Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Monday 5/12/14

  • The second week of 24: Live Another Day (2.0) was down a significant 23% week-to-week. This behavior is more reminiscent of a new show than a typical season of 24, so there was clearly a significant dose of nostalgia at play in last week's number. Fox would probably still be fine if it settles close to this.
  • Dancing with the Stars (2.2) bounced much of the way back from its badly off night against 24 last week. And Castle (2.1) brought much more of a finale jump to the 10/9c hour than The Blacklist (2.6), whose finale actually hit the show's lowest post-Voice number yet.
  • CBS also fared pretty well, possibly benefiting from 24 coming back to earth; Friends with Better Lives (1.6) was even despite a repeat 2 Broke Girls lead-in (1.3), while Mike and Molly (2.0) rebounded noticeably.


A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Dancing with the Stars 2.3 20% +21%+0.4n/a 3/9 +15% +21% +14% 2.5
Castle 2.1 25% +31%+0.5+0.4 5/23 +0% +31% -2% 2.1
2 Broke Girls (R) 1.3 33% -35% -62% 1.3
Friends with Better Lives 1.6 42% +0%+0.0-0.7 5/6 n/a +0% -33% 1.9
Mike and Molly 2.0 37% +18%+0.3+0.0 15/21 -17% +18% -33% 2.3
Two and a Half Men (R) 1.3 34% +8% -46% 1.4
NCIS (R) 0.9 25% +29% -51% 1.1
The Voice Mon 3.0 34% +0%+0.0n/a 9/12 -21% +0% -20% 3.3
The Blacklist 2.6 32% -4%-0.1+0.0 19/22 n/a -4% +41% 2.5
Bones 1.7 34% +13%+0.2n/a 10/23 n/a -35% -6% 1.8
24: Live Another Day 2.0 39% -23%-0.6n/a 2/2 n/a -23% +14% 2.3
Star-Crossed 0.3 46% +0%+0.0n/a 4/13 n/a +0% +20% 0.3
The Originals (R) 0.2 45% -50% +0% 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.

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Spot said...

Castle had a wedding episode...
... but I hear they didn't get married. Due to Beckett already being married. Not clear how it slipped her mind, but who cares.

Spot said...

Castle badly needed this finale bump into the 2's (assuming it doesn't see a downward adjustment in finals) after the string of mid-1's it earned this winter. Some of it is attributable to facing the Winter Olympics and having less compatible Bachelor as a lead-in, but I expected the show to regain some heat since Stars returned.

Spot said...

I think this pretty much confirms the Blacklist isn't Voice dependent. I hope. It adjusts up but that is unlikely as I had to sit through a minute of Voice to watch it live

Spot said...

Castle was actually up like 3% going into the Winter!

Spot said...

Exactly. With Stars having a relatively steady Fall season, and being slightly up this Spring to date, Castle felt primed to stay above a 2.0 average for the season. Instead it's down mid-single digits. This may be because it faced a stronger procedural that sustained all season (The Blacklist) instead of weakening shows (Hawaii Five-O and Revolution).

Spot said...

The Blacklist was definitely harder to deal with than Revolution and especially Deception, but last year CBS had Hawaii 5-0. Yes, Hawaii 5-0 severely underperformed last year, but it was getting nearly double what Hostages/Intelligence/repeats have averaged this year. Castle should have been able to benefit from CBS completely being off the map.

Spot said...

Not exactly a chest pounding season finale send-off for The Blacklist as NBC gives it rock star treatment heading into next season. Its record setting DVR numbers could set new records next season at the expense of live ratings which would put an unwelcome wrinkle in NBC's Thursday night domination ambitions.

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