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Ratings News - 6th 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.

    Sunday 3/29/15 Metered Markets

    Household
    Rating/Share
    CBS 5.4/ 9
    ABC 4.4/ 8
    NBC 3.8/ 7
    Fox 1.3/ 2

    -Percent Change from the Year-Ago Oscar Evening – Sunday 4/05/14:
    NBC: +41, ABC: +10, CBS: -32, Fox: -41

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    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.

    -Solid in Total Viewers:
    “60 Minutes” (CBS), “Madam Secretary” (CBS)

    -Positive Sampling:
    “A.D. The Bible Continues” (NBC)

    -Losers (excluding repeats):
    “Dateline” – 7 p.m. (NBC), “Battle Creek” (CBS), “American Odyssey” (NBC)

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    Ratings Breakdown:
    CBS topped this Easter Sunday, besting No. 2 ABC by 23 percent in the household overnights with its older-skewing combination of “60 Minutes” (#1: 6.0 rating/12 share), “Madam Secretary” (#1: 6.4/11), “The Good Wife” (#2: 5.6/ 9) and waiting-to-be axed recent entry “Battle Creek” (#2: 3.6/ 6). And ABC aired its annual telecast of 1956 theatrical “The Ten Commandments,” which scored a respectable 4.4/ 8 from 8-11 p.m.

    In a pair of series-premiere news on NBC (which will both likely attract an older audience), miniseries “A.D.: The Bible Continues” was sampled at a dominant 6.1/10 in the household overnights from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, that built from the 8-9 p.m. edition of lead-in “Dateline” (#3: 3.2/ 5) by 91 percent. It was nine percent above competing “The Good Wife” on CBS, and grew by two-tenths of a rating point (or three percent) in the second half-hour (6.0/10 to 6.2/10). And, “A.D.: The Bible Continues” doubled what NBC has been averaging in the time period in the last six weeks since the “SNL 40” special on Feb. 15 (6.1 vs. 2.9 rating). All and all, this is a positive start. But the debut of lead-out drama “American Odyssey” took a tumble.

    “American Odyssey” finished third in the 10 p.m. hour with 3.3/ 6 in the overnights, which was 47 percent below the 9:30 p.m. portion of lead-in “A.D.: The Bible Continues” (6.2/10). Comparably, this was only two-tenths of a rating point (or six percent) above short-lived drama “Crisis” on the year-ago evening (3.1/ 5 on 4/06/14). And it trailed the competition — theatrical “The Ten Commandments” on ABC (5.0/ 8) and failing “Battle Creek” on CBS (3.6/ 6) — by 34 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Since most new series drop 10 to 20 percent in week two, don’t get too used to “American Odyssey.”

    Earlier in the evening on NBC was a 7-8 p.m. edition of “Dateline” at a distant third-place 2.6/ 5 from 7-8 p.m.

    Fox capped off the holiday evening with encore telecasts of “The Simpsons” (1.0/ 2), “Bob’s Burgers” (1.0/ 2), another episode of “The Simpsons” (1.5/ 3), “Family Guy” (1.5/ 3) and two episodes of “The Last Man on Earth” (avg. 1.3/ 2) from 7-10 p.m.

    Source: Nielsen Media Research


  • 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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