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Ratings News - 23rd March 2015

  • Last Week's Final Adjusted Ratings

  • Early Ratings Analysis by Marc Berman (TVMediaInsights)
    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)

    NOTE: The opinions expressed here are NOT those of SpoilerTV but of the Author of this Article, Marc Berman.

    Sunday 3/22/15 Metered Markets
    Clean Sweep for CBS

    CBS 7.4/12
    ABC 3.5/ 6
    NBC 3.2/ 5
    Fox 2.1/ 3

    -Percent Change from the Year-Ago Oscar Evening – Sunday 3/23/14:
    NBC: +10, Fox: no change, CBS: – 1, ABC: -24


    Note: The following labels are based on the household overnights and are subject to change given the availability of other pending data streams. The overnights are your first look at what to potentially expect when the other results come in. And we always take into account other benchmarks including the expected demographic ratings, potential DVR usage, the critical acclaim (or lack of) and the social media presence. Keep in mind, as always, that results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

    “60 Minutes” (CBS), “Madam Secretary” (CBS)

    “The Last Man on Earth” (Fox)

    -50/50 on a Second Season Renewal:
    “Secrets & Lies” (ABC)

    -Losers (excluding repeats):
    “Bob’s Burgers” (Fox), “Revenge” (ABC)


    Ratings Breakdown:
    CBS stood well above the overnight competition last night with its older-skewing combination of “60 Minutes” (#1 for the evening: 9.0 rating/15 share), “Madam Secretary” (8.6/14), “The Good Wife” (6.9/11) and recent entry “Battle Creek” (5.1/ 9), which built week-to-week by 13 percent in the household overnights. But “Battle Creek” was still 22 percent below the 9:30 p.m. portion of lead-in “The Good Wife” (6.5/10). And a 4.5 rating in the overnights last week translated into only a 0.9 rating/3 share among adults 18-49, based on the Live Plus Same Day data. In other words, don’t get too used to “Battle Creek.”

    On ABC, week four of drama “Secrets & Lies” finished third in the 9 p.m. hour with a 3.6/ 5, which was just one-tenth of a rating point (or three percent) below one week earlier and equal to its “Once Upon a Time” lead-in. And that 3.7 overnight rating last week translated into a 1.4/ 4 in adults 18-49 (out of a 1.8/ 6 in the demo for “Once Upon a Time”), based on the Live Plus Same Day data. So, it “Secrets & Lies” stays where it is, there could potentially be a second season. Less likely to return on ABC is diluted four-year old “Revenge,” which finished third at 10 p.m. with a 3.1/ 5.

    Earlier in the evening on ABC was consistent “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at a second-place 3.7/ 5 from 7-8 p.m.

    On NBC, two more hours of “Dateline” rose to a 3.8/ 6 from 9-11 p.m., which was 15 percent above the 3.3/ 5 one week earlier. And it led out of a 2.5/ 4 for an encore telecast of “The Voice” from 7-9 p.m.

    Fox, meanwhile got more promising news from recent sitcom entry “The Last Man on Earth,” which scored a 2.8/ 4 with a one-hour installment from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, this was 47 percent above a one-hour encore airing out of lead-in “Family Guy” from 8-9 p.m. (1.9/ 3), and it was eight percent above the 2.6/ 4 in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour last week. And that 2.6 in the overnights translated into a 1.6/ 4 adults 18-49 (out of a 1.7/ 5 for “Family Guy”).

    Earlier in the evening on Fox was a repeat of “The Simpsons” (#4: 2.0/ 4 at 9 p.m.) into tired “Bob’s Burgers” at a 1.5/ 3 (#4) at 7:30 p.m

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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