Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 3/31/13


WHAT MATTERS:
  • CBS easily won the broadcast evening, riding another NCAA basketball overrun (which had a 4.9 overall but a 5.6 in the 7:00 half-hour). There were lots of repeats and ugly-rated originals elsewhere on broadcast. Revenge neared its event season low given nearly the worst situation imaginable; it led out of a Once Upon a Time repeat and faced a huge gauntlet of cable offerings. NBC hit a low with a one-hour Celebrity Apprentice, which led out of three hours of The Voice encores. Presumably there was not enough time to expand the whole season to two hours after NBC made its Ready for Love move, so we get a couple one-hour weeks from Celebrity Apprentice.
  • Virtually all the ratings excitement on this evening will come from one of the juiciest nights in cable TV history, with The Walking Dead's finale dealing with the final minutes of The Bible and the Game of Thrones premiere. So expect more updates to this post over the next couple days. 
    • UPDATE, 3/31/13 1:43 PM ET: The first cable numbers released were for HBO's Game of Thrones, which hit a new series high 4.4 million viewers. That's a couple hundred thousand ahead of the previous high for last season's finale. If that audience has a similar makeup to last year's, that would suggest about a 2.3 demo, but it may well skew younger than that. Another 2.3 million viewers watched the two replays.
    • UPDATE, 3/31/13 2:44 PM ET: Yet another series high is in, and this time it's The Walking Dead, which pulled in 12.4 million viewers (barely edging the 12.3 million for the spring premiere) and 8.1 million 18-49 viewers (a 6.4 rating, ahead of the spring premiere's 6.1). Aftershow Talking Dead also hit a series high (5.2 million viewers, 2.6 demo rating).
    • The AMC release also included the 18-49 numbers for Game of Thrones (2.4), so thanks AMC!
    • UPDATE, 3/31/13 2:48 PM ET: And History says The Bible concluded with 11.7 million total viewers, above the last three weeks but behind the premiere's 13.1 million. The finale's 3.0 demo rating was also behind the premiere number's 3.3 but ahead of the recent upper-2's level.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue2
Viewers A18-49 Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
It's the Easter Beagle, Charie Brown 2.56 0.6 n/a -56% -48% 0.67
Once Upon a Time (R) 2.47 0.6 -73% -78% 0.73
Revenge 5.49 1.5 -17%-73% 17/18 n/a -19% -42% 1.40
Red Widow 4.08 1.0 -17%-17% 4/5 n/a -20% -46% 1.04
NCAA Overrun 15.65 4.9 +23%n/a 1/2 n/a +9% +308% 6.13
60 Minutes 11.67 2.5 +9%+23% 8/23 +79% +11% +25% 1.67
The Amazing Race 9.24 2.3 -4%+9% 5/7 n/a -2% -23% 1.54
The Good Wife 8.59 1.5 -12%-4% 15/19 n/a -9% -56% 1.31
The Mentalist (R) 5.80 0.9 -36% -72% 0.90
The Voice Spring (R) 4.28 1.1 -4% -15% 1.04
The Voice Spring (R) 5.29 1.5 -3% -19% 1.22
Celebrity Apprentice 4.69 1.5 -6%+36% 5/5 -17% -9% -27% 1.50
Bob's Burgers (R) 1.60 0.6 -33% -33% 0.77
The Cleveland Show (R) 2.11 0.8 -20% -33% 1.03
The Simpsons (R) 3.10 1.4 -13% -18% 1.49
Bob's Burgers (R) 2.58 1.2 -29% -29% 1.02
Family Guy (R) 3.03 1.3 -50% -48% 1.19
American Dad! (R) 3.07 1.3 -43% -35% 1.17

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.

(R) - Repeat.

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

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1 comment:

Spot said...

"Revenge (1.4)"

TV by the Numbers has Revenge at 1.5...

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