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Ratings News - 7th November 2013

Today's Early Overnight 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
“The CMA Awards” Lead ABC to Midweek Victory

Wednesday 11/06/13

ABC 9.7/16
CBS 6.3/10
NBC 3.8/ 6
Fox 3.5/ 6
CW 1.7/ 3


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 11/07/12:
ABC: +76, CBS: -12, CW: -19, Fox: -29, NBC: -38


“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” (ABC)

-Honorable Mention:
“Survivor: Blood vs. Water” (CBS), “Criminal Minds” (CBS), “CSI” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The X Factor” (Fox), “The Tomorrow People” (CW), “Dateline” (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Wednesday household overnight victory for ABC courtesy of the “47th Annual CMA Awards,” which finished first in each of the six half-hours with an average 9.7 rating/16 share from 8-11 p.m. Comparably, this was 11 percent above the year-ago telecast (8.7/14 on Thursday 11/01/12), which translated into 13.68 million viewers and a 3.8/10 among adults 18-49 (based on the live plus same day data).

Second-place CBS was on par from one week earlier despite the increased competition from ABC with its line-up of “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” (#2: 5.9/10), “Criminal Minds” (#2: 6.6/11) and “CSI” (#2: 6.3/11). And this proves, of course, that regularly programming can still perform adequately opposite an event like “The CMA Awards.” As for the always-addictive “Survivor,” please visit our TVMI Facebook page and tell us what you thought of last night’s episode at http://tinyurl.com/ckermnd.

In the distant third place spot last night was NBC care of relocated “Revolution” (#3t: 3.5/ 6), veteran “Law & Order: SVU” (#3: 4.4/ 7) and a midweek edition of “Dateline” (#3: 3.4/ 6), which was 31 percent below the year-ago airing of former time period occupant “Chicago Fire” (4.9/ 9 on 11/07/12). While a 3.5 in the overnights is certainly nothing to crow about, “Revolution” is still an improvement over the sitcom strategy in the hour last season.

“The X Factor” on Fox equally “Revolution” in the household overnights, with a 3.5/ 6 from 8-10 p.m.. And it will, of course, hold a notable advantage in all the key young adult demos over the sophomore older-skewing drama. But overnight erosion of 29 percent from the 4.9/ 7 on the year-ago evening (and facing “The Voice” on NBC tonight) is all the more reason to label this tired singing competition a “loser.” At this point, Fox really needs to think of life without “The X Factor” next fall.

“Arrow” on The CW equaled its week-ago performance, with a 2.1/ 3 at 8 p.m. But episode five of lead-out drama “The Tomorrow People” slipped to a 1.2/ 2 at 9 p.m., which was a loss of one-tenth of a rating point (or eight percent) from one week earlier. Of the three new CW dramas, “The Originals” on Tuesday 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.

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