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Ratings News - 10th April 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.

    Metered Market Thursday Ratings
    CBS Wins; “Mom” Tests Well at 9 p.m.

    Thursday 4/09/15
    Metered Market Results

    CBS 6.1/10
    ABC 4.2/ 7
    NBC 3.2/ 5
    Fox 3.0/ 5
    CW 0.8/ 1


    -Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Thursday 4/10/14:
    NBC: +60, CWBS: – 5, CW: -11, Fox: -19, ABC: -29


    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 additional benchmarks including the expected Live + Same Day demographic ratings, potential DVR usage, the critical acclaim (or lack of) and the social media presence. Keep in mind that results for any sporting event are always approximate.


    “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Mom” (CBS), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

    -Losers (excluding repeats):
    “Backstrom” (Fox), “American Crime” (ABC)


    Ratings Breakdown:
    “The Big Bang Theory” topped the evening, of course, and it led CBS to Thursday overnight victory. But, like “Big Bang” lead-out “The Millers” on the year-ago night, current 8:30 p.m. occupant “The Odd Couple” is losing too much of the audience. “The Big Bang Theory” opened with a 10.0 rating/17 share in households at 8 p.m., which was just six percent below the 10.6/18 one year earlier. And “The Odd Couple” slipped to a 6.3/10 at 8:30 p.m. (#1), which was on par with “The Millers” with almost identical overnight retention of 63 percent. While that 6.3 overnight rating on paper seems positive, don’t forget what happened to “The Millers” in season two when it moved to Monday last fall out of “2 Broke Girls.” That said, does CBS need to give “The Odd Couple” a second season? Personally, I think not.

    Speaking of “The Millers,” Margo Martindale will be guest starring on the Eye net’s “Mike & Molly” this Monday in a character that looks exactly like obnoxious Carol Miller. Just what we need!

    Particularly promising for CBS last night was a 9 p.m. edition of sophomore “Mom” at a dominant 5.9/10 in the overnights, which was 11 percent above the 5.3/ 9 at 9:30 p.m. last week out of an encore of “The Big Bang Theory.” Chances are “Mom” will move into the Thursday 9 p.m. time period next season. And chances are Allison Janney is a lock for another Emmy Award victory.

    Also on CBS was a repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” at a 5.0/ 8 (#2) at 9:30 p.m. into older-skewing “Elementary” at a first-place 4.8/ 8 at 10 p.m.

    On ABC, a repeat of “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 p.m. (#2: 3.7/ 6) led into a 5.6/ 9 (#1) for an original installment of the veteran medical drama from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, that was just seven percent below the 6.0/10 on the year-ago evening (when “Grey’s” aired regularly at 9 p.m.). Next on the alphabet net was recent entry “American Crime” at a series-low 3.4/ 6 at 10 p.m. Six-week overnight track for “American Crime”: 6.6/11 – 4.5/ 8 – 4.3/ 7 – 4.3/ 7 – 3.6/ 6 – 3.4/ 6. In other words, tick, tock…the cancellation clock is ticking.

    Over at NBC, an encore telecast of veteran “Law & Order: SVU” (#4: 3.0/ 5 at 8 p.m.) led into a repeat of “The Blacklist” at a 2.9/ 5 (#3) at 9 p.m. “Dateline” moved into the Thursday 10 p.m. hour with a second-place 3.7/ 7, which was the network’s highest metered market rating in the hour since the 3.8/ 7 for the series-finale of Parenthood” on Jan. 29.

    Elsewhere, Fox’s tired “Bones” (#3: 3.5/ 6 at 8 p.m.) led into a fourth-place 2.5/ 4 for recent entry “Backstrom” at 9 p.m., which was still a 15 percent improvement in the overnight households, on average, for the duo from last week. And The CW populated this second Thursday in April with two repeat telecasts of “The Flash” (avg. 0.8/ 1 from 8-10 p.m.).

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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