Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 1/26/14

  • The Grammy Awards (9.9) aired two weeks earlier than usual (presumably to avoid the Winter Olympics) and were just a bit below last year's 10.1. The earlier date meant the awards went head-to-head with another annual Sunday event, the NFL's all-star game The Pro Bowl. It was also a little down from last year despite some major format tweaking.
  • The only regular lineup to battle these events was Fox's animation, and The Simpsons (1.7), Bob's Burgers (1.5), Family Guy (2.0) and American Dad! (1.5) were all down at least a half point from their last episodes, and all either at or tied for season lows. ABC did surprisingly decent work with a The Bachelor wedding special (1.5), significantly ahead of the last one of these back in December 2012 (1.0).


A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
America's Funniest Home Videos 1.5 27% +50%+0.5n/a 2/13 n/a +67% -14% 1.3
The Bachelor Special 1.5 31% +67%+0.6+0.6 2/4 n/a +36% +50% 1.7
Castle (R) 0.5 19% -29% -58% 0.8
60 Minutes 2.0 18% -50%-2.0n/a 8/16 +18% +54% +18% 1.7
Grammy Awards 9.9 44% -2% +1138% +583% 9.0
Pro Bowl Pregame 1.5 34% n/an/an/a 1/1 -44% +88% -42% 1.4
Pro Bowl 3.8 42% n/an/an/a 1/1 -5% +329% +0% 4.4
Bob's Burgers (R) 0.6 47% -97% -25% 0.6
American Dad! (R) 0.8 50% -96% -33% 0.9
The Simpsons 1.7 56% -23%-0.5-0.3 11/11 -26% -91% -29% 2.1
Bob's Burgers 1.5 59% -25%-0.5-0.5 10/11 -25% -92% -25% 1.6
Family Guy 2.0 62% -26%-0.7-0.5 10/11 -31% -89% -31% 2.4
American Dad! 1.5 58% -35%-0.8-0.7 11/11 -32% -87% -32% 1.8

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.

More Spotted Ratings in the Index.


Spot said...

I was originally mystified why there was so much original content against the Grammys. The Pro Bowl I expected, but ABC and especially Fox's moves made me scratch my head. Then I remembered that the next few Sundays are going to look like this: Super Bowl, Olympics, Olympics, Olympics, Oscars. So I really pity The Amazing Race which has to dive in that high tide in late-February while most everything else (OUAT, Revenge, The Good Wife, The Mentalist, Animation Domination) gets to wait it out on Hiatus Beach.

In that vein, The Bachelor special did well against the awards show while Fox's cartoons got hammered by that one-two combo of male-skewing Pro Bowl and big-tent Grammys.

Spot said...

How does anyone else feel about FOX moving Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and American Dad! to make room for Cosmos: A Space Odyssey.

As of March 9th:
Bob's Burgers
American Dad!
The Simpsons
Family Guy

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