Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 10/29/13


WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's been looking for something, anything, that would help them get behind some of their disappointing new comedies. And they may have found it on this night, as The Goldbergs was steady despite a 1.5-point drop in lead-in as Agents of SHIELD went into repeats. And Trophy Wife actually picked up by two tenths. There were a couple other factors here (Fox's comedy block wasn't on, and Halloween episodes are often good for ratings), but overall the results can probably be called mildly positive, which is far better than anything these shows (or the other new comedies) have posted in the last couple weeks.
  • Fox tried unsuccessfully to keep The X Factor lights on during World Series season with a special Tuesday episode, which (like last year) went significantly below the Wednesday norm. This episode was over a third below last year's Tuesday tryout on 10/23/12 (2.3) and didn't do any better than the usual Tuesday comedy block ratings.
  • NBC suffered a bit more on Tuesday with The Biggest Loser and a two-hour The Voice down again; maybe the added reality competition, weak as it was, contributed a bit.
  • And opposite The Voice, Person of Interest had a weak showing even as the NCIS duo were even to barely up, though the upward adjustment in finals softened the blow a bit.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue
A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Agents of SHIELD (R) 1.2 37% -56% -31% 1.1
The Goldbergs 1.7 40% +0%+0.0-1.5 4/6 n/a +0% +21% 1.6
Trophy Wife 1.4 41% +17%+0.2+0.0 2/6 n/a +17% +17% 1.3
Shark Tank (R) 1.0 40% -5% -20% 1.0
ABC:-28%-13%
NCIS 3.0 20% +0%+0.0n/a 4/6 -12% -2% -12% 2.5
NCIS: Los Angeles 2.6 22% +4%+0.1+0.0 3/6 -7% +2% -5% 2.1
Person of Interest 1.9 20% -14%-0.3+0.1 6/6 -34% -14% +12% 1.6
CBS:-4%-4%
The Biggest Loser 1.8 38% -10%-0.2n/a 3/3 n/a -10% -59% 1.6
The Voice Tue 3.6 39% -12%-0.5-0.2 5/6 -22% +17% -8% 3.1
NBC:+10%-26%
The X Factor Wed 1.5 39% -32%-0.7n/a 6/6 -44% -2% -13% 1.4
Fox:-2%-13%
The Originals 1.0 62% +11%+0.1n/a 2/5 n/a +11% +54% 0.9
Supernatural 1.1 64% +0%+0.0+0.1 2/4 +38% +5% +214% 1.1
CW:+8%+110%
Big5:-3%-10%

KEY (click to expand)
A18-49 - Adults 18-49 rating. Percentage of US TV-owning adults 18-49 watching the program.
Skew - Percentage of adults 18-49 within the show's total viewership.
Last - A18-49 difference (percent and numerical) from the show's previous episode.
LeLa - A18-49 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 so far this season.
y2y - Percent difference between A18-49 and the show's rating a year ago.
TLa - Percent difference between A18-49 and the network's rating in the timeslot one week ago.
Ty2y - Percent difference between A18-49 and the network's rating in the timeslot one year ago.
True - A metric that adjusts the A18-49 rating for overall viewing levels, competition and lead-in. PRELIMINARY CALCULATION. For finals, see SpotVault.

(R) - Repeat.

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

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10 comments:

Spot said...

Ouch for POI!

Re The Goldbergs, I think this is yet another showcase of how much the compatibility with lead-ins and competition matters. I've been saying all along that The Goldbergs has a far worst timeslot than Back in the Game despite the superior, yet more incompatible, lead-in and while facing not only higher rated but also more compatible competition. I think ABC would be wise to try to make it grow, as this is probably one of the best results they had for a comedy standing on its own in the last few years that is not called The Middle or Modern Family. I don't even watch the show but I think it has potential. Maybe airing in the winter sans the voice could help.

Spot said...

Given that The Voice audience didn't change for the 2nd hour, when it usually majorly upticks, it's probably a case of The Voice audience not wanting to stay up an hour later than usual.
Though oddly, The X Factor didn't really plummet in the 2nd hour when put up against Voice. It was pretty consistently suck.

Spot said...

They could use SFN losing more ticks tonight, oddly. If SFN out of a high-1s (?) repeat MF can't beat Goldbergs out of a low-1s repeat SHIELD, it's a very easy decision to cancel SFN and put Goldbergs in the slot, handing Suburgatory the vacated post-SHIELD slot. (Or cancel TW as well and put a drama there.) This is assuming they're actually keen on Goldbergs, which looks probable given that they made it prominent in the Super Tuesday block...

Spot said...

Shark Tank now as strong in a vacuum as SHIELD according to TRUE. Wow.

Spot said...

But don't we know that Shark Tank wouldn't get a 2.7 on Tuesday at 8pm?

Spot said...

I agree, SFN melting today is the best the tuesday comedies can hope for. I think there is a good chance of that happening. I thought Trophy Wife was totally dead but if its uptick holds, it may not be totally dead for a backorder, who knows. I don't think it can survive the season if left on tuesdays though.

Spot said...

Suburgatory and Trophy Wife would be a pretty compatible pairing.
The problem is that ABC need to hand out back 9s over the next 2 weeks, before they'll have a chance to air them together. I still think they should take the chance, if only because they don't have many other compelling options.

Spot said...

Interesting that the ABC comedies didn't collapse.

Spot said...

The Originals adjusted up, awesome. It was a .9 earlier. Last night's episode was probably the best of the season, so that was a good night for for people to watch.

Spot said...

I typed 'for' twice... I meant to put 'for more people to watch.'

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