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Ratings News - 19th 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.


    Household Rating/Share
    Fox: 5.8 rating/9 share, CBS: 5.6/ 9, ABC: 4.8/ 8, NBC: 3.6/ 6, CW: 1.2/ 2

    Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
    Fox: +29, CW: +20, NBC: + 6, ABC: -26, CBS: -28


    “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Mom” (CBS), “The Blacklist” (NBC)

    -Going Out in Style:
    “American Idol” Fox)

    -Still an Improvement:
    “Shades of Blue” (NBC)

    -Losing Steam:
    “Scandal” (ABC), “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)

    “You, Me and the Apocalypse” (NBC), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “The 100” (CW)

    Ratings Breakdown:
    Two hours of soon-to-conclude “American Idol” was enough for Fox to win this third February Thursday in the household overnights, with a 5.9 rating/9 share from 8-10 p.m. ET. Comparably, this was just three percent below the 6.0/10 one week earlier, and that translated into 8.96 million viewers and a 2.1 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. For a final season of a series 15-years old, consider this a positive.

    “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS topped the night, of course, with a 10.2/16 in the household overnights in the 8 p.m. half-hour. Congratulations to Bernadette and Howard! And that led into a second-place 5.8/ 9 for freshman “Life in Pieces” at 8:30 p.m., which slipped by a significant 43 percent. Perfectly compatible “Mom,” which tacked a serious issue last night, followed with a 5.6/ 9 (#2) at 9 p.m. For a review of this must see episode, click here for Ed Martin’s (Planet Ed) spot-on review at MediaVillage http://tinyurl.com/juq8rrc

    Tired “2 Broke Girls,” which CBS should consider ending at this point, moved into the 9:30 p.m. half-hour with a 4.1/ 6 (#3t), which dropped by 27 percent from “Mom.” And DVR-friendly “Elementary,” which also has enough episodes to conclude at this point, tied “How To Get Away With Murder” on ABC for first in the 10 p.m. hour with a modest 3.9/ 7.

    ABC, unfortunately, has slipped significantly on Thursday (which could be the result of taking the TGIT-themed dramas off the air for approximately three months). Although veteran “Grey’s Anatomy” was stable at a second-place 5.8/ 9 in the overnights from 8-9 p.m., erosion from the year-ago evening for “Scandal” (#2: 4.9/ 7) and aforementioned “How To Get Away With Murder” (#1t, 3.9/ 7) from 9-11 p.m. was 32 percent and 40 percent, respectively. That is significant.

    Over at NBC, recently introduced “You, Me and the Apocalypse” dropped to a series-low 1.8/ 3 from 8-9 p.m. But “The Blacklist” rose by 128 percent to a 4.1/ 6 at 9 p.m., which has clearly narrowed the gap opposite ABC’s “Scandal.” And already renewed “Shades of Blue” closed the night with a third-place 3.6/ 6 at 10 p.m., which was 57 percent above failed year-ago occupant “Allegiance” (2.3/ 4 on 2/19/15).

    The CW closed the night with freshman “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow,” which dropped to a series-low 1.6/ 2 at 8 p.m. And “The 100” followed with a 0.9/ 1 at 9 p.m., which was a loss of 44 percent.

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

  • About the Daily Ratings
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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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