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Ratings News - 14th October 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.

    Note: These ratings exclude the Orlando market.

    Household Rating/Share
    CBS: 6.9/12, ABC: 3.9/ 6, NBC: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 2.3/ 4, CW: 1.4/ 2

    -Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
    CW: +40, NBC: +12, CBS: -12, Fox: -15, ABC: -36

    —–

    -Winners:
    Thursday Night Football (CBS), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Chicago Med” (NBC)

    -Fading Fast:
    “How To Get Away With Murder” (ABC)

    -Losers:
    “Rosewood” (Fox), “Notorious” (ABC), “Pitch” (Fox)

    —–

    Ratings Breakdown:
    It was an easy Thursday overnight victory for CBS care of the Denver Broncos at the San Diego Chargers at an estimated 7.5 rating/12 share for the Eye net portion of the football match-up from 8:30-11:30 p.m. ET. As a reminder, results for any live sporting event are always approximate.

    In season-premiere news, “D.C. Legends of Tomorrow,” the weakest of the superhero-themed action dramas on The CW, opened season two with a 1.4/ 2 in the household overnights at 8 p.m. Comparably, that was 27 percent above year-ago time period occupant “The Vampire Diaries” (1.1/ 2 on 10/15/15). Next was the 12th season premiere of “Supernatural” (yes – time flies!) also at a 1.4/ 2, which compared to modest year-ago time period occupant “The Originals” (0.8/ 1 on 10/15/15) was an overnight improvement of 75 percent.

    In freshman drama series news, ABC has sprung a leak at 9 p.m. with “Notorious,” which at a series-low 3.0/ 5 in the household overnights at 9 p.m. was 54 percent below year-ago occupant “Scandal” (6.5/10 on 10/15). Retention out of lead-in “Grey’s Anatomy” (#1: 5.7/ 9 at 8 p.m.) was only 53 percent. And “Notorious” was 12 percent below the 3.4/ 6 in the overnights one week earlier, which translated into just 4.20 million viewers and a 0.9 rating/3 share in adults 18-49 (based on the Live + Same Day data).

    With weaker lead-in support, “How To Get Away With Murder” on ABC at 10 p.m. (#3: 3.1/ 5) was 43 percent below the 5.4/ 9 one year earlier.

    Fox’s “Pitch,” meanwhile, also hit a series-low at a 2.1/ 3 at 9 p.m., which was 22 percent below the 2.7/ 4 one week earlier (which translated into 3.47 million viewers and a 1.0/ 3 in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data). Overnight retention for “Pitch” out of modest lead-in “Rosewood” (#4), which was 28 percent below year-ago occupant “Bones” (3.6/ 6), was 81 percent.

    On NBC, quiet 8-9 p.m. sitcoms “Superstore” (#3: 3.1/ 5) and recent entry “The Good Place” (#3: 2.9/ 5) were still, on average, 11 percent above year-ago occupant “Heroes Reborn” (2.7/ 5 on 10/15/15). Sophomore lead-out “Chicago Med” rose to a second-place 4.5/ 7 in the 9 p.m. hour, which was 55 percent above “The Good Place.” And that led into a 3.9/ 7 (#2) in the overnights for relocated “The Blacklist,” which was notably stronger than failed year-ago occupant “The Player” (2.8/ 5 on 10/15/15).

    What follows is the breakdown by half-hour:

    Household Rating/Share
    CBS: 6.9/12, ABC: 3.9/ 6, NBC: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 2.3/ 4, CW: 1.4/ 2
    -Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
    CW: +40, NBC: +12, CBS: -12, Fox: -15, ABC: -36

    8:00 p.m.
    ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5,8.10 (#1)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football Kick-Off: 4.1/ 7 (#2)
    NBC – “Superstore”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
    Fox – “Rosewood”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
    CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (season premiere): 1.5/ 2 (#5)

    8:30 p.m.
    ABC – “Grey’s Anatomy”: 5.7/ 9 (#1)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers): 7.0/12 (#1)
    NBC – “The Good Place”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
    Fox – “Rosewood”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
    CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (season premiere): 1.4/ 2 (#5)

    9:00 p.m.
    ABC – “Notorious”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers): 8.0/13 (#1)
    NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.4/ 7 (#2)
    Fox – “Pitch”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
    CW – “Supernatural” (season premiere): 1.4/ 2 (#5)

    9:30 p.m.
    ABC – “Notorious”: 2.9/ 5 (#3)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers): 7.3/12 (#1)
    NBC – “Chicago Med”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
    Fox – “Pitch”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
    CW – “Supernatural” (season premiere): 1.4/ 2 (#5)

    10:00 p.m.
    ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers): 7.6/12 (#1)
    NBC – “The Blacklist”: 4.0/ 7 (#2)

    10:30 p.m.
    ABC – “How to Get Away With Murder”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
    CBS – Thursday Night Football (Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers): 7.7/13 (#1)
    NBC – “The Blacklist”: 3.8/ 7 (#2)

    Source: Nielsen Media Research


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