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Ratings News - 11th November 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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NOTE: The CBS Ratings are very approximate and subject to change in the Final Adjusted numbers due to the 1/2 hr overruns

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 11/10/13 Metered Markets
Football Leads NBC to Sunday Victory

NBC 10.2/16
CBS 9.4/15
ABC 3.6/ 6
Fox 2.4/ 4

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 11/11/12:
CBS: +29, NBC: + 2, ABC: -16, Fox: -71


“60 Minutes” (CBS), “Sunday Night Football” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Betrayal” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
Football-ignited NBC scored another overnight Sunday victory, with the Dallas Cowboys at the New Orleans Saints at an estimated 13.1 rating/21 share for the primetime portion from 8:30-11 p.m. But an approximate 15.9/27 for an estimated 45-minute Football overrun on CBS (from 7-7:45 p.m.) kept the Eye just eight percent below NBC for the evening in the overnights. As a reminder, results for any live sporting evening is always approximate.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was pre-game “Football Night in America” at a 1.8/ 3 at 7 p.m. (#4), a 4.1/ 7 at 7:30 p.m. (#3) and a second-place 8.3/13 in the 8 p.m. half-hour. CBS’ regularly scheduled line-up, of course, is estimated by the late start. “60 Minutes” was above average at a dominant 10.8/17 from 7:45-8:45 p.m., followed by “The Amazing Race” (#2: 6.4/10 from 8:45-9:45 p.m.), “The Good Wife” (#2: 7.3/12 from 9:45-10:45 p.m.) and “The Mentalist” at a 5.8/11 from 10:45-11:45 p.m.

Elsewhere, ABC opening the evening with veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at a distant second-place 3.9/ 6 at 7 p.m., which comparably built by eight percent from the year-ago evening. But the remainder of its line-up was down year-to-year as follows:

8:00 p.m. “Once Upon a Time” – 4.2/ 6 (#3): -26 percent from the year-go evening
9:00 p.m. “Revenge” – 3.8/ 6 (#3): -25 percent
10:00 p.m. “Betrayal” – 2.4/ 4 (#3): -20 percent from former time period occupant “666 Park Avenue”

Animation on Fox, meanwhile, resulted in a loss of a hefty 71 percent year-to-year because of Football in the 7 p.m. hour one year earlier. Encores of “Bob’s Burgers” (#3: 2.6/ 4) and “American Dad” (#4: 1.7/ 3) populated 7-8 p.m., followed by original installments of “The Simpsons” (#4: 2.8/ 4), “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 2.1/ 3), “Family Guy” (#4: 2.9/ 4) and “American Dad” (#4: 2.2/ 3) from 8-10 p.m.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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). Friday's Final Adjusted Ratings are normally available on the following Monday.

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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.