Friday, January 30, 2015

Spotted Ratings, Thursday 1/29/15


WHAT MATTERS:
  • FINALS UPDATE: The Big Bang Theory (4.5), Grey's Anatomy (2.8) and How to Get Away with Murder (3.1) all adjusted up. Mom (2.8) did not adjust down, so the new series high is official.
  • ABC was back in business on Thursday in impressive fashion, as Grey's Anatomy (2.7) and Scandal (3.6) each saw double-digit spikes from their fall finales (and Scandal was two tenths above its winter premiere last season). If there was an an underachiever, it was How to Get Away with Murder (3.0), which was still at bonafide big hit levels but preliminarily didn't even make it back to the fall finale number.
  • But Murder had a good reason for at least part of the relative softness; NBC got a sizable spike at 10/9c for the series finale of Parenthood (1.7). This was Parenthood's biggest rating in its two Thursday seasons, and it was a considerable four tenths above both last week's penultimate episode as well as last season's finale. NBC was also up in the first two hours with the two-hour The Biggest Loser finale (1.4). For a show that has historically had huge finale spikes, that's not much of an increase on last week's 1.2, but NBC will probably take it given the increased competition.
  • Fox took sizable drops in week two of the pairing between American Idol (2.2) and Backstrom (1.4). Considering how much Idol was down, it probably could've been even worse than a 25%ish drop for Backstrom; it remained slightly ahead of the corresponding Rake episode. But the show still has another big competitor to deal with next week, and it's already at bubble levels at best.
  • CBS brought back The Big Bang Theory (4.4), which was just barely below its last original three weeks ago. It appears it will knock off Wednesday's Empire (4.3) for the week's top (reguarly-scheduled) scripted episode. That helped vault Mom (2.8) to what could be another new series high if it holds in finals. Later in the night, Elementary (1.3) suffered a bit against increased drama competition.

FULL TABLE:

InfoShowTimeslotTrue
A18-49 Skew Last LeLa Rank y2yTLa Ty2y
Grey's Anatomy 2.8 41% +17%+0.4n/a 2/9 n/a +273% +180% 2.9
Scandal 3.6 44% +16%+0.5+0.4 2/10 n/a +350% +213% 3.2
How To Get Away With Murder 3.1 43% +0%+0.0+0.5 3/10 n/a +589% +210% 2.7
ABC:+375%+202%
The Big Bang Theory 4.5 33% -2%-0.1n/a 7/13 -13% +88% -13% 4.4
Mom 2.8 30% +17%+0.4+2.1 1/12 +17% +17% +8% 2.2
Two and a Half Men 2.3 30% +5%+0.1+0.4 2/12 +15% +5% +21% 2.0
The McCarthys 1.6 29% +7%+0.1+0.2 3/11 n/a -11% -20% 1.5
Elementary 1.3 21% -13%-0.2-0.2 4/12 -32% -13% -33% 1.5
CBS:+17%-12%
The Biggest Loser 1.4 33% +17%+0.2n/a 2/18 -18% +51% -7% 1.5
Parenthood 1.7 40% +31%+0.4+0.8 1/13 n/a +26% -6% 1.9
NBC:+41%-6%
American Idol Thu 2.2 30% -21%-0.6n/a 4/4 -31% -20% -30% 2.3
Backstrom 1.4 33% -26%-0.5-0.6 2/2 n/a -28% +8% 1.4
Fox:-23%-19%
The Vampire Diaries 0.7 60% -13%-0.1n/a 10/12 -36% -7% -33% 0.8
Reign 0.4 50% +0%+0.0-0.1 4/12 -33% +0% -33% 0.5
CW:-4%-33%
Big5:+40%+12%

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.

96 comments:

Spot said...

And Grey's shows what it has been ABC's most reliable player since the show's inception.

Spot said...

Grey's and Scandal delivered. How To Get Away With Murder is a bit lower than expected, but when 3.0 is bellow expectations, it just shows what a hit it is.

Spot said...

TGIT is the biggest monster of the season. A three-hour death star. Only Murder was "underwhelming" (and I wish to underperform at 3.0).


Pretending that this sunday doesn't belong to this week like Silvio suggest, Parenthood finale will be the second highest rated show on NBC.


CBS moving Mom to 9:30 looks dumber than ever from a ratings perspective, unless Moonves wants to hurt Blacklist but it could've been the anchor, not the bottom-of-the-hour show.


Is Spot a wizard? Line was 9.35, TGIT combined for a 9.3 and in case of an upward adjustment, likely for a 9.4

Spot said...

I need one of those TGIT dramas to adjust up for question purposes ahah (without a downwards adjustments of another of them, of course). The biggest winner for me last night was the old lady, Grey's Anatomy. It did what I expected but that was still a big achievement. It went up against TBBT and American Idol in the lower viewed 8pm hour like it was nothing and pulled those big numbers. Damn! It is also the one show for which it probably won't get any harder since I doubt the slap proves to be a long term improvement over TBL. Scandal also did spectacularly but I agree that Murder should have been a couple of ticks higher. I hope it gets there in finals.

Elsewhere, NBC proved that it should have had TBL go for two hours long ago. It had a decent finale spike given the competition and Parenthood also did extremely well especially since it did so against Murder.

Elsewhere, CBS actually did very well as Mom continues to impress and Elementary at least avoided going back to the November levels of awfulness when it went up against Murder for the first times. I agree with Spot that Backstorm's levels could have been worse. The CW got nuked in the process but at least it didn't fall too badly from last week, it was just in bad shape to begin with.

Spot said...

Considering how much Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder were in lockstep over the Fall, this is a bizarre spread between the two even considering the increased competition from Parenthood. But at least in prelims it tied Parenthood and Elementary.

Mom's result is impressive even if it drops a tick in finals since this is the first time the sitcom has faced both Grey's Anatomy and American Idol. I doubt CBS is going to get the same kind of numbers from The Odd Couple.

Spot said...

Spot is fighting with Shonda Rhimes for the title of MVP of the night with that line!

Spot said...

Backstrom: I'm looking at it from the bright side - maybe now Rainn Wilson will be cast in some good show.

Idol: Last week it was "only" 14% down, why this week it's 30% if it doesn't adjust up. It's still on 25% down y2y course, which means above 2.0 average, which in turn means renewal.
But it doesn't help at all it's not airing in 9 PM hour, so is not able to grow in 2nd hour. They would be idiots if next year they don't schedule it as 2 hours on Thursday. Not Wednesday because it makes no sense to move Empire to another night.

Spot said...

I think they will end up putting it in the 9pm hour when Backstorm is canned and let Bones bit the 8pm bullet though. I know it still doesn't allow it to grow but at least it will be away from Big Bang (which I imagine hurts it more than the Scandal/ Blacklist combo) and in a higher viewed hour (which makes a special difference in the spring when DST hit)

Spot said...

Am I the only one concerned with HTGAWM's drop across half-hours (3.2/2.9)?

Spot said...

Half hours for Murder were 3.2/2.9, still great but the dip could be attributed to the episode itself not exciting to hold interest or maybe it's just the Parenthood finale effect

Great ratings for Grey's Anatomy and Scandal! Grey's Anatomy is such a resilient show considering the cast changes and crazy jump the shark plots over the years, it's still a reliable show for ABC. Scandal was so exciting last night I hope it remains in the mid 3s all throughout the season

I wish Parenthood got back to 2 but hey 1.7 is not bad at all! Bye Bravermans! Gonna miss you all. TBL rating is lower than usual but this just shows NBC should have ran TBL 2 hours long for the whole season, 9pm improved from the 0.6/0.7 the sitcoms were getting.

I wish Mom had better retention like it should be 3s but still the show's performance with a TBBT repeat as lead in is solid and this performance is nice.Love the episode, Allison Janney is simply hilarious in the role.

For a show nearing its end 2.5 Men is not getting that much of a bump but still for a 12-year old show, not a bad performance at all.

Spot said...

I;m concerned, I personally found the first half of the episode a little slow so I'm guessing other viewers felt the same way and tuned out. But the ending was solid and hopefully it remains steady, it only has one month on air anyway before American crime returns

Spot said...

I didn't watch it all the way through - Scandal's premiere tired me out - but I thought the first half-hour was exciting.

Spot said...

I think you're overacting. I mean, it's not 1.6 --> 1.3, it's freaking 3.2 --> 2.9.
But maybe you're right, maybe that's a sign of slowing down.

Spot said...

I think even big hits tend to slow down a bit after the huge start. It's the same with the flash for instance. But I don't think the half hours are alarming for a 10pm show. Even if 2.9 were its audience sans Scandal, that would still be amazing.

Spot said...

Next week: the most awaited battle of the season, Scandal vs Blacklist


I hope this is a spread question, but placing your bets now, would you pick Scandal by which margin? (you can pick Blacklist but I assumed 9 out 0f 10 will pick ABC's powerhouse).
Scandal drops from episode one to two since ABC adopted the split-season strategy:
Fall 2013: 3.6 -> 3.1 (-0.5/ -14%)
Winter 2013: 3.4 -> 2.8 (-0.6/ -18%)
Fall 2014: 3.8 -> 3.3 (-0.5/ -13%)
Winter 2014: 3.6 -> ?


There is the Blacklist factor, the season finale earned a 2.5 (2.7/2.3) out of a 3.3 Voice. Its episodes under HGN last winter got 2.5-2.3-2.5. Will the 2-part episode gimmick work just like it did to Grey's or did people tune in for GA because it was massive already? Will Blacklist underperform and return to a series low or will it show the resillience typical of procedurals and even steal some Scandal casuals in the process?


I'm picking Scandal by 0.5, can't wait, all of us, ratings junkies, have waited for it since last may.

Spot said...

I think he tends to use rounded numbers. I wish not in this case lol

Spot said...

I think there are creative reasons related with the Scandal spike. It was probably the most anticipated episode of the entire season. Olivia being kidnapped is a major plot point and the entire media were selling the episode as being one of the best ever from the show. So I think part of the jump for Scandal was return hype (and in that category Murder underperformed indeed since it should have had the same) but other was hype related with its own episode (and Murder had nothing to replicate that with since its own hyped episode was the fall finale, not this one)

Spot said...

Fox: Bye bye Backstrom, and hello two-hour Idol.
NBC: I've never watched the show, but I always rooted for Parenthood, and I like to see its finale spike. Biggest Loser...ehhhhhh.
CBS: Yayz for Big Bang and Mom!
ABC: Murder did good, but the other were the clear highlights. Red v. Pope got way more interesting.

Spot said...

Next week will tell us more, unless Blacklist manages to deflate Scandal (lol deflategate 2.0).


Then we'll know how much of it was plot driven, since there were lots of people willing to watch only Scandal considering Pope's kidnapping and the fact that Murder's episode had a slow start as far as I know (I didn't watch it, but people praised Scandal and were meh about HTGAWM) and how much of it is rejection since Murder was the only one to return down.


Then we'll see if Murder could be following Sleepy Hollow's path or if it was just a blip.

Spot said...

Well all non State of Affairs dramas were in repeats, so it wasn't a big feat to accomplish. If Chicago Fire was new it may have matched or beat it

Spot said...

How well do you think Scandal will hold up next week?

Spot said...

More like: bye bye Backstrom and hello Bones!

Spot said...

But isn't it better they do what omabin suggests (Bones into Idol) ?
They're too stubborn to admit defeat immidiately (see Mulaney), so maybe 2 more epsiodes of Backstrom, then from 02/19 Bones into Idol (it coincides with end of Holylwood Round).

Spot said...

I want to see the post super bowl episode from the blacklist before making up my mind. If it is as good as the pre fall finale episode from Season 1 (which was also a two part, since the comparison) that led to the show hitting very high numbers and almost tying the voice the week after, I think the show will break a 3.0 on Thursday which is where I expect Scandal to be as well (~17% drop, in line with the 18% drop from last year and maybe underestimated considering the effects the blacklist could have). In subsequent weeks I am willing to bet Scandal takes it home easily but next week should be very very close. But like I said, I want to see the blacklist Sunday episode first.

Spot said...

That Mulaney thing is surreal. They are still airing that thing in Feb Sweeps and mentioning in press releases. And it took them ages to move it to 7pm. I think there were some contractual reasons behind that, otherwise they are even more insane than I thought.

In any case I do agree that it will be two more episodes of Backstorm and then 02/19 Bones into Idol.

Spot said...

I say around a 3.0. May be a 2.9 actually.

Spot said...

Thanks for the clarification! I will be hoping for one of the Shonda shows to adjust up then!

Spot said...

NBC asked Nielsen to do a study regarding the compatibility and overlap of Scandal and The Blacklist and there was virtually none so I don't expect The Blacklist to do much harm - if any - to Scandal.
But we will see next week.

Spot said...

Definitely would have been a spread if they had premiered the same week. Since ABC premiered this week I was leaning toward Blacklist PLUS Allegiance, but if people think the spread is much more compelling I may reconsider.

Spot said...

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Spot said...

And today with DVR, VOD and whatnot people can catch up if they aren't too much episodes behind. I mean, those Live+X numbers are bringing next to nothing money to broadcasters (despite them spinning it otherwise)... but, if people like where the story goes in those DVRed episodes, then some of them return back to live viewing. Even Revenge could bring back some tenths when it returns in March, let alone HTGAWM. Nowadays serialized shows sometimes recover too. But, as I said, I think it's crucial people get hooked by story.

Spot said...

I've climbed on the fence.


The spread pick is extremely volatile because it's Blacklist only, with Allegiance on the mix, the variance is reduced but it's a question that tells more about NBC's future and their biggest script hit in years ability of launching new shows.

Spot said...

Oh yeah. I forgot about Bones.

Spot said...

And if we sum all 6 ABC's half-hours, we get 18.7. 18.7 / 2 = exactly 9.35.

Spot said...

This is probably the biggest wild card this season.

Spot said...

I think there are four things against it:
- GA always gives backs gains from premieres which limits Scandal's own upside
- Scandal had its probably most hyped episode last night, so it will be hard to replicate that next week
- Scandal itself will have a normal post premiere drop
- The Blacklist will be much harder competition than TBL.

Considering all this, I don't think expecting an average 17% drop is too much.

Spot said...

Does that mean I was technically correct?


Spot is a genius, though!

Spot said...

I say that maybe Scandal will advert the drops because this midseason premiere was unlike the others: it featured a cliffhanger. And I'm sure ABC is going to continue to pump TGIT throughout the week.

Spot said...

I don't know. I just find it odd that HTGAWM was always on Scandal's tails on the fall and now they have a six tenth difference (which I think is the biggest difference between the two shows)

Spot said...

I think next Thursday Scandal and The Blacklist will tie at 3.2.
If that was your question.

Spot said...

Yes, I probably need to add that piece of boilerplate back to my template for Question posts. Every rating for a sum/spread Question is the one-decimal final. I don't think there's ever been a case when the two-decimal finals actually produced a different result, but it's possible here!

Spot said...

maybe there were viewers who checked out parenthood finale? Let's see next week. The episode ended on such a good way to tease what's left for the season

Spot said...

I also expect the effect to be minimal but I don't think we can expect it to be null.

Spot said...

I don't think the Super Bowl gimmick will work for The Blacklist the same way it did for Grey's; Grey's was already growing by then and The Blacklist isn't.
I'd compare it to Criminal Minds more than Grey's, tbh, in this case.
I'm thinking TBL should return to around its season premiere levels (~3.5).
That Scandal episode might have been solid enough that most people that watched it this week will return next week to watch it. But the trends from 1st to 2nd episode are against Scandal so, I'll have to go with the Blacklist with an around 0.4 difference between the two, perhaps

Spot said...

Yes, me a and my obsession and throwing numbers like crazy.


Bye the way, Parenthood finale was an outliser but so will be Blacklist thursday premiere according to your pick.


You also said that NBC all-drama thursday is 1/3 more expensive than the current one, based on that, is any rating below 2.3 (a 33% improvement over Parenthood series finale) already bad for Allegiance, since Blacklist would provide a similar lead-in to The Voice's rating when State of Affairs premiered?

Spot said...

The only example I can think of for a show being contractually obligated to air on a specific night is Cosmos. That's because it had the multi-network deal with National Geographic; Fox had to go first on Sundays so NatGeo could air it on Mondays.

So I can't think that Mulaney was mandated to be at 9:30. No show's contract gets to dictate when it airs on the network.

Spot said...

Even contractural reasons make if look crazy.


It was reported that NBC would have to pay a fine if they didn't air all 22 episodes from The Michael J Fox Show aka the biggest disaster of NBC's broad comedy era.


They aired 15 and didn't even try to do a saturday/summer burnoff.

Spot said...

While Scandal at least has some basis to go off of, Blacklist has so many items that either will benefit or hurt it.

1. Its previous ratings: While by no means bad, its down quite a lot from its first season y2y. Blacklist has been around the mid-2s range when just last season it was hitting high 2s or low 3s behind Voice. But is it just lack of interest or the fact that CBS was actually relevant in the slot?

2. Lack of hype: Scandal's fall finale had a huge cliffhanger that made people go to see what happens when TGIT returned. Blacklist didn't. Most of its story arcs that were introduced were completed, outside of the ending with Tom and Red maybe working together, but it was very subdued. And I'm certain Scandal also had another big cliffhanger after this episode, and apparently people loved last episode. Yeah, Blacklist's Thursday premiere is the 2nd of a 2-parter, but this brings in another point.

3. Super Bowl: After a huge blowout last year and a power outage the previous year, will something bad happen at this game? Will drops be occurring more and more throughout the game due to something bad? Will Blacklist go into 11:00, or worse? And because of that, will there be less people interested in watching the next episode?

But there are some things that make me think it'll be pretty close. While there are arcs, its procedural format could entice more casual Scandal viewers. Plus there is still a Super Bowl episode, and in my eyes there's very little crossover. Blacklist is one of the more male-skewing shows on NBC, while Scandal's one of the least-skewing, and Blacklist's other competition is 2.5 Men, a show that despite in a final season has been doing average at best, and Backstrom which died today.

So, Scandal will be at 3.1, with Blacklist at 3.0, so while Scandal will still be ahead, it'll be a close race. The rest of the season? We'll see. But I'm frankly way more interested in what Allegiance will do as that's probably the biggest question mark in success on NBC, outside of maybe Undateable.

Spot said...

I personally like the idea of a Scandal/Blacklist spread more because it'll be the ongoing ratings narrative for Thursdays for the rest of the season. And as we all know, NBC is way more invested in The Blacklist than Allegiance. Plus I think a Blacklist+Allegiance line would end up meaning more about the former than the latter (or in other words, how much will The Blacklist have to overachieve to drag it and Allegiance past a finish line).

Spot said...

I don't find Allegiance premiere ratings much important. It's much more important how it holds through season. Average of 1.5 I would label as bad, but not awful. Paradox is 1.5 might be enough for renewal, given Constantine and State of Affairs flopped, and Laura isn't doing great. They can't cancel everything.

Spot said...

I think so, either way it's still fine. I know the kidnapping was hyped up so Scandal's bump is no surpise.

Spot said...

Murder had the biggest spike for the fall finale, so it makes sense it has the smallest spike for its return. Wasn't Scandal actually down for its fall finale?

Spot said...

I still think Scorpion was the biggest wildcard of the season

Spot said...

Just looked at the War post, and Parenthood premiered to a still series high 111 Plus. Right now it has roughly a 100 for it series finale. Only dropping -10% in Plus over 6 seasons is pretty good. A freak 2 point positive adjustment would take Parenthood to a series high in Plus.

Spot said...

That is pretty good for it, I do find it funny that both the final seasons of P&R and this show are above average for NBC.

Spot said...

They wrapped up most of the major plotlines so as many people as possible could jump in during the super bowl episode. It's not a bad plan. If Scandal had been going post Super bowl, and outsider wouldn't really care that Olivia Pope was kidnapped and whatnot

Spot said...

Maybe it is just me refusing to to believe FOX can be that insane!

Spot said...

The difference for SH/HTGAWM is that SH never went back up to a 3.0 like the latter did but we'll have to see how S2 does before we can make any real snap judgments of longevity.

Spot said...

I'm not, I just find it funny and sad that it's happening, also NBC is the only big network show to not find a big hit like the others so far.

Spot said...

But you can't really blame NBC for setting final seasons of those two. Parks and Parenthood both dropped really big last season. Parenthood over 30%!

Spot said...

Hopefully something better than a House wannabe, which Fox should stop trying to make happen because it's not working.

Spot said...

This season right? They have The Voice and The Blacklist

Spot said...

Question, Spot: Can we count with a Scandal War of 18-49 at the end of this season?

Spot said...

Exactly, I was talking about the new shows. The new comedies bombed, they don't have any new hit dramas: SoA tanked and TMoL got a 1.0 in the last episode.

Spot said...

It's always dependent on the audience's interest even with DVR/online viewing.

Spot said...

Case in point, the goal post is much lower for the NBC since they haven't had an actual hit this season.

Spot said...

Considering Parenthood was getting low to mid 1s, a 1.7 is great enough of a finale bump.

Spot said...

The Night Shift and Undateable are basically new at this point. There's *some* hope

Spot said...

Some being the key word and that expectations are low from the lack of any new hits.

Spot said...

No, it had a 3.13 for its fall finale.

Spot said...

Am I the only one who thinks CBS should put Mom at 9? I think airing it at 9:30 will cut off its potential. I know its all about propping up Elementary (Why else was Men slotted at 9:30 last year?), but is Elementary *really* worth propping up?

Spot said...

Best reply ever

Spot said...

The problem with Allegiance is that I really see it retaining ~80% of the blacklist and that is basically it. It is very hard to guess for that show without knowing the blacklist so I agree with Chris L that guessing Allegiance is basically reinforcing the guess on the blacklist. Guessing the Scandal-Blacklist spread is much harder because there are multiple variables going for both sides, whereas Allegiance-Blacklist are mainly the same variables, assuming a retention on the same ballpark as the number I've mentioned (though I could obviously be way off). So I agree with others that I would probably prefer a Scandal-Blacklist but I trust you anywyay so anything is good for me!

Spot said...

I'm still confused why they aren't doing it. It's not like Mom's behind some huge hit, it's just Big Bang Theory's leftovers, and we already have a boatload of them in this season alone. The move hasn't even been promoted yet from what I've seen, so it's not like you're confusing the audience like they did early in the season with the Mom-Millers fiasco.

Spot said...

Yes.

Spot said...

Scandal had a 3.2 the previous episode. And I think it was 3.23.

Spot said...

Because they think TBBT repeats are stronger than Mom originals. If ratings will prove otherwise, they'll just flip them like they did with TAAHM and The Crazy Ones. This season CBS already reshuffled comedies timeslots like 18 times, so I doubt they'll hesitate to do it again.

Spot said...

NBC revealed in its Super Bowl promo press release that the NPH variety show is "scheduled for fall".

Spot said...

The CW female skewing dramas W18-34 ratings trends
(some of those ratings are preliminary, so might be a tenth off)

The Vampire Diaries 1.1 -> 1.0 (in fall: premiere 1.4 / finale 1.3 / average 1.15)
Jane the Virgin 0.9 --> 0.9 (in fall: premiere 0.7 / finale 0.7 / average 0.62)
The Originals 0.7 --> 0.7 (in fall: premiere 1.0 / finale 0.6 / average 0.71)
Reign 0.6 --> 0.6 (in fall: premiere 0.5 / finale 0.8 / average 0.56)

Jane outperforms its fall ratings by around 50%. That's why I started calling it next fall Monday night anchor.
The Vampire Diaries is still strong for CW standards, but far cry from what it did before (1.5 W18-34 average last season, and 1.8 in both 2011-12 and 2012-13).
Originals and Reign are at least not falling further from disappointing fall ratings. Yes, both are in difficult timeslots, but it can't be excuse for that big y2y drops.

Spot said...

Grey's and HTGAWM were both adjusted up a tenth.


so, I win Spot's question. YES.

Spot said...

oh and Mom kept that 2.8

Spot said...

Dangit. But good for them.

Spot said...

Shonda always comes through in the end! Always!

Spot said...

I just won my first one. Cheers!

Spot said...

9.5 which beat both the Fall finale totals and the Fall average--that's very impressive!. I happily lost the over/under but still happy for ABC.

Spot said...

Big Bang and Greys can both thrive in the same hour. The resiliency of both older series, especially the "ancient" Greys is something to behold.

Spot said...

+1 with what Silvio said. CBS is also hoping that with the other networks airing dramas, those that watch TBBT (r) will be more or less funneled into Mom instead of jumping halfway into an hourlong show. If Mom's rejected at the top of the hour, that audience could migrate to Scandal or The Blacklist and not bother coming back.

Spot said...

If relatively young Scandal and Blacklist can do that too, we might see thursdays coming back from the dead, since despite TBBT and TGIT, it's the only weeknight below 100 in plus.


Monday nights are even stronger than last season and tuesdays are a little bit down compared to the same week of last season but close to flat considering the final numbers, Empire has made wednesdays jump over last season's performance while thursday plus is below 100 since week 10.

Spot said...

Thank you shonda for allowing me to get the win in the question. Greys is the most impressive show from last night, that rating is crazy!

Spot said...

Since Idol is down 31% this week, in theory Idol could start getting sub-2s during showcase week or rush week or whatever they're calling it, February 18th/19th.

Spot said...

Yay, still yet to get on the board in 2015. I think my new strategy will be not even reading what the question is and making a blind guess, because actually thinking about it has gone disastrously for me so far.

Spot said...

Sons of the Bronx so kindly provided me with TGIT's numbers for W18-34 and M18-34:

GREY'S ANATOMY
Women 18-34: 3.7/14
Men 18-34: 1.2/5

SCANDAL
Women 18-34: 4.7/16
Men 18-34: 1.6/6

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
Women 18-34: 4.1/15
Men 18-34: 1.5/6

Spot said...

Scandal is the most female skewing show on television this season actually.

Spot said...

CBS will also help with that. They've barely aired Big Bang original Big Bangs on Tuesdays this season. And a regularly scheduled repeat of TBBT will be better than The McCarthys. Hell, even FOX should improve on Gracepoint.

Spot said...

Oh, really? I did not know that.

Spot said...

The entire TGIT block is actually. ABC takes that crown quite easily in general. They have the top 6 most female skewing shows on broadcast and Revenge isn't that far off either.
1. Scandal: 76%
2. How to Get Away with Murder: 75%
3. Grey's Anatomy: 75%
4. The Bachelor: 74%
5. Dancing with the Stars: 72%
6. Nashville: 71%

(Note: Keep in mind that I don't actually have these numbers for all airings, so I assume the average skews for the days that I lack the information for)

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