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Ratings News - 17th December 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.

Monday 12/16/13 Metered Markets
Easy Victory for “The Voice” Ignited NBC

NBC 7.2/12
CBS 4.7/ 8
Fox 2.8/ 4
ABC 2.5/ 4
CW 0.8/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 12/17/12:
Fox: +47, NBC: +20, ABC: -26, CBS and CW: -27 each


“The Voice” (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
“How I Met Your Mother” (CBS), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “Mike & Molly” (CBS), “The Sing-Off” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC), “Hostages” (CBS)


-Ratings Breakdown:
Two hours of “The Voice,” which concludes its fall edition tonight, led NBC to an easy Monday victory with an 8.4 rating/13 share in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was right on par from the year-ago evening, and it led into a dominant 4.9/ 9 for “The Sing-Off” at 10 p.m. Yes, lead-in still matters.

CBS, which has not benefited while competing “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC is between seasons, was on par with recent levels (which translated into an overnight household loss of 27 percent year-to-year). “How I Met Your Mother” and “2 Broke Girls” each scored a 5.3/ 8 from 8-9 p.m., followed by “Mike & Molly” at a 5.8/ 9 at 9 p.m. and “Mom” at a 4.9/ 8 at 9:30 p.m. Each of the comedies finished a distant second behind “The Voice.” At 10 p.m. was “Hostages,” which is nearing its series-ender, at a second-place 3.6/ 6 at 10 p.m.

Elsewhere, recent Fox entry “Almost Human,” which is 50/50 on a second season, scored a typical 3.9/ 6 (#3) in the overnights at 8 p.m. In other words: could be better/could be worse. And it led to encores of animated holiday specials “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” (#4: 1.9/ 3) and “DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury” (#4: 1.6/ 3) from 9-10 p.m.

ABC aired repeats of animated “Disney’s Prep & Landing” (R#4: 2.6/ 4) and “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice” (#4: 2.1/ 3) from 8-9 p.m. into another edition of two-hour holiday special “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” which scored an uneventful 2.6/ 4 in the overnights from 9-11 p.m. And The CW aired encores of animated holiday special “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” (#5: 0.8/ 1) and “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” (which debuted on CBS on Tuesday, Dec. 10 and also averaged a very last-place 0.8/ 1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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.