Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 1/2/14

  • It looks like the premiere magic for Community has finally run out. The show came back at about a third behind last year's 1.9 premiere. The good news is that it would still likely get renewed with this kind of number. The bad news is that there's an alternate explanation; maybe this was another inflated premiere, and a sub-1.0 level is what we'll see moving forward. For now, it's still a far, far better option than still-crumbling comedies Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, which each hit their first point-eights.
  • I thought I was pretty down on ABC's winter filler mini-series The Assets, but even I wasn't this down. It was hard to see this show getting prematurely pulled given its limited nature, but if it goes down into 0.5 territory next week, it could really put ABC to the test. ABC was also soft in the first two hours (though not nearly as much so) with the return of The Taste. Given its drops throughout season one, it was never going to be close to last year's 2.1 premiere, but this is still likely a bit lower than ABC hoped for. (Though the finals uptick to 1.3 helped.)
  • CBS was also back in all-original mode, with The Big Bang Theory getting a bit of its usual early-year heat; it hit its best number since the season premiere doubleheader. The other CBS shows were also up a bit.
  • Perhaps limiting these shows' growth a bit was a very strong Sugar Bowl on ESPN (5.2) as Oklahoma upset Alabama. This was up massively on the January 2 game from last year (3.3).


A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
The Taste 1.3 35% n/an/an/a 1/1 -38% +13% +86% 1.4
The Assets 0.7 24% n/an/an/a 1/1 n/a -30% -26% 0.9
The Big Bang Theory 5.4 36% +6%+0.3n/a 3/12 -11% +108% -11% 5.5
The Millers 2.8 31% +8%+0.2+0.3 4/11 n/a +75% -38% 2.0
The Crazy Ones 2.0 31% +5%+0.1+0.2 10/12 n/a +82% -41% 1.6
Two and a Half Men 2.2 32% +16%+0.3+0.1 6/11 -51% +144% -33% 2.0
Elementary 1.8 25% +6%+0.1+0.3 4/12 -31% +100% -29% 1.9
Community 1.3 47% n/an/an/a 1/1 -32% +117% +63% 1.4
Sean Saves the World 0.8 36% -20%-0.2+0.0 10/10 n/a -43% -11% 1.0
The Michael J. Fox Show 0.8 41% -11%-0.1-0.2 11/11 n/a -43% +14% 1.0
Parenthood 1.3 42% +8%+0.1-0.1 3/11 -24% -7% +63% 1.6
Sleepy Hollow (R) 0.6 37% +50% -43% 0.7
Bones (R) 0.7 29% +133% -44% 0.9
The Vampire Diaries (R) 0.3 48% +0% -33% 0.3
Reign (R) 0.2 32% -33% -33% 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. 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 am so regretting telling you yesterday that I couldn't see The Assets bombing THAT much! You were right and then some more. About the Taste though, I think the halves are actually interesting. The show inched up as the night went along and it hit as high as a 1.5 in the final half hour. May mean nothing, but may also mean that more people will tune in next week. At the very least, it's still a huge improvement over Wonderland repeats + GA repeats, not to mention a slight improvement over Wonderland originals.

Spot said...

Parks & Recreation debuted with the same number as Community, and it got pulled off the sked. If Community follows the same year-to-year percentage skid as P&R, then "6 seasons and a movie" is off; if instead it follows P&R's raw numbers, maybe it's back on since they were good enough to earn a fifth season.

Either way, I continue to have the same reaction to NBC's comedy ratings: Blerg.

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