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Ratings News - 6th 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.

Tuesday 10/29/13 Metered Market Ratings
CBS Dominates; NBC Expected to Win in the Key Demos

CBS 9.9/16
NBC 6.2/10
ABC 3.4/ 6
Fox 2.4/ 4
CW 1.5/ 2

-Note: The comparisons to one year earlier are excluded because of Election night coverage on the year-ago evening.


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

-Honorable Mention:
“The Biggest Loser” (NBC)

-Consistent by Low-Rated:
“Dads” (Fox), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), “The Goldbergs” (ABC), “Trophy Wife” (ABC)

“New Girl” (Fox)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The Mindy Project” (Fox), “In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Countdown to the CMA Awards” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean overnight household sweep for CBS with its combination of “NCIS” (#1 for the evening: 12.2 rating/19 share), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9.5/15) and “Person of Interest” (7.9/14), which is an improvement over failed year-ago occupant “Vegas” (but not as strong as when it aired in the Thursday 9 p.m. hour out of “Two and a Half Men”). And two more hours of “The Voice,” which scored a 6.9/12 in the overnights from 9-11 p.m. (out of a second-place 4.6/ 7 for “The Biggest Loser” at 8 p.m.), should be enough to lead NBC to demo victory. Both networks have plenty to crow about on Tuesday.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” opened the night for ABC with a series-low (and third-place) 4.5/ 7 at 8 p.m., which was 12 percent below its last original telecast (5.1/ 8 on Oct. 22). But this should still resonate in the young adult demos. “S.H.I.E.L.D.” led into typical overnight performances for full season-renewed sitcoms “The Goldbergs” (#3: 3.6/ 6) and “Trophy Wife” (#3: 2.9/ 5) from 9-10 p.m., which would both stand a better chance of a larger audience if the network moved either to Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. out of “Modern Family” (and in place of abysmal “Super Fun Night”).

At 10 p.m., annual ABC special, “In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Countdown to the CMA Awards” was a bust at a distant third-place 2.5/ 4.

Elsewhere, Fox had nothing unusual to report with its sitcom line-up of “Dads” (#4: 2.5/ 4), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 2.5/ 4), “New Girl” (#4: 2.7/ 4) and “The Mindy Project” (#4: 2.0/ 3), which is a true negative for sophomore Mindy Kaling and company. And recent entry “The Originals” on The CW, which is expected to be renewed for the full season any day now, averaged a 1.5/ 2 (#5) in the overnights into a 1.5/ 2 (#5) for veteran “Supernatural” at 9 p.m.

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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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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