Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 1/28/15

  • Week four will likely go down as the first week of adults 18-49 non-growth for the new megahit Empire (4.3). The show matched last week's prelim (which later adjusted up to 4.4) so it may end up not being the first week of decline either. For what it's worth, the show was up a bit more in total viewership (to 11.3 million) and adults 18-34 (3.9).
  • Fox had worse news in the 8/7c hour, where American Idol (2.9) shed all of its significant spike from last week. It should either hit or match the Wednesday low this season from two weeks ago, and it'll be roughly 25% behind last season's fourth Wednesday.
  • The only other big four network airing originals was CBS. While The Mentalist (1.3) was down at 8/7c, Criminal Minds (2.1) and Stalker (1.6) were each up a tick, perhaps benefiting from NBC's crime dramas going into repeats.
  • The CW's Arrow (1.1) remained stout, while The 100 will sweat out the finals after another preliminary 0.6.
Above based on preliminary adults 18-49 ratings unless otherwise noted. Full table forthcoming!

War of 18-49 Update, Covert Affairs (2014-15)

Let's take a look at the 2014-15 season (the fifth and final overall) of Covert Affairs on USA.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 1/27/15

  • FINALS UPDATE: MasterChef Junior (1.7) and Marry Me (0.8) were up. It was a bad set of finals for the CW, as The Flash (1.3) held at the new low and Supernatural (0.7) was down to a new season low of its own.
  • Week three of ABC's Agent Carter (1.3) came back after a week off and dropped another two tenths, rating slightly below its repeat Shark Tank lead-in (1.4). This put it well below the low point of the show for which it's filling in, Agents of SHIELD.
  • CBS continued to race through its order of CSI originals (1.6), and the show zoomed to a season high on a special night leading out of strong repeats from NCIS (1.6) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.6). It's still not exactly a huge accomplishment since the show had very minimal competition from repeats of Chicago Fire (0.8) and Forever (0.7), but it does help illustrate the difficulty of its usual Sunday slot.
  • Elsewhere, The Flash (1.3) is eyeing another new low but will hope for the same upward adjustment it got last week, while Supernatural (0.8) was also below average. NBC and Fox saw small declines for their respective standouts Parks and Recreation (1.4/1.3) and MasterChef Junior (1.6).

War of 18-49 Update, Survivor (Fall 2014)

Let's take a look at the fall 2014 season (the twenty-ninth overall) of Survivor on CBS.

Spotted Ratings, Monday 1/26/15

  • FINALS UPDATE: The Bachelor (2.3) adjusted up to a new season high, while Sleepy Hollow (1.5) was also up. That put both shows up two tenths from last week.
  • On the final Monday before February sweeps, CBS sat out its regular lineup. But it still had pretty normal numbers in the 8/7c hour thanks to the Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials special (2.1). This was the best number for the special since 2010 (it's hit either 1.9 or 2.0 each of the last four years).
  • All of the night's originals changed by exactly one tenth from last week:
    • Fox preliminarily saw Gotham (2.1) inch down to a new low and Sleepy Hollow (1.4) inch up from last week's low. 
    • NBC's Celebrity Apprentice (1.8) and State of Affairs (1.0) were each down a tenth, with State unable to benefit from both competing dramas going into repeats.
    • ABC had minor growth from The Bachelor (2.2), back to a tie with its season premiere.
    • And the CW upticked with The Originals (0.7) and Jane the Virgin (0.6), both of which would tie season highs if they hold in finals.

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 1/25/15

  • The last Sunday in January isn't defined by one big event but rather by a series of small ones. The only one on broadcast was NBC's Miss Universe (2.0), which more than doubled its ratings from last year when it aired on Saturday. (It was slightly above its last weeknight airing, a 1.8 in late December two years ago.) But ESPN will likely win the night with the NFL's Pro Bowl, and the Turner networks had the Screen Actors Guild awards.
  • Though none of these events should be all that big of a deal, it was still a very quiet night for the entertainment programming on the other three networks:
    • CBS had a special Undercover Boss (1.5) which was pretty close to its normal Friday numbers, and two episodes of CSI (1.2/1.3) did no better than the show's usual delivery in the 10/9c hour.
    • ABC saw small, probably-not-enough rallies for the finales of Galavant (1.1) and Resurrection (1.0), and no rally for Revenge (0.9). They came after a season high 1.7 from America's Funniest Home Videos, which might have benefited from the debut of afternoon NBA games on ABC.
    • And with NFL help gone, Fox's comedy lineup bombed, as The Simpsons (1.4), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.2) and Family Guy (1.6) all crashed to season lows.

Spotted Ratings, Saturday 1/24/15

  • UFC (1.2) was up a tenth from the last Fox telecast in December but down three tenths from the same night last year. It dominated NBC's US Figure Skating Championships (0.5), down from a 0.7 last year.

Spotted Ratings, Friday 1/23/15

  • FINALS UPDATE: Grimm (1.3) adjusted up.
  • ABC and the CBS dramas went into repeat mode on the last Friday before February sweeps, but it didn't stop Shark Tank (1.5) from topping the night in one of the series' biggest repeat ratings ever. The other shows in repeats also fared well, including Hawaii Five-0 (1.1) and Blue Bloods (1.0) benefiting from an original Undercover Boss (1.4) lead-in. ABC also had encores for Last Man Standing (1.0) and Cristela (0.9); the latter's repeat actually slightly outrated its original low point from December.
  • Those repeats didn't really produce any bounces on other networks, aside from a sizable increase for Dateline (1.3) in its second week at 10/9c. However, it may have helped keep Fox's World's Funniest Fails (1.0) and Glee (0.7) steady in week two of that pairing.
  • On the CW, the second Friday outing for Hart of Dixie (0.5) was up a tenth. We'll see if it holds in finals, but it would be a really strong result on a CW Friday; it got as high as 0.5 in its Monday run just one time last season.

SpotVault - Backstrom (Fox) - 2014-15 Ratings

Thursdays, 9/8c, Fox

SpotVault - World's Funniest Fails (Fox) - 2014-15 Ratings

World's Funniest Fails
Fridays, 8/7c, Fox

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