Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 1/12/14

  • Sunday Event Season has begun with The Golden Globe Awards, which ended up a tick ahead of last year's strong show. This continues the positive ratings momentum for the show under hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
  • The other three networks all went original against the Globes, with CBS riding an NFL playoff lead-in to season highs across the board. All of the Fox/ABC shows were down somewhat from their airings against the Globes last year: Fox's The Simpsons (2.2, -8%), Bob's Burgers (1.9, -17%), Family Guy (2.6, -19%) and American Dad! (2.3, -4%) and ABC's Revenge (1.6, -20%). To Revenge's credit, it had a massively worse lead-in than last week/last year, as the second special The Bachelor barely managed half of last week's number.
  • On cable, HBO got a respectable premiere out of new drama True Detective (1.0), then had a double-episode premiere for much-buzzed comedy Girls (0.6/0.5), which outrated all results from last season (when they didn't have an original lead-in). Showtime's premieres of Shameless (0.9) and House of Lies (0.4) were each down a couple ticks from last year.


A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
America's Funniest Home Videos 1.0 25% -38%-0.6n/a 12/12 -29% -35% -26% 1.1
The Bachelor Special 1.0 38% -44%-0.8-0.6 2/2 n/a -46% -65% 1.2
Revenge 1.6 36% -11%-0.2-0.8 5/12 -20% -11% -20% 1.8
Betrayal 0.8 37% +14%+0.1-0.2 7/12 n/a +7% -6% 0.9
NFL Overrun 13.3 41% -12%-1.8n/a 2/20 -1% +964% +4% 11.2
60 Minutes 4.0 30% +208%+2.7n/a 1/15 +21% +321% +14% 2.0
The Good Wife 1.8 23% +29%+0.4+3.0 1/12 -5% +29% +0% 1.6
The Mentalist 1.8 24% +13%+0.2+0.4 1/12 -14% +16% -10% 2.1
Golden Globes Arrivals 1.6 30% +23% +60% +19% 1.7
Golden Globe Awards 6.5 40% +2% +261% +2% 6.0
Bob's Burgers (R) 0.8 52% -95% -11% 0.9
American Dad! (R) 1.1 57% -94% -15% 1.4
The Simpsons 2.2 58% -52%-2.4-14.0 8/10 -8% -53% -8% 2.2
Bob's Burgers 2.0 60% -31%-0.9-2.4 5/10 -13% -33% -13% 1.9
Family Guy 2.7 66% -13%-0.4-0.9 3/10 -16% -13% -16% 2.7
American Dad! 2.3 65% -8%-0.2-0.4 3/10 -4% -8% -4% 2.1

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...

Of the three-week January run of episodes for Revenge, this is the one that I thought would be the worst ratings-wise because of the Globes and its female-skew. The NFC game is a big-tent type of event so I am fully prepared to be wrong. But for Revenge to essentially hit its season-to-date average with a weak lead-in and against an Event is a damning-with-faint-praise positive.

Spot said...

Revenge did amazingly IMO. This is its most impressive result of the season in my opinion, tied maybe with premiere week only. Building like that from a ridiculous 0.9 and against a monster Globes and an inflated The Good Wife, not to mention Downtown Abbey is amazing.

Spot said...

It's good enough to make it look very good for a season 4. Kind of hoping it crumbles from a purely academic perspective - don't have an opinion on the show itself - because (and I know Spot feels similarly) I am intrigued by true tests of the syndication theory. Nikita's partial final season suggested an alternative model for serials - that defined endings are more valuable than the magic 88, because of online syndication and box sets - but that might be a function of the show's microscopic ratings. A show on a network bubble is a whole different matter. Revenge is a serial, and they don't syndicate well in the traditional sense but presumably would online...

Revenge does seem to get volatile ratings, of course, and when a bubble show does that, of course it'll get attention. :)

Spot said...

Part of the issue is that they got the Patriots in primetime, and they delivered a curb-stomp to the Colts. No one enjoys watching the Patriots rip anyone a new one.

Spot said...

That Almost Human repeat did shockingly well for a Saturday against such monstrous competition!

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