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Ratings News - 18th February 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.

Monday 2/17/14 Metered Markets
More Victory for NBC; Substantial Sampling for Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” Debut

NBC 14.7/22
ABC 5.4/ 8
Fox 3.9/ 6
CBS 3.4/ 5
CW 0.9/ 1

Note: The year-to-year comparisons are excluded during the XXII Winter Olympics


XXII Winter Olympics (NBC), “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
“The Bachelor” (ABC), “Castle” (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Star-Crossed” (CW), “Beauty and the Beast” (CW)


-Ratings Breakdown:
The Winter Olympics, featuring the return of Bob Costas in the anchor chair, scored a very dominant 14.7 rating/22 share in the household overnights from 8-11 p.m. The peak half-hour was 10:30 p.m., with a 15.4/25, and this served as ample lead-in support to the debut of Jimmy Fallon as the new host of “The Tonight Show.”

Leading out of the local news (which aired in the 11:30 p.m. ET half-hour), Jimmy Fallon opened with a hefty 7.1/20 from 12-1 a.m. The 12 a.m. half-hour was an 8.1/22, with 12:30 a.m. at a 6.2/19, and that 7.1/20 beat the late night competition combined on CBS (David Letterman and Craig Ferguson) and ABC (Jimmy Kimmel and “Nightline”) by 82 percent. Comparably, Jay Leno’s last night as host of “The Tonight Show” (on Thursday, Feb. 6) was a 9.2/22.

Fallon, of course, will be standing on his own effective next week at 11:35 p.m. ET (minus the lead-in support from The Winter Olympics), but the sampling was exactly what NBC had hoped to accomplish. Fallon’s initial guests last night were Will Smith and U2.

In series-premiere news, CW drama “Star-Crossed,” the tale of the romance of a human girl and an alien boy after he and eight others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school, opened with a weak 1.1/ 2 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m. Comparably, that was just 10 percent above “Hart of Dixie” one week earlier (1.0/ 1). Year-ago occupant “The Carrie Diaries” scored a 0.9/ 1. Notably negative for “Star-Crossed” was a loss of 17 percent in the household overnights at 8:30 p.m. (1.2/ 2 to 1.0/ 1), and The CW is hoping an encore telecast of the pilot tonight at 9 p.m. will attract additional interest.

Leading out of “Star-Crossed” was failing sophomore “Beauty and the Beast” at a mere 0.7/ 1 at 9 p.m.

Despite facing The Winter Olympics, perennial “The Bachelor” held up on ABC with a second-place 5.5/ 8 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. And that led into “Castle” second at 10 p.m. with a 5.1/ 8. Mark your calendars for the debut of the spring edition of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” on March 17.

Elsewhere, CBS populated the 8-10 p.m. block with encores of soon-to-conclude “How I Met Your Mother” (#4: 3.0/ 4), “2 Broke Girls” (#4: 3.1/ 5), “Mike & Molly” (#4: 3.4/ 5) and “Mom” (#4: 3.2/ 5), which remains an ideal fit out of “Mike & Molly.” Recent drama entry “Intelligence” capped off the night for the Eye net with a third-place 3.8/ 6 at 10 p.m., which dipped by 22 percent from the 4.9/ 8 one week earlier (which faced an encore of “Jimmy Kimmel Live: Matt Damon Returns” on ABC instead of the regularly scheduled “Castle”).

Fox’s combination of dramas “Almost Human” (#3: 4.0/ 6) and “The Following” (#3: 3.8/ 5), meanwhile, were on par with one week earlier. “The Following” on the year-ago evening was notably stronger at a 5.4/ 8 in the overnights.

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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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