Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 8/18/13

  • After weeks and weeks of oscillating between a fairly anemic 1.0 and 1.1, ABC's Whodunnit? took a surprisingly large upswing to a new series high 1.4 in its finale. It would be hard to completely count out this show's prospects for a season two, given that almost everything on the network this summer has been in the 1.0 to 1.2 range.
  • Week two of last week's big story Breaking Bad (2.4) took what is historically a relatively typical week two downswing for this show, shedding a half point from last week. It narrowly held off the finale of True Blood (2.3) to win the night, and it may have a shot to bounce back next week when Blood is out of the mix. But the more important AMC story was the massive meltdown of Breaking Bad's lead-out, newbie Low Winter Sun (0.5), which shed about half of its already underwhelming premiere number.


Viewers A18-49 Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
America's Funniest Home Videos (SR) 4.66 0.9 +6% -14% 1.02
Secret Millionaire 4.86 1.2 +9%+13% 1/3 n/a +9% +118% 1.49
Whodunnit? 3.61 1.4 +27%+9% 1/9 n/a +22% +40% 1.67
Castle (SR) 3.10 0.7 +8% -46% 0.76
60 Minutes (SR) 7.43 0.9 -25% -14% 1.02
Big Brother Sun 6.48 2.1 -13%-25% 5/8 -13% -13% -13% 2.46
Unforgettable 6.57 1.1 +0%-13% 3/4 n/a +0% +100% 1.18
The Mentalist (SR) 4.71 0.7 -18% -13% 0.82
America's Got Talent (R) 2.52 0.5 -5% -77% 0.57
Crossing Lines 2.06 0.4 -20%-29% 8/8 n/a -36% -88% 0.60
NFL Preseason Football 6.47 2.1 +40%n/a 2/3 +2% +142% +48% 2.32

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...

Any guess as to why Whodunnit shot up so much for its finale? If it gets a season 2, do you think that it would be able to consistently get mid-1's ratings?

Spot said...

Creatively speaking, LWS' meltdown is thoroughly unsurprising. Classic example of the show that thinks Grimdark + Overpowering Character Actors = Quality, and forgets to write a story that's actually compelling.

Spot said...

I just think it's because of the fact that people wanted the resolution to the mystery. I watched every week, so I know I did.

Spot said...

True, but many reality competitions do not perk up like that for the finales.

Spot said...

This show is built on a big reveal, and most of those kinds of shows do perk up. I just figured this one was low-rated enough that there wouldn't be many casual viewers waiting to come back.

Spot said...

I try to sample almost every scripted show because I am open to pretty much every scripted genre, but I still haven't felt remotely compelled to check this one out.

Spot said...

If they do a second season, they should put it on Tuesdays. There would have been no competition then, compared to this one, where it always against some cable juggernaut (TB, BB, heck, even the tightrope guy).

Spot said...

Honestly, I wouldn'tve watched it myself if it weren't for post-Bad inertia - and it became background noise at the quarter-mark.

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