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Ratings News - 9th April 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.

Metered Market Tuesday Ratings
CBS Rules; “The Voice” on NBC a Lock Demographically

Tuesday 4/08/14

CBS 8.5/14
NBC 5.3/ 9
ABC 2.6/ 4
Fox 1.9/ 3
CW 0.6/ 1


-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 4/09/13
NBC: +10, CBS: + 4, CW: -25, Fox: -39, ABC: -59


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

-Honorable Mention:
“Chicago Fire” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Glee” (Fox), “The Mindy Project” (Fox), “Trophy Wife” (ABC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
It was another clean Tuesday overnight sweep in households for CBS with its line-up of “NCIS” (#1 for the evening: 11.0 rating/18 share), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9.4/15) and an encore of “Person of Interest” (5.3/ 9), which bested an original installment of competing “Chicago Fire” on NBC (4.5/ 8) by 18 percent despite not being original. Already renewed “Chicago Fire,” which built by 25 percent from sitcom “Growing Up Fisher” (#2: 3.6/ 6 at 9:30 p.m.), is a lock for leadership in all the key demos, however.

“The Voice” was the standout on NBC, of course, with a second-place 7.5/12 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m., which will top the night in adults 18-49 (and other young adult demos). Thanks to “The Voice,” lead-out comedies “About a Boy” (#2: 4.5/ 7 at 9 p.m.) and aforementioned “Growing Up Fisher” (#2: 3.6/ 6 at 9:30 p.m.) bested two more episodes of “The Mindy Project” on Fox (9 p.m.: #4: 1.7/ 3; 9:30 p.m.: #4, 1.8/ 3) by an average of 131 percent. Note to Fox: You may want to reverse your decision to renew sophomore “The Mindy Project,” which is just not an option (and never will be).

“About a Boy” and “Growing Up Fisher” also outdelivered competing ABC comedies “”The Goldbergs” (#3: 3.0/ 5), which is a lock for renewal, and “Trophy Wife” (#3: 2.2/ 3) by an average of 56 percent. As that old saying goes, lead-in still does matter.

Earlier in the evening on Fox was fading “Glee” at yet another series low, with a 2.0/ 3 from 8-9 p.m. Comparably, that was 43 percent below year-ago occupant “Hell’s Kitchen” (3.5/ 6 on 4/09/13). Future episodes of “Glee” this season will feature Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine in a multi-episode arc.

ABC’s disappointing “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” increased by nine percent from one week earlier, with a 3.8/ 6 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m. And a repeat of “Resurrection” closed the night for the alphabet net after aforementioned “The Goldbergs” (#3: 3.0/ 5) and “Trophy Wife” (#3: 2.2/ 3) with a 1.5/ 2 at 10 p.m. As a reminder, “Celebrity Wife Swap” will return on ABC in the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour next week.

The CW capped off the evening with encores of “The Originals” (#5: 0.7/ 1) and recently introduced “The Hundred” (#5: 0.6/ 1).
With Carson Daly” closed the night with a 0.8/ 4 at 1:30 a.m.

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.

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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