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Ratings News - 2nd December 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 Monday Ratings
“The Voice” Leads NBC to Victory

Monday 12/01/14

NBC 6.6/10
ABC 5.9/ 7
CBS 3.5/ 5
Fox 2.5/ 4
CW 1.0/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Monday 12/02/13:
ABC: +31, CW: +25, NBC: -12, Fox: -22, CBS: -27

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.

“The Voice” (NBC)

-Honorable Mention:
“CMA Country Christmas” (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” (CW)


Ratings Breakdown:
Note: The football match-up on ESPN last night was the Miami Dolphins versus the New York Jets.

Minus ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” in the competitive mix (which concluded its fall edition last week), NBC rose to the top of the Monday overnight charts. Two hours of singing competition “The Voice” scored a 7.4 rating/11 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m., which was 17 percent above the 6.3/ 9 one week earlier and on par from the year-ago evening. With stronger lead-in support, episode three of NBC drama “State of Affairs” perked up to a second-place 4.8/ 8 at 10 p.m. Comparably, that was 23 percent above the 3.9/ 6 one week earlier. But, before NBC gets overly optimistic, keep in mind that regularly scheduled “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS was pre-empted last night for an encore telecast of “Scorpion,” which finished third in the hour with a 3.3/ 5. And this is still a double-digit dip from former time period occupant “The Blacklist.” Three-week overnight track for “State of Affairs”: 6.0/10 – 3.9/ 6 – 4.8/ 8.

TVMI’s prediction for “State of Affairs”: Don’t get too used to it.

Tops at 10 p.m. was “Castle” on ABC at a 5.6/ 9, which dropped by a minor seven percent from the 6.1/10 in the overnights one week earlier.

In the specials department last night was “CMA Country Christmas” on ABC and “Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” on The CW. “CMA Country Christmas” was on the map with a 5.8/ 9 from 8-10 p.m., fluctuating by only three-tenths of a house rating point in the four half-hours. Comparably, this was 26 percent above the 4.6/ 8 for this annual holiday special on the year-ago evening (from 9-11 p.m. ET). And that translated into 7.38 million viewers and a 1.5 rating/4 share among adults 18-49, based on the Live Plus Same Day data.

“Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” on The CW, meanwhile, finished a distant fifth in the 9 p.m. hour with a 1.0/ 1. Comparably, that was equal to a repeat of animated holiday lead-in “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” and a slight improvement over regularly scheduled occupant “Jane the Virgin.” But a 1.0 rating in the overnights is still…well… a weak 1.0.

Elsewhere, CBS was hoping to whet the appetite for the return of “Mike & Molly” next week (at 8:30 p.m. ET out of “2 Broke Girls”) with a four-episode repeat marathon that fared in the overnights as follows:

“Mike & Molly” R (CBS)
8:00 p.m.: 4.1/ 6 (#3)
8:30 p.m.: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
9:00 p.m.: 3.4/ 5 (#3)
9:30 p.m.: 3.5/ 5 (#3)

Chances are “Mike & Molly” will fully maintain (if not slightly build) from “2 Broke Girls” next week…and beyond.

Fox capped off the night with a repeat of the pilot of freshman “Gotham” (#4: 2.0/ 3) into a 2.9/ 4 (#4) into an original installment of “Sleepy Hollow” at 9 p.m. Given the expected lack of lead-in support, why “Sleepy Hollow” was not also a repeat last night is a mystery.

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 (We also where possible now post the 18-34 and 25-54 Demo Numbers).

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