Thursday, November 27, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 11/26/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • Always an interesting lesson in how different shows react to viewing depressions, this Thanksgiving Eve saw CBS' Survivor (2.1) take a three tenth week-to-week drop, while Criminal Minds (2.2) and Stalker (1.6) were very close to even. As usual, younger-skewing Fox was hit much harder; Hell's Kitchen (1.1) and Red Band Society (0.7) each lost over 20% week-to-week.
  • Usually a Thanksgiving Day tradition, ABC's A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (2.1) was much improved year-to-year on the higher-viewed Thanksgiving Eve, and it helped boost repeats of Modern Family (1.5) and Black-ish (1.2) to well above last year's repeats. The CW's movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles (0.6) also grew a tenth year-to-year, but NBC's preview special for Peter Pan Live! (0.6) went well behind a similar special for The Sound of Music Live! last year (1.0).
 Above based on preliminary adults 18-49 ratings unless otherwise noted. Full table forthcoming!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 11/25/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • FINALS UPDATE: Dancing with the Stars (3.0) gained a tenth, putting it up 25% year-to-year. NCIS (2.5) gained a tenth, putting it down just a tenth from last week.
  • ABC took over Tuesday primetime with the two-hour season finale of Dancing with the Stars (2.9) leading out of a recap special at 8/7c (1.9). This finale was up a whooping 21% year-to-year. What had been a pretty quiet season of DWTS for the most part really took an amazing turn for the better in the last couple weeks.
  • NBC, probably the lineup most vulnerable to ABC's strengthening, had another very soft night. The Voice (2.3) took another noticeable drop at 8/7c, tying a rating for a recap special just three weeks ago. Comedies Marry Me (1.1) and About a Boy (1.0) got particularly ugly, dropping 0.4 and 0.3 respectively, and Chicago Fire (1.6) gave back a half point after its big rating last week.
  • The other three networks were very close to even with last week; only NCIS (2.4) changed by more than a tenth (it was down 0.2), and only Person of Interest (1.7) was up (by 0.1). The Flash hit its fourth straight 1.4, while Supernatural (0.9) and New Girl (1.3) each lost a tenth.

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 11/23/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • FINALS UPDATE: CBS' 60 Minutes (3.2) and Madam Secretary (1.6) went down after the overrun was properly accounted for, leaving them at pretty unsurprising levels. The Simpsons (1.5) dropped another tenth, putting it down an even 50% week-to-week. And Sunday Night Football (8.1) was up a point vs. last week.
  • ABC was well above average thanks to the three-hour American Music Awards (3.8), though the show was down 16% vs. last year's final.
  • The NFL overrun shifted back over to CBS; we'll have to wait for finals since the overrun ended in the middle of the 7:30 half-hour, but none of the dramas appear too out of the ordinary based on prelims. And NBC's Cowboys/Giants Sunday Night Football likely posted the biggest SNF rating in at least a month.
  • Fox had a very bad night without the overrun and with the extra competition. Mulaney (0.7) had a quiet first episode at 7:30, helping to derail The Simpsons (1.6) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.5) (though Brooklyn can at least point to its continued positive retention). And after yet another repeat of Family Guy (1.2), Bob's Burgers (0.9) crashed by nearly half week-to-week in an alarmingly Mulaney-esque performance.

Spotted Ratings, Saturday 11/22/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • CBS' 48 Hours (1.0) tied a season high opposite modest football games on ABC and Fox.

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/21/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • FINALS UPDATE: Hawaii Five-0 (1.4) got another tenth in finals, putting it at an outright season high.
  • After some strange things happened last week vs. the CBS awards show, most things got back to about two-weeks-ago levels this week. The closest thing to a surprise was on NBC, where Constantine (1.1) had a particularly big rebound to above all of its results from weeks two through four. Hard to know what to make of that for now, but the truth is probably somewhere between last week's 0.8 and this week's 1.1. Grimm (1.3) also had a minor rebound.
  • On ABC, Last Man Standing (1.3) and Cristela (1.0) declined back to usual levels and Shark Tank (2.0) and 20/20 (1.6) bounced back significantly.
  • And CBS was back in the entertainment series game after a week off, flat vs. two weeks ago except for a minor Hawaii Five-0 (1.3) uptick.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Monday 11/24/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • FINALS UPDATE: After finals adjustments, State of Affairs ended up at a 1.5, down 32% from the premiere. This was a bad situation, but that's still a pretty poor showing. It needs to go up next week.
    • Other particularly ugly points included The Voice (2.6) and 2 Broke Girls (1.6), each down a half point week-to-week, and a new low for Sleepy Hollow (1.4). But there was a significant winner in Dancing with the Stars (2.5), whose performance finale was up big year-to-year and almost tied The Voice! Worth reiterating: this was an extremely irregular night.
    • With a double-dose of Monday Night Football (pre-emptions on both NBC and CBS) plus interruptions for Ferguson coverage in both the 9:00 and 10:00 hour, almost all of last night's ratings are subject to significant change, and there's arguably not a ton of value in them even after finals due to the disruptions. The only things that seem fairly certain/notable at the moment: 
      • NBC's State of Affairs (1.7) took at least a somewhat sizable week two drop, though getting a 15-minute interruption after seven minutes of your second episode is a pretty rough break.
      • And ABC, which had (relatively) fewer disruptions, is currently up a bit more with the performance finale of Dancing with the Stars (2.4, even year-to-year) and Castle (2.0). Much more to come after finals!

    Monday, November 24, 2014

    CW Weekly True Power Rankings for 2014-15


    These are the CW's Weekly True Power Rankings for 2014-15, lining up all the network's shows based on their recent (last one-third of episodes aired) averages in the timeslot-adjusted metric True. These will be updated every week. Also included in this year's edition: how the last-one-third average changed vs. the previous episode (Last), the raw rating average over the comparable last-one-third period (A18-49), the full season's year-to-year trend vs. the same number of episodes last year (y2y), the percentage of the total viewership falling within the A18-49 demo (Skew), and the percentage of the A18-49 audience that is male (%Male).

    These rankings cover numbers through Sunday, November 23.

    Fox Weekly True Power Rankings for 2014-15


    These are Fox's Weekly True Power Rankings for 2014-15, lining up all the network's shows based on their recent (last one-third of episodes aired) averages in the timeslot-adjusted metric True. These will be updated every week. Also included in this year's edition: how the last-one-third average changed vs. the previous episode (Last), the raw rating average over the comparable last-one-third period (A18-49), the full season's year-to-year trend vs. the same number of episodes last year (y2y), the percentage of the total viewership falling within the A18-49 demo (Skew), and the percentage of the A18-49 audience that is male (%Male).

    These rankings cover numbers through Sunday, November 23.

    NBC Weekly True Power Rankings for 2014-15


    These are NBC's Weekly True Power Rankings for 2014-15, lining up all the network's shows based on their recent (last one-third of episodes aired) averages in the timeslot-adjusted metric True. These will be updated every week. Also included in this year's edition: how the last-one-third average changed vs. the previous episode (Last), the raw rating average over the comparable last-one-third period (A18-49), the full season's year-to-year trend vs. the same number of episodes last year (y2y), the percentage of the total viewership falling within the A18-49 demo (Skew), and the percentage of the A18-49 audience that is male (%Male).

    These rankings cover numbers through Sunday, November 23.

    CBS Weekly True Power Rankings for 2014-15


    These are CBS's Weekly True Power Rankings for 2014-15, lining up all the network's shows based on their recent (last one-third of episodes aired) averages in the timeslot-adjusted metric True. These will be updated every week. Also included in this year's edition: how the last-one-third average changed vs. the previous episode (Last), the raw rating average over the comparable last-one-third period (A18-49), the full season's year-to-year trend vs. the same number of episodes last year (y2y), the percentage of the total viewership falling within the A18-49 demo (Skew), and the percentage of the A18-49 audience that is male (%Male).

    These rankings cover numbers through Sunday, November 23.

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