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Ratings News - 18th 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.

Sunday 11/17/13 Metered Markets
Positive Sampling for “Almost Human” on Fox

NBC 12.9/20
Fox 7.9/12
CBS 7.2/11
ABC 3.6/ 6

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 11/18/12:
Fox: +182, NBC: +39, CBS: -24, ABC: -41


“The OT” (Fox), “Sunday Night Football”: Kansas City at Denver (NBC), “Almost Human” (Fox)

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


-Ratings Breakdown:
NBC rose to new heights on Sunday this season with the Kansas City Chiefs at the Denver Broncos on “Sunday Night Football” at an above average 17.1 rating/27 share from 8:30-11 p.m., which was up by an estimated 31 percent from the week-ago match-up between the Dallas Cowboys at the New Orleans Saints. And that translated into 21.09 million viewers and 7.8 rating/20 share among adults 18-49, based on the live plus same day data.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was Pre-Game “Football Night in America” at a 2.2/ 4 at 7 p.m. (#4), a 4.2/ 7 at 7:30 p.m. (#3) and a dominant 10.1/16 at 8 p.m. As a reminder, results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

In series premiere/preview news, “Almost Human” on Fox was sampled at a second-place 6.3/ 9 in the overnights at 8 p.m., which was boosted by the 12.7/21 for post-NFL game “The OT” at 7:30 p.m. Comparably, “Human Target,” which debuts in its regularly scheduled Monday 8 p.m. time period tonight, bested week-ago time period occupants “The Simpsons” (2.8/ 4 on Nov. 10) and “Bob’s Burgers” (2.1/ 3) by a hefty 147 percent.

Immediately following “Almost Human” were 9-10 p.m. editions of “The Simpsons” (#4: 3.0/ 4) and “Family Guy” (#4: 2.9/ 4), which cannot, of course, be judge by the overnights. In the 7 p.m. half-hour on Fox was the Football overrun at a 16.0/27 in the overnights, which beat the competition combined.

Third-place CBS opened the evening with granddaddy “60 Minutes” at a second-place 8.9/14 at 7 p.m., followed by “The Amazing Race” (#3: 6.1/ 9), water-cooler worthy “The Good Wife” (#2: 7.1/11) and “The Mentalist” (#2; 6.7/11) from 8-11 p.m.

Over at ABC, the sharp 41 percent decline was a result of “The 40th American Music Awards” airing on the year-ago evening. But the alphabet net’s combination of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#3: 3.8/ 6), “Once Upon a Time” (#4: 4.2/ 6), “Revenge” (#3: 3.9/ 6) and “Betrayal” (#3: 2.5/ 4) continues to lag, with “Betrayal” a goner and “Revenge” only in contention at this point for a fourth season to accumulate enough episodes for off-network.

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.

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