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Ratings News - 21st 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.

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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 1/20/14 Metered Market Ratings
ABC Wins; Weak Return for “Hollywood Game Night” on NBC

ABC 5.6/ 9
CBS 5.2/ 8
Fox 4.4/ 7
NBC 3.9/ 6
CW 0.8/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 1/21/13:
NBC: +11, ABC: – 3, CW: -11, CBS: -24, Fox: -28


“The Bachelor” (ABC), “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “Mike & Molly” (CBS), “Mom” (CBS), “The Blacklist” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Hollywood Game Night” (NBC), “Hart of Dixie” (CW), “Beauty and the Beast” (CW) “Intelligence” (CBS)


-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC opened the week on a winning overnight note care of two-hours of “The Bachelor” (5.4 rating/8 share from 8-10 p.m.) and “Castle,” which won the 10 p.m. hour with 5.8/ 9. But competing “The Blacklist” on NBC with a 5.6/ 9 owns the time period in all the key demos. Given the recent controversial remarks made by Juan Pablo Galavis, this is a huge relief for ABC.

In season-premiere news, two episodes of “Hollywood Game Night” on NBC, hosted by Jane Lynch, finished fourth in the 8-10 p.m. block with a 3.1/ 5 from 8-9 p.m. and a 2.9/ 4 from 9-10 p.m. As a temporary fill-in for “The Voice,” NBC is counting the days, no doubt, until the singing competition returns. But the good news was the double-digit growth for “The Blacklist” at 10 p.m.

CBS was on par with typical overnight Monday levels, which is a positive for the 8-10 p.m. block and a negative for week three of drama “Intelligence.” Soon-to-conclude “How I Met Your Mother” opened with a dominant 5.9/ 9 at 8 p.m., followed by No. 1 time period finishes as well for “2 Broke Girls” (5.8/ 9), “Mike & Molly” (6.1/ 9) and “Mom” (5.6/ 8) from 8:30-10 p.m. Retention of 92 percent for improved “Mom” out of “Mike & Molly” all but guarantees a renewal for next season. Episode three of “Intelligence,” meanwhile, dipped to a third-place 4.0/ 7 at 10 p.m., which was 11 percent below the 4.5/ 7 one week earlier.

In season-finale news, two-hours of “Sleepy Hollow” on Fox, which lost some steam as the first season progressed, scored a 4.4/ 7 from 8-10 p.m. Demographically, the results should be respectable. And The CW capped off the night with its low-rated combination of dramas “Hart of Dixie” (#5: 1.0/ 2) and “Beauty and the Beast” (#5: 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.

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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