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Ratings News - 19th 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)

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Metered Market Tuesday Ratings
Clean Sweep for CBS; “The Voice” Will Lead Demographically

Tuesday 3/18/14

CBS 8.9/14
NBC 5.6/ 9
ABC 2.3/ 4
Fox 2.0/ 3
CW 1.3/ 2

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 3/20/13:
NBC: +155, CW: +86, CBS: – 4, Fox: -37, ABC: -65


“NCIS” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS), “Person of Interest” (CBS)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe” (ABC), “Glee” (Fox), “Trophy Wife” (ABC), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), “Mind Games” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was another Tuesday overnight household sweep for CBS with its line-up of “NCIS” (10.8 rating/17 share – #1 for the night), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (8.8/14) and “Person of Interest” (7.1/12). But a rock-solid 8.2/13 for competing “The Voice” on NBC in the 8 p.m. hour will clearly lead the evening in adults 18-49 (and all key demos).

NBC 9-10 p.m. sitcoms “About a Boy” (#2: 4.8/ 7) and “Growing Up Fisher” (#2: 3.8/ 6) continue to capitalize from the support of “The Voice,” besting ABC’s competing “The Goldbergs” (#3: 3.0/ 5) and “Trophy Wife” (#3: 2.3/ 4) by an average of 62 percent. And that proves, of course, that lead-in still matters. Minus “The Voice,” both sitcoms would be rating considerably lower.

Sophomore “Chicago Fire” closed the night on NBC with a second-place 4.3/ 7 at 10 p.m., which should be enough to compete for dominance in the hour demographically against older-skewing “Person of Interest” on CBS.

Over at ABC, 8 p.m. special “Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe” was of little interest with a 2.6/ 4 in the overnights. And week four of failing drama “Mind Games” dipped to a series-low 1.5/ 3 at 10 p.m., which could be an historical low for the network in the time period for a regularly scheduled series. Chances are the axe will be swinging today.

Elsewhere, relocated “Glee” on Fox remained out of the competitive loop with a fourth-place 2.4/ 4 at 8 p.m., which was 35 percent below year-ago occupant “Hell’s Kitchen” (3.7/ 6 on 3/19/13). And that led into a repeat of “New Girl” at a 1.3/ 2 at 9 p.m. (#4), followed by relocated “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at a series low 1.9/ 3 at 9:30 p.m. On The CW, “The Originals” (#5: 1.4/ 2) led into a 1.3/ 2 for “Supernatural” (#5) at 9 p.m., which is nothing unusual.

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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