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Ratings News - 11th May 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 5/10/15 Metered Markets

    CBS 5.8/10
    ABC 3.4/ 6
    NBC 3.3/ 6
    Fox 1.4/ 2

    Percent Change from the Year-Ago Oscar Evening – Sunday 5/11/14:
    NBC: +22, CBS: – 3, ABC: – 6, Fox: -30


    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.


    -Losers (excluding repeats):
    “A.D. The Bible Continues” (NBC), “Revenge” (ABC), “Battle Creek” (CBS), “American Odyssey” (NBC)


    -Ratings Breakdown:
    It was an easy household overnight victory for CBS on this depressed second Sunday in May, with an advantage of 71 percent over distant No. 2 ABC. But the Eye net’s combination of two episodes of granddaddy “60 Minutes” (7 p.m.: 6.1/12; 8 p.m.: 6.4/ 11), the season-finale of “The Good Wife” (6.7/11) and canceled “Battle Creek” (4.0/ 7), which led each half-hour, is unlikely to generate much interest among adults 18-49.

    ABC populated the evening with veteran “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#3: 3.6/ 7), the two-hour season-finale of tiring “Once Upon a Time” (#2: 3.3/ 6 from 8-10 p.m.) and the series-finale of “Revenge,” which exited at a modest 3.5/ 6 at 10 p.m. (#3). Once a water-cooler worthy entry, “Revenge” could never rebound after moving to Sunday in season two.

    NBC, which is approximate, got a boost in the 7 p.m. hour with coverage of the PGA Golf Tour at a 5.8/12 in the household overnights. And that led into an 8-9 p.m. edition of “Dateline” (#3: 2.8/ 5), “A.D. The Bible Continues” (#3: 2.9/ 5 at 9 p.m.) and “American Odyssey,” which earned its cancellation stripes at a mere 1.8/ 3 (#3) at 10 p.m.

    And Fox filled the night with repeats of “The Simpsons” (#4: 1.0/ 2) and “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 0.9/ 2) from 7-8 p.m., followed by “The Simpsons” (#4: 1.8/ 3), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.6/ 3), a repeat of “Family Guy” (#4: 1.5/ 2) and “an original installment of “Bob’s Burgers” (#4: 1.4/ 2) from 8-10 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).

    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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