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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)

Tables being updated live. Please refresh for updates.

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
Respectable Time Period Debut for ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat”

Tuesday 2/10/15

CBS 9.1/15
ABC 3.4/ 6
NBC 2.6/ 4
Fox 2.6/ 4
CW 2.1/ 3

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 2/11/14:
Note: NBC aired the XXII Winter Olympics from Sochi on the year-ago evening.
CW: +250, CBS: +78, ABC: +55, Fox: +18, NBC: -82


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 Flash” (CW), “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS)

-Honorable Mention:
“Chicago Fire” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC), “Marry Me” (NBC), “New Girl” (Fox), “About a Boy” (NBC), “The Mindy Project” (Fox)


Ratings Breakdown:
Typically dominant CBS was well above the competition care of its combination of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 11.4 rating/18 share), spin-off “NCIS: New Orleans” (9.6/15) and “Person of Interest” (6.2/11). All three led their time periods in the household overnights, but “Person of Interest” at 10 p.m. could ultimately trail NBC’s competing “Chicago Fire” (#2: 4.3/ 7) in adults 18-49 (and the other key demos). Stay tuned.

In week two news, episodes three and four of ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” lost steam from its time period protected two-episode debut last Wednesday (out of “The Middle” at 8:30 p.m. and “Modern Family” at 9:30 p.m.). That was expected. But both half-hours placed a respectable second in their time periods last night, with the regularly scheduled half-hour at a 4.5/ 7 at 8 p.m. (down by 18 percent from the 5.5/ 8 for the Wednesday 8:30 p.m. debut on Feb. 4) and a 4.1/ 6 at 8:30 p.m. (also down by 18 percent from the 9:30 p.m. telecast last Wednesday – 5.0/ 8). The two half-hours, on average, bested two episodes of competing “Parks and Recreation” on NBC (8 p.m. #5: 2.2/ 3; 8:30 p.m.: #5: 1.7/ 3) by an average of 121 percent. And they were only 14 percent, on average, below the 5.0/ 8 for a week-ago telecast of “Shark Tank” in the Tuesday 8 p.m. hour (5.0/ 8 on Feb. 3).

“Fresh Off the Boat,” additionally, was 25 percent, on average, above the series premieres of former failed time period occupants “Selfie” (3.7/ 6) and “Manhattan Love Story” (3.2/ 5) on 9/30/14. While certainly not spectacular last night, the best word to describe the Tuesday opening for “Fresh Off the Boat” is promising. Next Tuesday, comical reality half hour “Repeat After Me,” hosted by “The Goldbergs” star Wendi McLendon-Covey, debuts out of “Fresh Off the Boat” at 8:30 p.m.

Next on ABC was Tuesday 9-10 p.m. time period filler “Marvel’s Agent Carter” at a disappointing 2.8/ 4 (#2), which was on par from one week earlier. And freshman drama “Forever” capped off the night for the alphabet net with a third-place 3.3/ 6 at 10 p.m., which was 43 percent above failed year-ago time period occupant “Killer Women” (2.3/ 4 on 2/11/14).

Over at NBC, failing sitcom “Marry Me” is likely to get divorced with a series-low 1.7/ 3 in the household overnights in the 9 p.m. half-hour. And that led into a 1.9/ 3 (#3t) for equally disappointing – and also hiatus bound – “About a Boy” at 9:30 p.m. As a reminder, NBC sitcom “Undateable” will begin its second season on Tuesday, March 17 at 9 p.m. ET following “The Voice” and into new comedy “One Big Happy” at 9:30 p.m. ET from writer Liz Feldman and executive producer Ellen DeGeneres. And “Parks and Recreation” officially concludes with a one-hour episode on Feb. 24.

Worth positively noting for NBC’s aforementioned “Chicago Fire” at 10 p.m., meanwhile, was overnight growth of a hefty 126 percent out of “About a Boy” (4.3/ 7 vs. 1.9/ 3).

Elsewhere, “The Flash” on The CW remains the real deal at a fourth-place 2.7/ 4 from 8-9 p.m., which in the CW’s universe is a solid overnight performance. But veteran “Supernatural” dipped to a 1.4/ 2 from 9-10 p.m. (#5), which was a loss of a too significant 48 percent.

Fox capped off the night with always young adult demo friendly “MasterChef Junior” at a 3.3/ 5 from 8-9 p.m., which was eight percent below the 3.6/ 6 one week earlier. And it led into the tired combination of comedies “New Girl” (#3: 2.1/ 3), which dipped by 36 percent, and “The Mindy Project” (#3t, 1.9/ 3), which is likely to be picked-up for a fourth season because of the need for more episodes in off-network.

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).

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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