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Ratings News - 8th 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 Thursday Ratings
CBS Wins; “The Voice” Lifts NBC

Thursday 11/07/13
Metered Market Results

CBS 6.7/11
ABC 5.1/ 8
NBC 4.2/ 7
Fox 2.9/ 5
CW 1.6/ 2


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Thursday 11/08/12:
ABC and NBC: – 2 each, CW: -11, CBS: -26, Fox: -31


“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Scandal” (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” (ABC), “The X Factor” (Fox), “Sean Saves the World” (NBC), “The Michael J. Fox Show” (NBC), “Glee” (Fox), “Parenthood” (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped this first Thursday in November, as usual, with a 31 percent advantage in the household overnights over second-place ABC. But it was not just about the Eye net, with the 8:30 p.m. portion of an 8-9 p.m. Thursday edition of “The Voice” on NBC inching past episode six of “The Millers” on CBS by three percent (7.0 rating/11 share vs. 6.8/11).

“The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, featuring a second guest spot by the legendary (and now Emmy Award winning) Bob Newhart led the night with an 11.2/18 at 8 p.m. Next was aforementioned “The Millers” (#2: 6.8/11 at 8:30 p.m.), followed by typical overnight performances for sitcoms “The Crazy Ones” (#2: 5.5/ 9) and “Two and a Half Men” (#2: 5.6/ 9) and sophomore drama “Elementary” (#2: 5.6/10) from 9-11 p.m. Although the combination of “The Crazy Ones” and “Two and a Half Men” (which featured a guest spot by “Wonder Woman” star Lynda Carter) trailed year-ago 9-10 p.m. time period occupant “Person of Interest” (9.5/15 on 11/08/12) by a hefty 42 percent in the overnights, the difference in the young key demos will certainly not be as severe.

On NBC, the one-hour Thursday edition of “The Voice” scored a 6.7/11 from 8-9 p.m., which of course lifted the network to a season high in the time period. And while lead-out “Sean Saves the World” rose to a five-week high at 9 p.m., a third-place 3.3/ 5 was still 53 percent below the 8:30 p.m. portion of lead-in “The Voice” (and 40 percent below competing “The Crazy Ones” on CBS). Calling former “Will & Grace” co-star Megan Mullally: Can you make a guest appearance?

Next on NBC was recent entry “The Michael J. Fox Show,” which slipped to a fourth-place 2.6/ 4 at 9:30 p.m., followed by relocated “Parenthood” at a very disappointing (and distant third place) 2.9/ 5 at 10 p.m.

In the battle of “The Voice” versus “The X Factor,” Simon Cowell and company on Fox trailed by 57 percent with a distant third-place 2.9/ 5 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m. Year-to-year, that was down by 38 percent (versus a 4.7/ 7 on 11/08/12). And it led into “Glee” at a depressed 3.0/ 5 at 9 p.m. (#4), which dipped by 19 percent from the 3.7/ 6 on the year-ago evening. At this point, there is no reason to believe “The X Factor” will return for a fourth season.

Elsewhere, ABC continues to struggle at 8 p.m. care of unnecessary spin-off “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland,” which finished fourth with a mere 2.6/ 4. But veteran “Grey’s Anatomy” perked up to a first-place 6.2/10 from 9-10 p.m., which led into an also dominant 6.5/11 for “Scandal” at 10 p.m. Year-to-year, “Scandal” increased by a hefty 41 percent.

Over at The CW, “The Vampire Diaries” (#5: 1.8/ 3) built by 12 percent from one week earlier, but it was still 18 percent below the 2.2/ 3 in the overnights on the year-ago evening. And next was week four of drama “Reign” (#5: 1.4/ 2), which increased by eight percent from one week earlier. Four-week overnight track for “Reign”: 1.5/ 2 – 1.4/ 2 – 1.3/ 2 – 1.4/ 2).

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Source: Marc Berman@tvmediainsights

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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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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.
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The current season full ratings tables for both Total Viewers and 18-49 Demos
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