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Ratings News - 4th November 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.


    Tuesday 10/03/15

    CBS 8.1/13
    NBC 4.9/ 8
    ABC 2.5/ 4
    Fox 2.1/ 3
    CW 1.8/ 3

    -Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening – Tuesday 10/4/14:
    CW: +64, CBS: +45, NBC: +20, ABC: – 4, Fox: -30


    -Ratings Breakdown:
    An encore recap edition of “The Voice” (#2: 5.7 rating/9 share in the household overnights from 9-10 p.m.) resulted in a minor loss of six percent week-to-week for NBC. But the Peacock net could still be poised for victory in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics).

    In season (or series) finale news, NBC’s live — and ambitious — “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” closed with a second-place 3.5/ 5 in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. Comparably, this was a five-week high with growth of 13 percent from one week earlier. And this should translate into close to 5-million viewers and a 1.2 to 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. While by no means a hit, “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris” was not a miss either, and I personally think is worthy of a second season. Consider this variety series a positive creatively for the broadcast landscape.

    “Chicago Fire,” which just had its episode order increased to 23 for the current season, capped off the night for NBC with a dominant 5.5/10 at 10 p.m.

    CBS scored an easy overnight Tuesday victory care of “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 11.0/17), sophomore spin-off “NCIS: New Orleans” (8.6/13) and freshman 10 p.m. entry “Limitless” (#2: 4.9/ 9), which has a full season episode order.

    In week two news, the cancellation clock has to be quickly ticking on ABC crime drama “Wicked City” (#3: 1.8/ 3), which dipped by 25 percent from it’s already DOA opener one week earlier (2.2/ 4 on Oct. 27). And that translated into a mere 3.28 million viewers and a 0.9/ 3 in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

    Earlier in the evening on ABC was the combination of “The Muppets” (#3: 3.1/ 5), “Fresh Off the Boat” (#3: 2.9/ 4) and “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (#3: 2.7/ 4) from 8-10 p.m. To the masses writing about the full season order for “The Muppets,” keep in mind that the pick-up is only for three additional episodes (instead of the typical nine).

    Elsewhere, “The Flash” remains a solid entry on The CW at a 2.5/ 4 (#4) in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m. But sophomore “iZombie” dipped to just a 1.0/ 2 at 9 p.m., which is a loss of a too severe 60 percent. And Fox had a modest overnight Tuesday showing, as usual, with its line-up of sitcoms “Grandfathered” (#4t, 2.5/ 4 at 8 p.m.) and “The Grinder” (#5: 2.2/ 3 at 8:30 p.m.) and “Scream Queens” (#4: 1.9/ 3 at 9 p.m.), which remains a magnet in social media.

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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