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Ratings News - 19th May 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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SUNDAY 5/18/13 Metered Markets
CBS Wins, but ABC Will Rule in the Key Demos

CBS 6.6/11
ABC 6.0/10
Fox 2.1/ 3
NBC 1.5/ 3

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Sunday 5/19/13:
CBS: +14, ABC: + 2, Fox: -19, NBC: -46


“The 2014 Billboard Music Awards” (ABC), “The Good Wife (CBS)

-A Definite Disappointment:
“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”

-Losers (Excluding Repeats):
“Coldplay: Ghost Stories” (NBC), “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox), “American Dream Builders” (NBC)


-Ratings Breakdown:
CBS topped this final Sunday of the May 2014 sweeps, besting second-place ABC by 10 percent. But ABC got a boost care of “The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which scored a solid 6.7 rating/11 share from 8-11 p.m. (peaking in the 9 p.m. half-hour with a 7.3/11). Comparably, this was right on par with the year-ago telecast, which averaged 9.48 million viewers and a 3.5 rating/10 share among adults 18-49 (based on the Live Plus Same Day data). ABC, no doubt, will lead the evening in all the key demographics.

Earlier in the evening on ABC was the season-finale of veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at a second-place 4.0/ 8 at 7 p.m., which should be more than enough to beat competing “60 Minutes” on CBS (#1: 7.3/14) in all the young adult demos.

Leading out of “60 Minutes” on the Eye net were the season-finale installments of “The Amazing Race” (#2: 5.7/ 9), which moves into the Friday 8 p.m. hour next season, “The Good Wife” (#2: 6.9/11) and “The Mentalist” (#2: 6.4/11) from 8-11 p.m. Replacing “The Mentalist” (which returns in midseason) in the Sunday 10 p.m. hour next season is relocated “CSI” and upcoming “CSI: Cyber,” which are sharing the time period.

Next was diluted Fox care of the season-finale episodes of animated “Bob’s Burgers” (#3t, 1.3/ 3), “American Dad!” (#3: 1.6/ 3), “The Simpsons” (#3: 2.4/ 4) and “Family Guy” (#3: 2.8/ 4) from 7-9 p.m., and soon-to-conclude “Cosmos” A Spacetime Odyssey” (#3: 2.2/ 3), which is certainly not the big event the network was hoping for. Scheduled out of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” next season is relocated “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and upcoming “Mulaney,” which is the first time Fox is opening the season with animation and live action comedies on Sunday since 2006. As a reminder, original episodes of “Family Guy” will be telecast on TBS next season, and “Bob’s Burgers” returns on Fox in midseason.

NBC capped off the night with low-rated 7 p.m. special “Coldplay: Ghost Stories” (#4: 1.1/ 2), “American Dream Builders” (#3: 1.6/ 3) and encore two-hour special “The Women of SNL” (1.8/ 3 from 9-11 p.m.).

Source: Nielsen Media Research data

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