Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Tuesday 2/25/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • The most interesting data points of Tuesday night got a little less interesting when NBC pre-empted original episodes of About a Boy and Growing Up Fisher for repeats of the About a Boy (2.3) and Growing Up Fisher (2.0) pilots.
    • As noted last night on The Question thread, I'm declaring the game void due to the last-minute scheduling change. The fact that these episodes actually came pretty close to going over the line anyway makes me feel better about that decision. We can debate how much the move impacted the ratings on this night. Personally I don't think it was a huge deal, since a large percentage of the audience was gonna be first-time viewers who left the TV on after The Voice. But I also don't think it's a stretch at all to say they'd have each gone a tick higher with originals (which is all it would've taken). I watched the first minute of AaB, realized it was the pilot and tuned out, and I can't imagine I was nearly alone in that.
  • Sandwiching that hour on NBC was a mediocre Tuesday premiere for The Voice (3.7, down nearly 10% from last spring) and another solid showing for Chicago Fire (1.8).
  • ABC also shook things up on Tuesday in a big way, bringing in a special two-hour The Bachelor (2.5) at relatively normal levels. It seems like that should've been a good lead-in for the series premiere of Mind Games (1.1) (and the shows surprisingly had identical 18-49 skews), but the show was dead on arrival anyway. It nestled right between the premieres of ABC's previous two occupants of the slot, Lucky 7 (1.3) and Killer Women (0.9) (the latter had a measly Trophy Wife lead-in).
  • CBS, Fox and the CW all had pretty bad nights against the added competition, including new season lows for all three CBS shows: NCIS (2.6), NCIS: Los Angeles (2.3) and Person of Interest (1.7). And Fox's move of Glee (1.2) to Tuesday did not resonate and did not help the 9/8c comedies; New Girl (1.4) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (1.3) each got back only part of the drops seen in Olympic episodes a couple weeks ago. The CW's The Originals (0.8) also hit a new low.
  • Cable notes: TNT brought back its summer Tuesday duo for a four-episode regular season run. Rizzoli and Isles (0.7) was roughly steady with its last premiere within the regular season, while Perception (0.5) hit a series low in its first ever regular season episode. The night's big winner was BET's Being Mary Jane (1.6), which spiked to its best numbers since the two-hour pilot in July.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue
A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
The Bachelor 2.5 39% +0%+0.0n/a 3/9 -14% +257% +32% 2.5
Mind Games 1.1 39% n/an/an/a 1/1 n/a +83% -12% 0.9
ABC:+205%+21%
NCIS 2.6 19% -16%-0.5n/a 15/15 -24% +100% -24% 2.7
NCIS: Los Angeles 2.3 22% -18%-0.5-0.5 15/15 -21% +64% -22% 2.1
Person of Interest 1.8 21% -14%-0.3-0.5 15/15 n/a +64% +0% 1.7
CBS:+76%-18%
The Voice Tue 3.7 36% n/an/an/a 1/1 -10% -17% +185% 3.6
About a Boy (R) 2.3 36% -57% +109% 1.8
Growing Up Fisher (R) 2.0 36% -62% +100% 1.8
Chicago Fire 1.8 32% +0%+0.0+0.1 12/14 -10% -62% +100% 1.7
NBC:-47%+135%
Glee 1.2 51% +9%+0.1n/a 7/9 n/a -55% -17% 1.3
New Girl 1.4 63% +8%+0.1+0.2 15/16 -39% -46% -39% 1.6
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 1.3 62% +8%+0.1+0.1 16/17 n/a -52% -24% 1.4
Fox:-52%-26%
The Originals 0.8 56% -11%-0.1n/a 14/14 n/a +167% +23% 0.9
Supernatural 1.0 60% +0%+0.0-0.1 9/14 +11% +233% +233% 1.0
CW:+200%+89%
Big5:-9%+17%
Being Mary Jane 1.59 63% +18%+0.2
1/7 n/a


Pretty Little Liars 0.96 56% -6%-0.1
6/8 -17%


Justified 0.73 44% -14%-0.1
7/7 -8%


Rizzoli and Isles 0.72 25% n/an/a
1/1 -5%


Cougar Town 0.63 61% -5%-0.0
7/8 -30%


Perception 0.48 30% n/an/a
1/1 n/a


Twisted 0.43 48% -15%-0.1
3/3 -39%



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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9 comments:

Spot said...

No pun intended (honest) but I thought something was fishy with those “About a Boy” and “Growing up Fisher” episodes. I only caught bits and pieces of both when they originally aired but even I could tell they felt like repeats when I noticed them on last night.

I didn’t think mind games would do too well because it just seems manic and OTT to me not to mention it’s gotten some bad reviews. I’m also just not a fan of Christina Slater’s acting – nothing against the guy personally, I just don’t think he’s that great of an actor. I’m dating myself but to this day I still can’t figure out why the heck he was in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” back in the day. ???

Spot said...

Mind Games just looked dumb. Like every other ABC show of the last few years that wasn't Last Resort.

Spot said...

I doubt Mind Games and Bachelor were very compatible. A female-focused reality show and two-male-lead dramedy?


The Voice is a show that consistently builds over the night. If it were a two-hour show, it would've hit the 4s again, I think.


Again CBS down huge. They're the last ones to see the erosion, but they're seeing, all right.


FOX didn't go down, but still looks pretty weak on the day. What were they expecting Glee to get, anyways?


Overall, I'm left wondering where all the viewers are going? There aren't any huge cable shows on right now, are there? These are really low numbers, and we haven't even hit Daylight Savings.

Spot said...

Cable is pretty strong at Tuesday 10 PM. But yes, not particularly strong at 8 or 9 PM.

NCIS didn't went against something like 6+ combined ratings of Voice + Bachelor at any point of this season. But half a point down is definitely more than I expected. Though, in True it certainly will be much less down. And when NCIS is down, entire CBS Tuesday lineup is down.

Fox didn't go down, because they went against Olympics last time, season lows across the board 2 weeks ago. They didn't expect anything out of Glee, just not to hurt New Girl too much. Fox moved it because of Rake, not because of Glee itself. They'll continue to move it around schedule to accommodate their other shows. Because it obviously didn't earn 2-years renewal thanks to ratings, there must be some incentive from studio.

Spot said...

In their returns from the Olympics hiatus, only the Blacklist has gone up (obvious reasons). Chicago Fire was even and HIMYM was only down 5%. The rest are just seeing big drops.

Spot said...

But that's normal. Those are first days of 2014 that all networks are in originals. Until know, some of them where in repeats and/or cheap fillers on some days, so others had lower than usual competition. Most notably Voice and Grey's/Scandal are returning only this week. For example, don't tell me you expect TBBT to hit it's traditionaal January low 6s / high 5s now that it has to go against Idol.

Spot said...

Is that six ABC rookie dramas that will finish the season sub-1 in True then?

Wow. If SHIELD had completely bombed too, the Lucky 7 gag would have written itself.

Spot said...

Wonderland
Killer Women
Lucky 7
Betrayal
The Assets
Mind Games



There is still Ressurection and The Black Box though :P

Spot said...

Of course not, because BBT didn't do it back in January, either. It appears to have found a ceiling.

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