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Ratings News - 8th 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.

Tuesday 1/07/14 Metered Markets
Solid Sampling for “Intelligence” on CBS; “Killer Women” DOA on ABC

CBS 10.3/16
NBC 3.9/ 6
ABC 3.4/ 5
Fox 2.4/ 5
CW 0.6/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 1/08/13:
NBC: +11, ABC: + 6, CBS: no change, Fox: – 4, CW: -25


“NCIS” (CBS), “Intelligence” (CBS), “Person of Interest” (CBS)

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Dads” (Fox), “Brooklyn Nine Nine” (Fox), “New Girl” (Fox), “Trophy Wife” (ABC), “The Mindy Project” (Fox), “Killer Women” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy Tuesday overnight victory for CBS, which featured the series premiere/preview of drama “Intelligence” at 9 p.m. Out of blockbuster “NCIS” (which topped the night with a 12.8 rating/19 share at 8 p.m.), “Intelligence” opened with a dominant 10.2/15 from 9-10 p.m., which was just seven percent below regularly scheduled “NCIS: Los Angeles” on the year-ago evening (11.0/17 on 1/08/13). Comparably, retention for “Intelligence” out of the 8:30 p.m. portion of “NCIS” (12.9/19) was acceptable at 79 percent, and there was a dip of only eight percent at 9:30 p.m. (10.6/16 to 9.8/15). The bottom line: CBS achieved the sampling it was hoping for. Now let’s see what happens on Monday.

Minus the lead-in support from “NCIS” (and opposite “Castle” on ABC and “The Blacklist” on NBC), “Intelligence” could face an uphill battle in the Monday 10 p.m. hour (where it debuts in its regularly scheduled time period next week). But the advantage of replacing “Hostages” is the low bar of comparison. There is every reason to believe “Intelligence” will be a stronger performer.

“Person of Interest” capped off the evening for the Eye net with a dominant 7.8/13 at 10 p.m., which was a whopping 169 percent above the DOA debut of ABC drama “Killer Women” (2.9/ 5). Comparably, “Killer Women” was nine percent below “Private Practice” on the year-ago evening (3.2/ 6 on 1/08/13), and six percent below the debut of fall occupant “Lucky 7” (3.1/ 5 on 9/24/13), which only lasted for two episodes. The only redeeming observation for “Killer Women” was overnight growth out of lead-in “Trophy Wife” (#3: 2.6/ 4 at 9:30 p.m.) of 12 percent.

Earlier in the overnight on ABC was drama “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at a distant second-place 4.2/ 6 from 8-9 p.m., which was a series-low (and further proof that “S.H.I.E.L.D.” is not the hit everyone was anticipating). Sitcom “The Goldbergs” dropped to a 3.5/ 5 at 9 p.m. (#2), which was still a 35 percent improvement over year-ago occupant “Happy Endings” (2.6/ 4 on 1/08/13).

Elsewhere, two-hours of “The Biggest Loser” on NBC scored a 3.8/ 6 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., leading into a second-place 4.3/ 7 for “Chicago Fire” at 10 p.m. Year-to-year, “Chicago Fire” built by 19 percent from “Parenthood” (3.6/ 6 on 1/08/13). Fox populated the evening with its ratings-challenged sitcom rotation of “Dads” (#4: 2.4/ 4), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 2.5/ 4), “New Girl” (#4: 2.6/ 4) and “The Mindy Project” (#4: 2.1/ 3). And The CW aired encores of dramas “The Originals” (#5: 0.7/ 1) and “Supernatural” (#5: 0.6/ 1). While “New Girl” will generate some interest among adults 18-49 (and other key young adult demos), the year-to-year overnight slippage was noticeable at 16 percent.

As a reminder, Fox on Tuesday in midseason will feature “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at a new time, 9:30 p.m., on Feb. 4 (and in place of “The Mindy Project,” which is taking a break until April 1). And “Glee” moves into the Tuesday 8 p.m. hour on Feb. 25 (with “Dads” at 8 p.m. taking a break). At this point, there is no reason to believe tired “Glee” will generate much interest on Tuesday.

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.
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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