Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/17/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • It was another good week for ABC's new sitcom Cristela (1.2), which dropped just a tenth from its premiere. This 1.2 was better than anything The Neighbors did in the post-premiere weeks last season. The hour was even week-to-week for ABC as Last Man Standing (1.3) was up a tenth. 20/20 (1.1) had another bad result at 10/9c, but at least Dateline will be out of the way after this week.
  • On CBS, The Amazing Race (1.4) finally flexed a little Friday muscle, rising well above its first three deliveries to win the 8/7c hour. This is more like what CBS was probably hoping for out of this move, but let's see if it can be repeated. The Race rise was of no real help to Hawaii Five-0 (1.2) and Blue Bloods (1.2). The World Series and NBC's drama premieres loom next week.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue
A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Last Man Standing 1.3 24% +8%+0.1n/a 1/3 +0% +8% +0% 1.6
Cristela 1.2 25% -8%-0.1+0.1 2/2 n/a -8% +20% 1.4
Shark Tank 1.9 33% -5%-0.1-0.1 2/4 -5% -5% -5% 2.2
20/20 1.1 30% -8%-0.1-0.1 4/4 -8% -4% -4% 1.3
ABC:-3%-1%
The Amazing Race 1.4 27% +27%+0.3n/a 1/4 -26% +27% -22% 1.6
Hawaii Five-0 1.2 17% +0%+0.0+0.3 2/4 -14% +0% -14% 1.6
Blue Bloods 1.2 14% -8%-0.1+0.0 2/4 -8% -4% -8% 1.5
CBS:+7%-16%
Marry Me (R) 0.6 28% -14% -25% 1.0
About a Boy (R) 0.6 32% +20% -14% 1.1
Dateline Fri 1.2 26% +9%+0.1+0.1 2/4 -8% +14% -9% 1.6
NBC:+11%-12%
Utopia Fri 0.7 50% +0%+0.0n/a 1/6 n/a +8% -44% 1.0
Gotham (R) 0.5 44% +25% -33% 1.0
Fox:+14%-40%
Jane the Virgin (R) 0.3 30% -45% +0% 0.4
America's Next Top Model 0.3 36% -25%-0.1-0.2 8/9 -25% -25% -25% 0.5
CW:-37%-14%
Big5:-1%-15%

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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13 comments:

Spot said...

That 20/20 result is flat out ugly. Dateline is clearly a much stronger show than it is. But yes, it moving out of the hour next week will probably help. ABC still managed to be even year to year thanks to the comedies, and Shark Tank can probably still adjust upwards anyway.

TAR had a shockingly high jump, especially with LMS also on the upswing, but I am disappointed it provided no help for the dramas. I don't know why H50 isn't doing better this season. It's been a great season so far, so I find the numbers a bit puzzling. Last night it was practically even in PLUS at least, but still, it isn't very good.

Meanwhile, NBC has quietly managed to get these opening Fridays of the season way up in PLUS.The repeats+Dateline combo is down only 4% year to year, not bad at all. I hope Grimm comes back strong next week, last year it really hit its stride creatively in the last run of episodes IMO.

Spot said...

You gotta feel sorry for the FOX Affiliates. Just look at their lead ins this week. Sleepy Hollow's 1.7 is the only okay one. They had incompatible low rated young skewing sitcoms Mulaney and The Mindy Project (1.1 for both). Teen Drama RBS (1.0), Gracepoint (.8), and a Gotham repeat (.4). The other networks at least have one big lead in for affilates (Football and Blacklist), (Thursday Night Football), (How To Get Away With Murder)

Spot said...

Cristela did nice, but that's just another case of "not as bad as it could be". Yes, chances of airing all 13 episodes are now good. Thanks to Tuesday comedy block flopping, back 9 order is also possible. But only if ABC keeps 3 comedy hours in midseason. Which I don't believe they would, but it's noteworthy there's no news about Beyond the Tank for some month now. ABC didn't officially announced picking the show, let alone suggest in which timeslot they would put Shark Tank spinoff. No news isn't automatically bad news, but it seems things get stuck at some issue.

Spot said...

Last week I defended 20/20, but this week it has no excuse. 58% retention, which is probably like 55% in the half hour is awful. Maybe the stories have just sucked this year and next week a good story will pop up and it'll hit a 1.7 randomly.

Spot said...

Reality spinoffs have a terrible track record. Losing it with Jillian, Dance Wars: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart.

Spot said...

Yeah it was 55% retention at the half hour which is just awful. You were right that it was also not doing very hot last fall but shows normally come back closer to their spring levels than to their fall levels, that's why I still think it's very disappointing.

Spot said...

The Bachelorette?, Celebrity Wife Swap, Bachelor Pad are all counter examples.

Spot said...

While I still think you are right about it probably replacing a comedy hour and while that comedy hour will probably be Tuesday this year, I think there is at least a chance that next season ABC contemplates the idea of moving it to 10pm after the parent show with 20/20 now loosing half of that huge lead-in. I am not saying it will happen but right now, the 8pm hour is much stronger than the 10pm one, especially accounting for the different lead-ins, and launching the spinoff out of the original show would also be a plus for sure. I could see it landing at tuesday at midseason, doing okay but unspectacular business there and ABC deciding to try it Fridays at 10pm next year with 20/20 pushed for Saturdays a la 48 Hours.

Spot said...

I think FOX is just in a pretty bad situation. There is pretty much no lead-in for anything, even for their own shows, besides maybe Gotham which is also only a moderately high lead-in. All their new shows will have to be self-starters in order to survive.

Spot said...

I'll give you the Bachelore franchise. And adding Celebrity to Wide Swap and Apprentice did work. I think the Shark Tank spinoff is closest to the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition How'd They Do That that only lasted 17 episodes

Spot said...

They have no choice, but to cut comedies to 3 hours in midseason.
They'll cancel Selfie and Manhattan Love Story, and they have only Fresh off the Boat on the bench.
It's only unclear why they didn't cancel one Tuesday comedy (to sample FotB) or both (repacing it with some drama or DWTS results show). Perhaps they wanted to see first how Cristela does.

Spot said...

Fox stopped production of Mulaney, Deadline reported today.
The least surprising cancellation. OK, it's not really cancelled, rather "effectively cancelled".
Article says 13 episodes were shot, and doesn't say how many is/will be post-produced.

Spot said...

You'd think this would be a good part of the year for it though because of midterm elections.

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