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Ratings News - 9th 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 Wednesday Rating
    CBS Wins; Midweek Edition of “The Voice” Lifts NBC

    Wednesday 4/08/15

    CBS 5.7/ 9
    NBC 5.4/ 9
    Fox 5.1/ 8
    ABC 4.0/ 7
    CW 0.7/ 1

    -Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Wednesday 4/09/14:
    ABC: +60, NBC: +25, CBS: -10, Fox: -16, CW: -42


    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.

    “The Voice” (NBC)

    -Honorable Mention:
    “Survivor” (CBS)

    -Losers (excluding repeats):
    “Nashville” (ABC)


    Ratings Breakdown:
    CBS topped this second Wednesday in April, but its metered market advantage over second-place NBC was only three-tenths of a rating point (or six percent). And NBC got a boost from an 8-9 p.m. edition of “The Voice,” which led the time period with a 6.6 rating/11 share in households. Comparably, that bested competing “Survivor” on CBS (#2: 5.5/ 9) by 20 percent, which was on par from one week earlier (despite facing “The Voice”). While not the best season, any edition of “Survivor” is still worthy of tune-in (even one including the truly obnoxious Dan Foley).

    Ignited by “The Voice,” veteran lead-in “Law & Order: SVU” (#2: 5.0/ 8 at 9 p.m.) delivered its highest overnight rating since Feb. 25 (5.4/ 8). And that led into a second-place 4.6/ 8 for sophomore “Chicago PD” at 10 p.m.

    Airing out of “Survivor” was CBS’ regularly scheduled combination of dramas “Criminal Minds” (#1: 6.4/10) and recently introduced “CSI: Cyber” (#1: 5.1/ 9) from 9-11 p.m. While “Criminal Minds” is a shoo-in to return (and a new spin-off series is a possibility), modest “CSI” Cyber” is on the fence, so to speak for a second season because of its older skew. A better option would be to bring back parent “CSI” for one final season.

    On ABC, original episodes of 8-9 p.m. sitcoms “The Middle” (#4: 4.9/ 8) and “The Goldbergs” (#4: 4.3/ 7) were on par with typical overnight levels, which should translate into a two-tenths of a rating point adult 18-49 advantage for “The Goldbergs” over “The Middle.” Next was an encore telecast of “Modern Family” (#4: 4.1/ 6 at 9 p.m.) into sure-to-be renewed “black-ish” (#4: 4.1/ 7 at 9:30 p.m.), which had full household overnight retention. And last at 10 p.m., as always, was three-year-old drama “Nashville” (3.5/ 6), which could be poised for a fourth season to accumulate more episodes for off-network.

    Elsewhere, two-hours of aging “American Idol” on Fox slipped to a 5.1/ 8 from 8-10 p.m., which was down from one week earlier (6.0/10 on April 1) and the year-ago evening (6.1/10 on 4/09/14) by 15 percent and 16 percent, respectively. And The CW populated the night with repeats of “Arrow” (#5: 0.8/ 1) and “Supernatural” (#5: 0.6/ 1).

    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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