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Ratings News - 12th May 2015

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  • 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 Monday Ratings
    Three Series Conclude Their Seasons

    Monday 5/11/15

    ABC 8.1/13
    NBC 5.3/ 9
    CBS 4.7/ 8
    Fox 2.3/ 4
    CW 1.0/ 2

    -Percent Change from the Year-Ago Oscar Evening – Monday 5/12/14
    CW: +67, CBS: +31, ABC: – 6, NBC: -23, Fox: -51


    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.

    “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), “The Voice” (NBC)

    -Losers (excluding repeats):
    “The Following” (Fox), “The Originals” (CW), “Stalker” (CBS), “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “The Night Shift” (NBC)


    Ratings Breakdown:
    Overnight results were nothing unusual on this second Monday in May, with “Dancing With the Stars” leading ABC to victory in households and the home of “The Voice,” NBC, poised for dominance in the key demographics.

    “Dancing With the Stars” scored a 9.3 rating/15 share in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., which was right on par from one year earlier. Competing “The Voice” (#2: 6.4/10), which will top the night in adults 18-49 (and the other key demos), scored a 6.4/10 (which was slightly below the 6.9/11 one year earlier).

    Airing out of “Dancing With the Stars” was the season-finale of “Castle” at a first-place 5.4/ 9 at 10 p.m., which bested the competition – “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS (5.1/ 9) and “The Night Shift” on NBC (3.1/ 5) – by 6 percent and 74 percent, respectively. One of the expected announcements later today by ABC could be a new time period for “Castle” next season. Stay tuned.

    There were two other season-enders last night: “The Originals” (#5: 1.0/ 2 at 8 p.m.) and critically acclaimed “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 1.0/ 1 at 9 p.m.) on The CW. Given the lackluster rating results all seasons, expect The CW to announce a revamped line-up for Monday next season.

    On Fox, two episodes of drama “The Following” earned its cancellation stripes with an average 2.3/ 4 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. And so did axed “Stalker” on CBS, which could not compete with a distant 4.0/ 6 in the 9 p.m. hour.

    Earlier in the evening on the Eye net were renewed sitcoms “2 Broke Girls” (#3: 4.8/ 8 at 8 p.m.) and “Mike & Molly” (#3: 5.0/ 8 at 8:30 p.m.), which were both at typical overnight levels. Given Melissa McCarthy’s upcoming film schedule, “Mike & Molly” is expected to be held back…once again…until later in the season.

    Look for ABC’s Fall 2015 line-up posted at our website ( at approximately 12:15 p.m. ET today, with CBS tomorrow and The CW on Thursday.

    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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  • Additional Ratings Resources
    If you’re interested in Ratings/Renewals/Cancellations then we have a number of resources here at SpoilerTV that we recommend you check out.

    Our Cancellation/Renewal predictions for the current season.
    Ratings Database
    Historical Ratings Database for nearly all major US shows going back to their first episodes.
    Full Season Tables
    The current season full ratings tables for both Total Viewers and 18-49 Demos
    Ratings Scorecard
    See how all the shows stack up against each other in the Ratings Scorecard Table.

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