Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Sunday 7/20/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • ABC's Sunday lineup gave back its World Cup-fueled bounce from last week... and in the case of Rising Star (1.0), it gave back that bounce and then some, dropping by 0.3 to go 0.2 beneath its previous low. Last week's World Cup lead-in was perfectly timed so that ABC execs could talk about this show's ratings momentum at press tour, but that's clearly gone now (if it was ever there).
  • Unforgettable (1.0) picked up another notch in its second week at 9/8c, putting it pretty close to what it was delivering after Big Brother last summer.
  • On cable, FX's The Strain (1.0) was down two tenths in week two, while Lifetime's new drama The Lottery (0.4) drew little initial interest.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue
A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
America's Funniest Home Videos (R) 1.0 26% -35% +0% 1.3
Wipeout 1.1 34% -21%-0.3-0.5 3/5 +0% -21% +10% 1.6
Rising Star 1.0 31% -23%-0.3-0.3 5/5 n/a -23% -5% 1.3
Castle (R) 0.6 21% -25% +0% 0.9
ABC:-27%+1%
60 Minutes (R) 0.9 14% -10% +13% 1.2
Big Brother Sun 2.2 45% +0%+0.0-0.1 1/4 -12% +0% -12% 3.2
Unforgettable 1.0 20% +11%+0.1+0.0 1/4 n/a +18% +54% 1.4
Reckless 0.6 19% +20%+0.1+0.1 1/4 n/a +9% -8% 0.8
CBS:+2%+2%
American Ninja Warrior (R) 0.9 37% +50% +16% 1.2
Law and Order: SVU (R) 0.7 35% +27% -22% 0.9
Chicago PD (R) 0.6 27% -20% +9% 0.9
NBC:+24%-10%
American Dad! (R) 0.4 47% -20% -33% 0.5
Bob's Burgers (R) 0.6 56% +20% -33% 1.0
The Simpsons (R) 0.9 53% +0% -36% 1.3
The Simpsons (R) 1.1 55% +10% -15% 1.6
Family Guy (R) 1.6 66% +33% +7% 2.0
American Dad! (R) 1.4 62% +56% +27% 1.7
Fox:+20%-12%
Big4:+0%-4%
True Blood 1.9 68% +11%+0.2
2/5 -23%


The Last Ship 1.1 34% +8%+0.1
3/5 n/a


The Strain 1.0 60% -15%-0.2
2/2 n/a


Falling Skies 0.8 36% +1%+0.0
3/5 -24%


The Leftovers 0.8 63% +21%+0.1
1/4 n/a


Witches of East End 0.5 48% -9%-0.1
2/3 -22%


Ray Donovan 0.4 40% +7%+0.0
1/2 -32%


The Lottery 0.4 47% n/an/a
1/1 n/a


Halt and Catch Fire 0.25 51% -4%-0.01
4/8 n/a


Masters of Sex 0.23 n/a -29%-0.09
2/2 -37%



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.

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18 comments:

Spot said...

Solid C- to me. I think NCIS: New Orleans might give it help it out. It hit its series high on the night of the LA premiere

Spot said...

Ouch at Rising Star. That ain't coming back.

Spot said...

I just had to drive over to my Grandparent's house because they didn't understand the viewing diary Nielsen sent them and I was a "TV Guy". Nielsen will be excited to know 2 78 year olds watch local news and America's Funniest Home Videos

Spot said...

I think to say that Tuesdays at 8:00 got easier over the course of the season is a little misleading. Yes, SHIELD clearly did not sustain its early numbers and The Voice's Fall season moved up an hour a few weeks in. But ABC didn't cycle through reality shows that could only pop a number for its premiere (The Taste, Celebrity Wife Swap, Splash) and then quickly fade. Couple the increased scripted competition with The Voice moving back down to the hour and 8:00 became rougher going compared against 2012-2013.

Next season NCIS should only have to worry about The Voice, unless Utopia surprises everyone in a good way.

Spot said...

Did Family Guy repeat some special event episode? Cause that half point jump from its Simpsons lead-in is abnormal.

Spot said...

Might be the one where Brian died or came back. I dunno.
Big Bang repeated at a 1.5 last Thursday, so Family Guy might be top repeater of the night. Seeing as the finale had a 2.0 rating this is impressive

Spot said...

If Backpackers was pulled now it would have like an 8 plus. Has any show every done worse?

Spot said...

And if it doesn't get pulled, it might go lower!

Spot said...

My primary concern about NCIS isn't the timeslot competition - it's the creative factors. Primarily, it doesn't seem as though Bishop (Emily Wickersham) is all that well-liked by fans, especially after factoring in the length that Ziva/De Pablo was on the show, and the ways in which that kind of tenure endears a character to the fans. And for those who don't watch, NCIS is more character-driven than certain other procedurals (including, to an extent, LA) so this would be a bigger factor in its ratings prowess or woes in a given season.

Spot said...

I wouldn't be surprised if Hotel Hell eventually fills the kind of role that Kitchen Nightmares had. And while it was roughly a 24-esque performer I think the compatibility/"synergy" between it and MasterChef helped the latter hit a new high.

Spot said...

CBS may call this show "a billion-dollar franchise," but there is no denying that this is an incredibly old-skewing show, dropping as low as 16% on 4/15/14. Even though skew probably isn't a big factor in the grade, I think it's important to note that both Dateline NBC and 20/20 (two news programs) had younger skews than NCIS this season. CBS may care more about total viewers, but I think a declining skew (along with other factors) could foreshadow some troubling times ahead... just ask the folks for American Idol. I hate to bash on the show so much but I really don't see it having the 18-49 strength to hype-up and launch another spinoff, much less benefit from it ratings-wise.

Spot said...

Cult averaged an 8 just last season. And in 2007 the CW aired a block in the 7:00 hour of "CW Now" (9 Plus) and "Online Nation" (three episodes at a 0.23 average for a 7 Plus). I believe Online Nation is the record-holder, but I may be forgetting some other CW Sunday show. So Backpackers will need to rack up some more 0.1's to challenge for the record.

Spot said...

It also works as the episodes are self contained, unlike serial Hell's Kitchen and Masterchef, and like Kitchen Nightmares

Spot said...

Has it really been 686 days since Hotel Hell last aired? Wow, sure doesn't feel like it. Glad to have it back on the air though!

Spot said...

Backpackers and Seed pulled.
Next Monday: Young Hollywood Awards, as already planned.
August 4th & 11th: Arrow repeats.
August 18th: America’s Next Top Model Season Premiere.
For first 6 weeks ANTM will air on Monday, with repeats on Friday. Then it goes to Friday (originally it was scheduled to run entire season on Fridays).

Spot said...

Are they going to repeat Arrow 3 times a week for those weeks?

Spot said...

Dunno. Possibly. Kinda not crucial here.

Spot said...

EDIT:
Penn & Teller: Fool Us premieres Wednesday 8 PM, July 30 th (that's something with magicians)
Then probably "only" 2 times a week.

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