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Ratings News - 10th January 2014

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 Thursday Ratings
Clean Sweep for CBS; “The Assets” Flounders on ABC

Thursday 1/09/13
Metered Market Results

CBS 7.7/12
ABC 2.9/ 5
NBC 2.4/ 4
Fox 1.6/ 3
CW 0.7/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Thursday 1/10/13:
Fox: -11, CBS: -18, NBC: -20, ABC: -49, CW: -59


“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Community” (NBC), “Parks and Recreation” (NBC), “Sean Saves the World” (NBC), “The Michael J. Fox Show” (NBC), “The Assets” (ABC), “Parenthood” (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was a clean Thursday overnight sweep for CBS with its line-up of blockbuster “The Big Bang Theory” (12.3 rating/19 share), which topped the night as always, “The Millers” (8.0/12), “The Crazy Ones” (6.0/ 9), “Two and a Half Men” (6.5/10) and sophomore “Elementary” (6.6/11). Dominance is certainly a positive thing, of course. But the Eye net expanding to a two-hour Thursday sitcom block has resulted in noticeable erosion with the combination of “The Crazy Ones” and “Two and a Half Men,” in particular, down by 36 percent from year-ago occupant “Person of Interest” (9.7/15 on 1/10/13).

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In the distant No. 2 spot was ABC as a result of cooking competition “The Taste,” which scored a modest 3.3/ 5 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., followed by week two of new drama “The Assets” at a last-place 2.2/ 4 at 10 p.m. Week to week, “The Assets” slipped by 15 percent from its already DOA opening 2.6/ 4 on Jan. 2. And that translated into a mere 3.77 million viewers and a 0.7 rating/2 share among adults 18-49 (based on the live plus same day data). The 49 percent erosion for ABC was a result of dramas “Last Resort,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” airing on the year-ago evening.

Next was NBC with its low-rated combination of sitcoms “Community” (#3: 2.2/ 4), “Parks and Recreation” (#3: 2.2/ 3), “Sean Saves the World” (#3: 2.3/ 3) and “The Michael J. Fox Show” (#3: 2.1/ 3) from 8-10 p.m., followed by “Parenthood” at a second-place 2.9/ 5 in the 10 p.m. hour. Despite the obvious lack of interest, NBC was up by nine percent week to week. Regardless, the network will need to revamp the entire evening next season.

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Elsewhere, Fox populated this second Thursday in January with back-to-back repeats of freshman drama “Sleepy Hollow,” which scored an average 1.6/ 3 from 8-10 p.m. And The CW aired encores of “The Vampire Diaries” and “Reign,” which each averaged a 0.7/ 1.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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