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Ratings News - 29th April 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
    ABC and CBS: 4.9 rating/8 share, NBC: 2.8/ 5, Fox: 2.0/ 3, CW: 1.2/ 2

    Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
    CW: +33, ABC and CBS: -14 each, NBC: -18, Fox: -20


    Ratings Breakdown:
    The overnight household ratings continued to slip for four of the six midseason launches: “Strong” and “Game of Silence” on NBC, “American Grit” on Fox and CBS’ “Rush Hour,” which all sunk to series lows. Reality/competition “Strong” opened the evening for NBC with a 1.8 rating/3 share in the household overnights at 8 p.m. (#4), which slipped by 10 percent from the 2.0/ 3 one week earlier and 14 percent from a repeat of “The Blacklist” on the year-ago evening (2.4/ 4 on 4/28/15).

    Next on NBC was “The Blacklist” at a solid (and second place) 5.0/ 8 at 9 p.m., which increased from the second-half-hour of lead-in “Strong” (1.7/ 3) by 194 percent. And “Game of Silence” followed with a third-place 2.1/ 3 at 10 p.m., which dropped by nine percent from the 2.1/ 3 one week earlier and 40 percent from a Thursday 10 p.m. airing of “Dateline” on the year-ago evening (2.4/ 4 on 4/28/15).

    Fox’s “American Grit,” also a reality competition, scored a mere 1.3/ 2 in the household overnights at 9 p.m., which was one-tenth of a rating point (or seven percent) below the 1.4/ 2 one week earlier. Failed detective drama “Backstrom,” starring Rainn Wilson, averaged a 2.0/ 3 in this time period on the year-ago evening.

    Comparably, “American Grit” slipped by 54 percent from lead-in “Bones” #3: 2.8/ 5 at 8 p.m.).

    “Rush Hour” on CBS, meanwhile, finished second at 10 p.m. with a 2.6/ 5 in the household overnights, which dropped from lead-in “2 Broke Girls” (#3: 4.2/ 7 at 9:30 p.m.) by 38 percent. Comparably, this was a hefty 47 percent below the 4.9/ 9 for “Elementary” on the year-ago evening.

    “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, of course, led the night with a 9.3/16 in households at 8 p.m. Next was “The Odd Couple” at a second-place 5.1/ 8 at 8:30 p.m., which will begin also airing on Monday at 9:30 p.m. ET next week, followed by “Mom” at a dominant 5.3/ 9 in the 9 p.m. half-hour.

    Elsewhere, it was Thursday household overnight business as usual for ABC with its line-up of “Grey’s Anatomy” (#2: 6.1/10), “Scandal” (#1: 5.0/ 8) and recently entry “The Catch” (#21: 3.6/ 6), which dropped from “Scandal” by 28 percent. And The CW featured “D.C. Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 1.4/ 2) and “The 100” (#5: 0.9/ 1), which were also at typical overnight levels.

    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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