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Ratings News - 2nd February 2015


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.

Super Bowl XLIX metered market (overnight) rating highlights according to NBC Sports:

-The Patriots’ 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX on NBC delivered the highest overnight rating in Super Bowl history, with 49.7 rating/72 share in households.
-NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX overnight topped a 50 rating in each half hour from 8 p.m. ET forward (peaking at a 52.9/73 from 10-10:15 p.m. ET).
-Comparably, NBC’s Super Bowl XLIX overnight is up by four percent from last year (47.6/70), and up by three percent from the prior record (48.1/71 for Ravens-49ers in Feb. 2013)

Lead-Out “The Blacklist”

-NBC’s special post-Super Bowl telecast of “The Blacklist” averaged a record 13.5 rating/24 share in metered-market households, making it the top-rated post-Super Bowl entertainment telecast in three years.
-Comparably, this 13.5 overnight rating makes “The Blacklist” the top primetime entertainment telecast since the Oscars (27.7/42 on March 2, 2014) in the metered-market households.
-“The Blacklist” was nine percent above the year-ago post-Super Bowl edition of “The New Girl” on Fox (12.4/21 on Feb. 2, 2014).
-Versus two years ago, “The Blacklist” is up +13 percent, with the 13.5 rating topping a 12.0 for CBS’s “Elementary” on Feb. 3, 2013.
-The last post-Super Bowl entertainment telecast to rate higher was NBC’s Feb. 5, 2012 edition of “The Voice” (which scored a 20.0/30).


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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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
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