Sushi for Twelve, $482 plus delivery f Ratings News - 17th January 2014

SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers

Ratings News - 17th 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)

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

Don't forget to follow our Ratings Only Twitter Account for the latest Ratings News

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.

Thursday 1/16/14 Metered Markets
“American Idol” Dominates, but Cannot Top an Encore of “The Big Bang Theory”

Fox 8.3/13
CBS 4.7 8
ABC 2.6/ 4
NBC 2.2/ 4
CW 1.8/ 3

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Thursday 1/17/13:
CW: +29, CBS: -19, Fox: -20, NBC: -27, ABC: -52


“American Idol” (Fox), “The Big Bang Theory” R (CBS)

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


-Ratings Breakdown:
Opposite a night of all repeats on CBS, two-hours of “American Idol” led Fox to an easy Thursday overnight victory. “Idol” averaged an 8.3 rating/13 share from 8-10 p.m., peaking from 9-10 p.m. with an 8.6/13. But, mirroring its Wednesday season-opener, overnight slippage from the year-ago evening (10.4/16 on 1/17/13) was 20 percent. In other words, “Idol” is down, but still very much an option.

At 8 p.m., a repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS managed to beat “American Idol” with a 7.8/13 versus a 7.5/12. Next on CBS’ all encore evening was “The Millers” at a 5.1/ 8 at 8:30 p.m. (#2), followed by “The Crazy Ones” (#2: 3.5/ 5), “Two and a Half Men” (#2: 3.6/ 6) and “Elementary” (#1: 4.3/ 7) from 9-11 p.m. Since you cannot judge a show by a repeat, let’s wait and see what happens when CBS is in all originals opposite “American Idol” next week.

Over at ABC, two more hours of cooking competition “The Taste” took a hit opposite “American Idol” with a 2.5/ 4 from 8-10 p.m. Week to week, that was down by 27 percent. At 10 p.m., a repeat of “Shark Tank” in place of canceled drama “The Assets” was third with a 2.7/ 5.

Elsewhere, NBC remained out of the competitive loop with its combination of “Community” (#4: 2.0/ 3), “Parks and Recreation” (#4: 2.1/ 3), “Sean Saves the World” (#4t: 1.9/ 3), “The Michael J. Fox Show” (#5: 1.5/ 2) and “Parenthood” (#2: 2.9/ 5), which could potentially win the 10 p.m. hour among adults 18-49. And The CW populated the night with “The 19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards,” which finished fifth with a 1.8/ 3 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. For a complete listing of the winners, click on the following:

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.

Don't forget to follow our Ratings Only Twitter Account for the latest Ratings News

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.