Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Spotted Ratings, Monday 10/29/12

  • Hurricane Sandy made for a crazy evening in the TV ratings world on many levels. Power outages surely brought down overall viewing somewhat, but people shut into their houses by the weather and viewing of hurricane coverage on cable and on local broadcast affiliates appears to have more than made up for that, even by already-high Monday viewing standards. These things are tough to gauge in the True2 scores, so I wouldn't read a ton into those for this week. Three of five networks eschewed their regular programming, helping the competitive situation for ABC and NBC. All of this stuff combined somehow added up to somewhat normal numbers from those remaining originals.


Viewers A18-49 Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Dancing with the Stars Mon 13.90 2.3 -4%n/a 3/6 -18% -10% -28% 1.72
Castle 10.84 2.2 +10%+10% 1/5 -19% -8% -8% 1.94
How I Met Your Mother (R) 6.78 2.3 +5% -47% 1.78
Partners (R) 5.25 1.8 -14% -60% 1.32
2 Broke Girls (R) 7.48 2.5 +19% -55% 2.11
Mike and Molly (R) 6.96 2.2 +5% -48% 1.83
CBS News Special 7.87 2.1 n/a +8% -31% 1.87
The Voice Mon 12.44 4.8 +12%n/a 1/8 n/a +12% +215% 3.52
Revolution 7.90 3.0 -9%+0% 5/6 n/a -20% +329% 2.21
The X Factor (R) 1.99 0.7 -71% -80% 0.80
90210 (R) 0.81 0.3 -25% -54% 0.30
Gossip Girl (R) 0.62 0.3 -25% -63% 0.31

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.
Last - A18-49 percent difference from previous episode.
LeLa - A18-49 percent difference between the show's lead-in and its lead-in for the previous episode.
Rank - The A18-49 rating's rank among the show's episodes that have aired so far this season.
y2y - The show's A18-49 rating compared to its rating a year ago.
TLa - The show's A18-49 rating compared to the network's rating in the timeslot one week ago.
Ty2y - The show's A18-49 rating compared to the network's rating in the timeslot one year ago.
True2 - The second edition of True Strength, a metric that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in. PRELIMINARY CALCULATION. For finals, see SpotVault.

(R) - Repeat.

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Spot said...

A lot of the ABC stuff came down big from prelims. What I'm figuring is that they were affected the most by preemptions...

Spot said...

NBC made the right decision not preempting their schedule.

That said, I'm not sure they're making the right decision preempting their Thursday schedule with a Voice repeat. Why couldn't they have put the repeat on Saturday?

Spot said...

Because, there are those of us who enjoy those Chicano Fire repeats, and NBC knows it...

Spot said...

In case they want to do another news special on Thursday night.

Spot said...

I had a pre-emption in Philadelphia, but was able to catch The Voice on a secondary NBC station.

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