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Ratings News - 1st 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.

    SUNDAY 1/31/16
    Metered Markets

    Fox: 7.4 rating/11 share, CBS: 6.0/ 9, NBC: 2.9/ 5, ABC: 1.5/ 2

    Note: Comparisons to the year-ago evening are not included because NBC aired “Super Bowl 49.”

    For the complete analysis, click here.


    “Grease Live!” (Fox)

    -Honorable Mention:
    “60 Minutes” (CBS), “Madam Secretary” (CBS)

    -Losers (excluding repeats):
    “Galavant” (ABC)


    Ratings Breakdown
    “Grease” was the word, with the live three-hour musical extravaganza on Fox at an ample 7.4 rating/11 share in the household overnights from 7-10 p.m. ET. Comparably, this finished first in each of the six half-hours. And it was just six percent below the 7.9/13 in the overnights for NBC’s live production of “The Wiz” on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. And that translated into 11.50 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/11 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. Considering this is Fox, chances are “Grease Live!” will come in at a young skew. And you can now expect more original musical productions on Fox.

    Second overall for the night in the household overnights was CBS’ older-skewing combination of “60 Minutes” (#2: 6.7/11), “Madam Secretary” (#2: 7.0/11), “The Good Wife” (#2: 5.8/ 9), which is suddenly a question mark for renewal, and sophomore “CSI: Cyber” (#2: 4.5/ 8), which is unlikely to return.

    In the distant No. 3 spot was NBC care of “Dateline” (#3: 2.7/ 4) and three hours of “American Ninja Warrior,” which averaged a 2.6/ 5 in the household overnights from 8-11 p.m. and will be returning this summer. And ABC capped off this final night in January with its line-up of a repeat of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (#4: 2.7/ 4), sophomore “Galavant” (#4: 1.3/ 2), which is unlikely to see season three, and encore telecasts of “Marvel’s Agent Carter” (#4: 0.8/ 1) and “Shark Tank” (#3: 1.5/ 3).

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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