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Ratings News - 12th March 2014

Today's Early Overnight 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.

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Tuesday 3/11/14 Metered Market Ratings
More Promising Performances for “About a Boy” and “Growing Up Fisher” on NBC

CBS 6.0/10
NBC 5.9/10
ABC 2.7/ 4
Fox 2.1/ 3
CW 1.1/ 2

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 3/12/13:
NBC: +181, CW: +83, CBS: -14, ABC: -31, Fox: -50


“The Voice” (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
“About a Boy” (NBC), “Growing Up Fisher” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Glee” (Fox), “The Goldbergs” (ABC), “New Girl” (Fox), “Trophy Wife” (ABC), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), “Mind Games” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
Despite airing a night of all repeats, CBS still managed to dominate this second Tuesday in the household overnights with a 0.1 rating point advantage over second-place NBC. But the home of “The Voice” is a lock for leadership in adults 18-49 (and the other key young adult demographics).

“The Voice” topped the night with an 8.5 rating/14 share in the overnights from 8-9 p.m., which was 21 percent above an encore of “NCIS” on CBS (#2: 7.0/11). Next on NBC was episode three of sitcoms “About a Boy” (#2: 5.0/ 8) and “Growing Up Fisher” (#2: 4.1/ 6) from 9-10 p.m., which were right on par from one week earlier. Comparably, the two comedies bested competing “The Goldbergs” (#3: 2.9/ 4) and “Trophy Wife” (#4: 2.0/ 3) on ABC by an average of 86 percent. And both are poised for time period victory among adults 18-49 (opposite a repeat of “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS, #1: 6.1/10).

Sophomore “Chicago Fire” capped off the night on NBC with a 4.7/ 8 at 10 p.m., which was one-tenth of a rating point ahead of a repeat of “Person of Interest” on CBS (4.8/ 8). And that will, no doubt, dominate demographically.

On ABC, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” perked up week-to-week by 11 percent in the overnights, rising to a third-place 3.9/ 6 at 8 p.m. But this still pales in comparison to how it was performing last fall. Episode three of ABC drama “Mind Games” meanwhile, could not compete with a mere 1.8/ 3 at 10 p.m., which was equal to one week earlier (and that translated into just 2.39 million viewers and a 0.6 rating/2 share, according to the live plus same day data).

Elsewhere, relocated “Glee” on Fox could not compete with a 2.1/ 3 from 8-9 p.m., which finished a distant fourth in the time period. And it did not benefit lead-out 9-10 p.m. sitcoms “New Girl” (#4: 2.0/ 3) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#3: 2.1/ 3), which have not earned their recent renewals. Nor has “Glee.”

The CW capped off the evening with its combination of already renewed “The Originals” (#5: 1.3/ 2) and a repeat of “Supernatural” (#5: 0.8/ 1).

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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