Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Friday 11/14/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • FINALS UPDATE: Shark Tank (1.8) went up to avoid a new season low.
  • CBS ill-advisedly went off the ratings map on Friday, pre-empting its regular lineup for the invisible Hollywood Film Awards (0.5 and 4.1 million viewers) and a post-show in the 10:00 hour (0.4). This was down by more than half from CBS' usual Friday average.
  • Unfortunately, only a few scattered series took advantage, including Fox's repeat lineup of MasterChef Junior (0.7) and Gotham (0.6). Among originals, the most notable rise was ABC's 8/7c hour, where Last Man Standing (1.5) surged to a new season high and brought Cristela (1.1) up a notch as well. But ABC actually fared worse than usual in the later hours with Shark Tank (1.7) and 20/20 (1.2). NBC followed the same pattern: good at 8/7c with Dateline (1.5) but down later with Grimm (1.2) and what looks like a decisive death blow for Constantine (0.8).

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue
A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Last Man Standing 1.5 27% +15%+0.2n/a 1/7 +25% +15% +25% 1.6
Cristela 1.1 27% +10%+0.1+0.2 3/6 n/a +10% +38% 1.3
Shark Tank 1.8 30% -10%-0.2+0.1 5/8 +6% -10% +6% 2.0
20/20 1.2 27% -29%-0.5-0.2 5/8 -8% -29% -8% 1.3
ABC:-11%+8%
Hollywood Film Awards 0.5 15% n/a -58% -69% 0.7
Post Awards Show 0.4 21% n/a -69% -70% 0.8
CBS:-62%-70%
Dateline Fri 1.5 24% +7%+0.1n/a 1/8 +36% +7% +30% 1.7
Grimm 1.2 30% -8%-0.1+0.1 3/4 -25% -8% -25% 1.4
Constantine 0.8 29% -20%-0.2-0.1 4/4 n/a -16% -16% 1.1
NBC:-4%-5%
MasterChef Junior (R) 0.7 37% +17% -42% 0.9
Gotham (R) 0.6 43% +50% -20% 1.0
Fox:+30%-33%
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 0.5 38% +0%+0.0n/a 2/4 n/a +0% +25% 0.6
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R) 0.4 36% +0% +33% 0.5
America's Next Top Model 0.4 43% +0%+0.0+0.0 1/13 -20% +0% -11% 0.5
CW:+0%+6%
Big5:-17%-24%

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.

13 comments:

Spot said...

LMS did spectacularly. It's really funny how unloved that show is by the network and how well it still performs. ABC will try to let it go again at season's end and again it will be hard to justify such a thing based on the ratings.

Spot said...

Looks like The Amazing Race is holding back Last Man Standing. Cristela's poor showing is audience rejection but at least it's not on the same level as The Neighbors.

Even with an uptick in finals for Shark Tank, this is a poor showing: a slightly stronger lead-in coupled with much less competition should have led to a new season high.

Spot said...

It was also the 100th episode and promoted as such.

Spot said...

A strange ratings night overall. The Shark Tank decline against weakened competition is puzzling, given the gift that CBS bestowed on their competition. Superficially, both Last Man Standing and Cristela seem like highly compatible sitcoms: same studio and same sitcom production format, background laughter and broad humor that couldn't be any further from edgy and original. Where they diverge is in the tone of their respective humor. If LMS and Cristela were cable news organization, LMS would be FOX News and Cristela would be MSNBC. I'm not so sure fans of Cristela enjoy hearing snarky comments made about Latino immigrants on LMS by Tim Allen's ultra conservative character and conversely, I'm not so sure LMS fans are necessarily fans of a sitcom that is entirely about a young female Latina and her family trying to make a living in America. Both are traditional family sitcoms but the similarities end there.

Spot said...

That's a really interesting thought on the pair - it makes Cristela look almost like a mirror image of LMS, or a liberal "answer show" to it. That must make for quite a curious pair to view...

Spot said...

So, does anyone wanna go ahead and explain why Shark Tank had to run its own race on the same night as the Ford EcoBoost 200? Don't the Trucks have it hard enough drawing an audience as it is?

Spot said...

Could LMS do even better kicking off the Tuesday schedule? Perhaps throw Forever onto Fridays, which seems like a procedural-friendly night.

Spot said...

The difference between The Neighbors and Cristela is negligible, though, especially since Cristela is naturally a better fit behind Last Man Standing due to its format.

Spot said...

I think people are vastly overreacting to Grimm's drop. In relative ratings it's barely down from where it was last year. The show is fine and I suspect it will be a quiet syndication win, a la Supernatural.

Spot said...

I see it the same way as Grimm/Blue Bloods, upside is too low to be scheduled on a weekday.


Grimm barely improved its ratings neither on monday night (airing in august can be an excuse, but not in this case) or on thursdays at 10 (when it got its lowest viewership of all time). Similar to Blue Bloods short run on wednesdays following Criminal Minds, if it comes back to tuesdays LMS would average between 1.3-1.5, a minimal improvement over its current 1.2-1.3 friday average.

Spot said...

It's Shark Tank's own fault for trying to run a race instead of sticking to their usual format.

Spot said...

Last Man Standing may have benefited from the episode being focused on Obamacare (not a joke btw).

Spot said...

What Awards Show is it Anyway? - Cancel (confident)

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