (Fox)


-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped all six half-hours in the Tuesday household overnights care of its combination of “NCIS” (#1 for the evening: 12.1 rating/19 share), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9.4/15) and “Person of Interest” (8.0/14), which bested failed year-ago occupant “Vegas” (7.3/12 on 10/30/12) by 10 percent. But NBC, no doubt, will win the evening in adults 18-49 (and other key young adult demos) thanks to two-hours of “The Voice,” which averaged a 7.1/12 from 9-11 p.m. Comparably, “The Voice” built from lead-in “The Biggest Loser” (#2: 4.2/ 7 at 8 p.m.) by 69 percent.

Head-to-head from 9-10 p.m., “The Voice” more than doubled the second-hour of competing “The X Factor” on Fox (7.1/11 vs. 3.5/ 6) with a 103 percent overnight advantage. Two-hours of “The X Factor,” which revealed the top 12 finalists, could only muster a 3.7/ 6 from 8-10 p.m., which could be an all-time series low. At this point, Fox should not even consider a fourth season.

Over at ABC, an encore of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” lost considerable steam, of course, with a fourth-place 2.6/ 4 in the overnights at 8 p.m. But the positive news was lead-out sitcom “The Goldbergs,” which did not decline week-to-week despite the lack of lead-in support. “The Goldbergs” finished third at 9 p.m., with a 3.8/ 6. And it led into also freshman “Trophy Wife” at a fourth-place 3.0/ 5 at 9:30 p.m., which was seven perfect above the 2.8/ 5 one week earlier and 15 percent above failed year-ago occupant “Don’t Trust the B____ in Apt. 23” (2.6/ 4 on 10/30/12). Chances are ABC will be issuing a back-nine episode order for both “The Goldbergs” and “Trophy Wife” at any moment.

At 10 p.m. on ABC was a repeat of “Shark Tank” at a very distant third-place 2.3/ 4.

Over at The CW, “The Originals” (#5: 1.6/ 2) built week-to-week by seven percent in the overnights, while lead-out “Supernatural” (#5: 1.4/ 2) dropped by seven percent.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

Source: Marc Berman@tvmediainsights

About the Daily Ratings

Each day (except Sunday) during the main TV Season we post the TV Ratings for the previous nights primetime shows for the major broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, NBC). Cable Network ratings will be added to the Ratings Database.

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).

Next, if available, we will post the Top 25 Market 18-49 Ratings to give you a rough idea of the ratings to following.

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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Ratings Database
Historical Ratings Database for nearly all major US shows going back to their first episodes.
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The current season full ratings tables for both Total Viewers and 18-49 Demos
Ratings Scorecard
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