Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spotted Ratings, Friday 4/29/16

  • ABC opened Friday with a repeat of Shark Tank (0.8) leading off at 8/7c. Though it was a bit lower-rated than the recently wrapped comedy hour, it may have helped boost the original Tank at 9/8c (1.4), which jumped up to its highest rating since February. 20/20 (1.2) also had another pretty good night.
  • It was a fairly status quo night elsewhere, though NBC's Caught on Camera (0.7), Grimm (0.9) and Dateline (1.0) may have to sweat out another NBA preemption in Portland. (And the Blazers' series win means Portland preemptions will be in play for another couple weeks...)
  • On CBS, The Amazing Race (0.9) is once again eyeing its first ever rounded fractional result. (Though it has upticked from a preliminary 0.9 before!) Hawaii Five-0 extended its 1.1 streak to eight episodes, while Blue Bloods (1.2) gave back its uptick from a couple weeks ago.
  • Fox's Hell's Kitchen (1.0) inched up for the season finale, while the 8/7c repeat hung another 0.5.
  • And CW's The Vampire Diaries and The Originals each had preliminary 0.4's.
Above based on preliminary adults 18-49 ratings unless otherwise noted. Full table forthcoming!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 4/28/16

  • FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (3.4) and Grey's Anatomy (2.0) adjusted up, while The Odd Couple (1.7), Mom (1.7), Game of Silence (0.6) and The 100 (0.4) adjusted down.
  • After a few years of seemingly bludgeoning broadcast ratings, the NFL Draft effect has lessened in the last couple years, and this year it was barely even discernible. In fact, CBS' The Big Bang Theory (3.3) actually beat its last couple ratings despite facing the opening picks head-to-head, and The Odd Couple (1.8), Mom (1.8) and 2 Broke Girls (1.6) seemed unfazed as well. Rush Hour inched down to 0.9.
  • On ABC, Grey's Anatomy (1.9) could be headed for its first trip to the ones this season, but it may be close to adjusting up in finals. Scandal (1.6) and The Catch (1.0) each inched up from last week's lows.
  • NBC's Strong (0.7) and The Blacklist (1.2) were each down a tenth, with Blacklist returning to its season low first set against the American Idol finale three weeks ago. Game of Silence held last week's 0.7.
  • Fox's Bones (0.8) will hope for a second straight finals uptick, while American Grit had another 0.7.
  • And the CW ticked up from last week with Legends of Tomorrow (0.7) and The 100 (0.5), though 100's 0.5 may be a shaky one.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

First Two Weeks, Containment

Reminder: the game for Game of Silence is still open till 6:00 am ET tomorrow!

Rating: 0.524
Lead-in: The Flash (1.2)
Competition: Agents of SHIELD (0.9), NCIS: New Orleans (1.6), Chicago Med (1.6), Brooklyn Nine-Nine / The Grinder (0.9/0.6)

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 4/27/16

  • FINALS UPDATE: Empire (3.8) and The Middle (1.7) adjusted up while Nashville (0.8) and SVU (0.7) adjusted down.
  • Many of Wednesday's biggest shows were in repeats yet again on the eve of May sweeps, meaning Fox had another overwhelming Wednesday victory with Rosewood (1.3) up a tenth from last week and Empire (3.7) quite possibly up after finals come in.
  • ABC had a repeat of Modern Family (1.3) at 9/8c and a fairly strong behind-the-scenes special from The Goldbergs (1.6) at 8:30, going just a few tenths behind its usual original ratings. The other two comedies were original, with The Middle (1.6) eyeing a new season low at 8/7c while Black-ish (1.5) held up quite well at 9:30. Nashville (0.9) inched up from last week when it had a repeat lead-in, but may be close to another finals downtick.
  • On CBS, Survivor (2.1) was up for the second straight week, but Criminal Minds (1.0) was in repeats. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders inched back down to the 1.2 it got on the last Wednesday without a Minds original.
  • NBC's Heartbeat hopes to hold onto its preliminary 0.8 this time after adjusting down last week. (I'm assuming the network had another Portland preemption.) And it was the last week of a lengthy hiatus for Law and Order: SVU (0.8) and Chicago PD (0.7), which will finally be original again next week.
  • And the CW's Arrow (0.9) and Supernatural (0.7) had a solid return from hiatus, with Arrow up a tenth.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 4/26/16

  • FINALS UPDATE: The Voice (2.0) adjusted up along with the NCIS: New Orleans repeat (1.2). Containment (0.5) and the New Girl repeat (0.6) adjusted down.
  • As both of CBS' NCIS twins snuck in a pre-sweeps repeat (1.2/1.1), NBC had a dominant Tuesday with The Voice (1.9) and Chicago Med (1.8) both on the rise. Chicago Fire (1.7) was flat at 10/9c as the only NBC series facing original CBS competition, the season finale of Limitless (1.1). Limitless held onto its usual rating with a repeat lead-in, something it also did in an early March airing. This serves as more evidence that it was never a good fit on an NCIS night.
  • The CW's The Flash (1.3) and week two of Containment (0.6) were also up a tenth from last week. We'll have to see if that can remain the case after finals, but it looks like a good week two hold for Containment either way.
  • ABC had a good return from Fresh Off the Boat (1.3) at 8/7c, posting its highest rating since DST began. That lifted The Real O'Neals back to its usual 1.0 with an original lead-in, and Agents of SHIELD was also back up to 1.0. Beyond the Tank had another rough 0.5.
  • And Fox continued its New Girl double-pump with a 1.0 at 8/7c and a 0.8 at 9/8c, while in the middle Grandfathered had a putrid 0.6 in its first original in well over a month. (It had 0.6 for a repeat just a couple weeks ago!) Fox rounded out the night with a decent repeat rating for Prince's post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl (0.7) at 9:30.

Cablemetrics: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Fear the Walking Dead, TURN

These numbers are current through Monday, April 25.

      • The return of Game of Thrones dominated Sunday night with a 3.98 A18-49 rating. It's the first ever down year-to-year Thrones premiere, but the decline was a very healthy 5% from last year's 4.19 opener. Leading out were returning comedies Silicon Valley (1.04, down 17% y2y) and Veep (0.52, down 5%).
        • While Silicon does not fare well by any "retention" measure compared to Game of Thrones, it is interesting to note that its audience skewed a fair amount younger and more male than GoT. It seems that the most male-leaning scripted shows are actually young-skewing comedies like Silicon Valley, Archer and the Adult Swim fare, rather than the action shows.
      • Competing with GoT head-to-head for the first time was AMC's Fear the Walking Dead (2.12), which took another double-digit hit.

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