Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The True Top 25, Week Ending 11/11/12 (2012-13 Week Seven)


Pretty standard week for the True Top 25. Sunday Night Football was tops, The Big Bang Theory held off Modern Family again for top entertainment program, The Voice was next, then everything else.

A big drop in the 8:00 hour for ABC Friday meant that Shark Tank was the only Friday/Saturday show on the list this week (with a surging Undercover Boss just barely missing). Revolution was the only new show thanks to Elementary and Malibu Country both dropping out of the mix this week.

Rank Name True2 A18-49 ARank
1Sunday Night Football6.407.91
2The Big Bang Theory4.265.12
3Modern Family4.134.83
4The Voice Mon3.524.54
5The Voice Wed3.333.87
6Two and a Half Men3.284.06
7Grey's Anatomy3.083.39
8NBC Election Coverage2.924.35
9The Voice Thu2.833.012
102 Broke Girls2.723.210
11Criminal Minds2.603.012
12Survivor2.492.816
13Mike and Molly2.442.816
14The Middle2.432.720
15ABC Election Coverage2.403.48
16Revolution2.362.816
17The X Factor Wed2.352.623
18Person of Interest2.352.914
19Once Upon a Time2.292.720
20The X Factor Thu2.212.330
21Suburgatory2.152.914
22Glee2.152.427
23The Amazing Race2.122.524
24Shark Tank2.042.135
25Family Guy (9pm)2.032.720

Missing the True Top 25 but in the A18-49 list: How I Met Your Mother (t-#16 in A18-49, #28 in True2), Revenge (t-#24 in A18-49, #35 in True2), CBS Election Coverage (t-#24 in A18-49, #36 in True2) and The Simpsons (t-#10 in A18-49, #39 in True2).

For more on the True Top 25, click to expand.
I created the True Strength number so I could have an objective way of comparing shows across vastly different situations. One of the most fun comparisons to be made is among the biggest shows on TV. What's really the strongest show in a vacuum? Hence my new weekly feature the True Top 25. This will compare shows while accounting for everything so we can see who Truly comes out on top. I include both the A18-49 and the weekly ranking in A18-49 so you can see the changes within the rankings that True Strength makes.

The A18-49 rankings aren't based on Nielsen's "official" broadcast top 25. They're derived from my own spreadsheet just using the big-five networks, so none of the big players on Univision are included. I've also weeded out some weird programming like NFL overruns and sports pre-game shows. Most of that stuff airs largely out of primetime or is strangely split apart, so I don't want to muddle the list with that.

As mentioned on the sports SpotVault pages, True Strengths for sporting events are based on the primetime portion only. Perhaps in future editions I'll try to get the primetime portion only A18-49 into the A18-49 rankings so it'll be a totally fair comparison. 

Here's last week's True Top 25!

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