Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/22/13

  • The Fox Friday nightmare is over, as Bones had a big jump to a much more reasonable number in week two of its Friday run, and it actually eked out a Friday 8/7c win over a below-average Undercover Boss. (According to CBS PR it was a clip show.) We can still debate whether Bones is being best utilized here, but at least now it's a debate; as I said last week, if it had held at 1.2, it would have been a clear misstep. Raising Hope was also up in the 9:30 half-hour (the 9:00 one adjusted down to tie).
  • The CW commenced the six-episode final season of Nikita with terrible (though not exactly unprecedented) numbers.
  • Elsewhere, NBC pre-empted its usual Grimm/Dracula lineup and saw a major decline in the slot with a John F. Kennedy special, while ABC's news department was the big winner with a spiking 20/20.


A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Last Man Standing 1.2 25% +0%+0.0n/a 6/9 -14% +0% -14% 1.3
The Neighbors 0.9 29% +13%+0.1+0.0 7/9 n/a +13% -36% 1.0
Shark Tank 1.8 32% +6%+0.1+0.1 7/10 n/a +6% +44% 2.2
20/20 1.6 31% +23%+0.3+0.1 1/10 +7% +23% +7% 1.7
Undercover Boss 1.4 26% -18%-0.3n/a 6/9 n/a -15% -22% 1.5
Hawaii Five-0 1.5 19% -6%-0.1-0.3 3/9 -32% -6% +58% 1.8
Blue Bloods 1.5 16% +7%+0.1-0.1 2/9 n/a +11% +131% 1.7
Dateline Fri 1.1 26% +0%+0.0n/a 6/8 n/a -4% +29% 1.2
Where Were You the Day JFK Died? 1.0 22% n/a -22% -5% 1.2
Bones 1.5 33% +25%+0.3n/a 9/10 -25% +25% +173% 1.6
Raising Hope 0.8 41% +14%+0.1+0.7 1/3 -47% +0% -11% 0.9
Raising Hope 0.8 45% +0%+0.0-0.7 1/4 -47% +14% -11% 1.1
The Carrie Diaries 0.3 54% +0%+0.0n/a 1/5 n/a -14% -40% 0.3
Nikita 0.2 34% n/an/an/a 1/1 -33% -56% -50% 0.3

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.

(R) - Repeat.

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

More Spotted Ratings in the Index.


Spot said...

Last Friday I suggested Fox moving Brooklyn 9-9 to 9:30 PM, cancelling Dads and effectively cancelling The Mindy Project. Which is exactly what they did this week.

However, I suggested Bones to be moved to Tuesday 8 PM slot. I've forgotten they also have Rake on bench, so it wasn't good suggestion. Much better is what Fox did: moving more compatible Glee to Tuesday and giving fair chance to Rake (dramedy they clearly see as Glee's successor, though I think show's gonna fail badly) with AI lead-in.

To make my idea even worse, this week Bones regained about half of its viewers it lost last week in a move to Friday ... so now there's no pressing need to move it anywhere. With this 1.5 rating now I think Bones should stay on Friday, no reason to confuse viewers again. Unless something in Mon-Thu schedule completely collapses, of course. Then putting in reliable player would be a no-brainer move.

Spot said...

I don't know the guy ... but Fox announced 24 to have rather late start and to partially air in the summer. It should mean 24 succeeds The Following, and in that light his claim is perfectly logical to me.

Spot said...

I think we will see 24/Gang Related debuting together after both the following and almost human end their runs.

Spot said...

Well, that's not gonna happen, I'm 99.99% sure. In fact, I think there will be 2 months gap between those 2 season finales.
Schedule, January 27th: Almost Human airs 9th of 13 ordered episodes, while The Following will be only at 3rd of its 15.

Actually, it seems Fox is doing conscious effort to launch drama season/series premiere each 2 months, perhaps for marketing reasons:
September - Sleepy Hollow
November - Almost Human
January - The Following
March - Gang Related
May - 24

Spot said...

I think it's much more likely that Almost Human gets an episode extension to 18 episodes (presuming it does well enough for that). If they order 5 extra episode, it would only require the following to air once without a lead-in (which it did last year as well at least once that I remember) or having a 2 hour finale and both shows would end at the same time. Otherwise, what do you imagine would air with 24 after Gang Related finished its order? Unless you assume that it will be Gang Related and not Almost Human to get the 18 episodes?

Spot said...

Almost Human ratings are soon to be at bellow-Bones level. So best case scenario is it ekes out 13 episodes not being moved from Monday, forget about any kind of backorder/renewal.

I don't know what they're gonna do. We're talking about June here, maybe even Fox brass doesn't know it. But it's not out of mind they're gonna go with 24 rerun of last week's episode at 8 PM leading into new 24 episode, cable way.

Spot said...

Maybe you're right yeah. I still think it's more likely that Almost Human gets an 18 episode to pair with the following the whole time Premiering something in May seems odd to me. But maybe you're right.

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