Thursday, August 28, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 8/27/14

  • The finale of Motive (0.9) was up for the second straight week (and was actually a tick above last season's finale), though it had some help from another very strong night of ABC comedy repeats. I thought Motive was toast in season one, but it survived and has actually dropped (just barely) less than the league average in its season two move to Wednesday. I still wouldn't consider it totally safe, but it doesn't really look any worse than last year.
  • Meanwhile, competing drama Taxi Brooklyn (0.7) and its America's Got Talent lead-in (1.8) were each down again to new lows.


A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
The Middle (R) 1.0 30% +11% +25% 1.4
The Goldbergs (R) 1.0 33% +11% +25% 1.5
Modern Family (R) 1.4 38% +17% +40% 2.0
Modern Family (R) 1.5 42% +25% +114% 2.0
Motive 0.9 30% +13%+0.1+0.3 3/13 +13% +13% +20% 1.2
Big Brother Wed 2.3 42% +0%+0.0n/a 1/10 +10% -2% +12% 3.3
Extant 1.0 22% +0%+0.0+0.0 5/8 n/a +3% +5% 1.4
America's Got Talent (R) 1.0 23% -13% -23% 1.5
America's Got Talent Wed 1.8 24% -5%-0.1-0.1 6/6 -18% -5% -16% 2.5
Taxi Brooklyn 0.7 20% -13%-0.1-0.1 10/10 n/a -18% -22% 0.8
So You Think You Can Dance 1.1 38% +22%+0.2n/a 8/14 -15% +19% -52% 1.5
Penn and Teller: Fool Us 0.5 40% +0%+0.0n/a 1/5 n/a -9% +67% 0.7
The 100 (R) 0.1 31% -33% -60% 0.1

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...

Motive may be another Rookie Blue: a cheap Canadian import that ABC could run ad nauseam as a replacement for a soapy drama. More concerning, though, is Taxi Brooklyn; the show's hitting new lows even though a weaker AGT is at least half a point stronger than past lead-ins. No way that this show gets a season 2 if Camp never even fell this low.

At least SYTYCD bounced back into the low 1's.

Spot said...

SYTYCD needs to maintain that for the rest of the season. That .9 was scary.

Spot said...

I think this may be a very positive year for ABC Wednesday. I just wish they could have pushed Nashville and used this momentum to launch a new drama in the fall...

Spot said...

They are actually launching something, Black-ish!

I think they could shelve it at midseason and launch something there. I think it's too risky to launch so much stuff in the fall, it's better to focus promotional resources somewhere.
They already have 6 shows, 1 shows that is practically new (Resurrection) and 4 timeslot moves to advertise.
Besides, by launching at midseason they could first test whether or not Blackish is a good lead-in. If it's another flop, it would be a waste of a new show to air it there and it would doom it.

But yes, I agree that this year is looking very positive for ABC Wednesday!

Spot said...

Those ABC reruns are absolutely killing it. It's a bit insane that it's the only night where they go 100% repeat form 8 to 10 and that it's their 2nd best night of the summer.

Spot said...

Big Brother has been so remarkably consistent this season. Is it currently on track to have its highest season in A18-49+?

Spot said...

If ABC wants to continue w/ what I presume is a low budget (co?)production that nonetheless is probably doing better than Nashville repeats, then I see no reason why Motive wouldn't be safe.

(of course, that means it's all down to ABC's whims, which can be inscrutable some...well, a lot of times)

Spot said...

And Black-ish feels like a show that could bomb *hard*.

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