Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Friday 10/3/14

  • FINALS UPDATE: ABC's shows all got a tenth, bringing Last Man Standing (1.3) to within two tenths of last year's premiere.
  • ABC's Last Man Standing returned to the Friday 8/7c hour with a one-hour premiere (1.2). It's preliminarily down 20% from last year's premiere and would be a fairly soft start for a series that ended last season at 1.4. But since it's ABC, finals help may be on the way. Shark Tank (1.8) was (again, preliminarily) down a tenth from last week's premiere.
  • CBS seems to have gotten a small amount of relief after a bad Friday start last week. The Amazing Race (1.2) was up a tenth at 8/7c with Shark Tank out of the hour, as was Hawaii Five-0 (1.3) at 9/8c. Blue Bloods stayed at 1.2.
  • The CW moved its late summer Monday lineup to Friday and saw Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.4) drop to the low end of what it did last spring. America's Next Top Model maintained its usual 0.4.


A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Last Man Standing 1.3 24% n/an/an/a 1/1 -13% -26% +8% 1.6
Shark Tank 1.9 33% +0%+0.0n/a 1/2 +0% -10% +0% 2.2
20/20 1.3 34% -19%-0.3+0.0 2/2 -19% -21% -16% 1.4
The Amazing Race 1.2 25% +9%+0.1n/a 1/2 -50% +4% -11% 1.5
Hawaii Five-0 1.3 17% +8%+0.1+0.1 1/2 -13% +4% -13% 1.7
Blue Bloods 1.2 14% +0%+0.0+0.1 1/2 -14% +0% -14% 1.4
Bad Judge (R) 0.8 25% +14% +0% 1.1
A to Z (R) 0.8 34% +0% +0% 1.4
Dateline Fri 1.1 26% -21%-0.3+0.1 2/2 -15% -20% -12% 1.5
Utopia Fri 0.6 44% -14%-0.1n/a 3/4 n/a -14% -56% 1.0
Gotham (R) 0.5 36% -33% -23% 1.0
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 0.4 39% n/an/an/a 1/1 -33% +33% +33% 0.5
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) 0.3 36% +0% +0% 0.5
America's Next Top Model 0.4 45% +33%+0.1+0.1 1/7 +0% +100% +0% 0.5

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...

Preliminary wise, Last Man Standing is pulling up its 3rd straight premiere down 20% or more from the last

Spot said...

Everything seems a bit too down for me, particularly ABC. Maybe some crazy adjustments are in order again? I was honestly expecting all three (LMS, Shark Tank, 20/20) to do 2 tenths higher or so.
Glad that H50 went up a tenth and surprised that Blue Bloods didn't manage to follow it.

Also,the CW is ruining Whose Line by forcing it to air in the fall. They should really keep it as a late season option. It was pulling 0.7s on this slot last winter in repeats. To pull a 0.4 now for originals is bad. Top Model did surprisingly well though.

Winners: Shark Tank, America's Next Top Model

Okay: Hawaii Five-0

Very disapointing: Last Man Standing, Blue Bloods, Dateline

Losers: The Amazing Race, 20/20, Whose Line Is It Anyway

Spot said...

I don't really get the reason for this one though. Season 2 was understandable since it had just moved to Fridays. Season 3 was understandable since it was being compared with the relatively highly promoted relaunch of TGIF together with Malibu Country's initial heat. This one I don't get. I thought it would pull a 1.4 or 1.5 especially since it could benefit from growing at the half hour

Spot said...

Last Man Standing - not the premiere I was holding my breath for. It's gonna limp to 88 episodes, and that's it.

The Amazing Race - Now it's evident CBS should put it on the bench. That would leave Fridays intact, while TAR would replace flopping Madam Secretary (or Undercover Boss if Madam Secretary would somehow get back 9 order). One or two moves less, plus Friday fall ratings would be better.
But who could see it in advance? I certainly couldn't.

Spot said...

It only matched the Neighbors perormance last year!

Spot said...

So far yes but I fully expect upward adjustments, possibly double tenths.

Spot said...

For the 2nd week of the new Fall season I was expecting a little higher ratings all around, especially for the premier of LMS and the always robust, Shark Tank. Any outside forces competing with network television viewing other than the typical movies and high school football games? More modest Friday final adjustments of one tenth won't make them look all that better. Can ABC really score higher than one tenth adjustments on Friday, too? This is probably the best Amazing Race can muster here and represents one of those schedule changes that sounded better on paper. If there is any life left to be saved in Amazing Race, CBS should act swiftly rather than let it languish where it is. Hindsight is 20/20 but I assume Madam Secretary will finish its partial season run and quietly disappear. A few choice NFL overruns might give Madam and CBS some cover in the meantime.

Spot said...

LMS is going to finish this season, it makes no sense for ABC to keep four hours of comedy, even CBS has moved away from it. Of course, Cristela is in danger before it premieres.

TAR is still low, better move it to sundays to average mid 1s and place Undercover Boss there.

CW wasted the entire potential from Whose Line.

Spot said...

Tim Allen never rekindled the Home Improvement mojo or it's early rating success but it obviously never stops the networks from bringing former hit sitcom stars out of retirement (uggghh, Bill Cosby, but I digress....) LMS didn't flame out as badly as some of the other networks' attempts in the past couple of years. It became a Friday utility player for ABC but I agree this is most likely its last season, especially after the reported prickly contract negotiations going into this season. I have no clue on Cristela's fate. I can't see it slaying in the ratings on Friday or any other night but it has some modest to favorable reviews and a large, growing Latino audience is out there--but will they show it any love. ABC's big push for diversity in programming is highly laudable but that has like zero bearing on what the masses will watch. This type of traditional sitcom isn't my thing (and neither is LMS). What I like in comedy never seems to last beyond one or two seasons so my taste in most network television programming is an extremely unreliable predictor of ratings success or failure. A monkey throwing poop at a chart would have a better track record and probably has more discerning taste than I :)

Spot said...

Whose Line would have never held up long. It's not one of those shows designed to draw serious passion from viewers. It's designed to throw up liveable numbers on the cheap in shit timeslots. Trust that from someone who watched the ABC run, which was "wasted" against Friends for four years following the death of the much more expensive Vengeance Unlimited[*]. (and a slew of other scripted programming before it, which can traditionally be found wherever I most recently predicted doom for that timeslot)

[*Michael Madsen was the star. I think Madsen's movie successes would've been close enough that his contract would've demanded a hefty payout. VU's ratings payout was a 2.2 on its timeslot premiere. In 1999.]

Spot said...

ABC has to be more than a little itchy over that Last Man Standing number. Possible four seasons and out show here.

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