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Ratings News - 17th February 2016

  • Last Week's Final Adjusted Ratings

  • Early HH Ratings from Marc Berman (programminginsider)
    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, FEBRUARY 16, 2016

    Household Rating/Share
    CBS: 7.6 rating/12 share, NBC: 4.0/ 6, ABC: 1.9/ 3, Fox and CW: 1.7/ 3 each

    Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
    NBC: +60, CBS: -11, CW: -19, ABC: -27, Fox: -37


    “NCIS” (CBS), “The Flash” (CW), “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS), “Chicago Med” (NBC), “Chicago Fire” (NBC)

    “New Girl” (Fox), “The Muppets” (ABC), “Grandfathered” (Fox), “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (ABC), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox), “The Grinder” (Fox), “iZombie” (CW), “Limitless” (CBS)


    Ratings Breakdown:
    It was another easy Tuesday overnight household victory for CBS, which featured dramas “NCIS” (#1 for the night: 10.8 rating/17 share), spin-off “NCIS: New Orleans” (7.9/12) and “Limitless” (#2: 4.0/ 7). But “Limitless” at 10 p.m. remains the weak link, with erosion of 31 percent from year-ago occupant “Person of Interest” (5.8/10 on 2/17/15) and retention out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “NCIS: New Orleans” (7.8/12) of just 51 percent. The logical solution would be to put benchwarmer “Person of Interest” back in the hour.

    First at 10 p.m. was NBC’s consistent “Chicago Fire” at a 5.0/ 9, which bested the competition – aforementioned “Limitless” and the second half of a two-hour installment of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” on ABC (1.6/ 3) – by 25 percent and 212 percent, respectively.

    Earlier in the evening on NBC was time period filler “Hollywood Game Night” at a 2.5/ 4 from 8-9 p.m. (#4), which was 39 percent above two episodes of sitcom “Parks and Recreation” on the year-ago evening, followed by freshman “Chicago Med” at a second-place 4.5/ 7 at 9 p.m. Comparably, “Chicago Med” built from “Hollywood Game Night” by a hefty 80 percent.

    Over at The CW, “The Flash” remained consistently solid at a third-place 2.6/ 4 in the 9 p.m. hour but lead-out ‘iZombie” slipped to a 0.9/ 1 at 9 p.m. (#5). The CW, no doubt, could do better here.

    Elsewhere, only sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” remains an option on ABC Tuesday, with a 3.2/ 5 at 8 p.m. (#2) into a last-place 1.6/ 3 for waiting-to-be axed “The Muppets” at 8:30 p.m. And the aforementioned two-hour installment of time period warmer “Marvels’ Agent Carter” scored a mere 1.7/ 3 in the household overnights from 9-11 p.m.

    Fox, meanwhile, remains a Tuesday mess from start to finish with its sitcom line-up of “New Girl” (#5: 2.1/ 3), “Grandfathered” (#4: 1.7/ 3), “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.6/ 2) and “The Grinder” (#4: 1.4/ 2). For my thoughts on “The Grinder” at Campaign US, click here:

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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    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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