SpoilerTV - TV Spoilers

Ratings News - 12th November 2014

Today's Early Overnight Ratings

Top 25 Markets - 18-49
Thanks as usual to ED for the Top 25

Flash 1.5
Supernatural 1.0
NCIS 2.0
POI 1.2
Selfie 1.2
MF (R) 1.0
MAOS 1.6
Forever 1.1
Voice 3.2
Chicago Fire 2.2
Masterchef 1.9
New Girl 1.6
Mindy 1.3

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)

Tables being updated live. Please refresh for updates.

Can't see the tables? Check out our Troubleshooting Guide

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
NBC’s “Chicago Fire” Ties Series High

Tuesday 11/11/14

CBS 8.5/13
NBC 6.9/11
ABC 2.8/ 4
Fox 2.6/ 4
CW 2.0/ 3

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 11/12/13:
CW: +33, NBC: +23, Fox: + 8, ABC and CBS: -12 each


Note: The following labels are based on the household overnights and are subject to change given the availability of other pending data streams. These overnights are your first look at the ratings and a precursor to what could lie ahead. And we take into account other benchmarks including the expected demographic ratings, potential DVR usage, the critical acclaim (or lack of) and the social media presence.

“NCIS” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “The Flash” (CW), “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS), “Chicago Fire” (NBC)

-Continued Erosion:
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Selfie” (ABC), “New Girl” (Fox), “The Mindy Project” (Fox), “Forever” (ABC)


Ratings Breakdown:
CBS led this second Tuesday in the household overnights, besting No. 2 NBC by 23 percent. But “Person of Interest” slipped to second in the 10 p.m. hour behind “Chicago Fire,” and NBC is a lock for victory in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demos).

Ignited by the crossover with “Law & Order: SVU” and “Chicago PD” (which concludes tonight), “Chicago Fire” rose to a season-high 5.9 rating/10 share in households at 10 p.m. Comparably, “Chicago Fire” beat the competition — aforementioned “Person of Interest” (#2: 5.7/10) and “Forever” on ABC (#3: 3.1/ 5) — by 4 and 90 percent, respectively. It tied its series high (5.9/10 on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013). And “Chicago Fire” increased from its year-ago overnight performance (5.1/ 9 on 11/12/13) by 16 percent.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was a two-hour edition of “The Voice” (pre-empting sitcoms “Marry Me” and “About A Boy” in the 9 p.m. hour) at a healthy 7.4/11 from 8-10 p.m., which will top the night in the key demos.

CBS’ pairing of “NCIS” (10.7/16 at 8 p.m. – #1 for the night) and spin-off “NCIS: Los Angeles” (9.0/14) won the 8-10 p.m. block in the overnights, as usual.

On ABC, sitcom “Selfie” earned its cancellation with a series-low 2.6/ 4 (#4t) in the 8 p.m. half-hour, and it led into a 2.3/ 4 (#5) for a repeat of “Modern Family” at 8:30 p.m. Next was diluted “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” at a third-place 2.9/ 4 from 9-10 p.m., which was 31 percent below the 4.2/ 7 on the year-ago evening at 8 p.m. And the 3.1/ 5 for full season-renewed “Forever” at 10 p.m. was a series low.

Over at Fox, “MasterChef Junior” remains a notable improvement from recent time period occupant “Utopia” and year-ago sitcoms “Dads” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” But a third-place 3.2/ 5 from 8-9 p.m. was 14 percent below the season-premiere one week earlier (3.7/ 6 on Nov. 4), which translated into 5.09 million viewers and a 1.8 rating/6 share among adults 18-49 (based on the Live + Same Day data). Next on Fox were low-rated comedies “New Girl” (#4: 2.2/ 3) and “The Mindy Project” (#4: 1.9/ 3) from 9-10 p.m., which declined from their year-ago overnight performances by 19 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

The CW, meanwhile, continues to enjoy success with freshman entry “The Flash” (#4: 2.6/ 4), which built by 53 percent from the 1.7/ 3 for year-ago occupant “The Originals.” And “The Flash” led into a typical 1.5/ 2 (#5) for the 200th episode of lead-out “Supernatural,” which slid by an extensive 42 percent.

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.

If you are new to ratings or still confused, we recommend you read this excellent
Ratings FAQ.

Don't forget to follow our Ratings Only Twitter Account for the latest Ratings News

Additional Ratings Resources

If you’re interested in Ratings/Renewals/Cancellations then we have a number of resources here at SpoilerTV that we recommend you check out.

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.