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Ratings News - 13th January 2014

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.

Sunday 1/012/14 Metered Markets
Seven Year High for “The Golden Globe Awards”

CBS 13.2/20
NBC 12.0/18
ABC 2.7/ 4
Fox 2.4/ 4

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 1/13/13:
NBC: + 9, CBS: + 8, Fox: -11, ABC: -23


“The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards” (NBC), “60 Minutes” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes” (ABC), “Betrayal” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
Led by an estimated 27.0 rating/41 share from 7-8 p.m. for the San Diego Chargers at the Denver Broncos on an NFL primetime football overrun, CBS concluded the week on a winning overnight note. But the “71st Annual Golden Globe Awards” on NBC, hosted by Tina Fey and newly minted Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler, rose to a seven-year high with a 14.1/21 in the overnights from 8-11 p.m. Comparably, that was up by 8 percent from the year-ago evening (which translated into 19.69 million viewers, based on the live plus same day data) and 21 percent from 2012 (11.7/18). For a complete listing of the winners, click on the following: http://tinyurl.com/m6tmkc5

Earlier in the evening on NBC was the “Golden Globes Arrival” special at a 5.5/ 9 from 7-8 p.m.

Leading out of the mammoth NFL primetime overrun on CBS was an 8 p.m. edition of “60 Minutes” at a second-place 11.8/17, followed by “The Good Wife” (#2: 7.3/11) and “The Mentalist” (#2: 6.6/11) from 9-11 p.m., which held up despite facing “The Golden Globes.”

Elsewhere, the results were limited. ABC populated the evening with veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#3: 3.1/ 5), 8 p.m. special “The Bachelor: Behind the Scenes” (#4: 2.3/ 3), “Revenge” (#3: 3.7/ 5) and “Betrayal” (#3: 2.0/ 3). And Fox aired repeats of “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 1.4/ 2) and “American Dad” (#4: 1.5/ 2) from 7-8 p.m., followed by “The Simpsons” (#3: 3.0/ 4), “Bob’s Burgers” (#3: 2.5/ 4), “Family Guy” (#4: 3.4/ 5) and “American Dad” (#4: 2.7/ 4) from 9-11 p.m.

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.

If you are new to ratings or still confused, we recommend you read this excellent Ratings FAQ.

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Additional Ratings Resources

If you’re interested in Ratings/Renewals/Cancellations then we have a number of resources here at SpoilerTV that we recommend you check out.

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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