Monday, May 14, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 5/13/12

  • ABC's finale night dominated Sunday as Once Upon a Time was up to its highest levels since early March. The two-hour end to the eight-season run of Desperate Housewives tied a season high, but it predictably did not get anything near a Lost or ER-sized bounce; it was only up about 20% from last week.
  • CBS had a really underwhelming finale night as viewers didn't flock to see perhaps the most inevitable winner ever on Survivor. It's the first time since Survivor started butting heads with Fox reality competitions on Wednesday that it didn't get a huge spike on Sunday finale night.
  • The two networks without finales were left behind as Celebrity Apprentice downticked for the fourth straight week and the Fox animation got pretty ugly, with The Simpsons going sub-2.0 for the first time ever.


Info Show Timeslot TRUE
Viewers A18-49 SkewLast LeLa Avg Rank Tavg Lead
America's Funniest Home Videos6.351.632%-20%n/a+0%9/22+2%n/a2.36
Once Upon a Time9.663.344%+10%-20%+1%9/22+7%+106%3.73
Desperate Housewives11.123.237%+19%+10%+19%1/22+45%-3%2.89
60 Minutes9.391.216%-25%n/a-50%29/30-55%n/a1.67
Survivor (reunion)7.722.338%-21%+142%-20%15/15+13%-21%2.28
Dateline Sun3.390.726%+0%n/a-37%12/13-35%n/a0.99
Harry's Law7.641.017%+25%+0%-8%14/21-7%+43%1.01
Celebrity Apprentice5.481.842%-5%+25%-11%9/13-30%+80%1.75
The Simpsons (R)2.130.954%-18%n/a-34%17/21n/an/a1.26
The Cleveland Show2.791.360%-7%-18%-29%17/21-11%+44%1.76
The Simpsons4.071.960%-14%-7%-36%21/21-37%+46%2.25
Bob's Burgers3.691.862%+0%-14%-5%6/8-18%-5%1.72
Family Guy4.942.462%-11%+0%-23%21/21-23%+33%2.18
American Dad!4.132.062%-13%-11%-13%15/18-16%-17%1.48

KEY (click to expand)
Viewers - The total number of viewers (age 2+, in millions) that watched the program.
A18-49 - Adults 18-49 rating. Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 watching the program.
Skew - Percentage of the total audience that falls in the 18-49 demo.
Last - A18-49 percent difference from previous episode.
Lead - A18-49 percent difference from lead-in program.
LeLa - A18-49 percent difference between the show's lead-in and its lead-in for the previous episode.
Avg - A18-49 percent difference from the show's average demo for previous original episodes this season.
Rank - The A18-49 rating's rank among the show's episodes that have aired so far this season.
Tavg - A18-49 percent difference from its timeslot's previous original entertainment average this season.
TRUE - True Strength, a metric that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in.

(R) - Repeat.

Much more detail on these numbers at the New Daily Spotted Ratings page.

More Spotted Ratings in the Index.


Spot said...

Huge Survivor Fan here. Do you have any idea as to why Survivor did not have its usual finale boost? At first, I thought that the ratings were a joke! I think that there will be returnees in every season for the rest of Survivor, which will last 30 seasons.

Spot said...

Speaking for myself, I thought the winner was so inevitable that I wasn't expecting very good TV (even if I thought she absolutely deserved the win). Other than that, I guess the series finale for Desperate Housewives was pretty abnormal competition?

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