Thursday, December 18, 2014

Spotted Ratings, Wednesday 12/17/14


WHAT MATTERS:
  • FINALS UPDATE: The Survivor reunion dropped to 1.8 in finals, putting it on the narrow year-to-year downside. 
  • The two-hour finale of Survivor (2.4) was the dominant option on a night full of unscripted programming. Though it didn't get any week-to-week bounce, it was just two tenths below the previous fall finale, and the 10/9c reunion show was even with last year's 1.9.
  • NBC brought back The Sing-Off (1.3) with modest results as just a one-time special this year; it tied both its Michael Buble special lead-in (1.3) as well as Fox's two-hour finale of Hell's Kitchen (1.3).
  • The CW's The 100 (0.5) was Wednesday's only scripted original, dropping a tenth with a reduced lead-in. Led by Modern Family (1.7), ABC averaged a 1.3 with three hours of comedy repeats, tying the NBC and Fox averages. The three-episode Black-ish marathon hit 1.3/1.1/1.0.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue
A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
The Middle (R) 1.3 30% -41% -7% 1.4
The Goldbergs (R) 1.3 34% -41% +8% 1.5
Modern Family (R) 1.7 36% -45% -6% 1.8
Black-ish (R) 1.2 34% -48% -45% 1.4
Black-ish (R) 1.1 35% -27% -50% 1.4
Black-ish (R) 1.0 35% -33% -55% 1.3
ABC:-41%-31%
Survivor 2.4 31% +0%+0.0n/a 4/13 -8% +7% +140% 2.4
Survivor 1.8 31% -25%-0.6n/a 14/14 -5% +29% +64% 1.7
CBS:+12%+113%
A Michael Buble Christmas 1.3 22% +0% +8% -19% 1.4
The Sing-Off 1.3 32% n/an/an/a 1/1 -46% -12% -10% 1.5
NBC:-6%-13%
Hell's Kitchen 1.3 46% +8%+0.1n/a 8/15 n/a -4% +0% 1.4
Hell's Kitchen 1.3 46% +0%+0.0n/a 8/16 n/a +13% +0% 1.5
Fox:+4%+0%
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown (R) 0.5 35% -52% +0% 0.6
The 100 0.5 45% -17%-0.1-0.6 4/8 n/a -9% +0% 0.6
CW:-38%+0%
Big5:-13%+6%

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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17 comments:

Spot said...

- Those ABC repeats are quite the powerhouse. ABC really should attempt to schedule the originals even better next year avoiding things such as low viewed December nights since the repeats already do very well anyway.
- The Sing-Off numbers are quit solid I would say. It did Laura's numbers and low end PD numbers or close to it (and this in a night filled with unscripted competition as you've noticed) and wayyy better than repeats (which is what it is replacing). I still say that NBC was really stupid randomly bringing back the procedurals last week for isolated episodes that had them at lows when they could have had the sing off pull the same numbers and avoiding lower rated repeats in the Spring.
- I wish the 100 could have done a 0.60 but this is still okay. It was dangerously close to a 0.50 anyway last week so this was to be expected. I will see in the unrounded numbers how it truly was, I hope it wasn't too close to the 0.45 mark.
- Survivor did well as usual, that show is remarkably consistent.

Spot said...

Blackish reruns did good, the 10-11pm were solid, no way a Nashville repeat can score a 1.0

Spot said...

NBC should have done Sing-Off for 6 weeks (I believe?) like last year.

Spot said...

R. I. P. iZombie and The Messengers.
No promos, no buzz, not scheduled. Left to die, I assume.

Long reign the Reign, The 100. and Jane.
More like 2 of those 3, but maybe all 3.

Spot said...

There are promos for the messengers already. That one I really don't think we should read that much into it, because it truly feels like it will simply replace the 100 so it doesn't need a formal announcement with that much advance. But they've been releasing promos and key art for it.

IZombie on the other hand...

Spot said...

Even HTGAWM gets lower repeat ratings than Black-ish.

Spot said...

The Middle repeat is only .2 away from an original two weeks ago! That's Animation Domination levels are repeating! Also, how much stronger is Blackish than Mixology? It's repeat got a 1.3 out of a 1.7. Mixology got a 1.3 out of a 3.7 for an ORIGINAL.

Spot said...

ABC did do promos for Fresh Off The Boat way before it was scheduled. FOX even did promos for Empire during the World Series with the very vague scheduling as simply "January".

Spot said...

My gamble on "Renew (Confident)" for Jane is looking that bit less horrific now...

Spot said...

Mixology was really one of the weakest comedies they've had so the second part isn't that socking to me. But the middle repeat's proximity with an original is indeed crazy! I really really think they should only mess with this if they have a family comedy they love and are willing to risk everything for. Otherwise I don't think it's worth the risk, really.

Spot said...

All the more reason to let Black-ish anchors comedy block on some other night next season. If they will have on some other weekday at all.

Spot said...

They premiered it on the penultimate Monday of the Voice and then it went on Monday-Wednesday-Thursday schedule until the Monday before Christmas. So, basically 2 weeks plus a Monday finale. I understand NBC not wanting sacrifice The Voice lead-in for State of Affairs, but, as @omabin said, this probably would have been a better option than airing the Wednesday procedurals last week.

Spot said...

What they need is for Fresh Off The Boat to just break out (I know, unlikely). Because it means they could just move Blackish after it and launch something new post Modern. But the problem now is that comedy line up is rock solid, and should stay together, but they have no other place for new comedies.

Spot said...

I think eventually the networks will find new ways to rate themselves. Many cable networks (HBO, recently) have started to only release L+7 ratings in their reports. One way the networks probably could stay afloat is by expanding their online platforms, much like CBS is doing, and offering "broadcast + online" advertising packages to their clients. But that does nothing stop the initial issue, which is the deprecation of broadcast viewing.



I just find it funny because, at least for me, I don't really accept the notion that there are less people watching television. I think it still is a very influential part of the American culture and society. Yes, people have found different ways to view TV that differ from the traditional format of broadcast television, but I don't think there will come a time, at least in the next few decades, when the networks fall into a complete state of irrelevancy. Maybe I'm just optimistic, but there has to come a point when people start coming back to broadcast TV, or at least stop fleeing from it.

Spot said...

I think it's funny that the Survivor finale and reunion had the exact same skew but the reunion dropped over half a point.

Elsewhere, 1.3 was the magic number for the night. I do wonder if NBC should have considered using The Sing-Off as gap programming between seasons of The Voice. They could have ran through Celebrity Apprentice on Sundays between the Super Bowl and A.D's premiere and put Sing-Off on Mondays. And Sing Off would not have to face Dancing with the Stars.

Spot said...

Truth to be told, I felt that the right thing to do would have been to simply do 24 episodes of the blacklist this year, pushing its fall finale two weeks and then going with the sing off after the voice for the remaining weeks. State of Affairs should have always launched after the Spring cycle of the voice. Premiering it at the end of November Sweeps was always a very dumb idea, although in this case I have to feel the show didn't make a case for a loss of opportunity, it actually validated their plan of being just schedule filler.

Spot said...

In the long run its great SoA premiered in November and collapsed.

It's a show NBC should have never picked up to begin with and now it seems they have a solid plan for mid-season.

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