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Ratings News - 14th 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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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 Wednesday Ratings
CBS Wins; “The X Factor” on Fox Slips Considerably

Wednesday 11/13/13

CBS 6.7/11
ABC 4.9/ 8
Fox 4.3/ 7
NBC 3.9/ 7
CW 1.7/ 3


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 11/14/12:
NBC: + 3, CBS: – 4, ABC: – 9, CW: -23, Fox: -28


“Survivor: Blood vs. Water” (CBS), “The Middle” (ABC), “Modern Family” (ABC), “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “CSI” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The X Factor” (Fox), “Back in the Game” (ABC), “Super Fun Night” (ABC), “The Tomorrow People” (CW), “Nashville” (ABC), “Dateline” (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy midweek overnight victory for CBS, which bested second-place ABC by 37 percent. Addictive “Survivor: Blood vs. Water,” which featured a double departure to Exile Island, opened the evening with a dominant 6.2 rating/10 share at 8 p.m. Next was “Criminal Minds” at also first-place 7.3/12 from 9-10 p.m., followed by granddaddy “CSI” at a winning 6.6/10 at 10 p.m. Given other issues to address, there is every reason to believe Wednesday on CBS next season will remain intact (assuming new deals are signed with the casts of “Criminal Minds” and “CSI”).

As for “Survivor,” am I the only one who finds Tyson one of the least likeable competitors in the history of the franchise?

Over at ABC, freshman sitcom “Back in the Game” earned its cancellation stripes with a third-place 4.2/ 7 in the overnights at 8:30 p.m., which was 30 percent below always reliable lead-in “The Middle” (#2: 6.0/10 at 8 p.m.). One year earlier, “The Neighbors” at 8:30 p.m. was a stronger option at a 4.6/ 7 (out of a 5.9/ 9 for “The Middle” on 11/14/12).

“Modern Family” on ABC perked up to a 7.3/12 (#1t) in the 9 p.m. half-hour, which should be enough to lead the evening in adults 18-49 (and other key young adult demos). But inane “Super Fun Night” slipped to a fourth-place 3.9/ 6 at 9:30 p.m. Comparably, “Super Fun Night” was 22 percent below year-ago time period occupant “Suburgatory” (5.0/ 8 on 11/14/12), with overnight retention of just 53 percent out of “Modern Family.” ABC may want to rethink those four additional episodes ordered.

Sophomore “Nashville” on ABC capped off the night with a second-place 3.9/ 7 at 10 p.m., which was 11 percent below the 4.4/ 8 in the overnights one year earlier.

Over at NBC, relocated “Revolution” finished fourth with a 3.5/ 6 at 8 p.m., which was 17 percent above failed year-ago sitcoms “Whitney” (3.1/ 5 on 11/14/12) and “Guys With Kids” (2.9/ 5), and consistent with last week. Next was tired “Law & Order: SVU” at a distant third-place 4.4/ 7 from 9-10 p.m., which was equal to one year earlier, followed by a 10 p.m. edition of “Dateline” at a third-place 3.7/ 7. One year earlier, former Wednesday 10 p.m. time period occupant “Chicago Fire” scored a 4.2/ 7 in the overnights.

Elsewhere, three year old “The X Factor” on Fox remained on the double-digit downside with a 4.3/ 7 from 8-10 p.m. off by 28 percent from the 6.0/ 9 one year earlier. Yes, Fox will have to consider life without Simon Cowell next fall. And recently introduced drama “The Tomorrow People” on The CW did not earn its full season renewal stripes with a 1.2/ 2 in the overnights at 9 p.m. (#5) out of a 2.1/ 3 (#5) for “Arrow” at 8 p.m. Comparably, “The Tomorrow People” was 20 percent below year-ago occupant “Supernatural” (1.5/ 2 on 11/14/12), with retention out of “Arrow” of just 57 percent. Of the three new CW dramas, “Vampire Diaries” spin-off “The Originals” is the standout.

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

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