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Ratings News - 29th March 2016

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  • 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
    ABC: 6.6 rating/11 share, NBC: 6.3/10, CBS: 5.3/ 9, Fox: 2.6/ 4, CW: 0.6/ 1

    Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
    CW: +50, Fox: +44, NBC: + 3, CBS: – 7, ABC: -20


    Ratings Breakdown:
    ABC topped this final March Monday in the household overnights, besting No. 3 NBC by three-tenths of a rating point (or five percent). But the home of “The Voice” is a lock for dominance in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics).

    ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” topped the night in the overnights with an 8.4 rating/13 share from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was 14 percent above competing “The Voice” on NBC (7.4/12), but 12 percent below the 9.6/15 on the year-ago evening. Last week, “Dancing With the Stars” opened this edition with an 8.8/14 in the household overnights, and that translated into 12.46 million viewers and a 1.8 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

    “Dancing With the Stars” led into a third-place 3.0/ 5 for a repeat of the encore telecast of Shonda Rhimes drama “The Catch” at 10 p.m., which trailed competing “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS (#1: 5.6/10) and “Blindspot” on NBC (#2: 4.1/ 7) by 46 percent and 27 percent, respectively.

    Earlier in the evening on CBS was the Supergirl/Flash crossover on CBS’ “Supergirl” at a third-place 4.7/ 8 from 8-9 p.m., which was 21 percent above the 3.9/ 6 one week earlier. At this point, there is every reason to believe “Supergirl” will be renewed for a second season.

    Next on the Eye net was sophomore “Scorpion” at a 5.7/ 9 from 9-10 p.m. (#3), which built by 21 percent from “Supergirl.”

    Elsewhere, “Gotham” on Fox, which was recently renewed for a third season, scored a 2.7/ 4 at 8 p.m. (#4), which was equal to one week earlier. And it led into a 2.5/ 4 for recently introduced drama “Lucifer” (#4), which is perfectly compatible (albeit also low-rated).

    Last, and very least, was The CW’s perennially low-rated combination of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (#5: 0.6/ 1) and sophomore “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.7/ 1).

    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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