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This will be the archive for the Season 8 ratings posts. There will be a post for each week in the season, starting with the end of Week 1, September 28, 2014. There will be links to each week, so anyone who wants to, will be able to go to the collection for each week.

 

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Week 01; September 22th, 2014

First recap on Season 7 
Definition of Terms, Live + Same Day Ratings.


 



Season 7, for The Big Bang Theory (TBBT) was an major ratings success again this year. This is going to be the first of three articles detailing their ratings this year. This week, I plan to cover the Live + Same Day (SD) ratings. As we have quite a few new members, I will go over some terms that will be used in the three articles, along with the ratings reports that will be used in the upcoming season and, how we get those numbers.   I will go over each of the terms to describe what they mean and how the numbers for those terms are determined.

To begin, The Nielsen company gathers data from electronic boxes that are attached to the television, set top box, or DVR.  There are some boxes that just record the channel that is being watched.  These are also, what are called  “People Meters”.   Individuals enter their specific ID (which is tied to their age and gender) and these meters track what those people are watching, even if they are just channel surfing. In the case of DVRs, it measures what has been recorded and watched up to seven days later.

People with their ID number sign in and out, each time they start or stop watching TV. In the case of multiple people watching the same TV, the ID allows the meter to track how many and when people are watching. The meter could track someone who turns the TV on, and if another person signs in, shows two people watching the same program. If the original person leaves by signing out, it will still be tracking what the other person is now watching.

Nielsen also uses the older diary method (where people write in what they are watching) for several reasons.  First, to validate their statistical model.  Remember, the Nielsen’s are a statistical measure.  The diaries are compared to the set top boxes (both regular and People Meters).  Using this, they can verify that their calculations on the boxes is correct, as the more data you have, the more accurate your results will be.  
 
Also, Nielsen uses the diaries  to gather further demographic data to assist advertisers in targeting specific ages, genders, income, eduction, etc). Each August, Nielsen estimates the number of households in the US that have televisions to use during the season. The current number of households, from May of 2014, is 116,300,000. Note, this is not how many households are tracked by Nielsen, but is the estimated total number, so the various breakdowns can be extrapolated to the total number of .

What follows, are the various terms used in these articles
 

Overnights (or Fast Nationals) Are the preliminary ratings based on 56 metropolitan areas and is time-period based. 
 
Final Ratings: Adjusted (usually based on data included from other than the overnight areas, along with time zone specific data or local preemptions.  
 
Overnight are based on what was scheduled in a specific time.  TBBT is on at 8 PM on Thursdays.  So, it is assumed that a box tuned to CBS at 8 is watching TBBT.  
 
Final Ratings are the adjustments made to the Overnight numbers.  For     example, if a local station is covering a  news item, anyone tuned into that station, is not watching TBBTTBBT is another example for adjustments.  Typically, CBS runs TBBT until 8:31.  That extra minute usually translates into a one or two tenth increase.
 
Live + Same Day (SD): The number of households (and viewers) that watched a program, including DVR viewing until 3 a.m. locally, the next day. At 3 a.m., the data is automatically sent to Nielsen from the box.

Live + 3: The number of households (and viewers) that watch a program up to three days after the program airs. Again, there is a 3 a.m. cutoff.

Live + 7: The number of households (and viewers) that watch a program up to seven days after the program airs. With the 3AM cutoff.

Overnights are announced early the next day.  Live + SD is announced later that afternoon.   Live + 7 is published two weeks after the end of week being measured.  Live + 3 is not usually released.  Networks will release specific shows and specific numbers, it they can make it appear it will help the show.  
 
Currently  a rating called C3 is used to set advertising rates.  The difference between C3 and Live + 3 is the number of people watching the show, up to three days after the it airs.  The C3 is the number of people who watch the the show AND THE COMMERCIALS.   It has been shown that the C3 closely tracks the Live + SD (note, not the Live + 3).   Even so, Live + 3 are closely held by Nielsen and usually it is only found in a press release by a network, for a specific show, at a specific time.

Ratings Point: The percentage of TV household, out of all TV households, that are watching a particular program.

Ratings Share: The percentage of households, WHO HAVE THEIR TV ON, that are watching a particular program.

Note that a Ratings point is one percent of the total households with a TV. Ratings Share point is one percent of the total households with a TV ON. For a simplified example, lets say the total number of TVs is 100 and there are 50 of them on. If 10 TVs are tuned to a specific program, the ratings point would be 10 (10 is 10% of 100). The ratings share would be 20 (10 is 20% of 50).

Total Viewers: The total number of people watching a particular program. More than one person could be viewing a program in one house, say a family of four.

Demo: This is an age breakout of the Ratings points and shares. To advertisers, the most important demo is made up of those people age 18-49 (Although that is slowly changing to 18-34).  This is due to those age groups being harder to reach.  18-49 watch less broadcast TV(and 18-34 watch even less).  So advertisers will pay the most for those shows that have higher numbers in those particular demos.
 
Whenever demo is used in these posts, it means 18-49, unless otherwise specified. There are other breakouts, 18-34, 25-54, etc. This allows advertisers to target ads to age specific populations.



Now that you have a reference, lets look at the Live + SD numbers for TBBT for Season Seven (Sunday Night Football was the highest show in both demo and viewers for Live + Same day viewing.  Now that you know that, I’ll mostly ignore it (and sports) for the rest of these articles),  the 2013-2014 TV season. (Please remember that these are the Live + SD, there are other numbers floating around out there and I’ll get to them in the upcoming articles.)

The season can be roughly divided into four periods, with their average viewers and demo.  2013-14 is in black, the numbers in parentheses, in red, are for Season six (2012-2013):
A.) Before Daylight Savings Time (DST) ended (6 episodes)…….   18.34 million…..5.38      15.40 million....4.9.
B.) From DST ending to the new year (5 episodes)………………    17.48 million…..5.06      17.05 million....5.4.
C.) The new year to DST beginning (6 episodes)……………………18.47 million…..5.24      18.40 million....5.8
D.) After the beginning of DST (7 episodes)………………………....16.30 million…..4.55      16.04 million....4.9

For the year, the show averaged 17.65 million with a 5.1 demo.  (16.65 Million viewers with a 5.3 demo).
 
In raw numbers, the show increased by almost 1 million viewers this year, but it dropped by two tenths in demo.  While that looks bad, it’s not as bad as it appears.  Overall, broadcast viewership dropped by almost 11% this year.  In terms of TBBT numbers, that means it should have dropped to 15 million viewers and a demo of 4.8.   That it increase in viewers and only fell to 5.1(a drop of only 4%), indicates how strong the show still is.  
 
For comparison, I took the top other two shows in terms of viewers and demos, and calculated the change from the previous year.  Remember total TV viewing dropped 11%:
 
Show                 Demo        %Change            Viewers        %Change
TBBT                   5.1               -4%                  17.65               +6%
Modern Family    3.5               -17%                11.06                -11%   
The Voice            3.6               -13%                12.50                -15%
NCIS                   2.8               -11%                 18.50               -5%
NCIS:LA              2.4               -13%                 14.85               -10%                                      


In terms of the demo, TBBT was the highest rated scripted or “reality” show.  The only show over a 5.0 demo (in fact, it was the only show over a 4.0) for the entire season.   It was the only show to break a 6.0 demo and what is more amazing, ONE episode of the voice hit a 5.1, tying TBBT SEASON demo.  That a one episode of The Voice, was the only non-sports episode(note episode, not entire season), on all of broadcast to even TIE TBBT’s season demo. 


Before this season, the most viewed episode was “The Bakersfield Expedition” in season six, and was the first episode to get to 20.00 million viewers. TBBT crossed 20 million viewers twice this year.  The second episode of premiere night, on 26 September,  “The Deception Verification” set the series high of 20.44 million viewers.  On the 9th of January, TBBT set the high for a regular time episode at 20.35 million viewers.  
 
As a reminder from last year, the last “non-event” half hour comedy to break 20 million viewers was “Everybody Loves Raymond in 2005.

Well, that’s it for this article. We’ll have some more coming up on syndication, Live + 7 and some other, what I hope are interesting tidbits.

Feel free to ask questions in the thread, and I’ll answer to the best of my ability, tell you I have to research it, or if I simply don’t have an answer. Constructive criticism, other than questions, are also welcome.

Tensor/Rick K

 
 
Second recap on Season 7
Live + 7, Official, and Syndication Ratings

 

Since we don’t have Live + 7 (L7) data for the next two weeks, I thought I would start the year out with a review of the the L7 data.  I’ve already covered some terms and the Live + Same Day   .   I will also cover the “Official” end of year ratings. Just be aware, that the L7 ratings will only include new episodes (24 in the case of TBBT), while the official ratings include all showings in the shows timeslot, including reruns (31 in the case of TBBT).  In addition, there will be a short discussion of the syndicated ratings this year.
 
The L7  includes all DVR viewing for the seven days after the show airs. Last year, I gave the numbers for Sunday Night Football, then ignored it, as it was number one in both viewers and demo.  That didn’t quite happen this year, so I will include it as part of the overall L7.

To start with, the average totals for new shows, in the L7 ratings were  23.24 million viewers, with an 7.5 demo.   This is an increase of almost 3 million viewers (23.2 - 20.3) over last year.    For the demo, it was up three tenths over last year (7.5 -7.2).   
In terms of lift (the increase from the Live + Same Day (L+SD) TBBT was up as they added an average of  5.55 million viewers and 2.5 points in demo.  This was 1.3 million more viewers and 0.5 points more than the lift last year.
 
 
In total viewers, it was the #1 show and in demo it was the #2.   The closest half hour comedy was Modern Family, which finished at #3 in the demo, at 5.6, but was only 9th in total viewers, at 14.3 million.)  Here are the top five in demo and viewers for the L7.
 
Demo
 
Sunday Night Football              7.9
The Big Bang Theory                7.5
Modern Family                          5.6
The Blacklist                             4.9
How I Met Your Mother             4.7
 
Viewers (in millions)
 
The Big Bang Theory                23.10
NCIS                                         22.39
Sunday Night Football              21.53
NCIS:LA                                    17.87
The Blacklist                             16.90              
 
In the official ratings (see below) the first three shows had more viewers than the rest of the shows L+SD.   Now, some of these shows have a lot of DVR viewers, and some have a lot of live viewers.  I’ll point out here that Sunday Night Football gains only a tenth of a demo point and 109,000 viewers.  Yet note that it still had the highest broadcast demo of any show.   With that for perspective, here are the top five demo and viewer DVR lifts:
 
Demo lift
 
The Big Bang Theory                   2.5
Modern Family                             2.1
The Blacklist                                2.0
Grey’s Anatomy                           1.8
Scandal                                       1.6
 
Viewer lift (in millions)
 
The Blacklist                                6.11
The Big Bang Theory                   5.54
Elementary                                   4.57
Modern Family                             4.48
Person of Interest                        4.38
 
 
The Blacklist was the only show whose average gain was over 6 million.   The only other show to cross six million DVR viewers was TBBT, they did that twice.  If you take TBBT DVR numbers (2.5 demo, 5.53 million viewers), it would have been a top 50 show (in the L7 data).  It would have been a top 30 show, for Live + SD.   
 
While TBBT was overall two in demo and one in viewers.  Not counting sports, it was number one in both.  Last year Sunday Night Football was Number one in viewers (as you saw almost all of them during the broadcast).  This year, Two series (TBBT and NCIS) beat them.   It should be pointed out, that while TBBT is the highest rated demo among Scripted, Broadcast shows, there is another show that beats TBBT, and on several nights, actually beat Sunday Night Football head to head.  That show is, of course, The Walking Dead.  It’s L7 demo is 8.6, although it only has 16 million viewers.


Now for some other notes of interest. In the first article, I noted that the season can be roughly divided into four periods, with their average viewers and demo.  2013-14 is in black, the numbers  in red, are for Season six (2012-2013):

A.) Before Daylight Savings Time (DST) ended (6 episodes)…….   18.34 million…..5.38      15.40 million....4.9.
B.) From DST ending to the new year (5 episodes)………………    17.48 million…..5.06      17.05 million....5.4
C.) The new year to DST beginning (6 episodes)……………………18.47 million…..5.24      18.40 million....5.8
D.) After the beginning of DST (7 episodes)………………………....16.30 million…..4.55      16.04 million....4.9

Now, lets look at those periods and DVR ratings for them and compare them to 2012-2013, again this year in black, last year in red:

A.) Before Daylight Savings Time (DST) ended (6 episodes)…......….5.54 million….2.46     4.09 million….1.95
B.) From DST ending to the new year (5 episodes)…………….......…5.51 million….2.48     4.09 million….1.92
C.) The new year to DST beginning (7 episodes)………….....……….5.66 million….2.57     4.15 million….1.94
 D.) After the beginning of DST (6 episodes)………………….....…… 5.47 million….2.41     4.59 million….2.08
 
As you can see, while TBBT increased their Live + Same Day demo and viewers, and they also increased the L7 demo and viewers.  
 
 
 This led to their becoming the number one show in L7, along with the leading broadcast entertainment (non-sports) show in both the Live + Same Day and in the “official” ratings.  Las year,  DVR viewing was basically flat through the first 18 episodes, before increasing rapidly, during the spring. The last four episodes averaged over 4.75 million additional viewers. That continued this year as the DVR viewing grew to over 5 million. 

One last thing to look at is the Official ratings for the year.  These ratings include time-slot reruns.  In this, TBBT again did very well.  Here are the top 5 programs, in demo and viewers for the 2013-2014 season:
 
Demo
 
Sunday Night Football               7.9
The Big Bang Theory                 6.2
The Voice (Monday)                   4.6
Grey’s Anatomy                         4.4
Modern Family                          4.4
 
Viewers (in Millions)         
 
Sunday Night Football             21.5
The Big Bang Theory               20.0
NCIS                                        19.8
NCIS:LA                                   16.0
Dancing With the Stars            15.2
 
 
As you can see, TBBT is over 1.5 demo points ahead of its nearest scripted show.  It also edged out NCIS for the most viewers for an entertainment show.  The first time a comedy has finished first in entertainment since “Friends” finished the  2001-2002 TV season, as the top program.  
 
This year in syndication,  TBBT slipped to fourth, from #1 last year.  They only fell by ~half a household ratings point, but it was enough to fall behind Judge Judy, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy.   Remember, TBBT is all repeats, the other three show new episodes for almost the entire season, five days a week.    It was the highest of network scripted series with an average of ~6.5, almost two points ahead of Modern Family.  The weekend TBBT also finished ahead of Modern Family, by about one full point.   This was Modern Family’s first year as in off network syndication. They were on USA network.  


Well, that’s it for ratings for the seventh season.  The one thing about ratings that we don’t really remember is that it’s the ratings that allows a network to set how much is charged for a 30 second advertising spot on various shows.   Next Monday(as we still won't have the L7 data for premiere week.)  I will look at how and when the rates are set, and what those rates were for this past season, with comparisons from other seasons. The data isn’t as extensive for the rates.  Actually, its normally not available as they networks tend to keep those quiet. Ad Week gets an estimate based on asking some questions of the various advertisers.  While they are not completely accurate, they are in the ballpark.  
 
I want to thank those who have spent time reading the wrap up articles, along with the the ratings posts for season seven.  Tuesday, I’ll be putting up the overnight and finals, along the same things I did last year.  Thanks.

 
Tensor/Rick

 
 
23 September, 2014  Overnight Household
 

OK, I usually do the demo and viewers first, but I know there is interest in how the show performed.    In Households, the two shows pulled in 11.3 household rating with an 18 share (11.3/18) and a 11.1/17.   This is down 7% from last years 12.1/20 combined rating.    Last year there was 19.71 million with a 5.8 demo.   A seven percent drop would be 18.3 million, with a 5.4 demo.   For comparison, The Voice pulled in an 8.5/13 which was down about 8%.  Based on last years numbers, that would translate into 13.8 million with a 4.7.  I would expect to see a lower demo.  More as it arrives .  
 
Tensor

 
23 September, 2014  Overnight Demo and Viewers
 

OK, here we go, 8.01, The Locomotion Interruption had a 5.4 with 17.80 million (compared to last years 5.3 with 18.30 million) and 8.02, The Junior Professor Solution,  had a 5.4, with 17.99 million (compared to last year 5.8 with 19.51million). For the hour, TBBT had a 5.4, with 17.90 million (compared to last years 5.7 demo and 18.90 million viewers) A full report along with comparisons to other shows, will be put up later this afternoon, when all the adjustments have been made. Traditionally, TBBT gets adjusted up by a tenth or two and about a half million viewers in the finals.

 
23 September, 2014  Final Ratings, for Monday 22 September, 2014
 

TBBT's Season (8.01, The Locomotive Interruption), bringing in a 5.4 , with 18.03 million people and (8.02, The Junior Professor Solution) at 8:30 PM with a 5.4 demo and 18.24 Million . The combined hour pulled in a 5.4 demo with 18.13 million. While this is down about 6% from the premier last year, it still was the only show above a 4.0. 

Even down, the both of the TBBT were first with 5.4 demos. In third was The Voice with 3.9 . In total viewers, the 8:30 TBBT was number one with 18.24 million viewers. The 8:30 TBBT was second with 18.03 million and Scopion was third at 13.86 million viewers (more on this below).

For the half hour splits, TBBT, at 8:00 PM had a 5.3, #2 was The Voice with a 3.3 and third was Gotham with a 3.1. At 8:30, TBBT led with a 5.4, #2 was The Voice with a 3.6 and third was Gotham with a 3.2. In terms of viewers, at 8:00 PM, TBBT was first with 17.75 million, second was The Voice with 11.35 Million and in third was Dancing With the Stars at 11.29 Million. At 8:30, the order stated the same, with TBBT at 17.99, The Voice at 12.21 million, and DWTS at 11.86. Note that the half hour splits are based on the overnights. It worth noting that The Voice rose by a half a demo point and 1.5 million viewers, after TBBT ended. 

While it appears that Scorpion did quite well, you have to remember that it premiered after TBBT. It will be interesting to see how it does next week. Last year, The Crazy Ones dropped by almost 40%, from it's premiere after TBBT to it's regular time slot. Next week, Mom, which will premiere after TBBT will be the lead in for Scorpion, we'll see how it does with a Mom lead-in. One other thing, The Voice premiered to a 3.9, that is down 25% from it's fall Premier last year, when it debut with a 5.1. That 5.1, was the only time, for the 2013-2014 season that an entertainment program, besides TBBT scored above a 5.0. TBBT averaged a 5.1 demo last year. All in all it was a very good start, ratings wise for the season. 

Tensor

 
 
24 September, 2014 Weekly Broadcast Ratings.
 

Weekly Top Ten Broadcast ratings will start in week two.

 
 
23 September, 2014  Final Ratings, for Monday 22 September, 2014
 

The Weekly Syndicated Ratings will start in week three.





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Week 02; September 29th, 2014

 

 

Ad Rates; September 02, 2014

 

I hope you enjoy or learned something for the Ratings wrap-up articles. The  some terms, how ratings are determined, and the Live + Same day DVR viewing; the  syndication; Live + Seven day DVR viewing, along with the “Official” ratings.  As there will not be any Live + 7 this week (or next week),  here are the top ten ad rates, along with the rates of the top ten shows, the two aren't always the same.   

 

This article will look at just what, exactly, those ratings are mean in terms of ad rates. I will be comparing the ad rates for a 30 second ad on various shows, for the 2013-2014 season.  I’ll list how the the top ten did for the last three years. I'll look at how the ratings compare to the ad rates to see which shows are the lowest or highest costs.  I also present the ad rates for this year.  Unless otherwise stated, “spot” refers to the average cost of a 30 second ad.

 

First of all, most of the ad rates are set at the “Upfronts” in May, when the networks trot out their new fall schedules.   Most of the ads are bought “upfront” (hence the name) while a few are sold closer to when the show airs.  Ad Age questions some of the companies buying the ads, and get an estimate on what it will cost to run a spot on each show in the fall. 

 

One thing to remember, these are ESTIMATES, of the AVERAGE cost of a spot. For instance, in 2013-14 season, the average price of a spot for American Idol was $356,000.   However, during the end of the year, during the champion results show, the price can go much higher (in it’s heyday, it could pull in an spot rate of $1 million or higher).  Of course this means that some of it’s other nights are much less.  I used American Idol, but any competition show works out in a rather similar manner.

 

For scripted series, the difference is much less.  However, reruns command less money, and that is figured into the average.  With that in mind, here are the top ten shows, as far as ad rates for the 2013-2014 season and the ad rates for the same show for the past two seasons along with the increase or decrease for the show between 2012-13 and 2013-14:

 

 

Show……….………………2013-14........…..2012-13….......……2011-12….......….+/-

Sunday Night Football..…$594,000........…$545,000……..........$512,000.....….+49,000

American Idol (Wed)…….$356,000….........$341,000…........…..$502,000…......+14,000

The Big Bang Theory……$317,000......…..$276,000..................$198,000........+ 41,000

The Voice…………………$294,000.......….$239,000….......……$206,000......…+55,000

American Idol (Thur)…….$289,000….........$296,000…….......…$468,000…....…-7,000

Modern Family…………...$282,000........…$331,000…….......…$206,000.....….-50,000

The Voice(Tue)………..….$279,000….........$225,000……….......….N/A……......+54,000

New Girl.………….……….$237,000…........$321,000…..........….$225.000….....-84,000

The Simpsons…………….$232,000......…..$286,000…….......…$254,000…......-54,000

Scandal……………………$207,000…........$140,000………........….N/A…....….+67,000

 

Here is what the Top 10 looked like in:

 

2012-2013                                                                            2011-2012

 

Sunday Night Football……$545,000……..............Sunday Night Football......$512,000

American Idol  (Wed)……..$502,000…..................American Idol  (Wed)…..…$502,000

Modern Family………….…$331,000…..............…American Idol   (Thur)…....$468,000

New Girl.………….…….….$321,000……..............The X-Factor…………...…$321,000

American Idol (Thur)…..….$296,000…..............…Glee……..………………….$267,000

The Simpsons……………..$286,000…..............…Family Guy…………..…….$265,000  

 Family Guy………….……..$277,000….............…The Simpsons………..……$254,000

The Big Bang Theory……..$276,000…..............…Two and a Half Men…...…$252,000

Two Broke Girls……………$234,000..............……Modern Family.................. $249,000

Two and A Half Men………$207,000….............….Dancing with the Stars……$234,000

 

TBBT was in 12th place in 2011-2012.

 

Since advertisers mainly look at the 18-49 demo, lets do the same thing we did for the ad rates, for the 18-49 rankings and see how well they correlate (Note 2+/- is the difference between this year and two years ago:

 

Show…………………………….2013-14.......……2012-13….......…2011-12….......…+/-.......……2+/-

Sunday Night Football……….….7.9……..........……8.2…….......…….8.0…….......…-0.3…......…-0.1

The Big Bang Theory……………6.2….............…….6.2….......……….5.5….....………0.0.........…+0.7

The Voice (Mon)………………….4.6……..........……5.1………........…6.1….......…….-0.5….....…-1.5

Grey’s Anatomy.….………………4.4……..........……4.1.......………….4.2......……….+0.3......…..+0.2

Modern Family……….…………..4.4.….........………4.9…….......…….5.5…….......….-1.1….....…-0.5

The Blacklist**…..…………….….4.3………….........——.........……….——......……….N/A….....…N/A

How I Met Your Mother………….4.3.........………….3.7…….......….…4.1……......….+0.6…........+0.2 

Scandal**….……….………….…..4.2……….............2.8........………..——.....……….+1.4…......…N/A

The Voice** (Tue)………………....4.2…….............….4.6……........…..——….....….….-0.4…......…N/A

Resurrection*…………..………….3.8……….........…——…........…….——…….....…..N/A..........…N/A

 

 

*Resurrection and The Blacklist premiered in 2013-14, so no comparisons with previous years are possible.

 

**Scandal premiered in 2012-2013.  While The Voice premiered in 2011, there  was no Tuesday show until 2012.  So there is no comparisons with two years ago.

 

You may notice that some of the most expensive advertising, is on shows that are not in the top ten, in ratings. I’m going to show what I’ll call the cost per ratings point(CPRP).   This will show how much each ratings point cost, based on a 30 second spot. You do have to remember these rates are for a 30 second spot. Remember American Idol on Wed runs about 45 minutes, leaving 30 spots to run. That’s $10.6  MILLION per episode.

 

For 2013-14 Top Ten Ad Costs

Show......................................Spot Cost...............Demo Rating..................CPRP

Sunday Night Football…….….594,000…………………7.9…………………75,189

American. Idol (Wed)*…….…..356,000…………………3.3………………..107,878

The Big Bang Theory…………317,000…………………6.2…………………51,129

The Voice(Mon)………….….…286,000……….………..4.6………………….62,826

American Idol (Thur)*…………289,000…………………3.2………………….69,000

Modern Family……………..….282,000…………………4.4………………….64,090

The Voice(Tue)………………...279,000…..……………..4.2……………….…98,500

New Girl*……………………….237,000…………………2.7………………..118,888

The Simpsons*……………..…232,000…………………3.2………………….72,500

Scandal…………………………207,000……...…………4.2…………………49,285

 

*Both nights of American Idol, New Girl, and The Simpsons did not finish in the top ten demo for the year.  They are on the top ten ad costs, mostly because of their previous demo levels.  American Idol, and New Girl fell hard in demo this year.  This explains why those four have a higher ad costs per ratings point.   Family Guy, Two Broke Girls, and Two and A Half Men all fell off the top ten ad costs this year.

 

 

 

Last year, TBBT’s CPRP was around 41,000 and it was by far the lowest cost in the top ten.  While TBBT’s ad cost went up, it’s rating of 6.2 stayed the same (as it did this year, interestingly).  This years low CPRP, in the top ten costs, was Scandal.  This series is in it’s third year and it’s ad cost is increasing, but it’s ratings have also been going up.   

 

Ad rates are pretty much set at before the beginning of the season (at he Upfronts) , and are mostly based on the previous year’s performance (there are some residual, show reputation thing going on). A good example of this can be seen in the numbers for the TBBT and Modern Family. In 2012-13 TBBT had a  5.53 demo, and Modern Family had a 5.54, not much of a difference(Modern Family had 23,000 more demo viewers.  In Total Viewers, TBBT had 15.82 million and Modern Family had 12.93 Million, three million more total viewers. 

 

While TBBT was virtually tied with Modern Family in Demo, it was pulling in almost three million more people.  Yet, Modern Family was getting $55,000 more per 30 second spot.  It was getting $331,000, while TBBT was getting $276,000, based on the previous years ratings (and also the Emmy buzz for Modern Family) ,  Based on the previous years ratings, it would cost $60,181 for a ratings point on Modern Family and $50,181 for TBBT

 

However, by the end of the year, Modern Family dropped to a 4.9 demo rating and TBBT rose to a 6.2.  The result of setting ad prices at the beginning of the season is that that $55,000 more per spot cost, ended with 1.3 rating points less than TBBT. Modern Family pulled in 12.31 million viewers,  over six million less than TBBT 18.68 million viewers.  This means that the actual cost 67,555 per ratings point for Modern Family and  $44,516 for a ratings point on TBBT.

 

This years (2014-2015) ad rates have already been released.  TBBT has the highest ad price for an broadcast entertainment (non-sports) show.  Here are the top ten, with a comparison with last year.

 

For 2014-15 Top Ten Ad Costs

Show..............................................Spot Cost……....…….2013-14…....……….+/-

Sunday Night Football…….........….627,000………....……594,000………..+33,000

Thursday Night Football**.…...........483,000………...……….N/A

The Big Bang Theory……….........…345,000…………...….317,000……….+28,000

The Blacklist…………………...........283,000……………....201,000……..…+82,000

The Voice(Mon)…………..........……274,000..……………..286,000…….….-12,000

The Voice(Tue)………………...........254,000...……………..279,000…….….-25,000

American. Idol (Wed)*………...........243,000…...…………..356,000………-113,000

Modern Family…………….........….240,000……...………..282,000……..…-42,000 

New Girl……………..……........……236,000………...……..237,000…………-1,000

American Idol (Thur)*……........……225,000…………...…..279,000…….….-54,000

 

 

 

*American Idol is going through some changes.  As a result, the ad rates listed above for the show are a bit more speculative than the rest of the rates right now.

**Thursday Night Football is a new show, and as a result, does not have comparisons to last year.  

 

Three shows fell off the top ten from last year.  New Girl’s ad rates fell from $237,000 last year, to $187,000 this year.  The Simpsons’ ad rate fell from $232,000 last year, to $190,000 this year.  And, finally, Scandal’s ad rate actually rose, from $207,000 to $217,000, but it didn’t rise enough to keep it ahead of other shows.

 

Now, notice I said that TBBT has the highest entertainment broadcast ad rates.  I qualified that with broadcast as there is a show that is getting higher ad rates, but it’s not on broadcast.  It is “The Walking Dead”, on AMC, which is pulling in 400,000 for a thirty second spot.  However, since ad packages on cable include multiple showing on the same night, it can be difficult to directly compare broadcast and cable ad rates.    

 

 

Let’s look at what that means for TBBT. I’m going to use $350,000 per spot, to simplify the math, even though that figure is tad above the average spot price for this year.  Over the last two years, TBBT has averaged 7 repeat episodes (remember, that spot price is the average of all episodes) so we’ll use 31 episodes (24 new + 7 repeats) and see where that takes us.

 

Normally, a 30 minute comedy show runs 22 minutes, with 8 minutes of commercials. However, for the past two years, TBBT has been running an average of about 20 minutes and change (It was less in 2012-13, just under 20 minutes). So, we’ll use 20 minutes of run time and 11 minutes of ad time. Why 11, for a half hour comedy? Well, CBS has been running TBBT to 8:31PM (Eastern time), which allows them to add an extra minute of ad time, at the TBBT rate.

 

So, now that we have all the numbers, let’s figure this out. 11 minutes of ad time, is 22 30 second spots. If we use $350,000 for the spot price, that means one show of TBBT brings in approximately $7.7 Million. Now, if you run 31 episodes, that means that TBBT can expect to bring in about $238 MILLION in ad revenue to CBS.

 

Note to Kerry: I know that there are local commercial spots, and some other things that get moved around.  I’m just using the full ad time as network ads, to simplify calculations and explanations.  

 

The license fee for TBBT has been estimated to be right around 5 million per episode (again, I’m using the same license fee per show, even repeats.  That means that CBS is paying about 155 million dollars for season 8 of TBBT.   So the show will bring in about 83 million in profit for CBS.

 

Warner Brothers is getting that 155 million that CBS is paying.  I’m going to go to year 10 for this part.  At that point, baring changes, cast salaries alone, will be in the range of 5.5 million (the license fee may go up also, but not enough to affect my example).    Now, if you’re wondering why Warner Brothers would pay the cast an amount (not to mention all the money they are paying the crew)  that guaranties they won’t make a profit, you are missing syndication.  

 

For example, estimates place the price paid by TBS and Fox independent stations together at 2 million per episode (TBS $1,500,000, Fox $500,000.  That means, that every episode that TBS airs, they pay Warner Brothers $1,500,000.  That is with no production costs, as the episode has already been paid for. 

 

Now, there are some things that have to be paid out of that money.  Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre are probably getting a fairly decent cut (along with Molaro having a smaller cut). the actors that have back end points(if we assume an average of 1% for each actor (again, simplifying the math, Jim, Kaley and Johnny are reportedly getting 1.25%)), the actors get $15,000 per episode).

 

For, say, a Tuesday night when TBS runs six episodes, Warner Bothers is pulling in 9 Million dollars and the actors are pulling in $90,000 each.  This should give you an idea of how much WB is pulling in, compared to the actors.  

 

 New contracts will have to be drawn up for the syndication for seasons 8-10 and I’m sure there will be secondary sales to other off network stations.  So, yeah, with as much as Warner Brothers is pulling in, I’m not sure why people get pissed about the actors wanting their cut.  

 

 

This is the end of the season seven wrap ups.   This week I’ll start the regular weekly reports, until TBBT moves to Thursday.  We still have one more week before we get the Live + 7 for premiere week.   On Tuesday I’ll post the overnights and finals.  Wednesday will be a look at the top ten shows in demo and viewers, for the previous week.  Thursday will be a look at syndication, and I’m reserving Friday for news and notes, or a post looking at something specific, like this one.    If there are any questions, feel free to ask me in the Forum. It’s much easier to answer there.

 

 

Tensor

 

 

30 September, 2014; Overnight Household Ratings

 

The fast Nationals for 8.03 The First Pitch Insufficiency. In Households, it pulled in 10.8 household rating with an 16 share (11.3/18 last week) and the repeat at 8:30(The Romance Resonance) had a 7.8/11. For comparison, Scorpion and Dancing with the Stars both pulled in an 8.7/13, for second Place. I'll have the overnights up around, 11:30 AM eastern time.

 

30 September, 2014; Overnight Demo and Viewers

 

OK, 8.03, The First Pitch Insufficiency had a 4.7 with 16.18 million and the repeat at 8:30 The Romance Resonance had a 3.1 with 12.32. The repeat at 3.1 was ranked third for the night, behind 

TBBT and The Voice. A full report along with comparisons to other shows will be put up later this afternoon, when all the adjustments have been made. Traditionally, TBBT gets adjusted up by a tenth or two and about a 200-300k viewers in the finals.

 

30 September, 2014; Final Ratings for 29 September Broadcast.

 

TBBT's  (8.03, The First Pitch insuficiency), brought in a 4.8 (adjusted up a tenth from the overnights) , with 16.38 million people(adjusted up 200,000). At 8:30 a repeat of (7.06, The Romance Resonance) garnered a 3.1 demo and 12.26 Million . This is down six tenths from last week, for the original.

Even down, TBBT was first with 4.8 demos. In second was The Voice at 4.0 and third was tie between the 8:30 TBBT and Gotham with 3.1. In total viewers, the 8:00 PM TBBT was number one with 16.38 million viewers. Scorpion was second with 13.36 million and The Voice was third at 12.94 million viewers.

For the half hour splits, TBBT, at 8:00 PM had a 4.7, #2 was The Voice with a 3.2 and third was Gotham with a 3.1. In terms of viewers, at 8:00 PM, TBBT was first with 16.18 million, second was Dancing With the Stars with 11.92 Million and in third wasThe Voice at 11.07 Million. At 8:30, for demo, in first was The Voice with a 4.0, #2 was the repeat of TBBT with a 3.1 and third was Gotham with a 2.7. The Voice climbed to first in viewers at 12.96 million, Dancing With the Stars was second at 12.75 million, and the repeat of TBBT at 12.32. The half hour splits are based on the overnights.

It worth noting that The Voice rose by eight tenths of a point and almost two million viewers, after the original TBBT ended. After the repeat ended, it climbed to over 13 million viewers and a 4.2 demo. It appears that TBBT is taking some viewers away from The Voice.

I was wondering if Scorpion was going to do as well as last week with the rerun lead in. While it dropped a bit, it was actually able to grow out of TBBT repeat.

Tensor

 

 

01 October, 2014; Week 02 Broadcast Rankings

 

Ratings based on Week One numbers

 

This was officially premiere week and TBBT ran two new shows,  8.01 The Locomotion Interuption and 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution.

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                18-49 demo              18-49 viewers

 

Sunday Night Football                            7.8                         11,007,000

 

TBBT                                             P       5.4                            6,917,000

TBBT                                             S       5.4                            6,876,000

Football Night In America                       4.6                            5,806,000

Family Guy                                   PS      4.5                            5,759,000

Thursday Night Football                         4.5*                            

The Voice (Tue)                                P     4.1                            5,216,000

How to get Away with Murder         p     3.9                            4,995,000

The Voice (Mon)                               P     3.9                            4,969,000

Scandal                                            P     3.9                            4,959,000

 

*Thursday Night Football's final numbers include both the broadcast and the cable ratings.  Since I am only considering broadcast, I will not include the cable portion of the ratings.

Family Guy had it highest rating since 2011.  This was due to the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover hour long show.  

 

 

Show                                                      Total viewers

 

Sunday Night Football                               19,660,000                           

TBBT                                                 S      18,240,000

NCIS                                                  P      18,230,000

TBBT                                                 P      18,030,000

NCIS:NO                                           P       17,220,000

How to get Away with Murder           P      14,340,000

Scorpion                                            P      13,830,000

The Voice (Tue)                                  P      13,180,000

The Voice (Tue)                                  P      12,950,000

Dancing with the Stars                              12,760,000

 

Just a reminder that Thursday Night Football ratings are only for broadcast portion of the ratings.

 

My normal source for total viewers was unavailable.  The numbers I get here are from an article Kerry passed along to me.  So give a shout out and thank Kerry.

           

Tensor

 

02 October, 2014; Week 02 Syndication Ratings

 

There will be no syndicated ratings this week. There is a two week delay on syndication ratings, so the week one numbers will come out next week.

Tensor

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Week 03; October, 06, 2014

06 October, 2014; Week 3 Live + 7
 


There is not Live + 7 this week. Live + 7 data will start next week.


07 October 2014: Week 3 Overnight Household Rating
 


The fast Nationals for 8.04 The Hook-up Reverberation. In Households, it pulled in 10.3 household rating with an 16 share (10.8/16 last week) and the repeat at 8:30) 7.16, The Table Polarization)had a 7.5/11(7.8/11 last week). I'll have the overnights up around, 11:30 AM eastern time.


07 October 2014: Week 3 Overnight Demo and Viewers
 


OK, 8.04 The Hook-up Reverberation, had a 4.4 with 15.54 million and the repeat at 8:30 The Table Polarization had a 2.9 with 11.87. The repeat at at 8:30 was ranked third for the night, behind TBBT and The Voice. A full report along with comparisons to other shows will be put up later this afternoon, when all the adjustments have been made. Traditionally, TBBT gets adjusted up by a tenth or two and about a 200-300k viewers in the finals.



07 October 2014: Week 3 Final Ratings and comparison for 06 October Broadcast
 


TBBT's Season (8.04, The Hook-Up Reverberation), brought in a 4.5 , with 15.75 million people. At 8:30 a repeat of (7.16, The Table Polarization) garnered a 2.9 demo and 11.72 Million . This is down three tenths from last week, for the original.

Even down, TBBT was first for the night with that 4.5 demo. In second was The Voice at 3.7 and third was the 8:30 repeat of (7.16, The Table Polarization) with a 2.9 For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 15.75 million viewers. Dancing with the Stars was second with 12.74 million and The Voice was third at 12.41 million viewers.

For the half hour splits, TBBT, at 8:00 PM had a 4.4, #2 was The Voice with a 3.2 and third was the 8:30 Gotham with a 2.5. In terms of viewers, at 8:00 PM, TBBT was first with 15.54 million, second was Dancing With the Stars with 11.46 Million and in third was The Voice at 11.09 Million. At 8:30, for demo, in first was The Voice with a 3.5, #2 was the repeat of TBBT with a 2.9 and third was Gotham with a 2.4. The Voice climbed to first in viewers at 12.19 million, Dancing With the Stars was second at 12.17 million, and in third was TBBT repeat at 12.41. The half hour splits are based on the overnights.

The Voice rose did not rise as much this week, against TBBT. After the original at 8:30, it rose by only three tenths, {eight tenths of a point last week) and it was up by a million viewers (vs almost two million viewers, last week). After the repeat ended, it climbed another four tenths, for a total of seven tenths (up one full point last week). Total demo at 3.9 vs a 4.2 last week). In viewers, it went up another 600,000 viewers up a total of 1.6 million viewers, vs a total of almost 2.5 Million last week (12.79 vs 13.24 last week).

While Scorpion slid to a 2.5 demo, still good enough for fifth for the night and a good demo in this day and age. It was not able to grow out of the TBBT repeat this week. It was four tenths below in demo, but virtually the same in total viewers.


Tensor



08 October 2014: Top 10 Weekly Show Rankings for Week 3

Ratings based on Week Two numbers
 


This week TBBT ran 8.03 The First Pitch Insufficiency.
The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                  18-49 demo                18-49 viewers

Sunday Night Football                             7.4                            9,350,000
TBBT                                                        4.8                            6,068,000
Thursday Night Football                          *4.4                          *5,573,000
The Voice (Mon)                                        4.1                           5,220,000
The Voice (Tue)                                         4.0                           5,025,000
Football Night In America                         3.9                            4,954,000
Modern Family                                          3.7                           4,758,000
Scandal                                                     3.4                           4,296,000
How to get Away with Murder                   3.3                           4,220,000
Once Upon A Time                                    3.3                           4,174,000



*Thursday Night Football's final numbers include both the broadcast and the cable ratings. Since I am only considering broadcast, I will not include the cable portion of the ratings.
Last week I mentioned that Family Guy had it highest rating since 2011, a 4.6, for the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover hour long show. This week, it's ratings fell to a 1.9


Show                                                       Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                              19,386,000
NCIS                                                         18,838,000
NCIS:NO                                                   16,574,000
TBBT                                                         16,383,000
60 Minutes                                                 14,232,000
The Voice (Tue)                                          13,374,000
Scorpion                                                     13,359,000
The Voice (Tue)                                          12,950,000
Thursday Night Football                             12,941,000
Dancing with the Stars                               12,502,000

Just a reminder that Thursday Night Football ratings are only for broadcast portion of the ratings.


Tensor



09 October 2014: Week 3 Syndication
 


Based on Week One ratings

I'm going to do the syndication ratings a bit different this year. I'm going to list the the Household Rating and number of viewers for the top ten in syndication. They will be ranked based on Household ratings:

Show                                                     Household Rating                  Viewers

Judge Judy                                                       6.7                             9,439,000
Wheel of Fortune                                              6.3                          10,004,000
Jeopardy                                                           6.1                            9,389,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                                 5.4                            8,028,000
Family Feud                                                      5.1                            7,270,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                              4.0                            6,250,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                                  3.7                            5,473,000
Dr Phil                                                               3.2                            4,339,000
Entertainment Tonight                                       3.2                           4,538,000
Inside Edition                                                    2.9                           4,058,000

A couple of notes. During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program. This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings. There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure". This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends. I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.

Tensor


10 October 2014: Week 3 News and Notes

18-34 Demo
 


I want to start by giving credit for the 18-34 data to the poster omabin at Spoiler TV .

I said something yesterday about the 18-34 demo. The current standard is the 18-49 demo. In the late 1990s, early 2000s, the networks switched from using total viewers, to using the 18-49 demo. This basically due to those over 49 watching more TV than those who were under 49. Thus, those over 49 were easier to reach on television. If that group didn’t see an ad on one channel or show, they would probably see it on another channel or show. While those under 49, may miss an ad, and not see it on another channel or show, as they didn’t watch those other shows. The way to get most of those 18-49 to see an ad, would be to get the ad on a show that had a lot of 18-49 year old viewers.

With the proliferation of Live Streaming, sites that show broadcast shows, Time Shifting, etc, it is the 18-34 group that has changed the way they view television. They watch when they want, and pick and choose what they watch. As a result, they are now the hardest to reach, on live broadcast television. The networks, while not abandoning the 18-49 demo, are looking closer at the 18-34 demo.

Prior to, say, around 2003, total viewers were the measure for broadcast shows. Which ever show had the most viewers, was the number one show. With that in mind, here are the top ten non-sports shows, of this year, by viewers:

Show                                              Viewers (in millions).
NCIS                                                          18.11
TBBT                                                          17.10
NCIS:NO                                                    16.39
The Voice (Tue)                                          13.46
How to Get Away With Murder                   13.25
Scorpion                                                     13.22
The Voice (Mon)                                          12.77
Dancing With the Stars                               12.59
Criminal Minds                                            11.65
Scandal                                                       11.43

The perception is that CBS has an audience that is generally older than the other networks. Just keep in mind that, in viewers, CBS has five of the top ten shows, NBC has two (the two Voices), and ABC has three (Scandal, …Murder, DWTS).

Now, lets look at the 18-49 demo.

Show                                                            Demo Rating
TBBT                                                                  5.03
The Voice (Tue)                                                  4.10
The Voice (Mon)                                                 3.87
Modern Family                                                   3.80
Scandal                                                              3.65
How to Get Away With Murder                          3.60
Once Upon a Time                                             3.50
Black-ish                                                            2.95
The Simpsons                                                    2.95
Scorpion                                                             2.93

Remember those five CBS show’s? It’s down to two. TBBT and Scorpion sneaks in at #10. ABC has jumped to five, NBC has two (both Voices), and Fox has one (The Simpsons)

Now were going to look at the 18-34. I have one caveat, which I’ll explain after the list.

Show                                                           18-34 Rating

TBBT                                                                  3.58
The Simpsons                                                    3.15
Once Upon A Time                                            3.15
Scandal                                                              3.15
The Voice                                                           2.92
How to Get Away With Murder                          2.90
Modern Family                                                   2.83
Grey’s Anatomy                                                  2.55
Gotham                                                              2.33
Brooklyn Nine-nine                                            2.25

As I pointed out, while it is still in first place, it’s lead is less than a half a ratings point and it’s lead on fifth place goes from 1.4 to 0.6, less than half.

We now have only one show on both CBS (TBBT) and NBC (The Voice) on the list. ABC has five, and Fox is up to three (Brooklyn, Gotham, and The Simpsons (I’ll give them Family Guy too).
You can get an idea of how young a networks skews, by looking at this list. ABC, has more shows in the 18-34 demo, while CBS has the most viewers. Which indicates, that CBSs viewers are on the older side. Because of this, advertisers are willing to pay for more those younger viewers, who are harder to reach.

Now for the caveat. Family Guy had a huge season premiere with their Simpsons crossover episode. This has caused a large skew in their average. For example, the premiere had a 4.5 18-49, which dropped to a 1.9 for the second week. In the 18-34 demo, it’s average (I don’t have the breakouts) was a 4.20. Since it’s average is so skewed by the premiere, I’ve pull it from the list, for now.

Those interested in more details on the 18-34 ratings and how they may possibly correlate to ad rates, can find the first of a series of articles by Spot, over at Spotted Ratings

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Week 04; 13 October, 2014 

13 October, 2014; Live +7 for Week 4 

 

Based on week one numbers.

As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 7.9 demo and about 19,850,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.01 The Locomotion Interruption, at 8:00 PM and 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution, at 8:30.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                            Live + 7 Total

 

Gotham                                                  2.7                                                                    TBBT (8:30)                                          8.0

TBBT (8:30 PM)                                     2.6                                                                     TBBT (8:00 PM)                                   7.9

TBBT (8:00 PM)                                     2.4                                                                     Family Guy                                           6.5

How To Get Away with Murder              2.3                                                                     How to Get Away with Murder             6.1

Modern Family                                       2.2                                                                     Gotham                                                6.0

The Blacklist                                           2.0                                                                     Modern Family                                     6.0

Family Guy                                             1.9                                                                     Scandal                                                5.5

Scorpion                                                1.8                                                                      The Blacklist                                         5.5

Scandal                                                  1.7                                                                      The Voice                                             5.4

Marvel: Agents of SHEILD                     1.6                                                                      The Voice (Tues)                                   5.3

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                     Show                                             Live + 7 Total

 

How To Get Away with Murder            6,953,000                                                              TBBT (8:30)                                    24,180,000

The Blacklist                                        6,782,000                                                              TBBT (8:00 PM)                              23,746,000

TBBT (8:30 PM)                                   5,880,000                                                               NCIS                                              22,473,000

Gotham                                                5,839,000                                                              NCIS:NO                                        21,078,000

TBBT (8:00 PM)                                    5,669,000                                                              How to Get Away with Murder      21,076,000

Scorpion                                               5,320,000                                                              The Blacklist                                  19,334,000

Modern Family                                      4,802,000                                                              Scorpion                                        19,217,000

Person of Interest                                 4,743,000                                                               Scandal                                         15,973,000

NCIS                                                     4,135,000                                                               Modern Family                              15,870,000

Scandal                                                 4,017,000                                                              Person of Interest                          15,448,000

 

 

As you can see, a large increase, does not necessarily translate into totals.  Note that Agents of SHEILD had the tenth highest demo lift, but didn't make the Top Ten total list.  As a matter of fact, it finished 16th, and didn't even break a 4.0 demo.  One the viewer side, while NCIS was almost (200,000 viewers) three million viewers below How to get Away with Murder, NCIS was 1.5 million total viewers ahead of How to get Away with Murder.   Also note that TBBT was the only series to go over a 7.0 (and one of them hit 8.0) and was almost two full points ahead of every other show (excepting the Family Guy/Simpsons crossover special)

 

 

Tensor

 

 

14 October, 2014; Overnight Household Ratings for Week 04

 

The fast Nationals for 8.05 The Focus Attenuation. In Households, it pulled in 10.0 qhousehold rating with an 16 share (10.3/16 last week) and the repeat at 8:30) 7.23 The Proton Transmogrificationq a 7.1/11(7.5/11 last week). I'll have the overnights up around, 11:30 AM eastern time. It was ahead of the second place show(The Voice) by 1.5 points in households.

 

 

14 October, 2014; Overnight Demo and Viewers for Week 04

 

8.05 The Focus Attenuation had a 4.6(4.4 least week)with 15.63 million(15.54)and the repeat at 8:30 The Proton Transmogrification had a 2.9 (2.9). with 11.87 million (same as last week) The repeat at at 8:30 was again ranked third for the night, behind TBBT and The Voice. A full report along with comparisons to other shows will be put up later this afternoon, when all the adjustments have been made. Traditionally, TBBT gets adjusted up by a tenth or two and about a 200-300k viewers in the finals.

ETA, there is a possibility that TBBT could drop a bit. Monday Night Football, was on CBS in San Francisco, and pre-empted TBBT. We'll see in finals.

 

 

14 October 2014: Week 4 Final Ratings and comparison for 13 October Broadcast

*(These figures were revised later in the week.  Separate post below)

 

Final Ratigns For Monday, October 13, 2014 broadcasts

TBBT's Season (8.05, The Focus Attenuation), brought in a 4.5 , with 15.32 million people. At 8:30 a repeat of (7.23, The Proton Transmogrification) garnered a 2.8 demo and 11.38 Million . This is even for both the original and the repeat, viewers were down about a half a million.

Even down, TBBT was first for the night with that 4.5 demo. In second was The Voice at 4.0 and third was a tie between the 8:30 repeat and The Blacklist, both with a 2.8 For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 15.32 million viewers. The Voice was second with 13.28 million and Dancing with the Starswas third at 12.74 million viewers.

My usual source for the half hour splits was not available today, as the they were having trouble with their site this morning. So no splits today, sorry

Scorpion slid to a 2.4 demo this week, still good enough for fifth for the night. It was not able to grow out of the TBBT repeat this week. It was four tenths below in demo, but virtually the same in total viewers. Next week starts the test for Scopion, as it doesn't have a direct TBBT lead in (repeat those it is). The week after, we'll see how it goes without any TBBT on Monday.

 

 

Tensor

 

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014; Weekly Rankings Week 04

 

Ratings based on Week Three numbers.  There was a delay in getting these this week, that's why they weren't put out on Wednesday.  The viewer numbers for the 18-49 demo were also not available.

 

This week TBBT ran  8.04 The Hook-up Reverberation.  At 8:30, a repeat of 7.16 

The Table Polarization ran  

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                18-49 demo              18-49 viewers

 

Sunday Night Football                             6.6                            

TBBT                                                       4.6                            

Football Night In America                        4.0                           

Thursday Night Football                           3.8*                           

The Voice (Mon)                                       3.8                           

Modern Family                                         3.5

Simpsons                                                 3.3                          

How to get Away with Murder                   3.1                           

Scandal                                                    3.0                           

TBBT    (8:30)                             R            2.9                            

 

*Thursday Night Football's final numbers include both the broadcast and the cable ratings.  Since I am only considering broadcast, I will not include the cable portion of the ratings.

 

 

 

Show                                                      Total viewers

 

Sunday Night Football                               18,088,000                           

NCIS                                                           17,301,000

TBBT                                                          15,938,000

NCIS:NO                                                     15,414,000

The Voice (Mon)                                          12,582,000

Dancing with the Stars                               12,317,000

Scorpion                                                     12,054,000

Thursday Night Football                             11,910,000

TBBT (8:30)                              R                 11,835,000

Madam Secretary                                        11,446,000

 

Just a reminder that Thursday Night Football ratings are only for broadcast portion of the ratings.

Two things of note.  TBBT repeat was a top ten show in both demo and viewers.   The other thing  shows the power of the Sunday football overruns.  Last week, CBS had the late game and 60 minutes had the fifth most viewers, with 14 million, this week, it's not even on the list.   FOX had the late game this week and note that The Simpsons, who didn't even make the demo list last week, is seventh with a 3.3.

  

           

Tensor

 

From 16 October, 2014, Syndication for Week 4.

 

Based on Week Two ratings

I'm going to do the syndication ratings a bit different this year. I'm going to list the the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers for  syndication. 

Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                          Viewers

 

Judge Judy                                         6.7                             Wheel of Fortune                             10,141,000  

Wheel of Fortune                                6.8                             Jeopardy                                            9,662,000

Jeopardy                                             6.4                             Judge Judy                                        9,158,000                                            

TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   5.8                             TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   8,672,000

Family Feud                                        5.8                             Family Feud                                        7,261,000

Law and Order: CI     (Sunday)           4.7                             TBBT (Weekend)                                 6,760,000

TBBT (Weekend)                                 4.3                             Law and Order: CI                              6,574,000

Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                    3.9                             Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                    5,817,000

Law and Order:SVU     (Sunday)         3.6                             Law and Order:SVU (Sunday)            4,937,000

Entertainment Tonight                         3.4                             Entertainment Tonight                        4,870,000

    

 

A couple of notes.   During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.                        

 

 

 

 

Tensor

 

 

*17 October, 2014: Revised Ratigns For Monday, October 13, 2014 broadcasts

 

Nielsen issued revised ratings for Monday's finals, Both of TBBT went up in both demo and viewers.  Some other shows dropped.   I'll add the changes in red below:

TBBT]'s Season (8.05, The Focus Attenuation), brought in a 4.5 (4.6) , with 15.32 (15.94) million people. At 8:30 a repeat of (7.23, The Proton Transmogrification) garnered a 2.8 (2.9) demo and 11.38 (11.84) Million . This is even for both the original and the repeat, viewers were down about a half a million.  The demo is now up a tenth from last week and viewers up about 200,000

TBBTwas first for the night with that 4.5 (4.6) demo. In second was The Voice at 4.0 (3.8 ) and third was a tie between the 8:30 repeat at 2.8 (2.9) and The Blacklist, both with a 2.8 The Blacklist dropped to a 2.6. For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 15.32 15.94 million viewers. The Voice was second with 13.28 12.58 million and Dancing with the Starswas third at 12.74  12.32 million viewers.

My usual source for the half hour splits was not available today, as the they were having trouble with their site this morning. So no splits today, sorry

Scorpion slid to a 2.4(2.6) demo this week, still good enough for fifth to tie for four for the night. It was not able to grow out of the TBBT repeat this week. It was four three tenths below in demo, but virtually the same up, by 200,000 in total viewers. Next week starts the test for Scopion, as it doesn't have a direct TBBT lead in (repeat those it is). The week after, we'll see how it goes without any TBBT on Monday.

 

 

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Week 05; 20 October, 2014
 
 
20 October, 2014; Live +7 for Week 5 
 
 

 

Based on week two numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 7.5 demo and about 19,580,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.04  The First Pitch Insufficiency.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                            Live + 7 Total
 
How To Get Away with Murder              2.3                                                                    TBBT (8:30)                                          7.0
TBBT                                                      2.2                                                                    Modern Family                                     5.7
Modern Family                                       2.1                                                                    How to Get Away with Murder             5.5
Gotham                                                  1.9                                                                    Scandal                                                4.8
The Blacklist                                          1.9                                                                    Gotham                                                 4.7
Criminal Minds                                       1.8                                                                    Scorpion                                               4.6
Scandal                                                  1.5                                                                    Criminal Minds                                      4.5
Scorpion                                                1.5                                                                    Once Upon A Time                                4.4
Greys Anatomy                                      1.4                                                                    *The Voice (Mon)                                    4.0
Marvel: Agents of SHEILD                     1.3                                                                    Blackish                                                 3.8
 
*The Voice did not have a large enough lift to make the top 25, hence, I do not have a lift number for it.  I suspect, based on previous lift percentages, that it would have increased, but Once Upon A Time still would have been higher.
 
 
 
                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                     Show                                             Live + 7 Total
 
The Blacklist                                        5,997,000                                                               NCIS                                              22,569,000
How To Get Away with Murder            5,758,000                                                              TBBT (8:00 PM)                              21,707,000
TBBT                                                    5,268,000                                                              NCIS:NO                                        20,028,000
Modern Family                                     4,622,000                                                              Scorpion                                        17,944,000
Scorpion                                               4,557,000                                                             How to Get Away with Murder       17,699,000
Criminal Minds                                     4,534,000                                                              The Blacklist                                  16,527,000
Gotham                                                4,328,000                                                              Criminal Minds                               16,275,000
Castle                                                   4,086,000                                                              Madam Secretary                          15,202,000
Person of Interest                                 4,006,000                                                              Person of Interest                          14,876,000
NCIS:LA                                                3,878,000                                                              Modern Family                              14,788,000
 
 
While TBBT had only the second highest demo lift, it was still the only series to break a 6.0, with it's 7.0.    It finished second in total viewers by 800,000, even though NCIS beat it in Live + SD by 2.6 million.  
 
 
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Week 5: Overnight Household Rating; October 21, 2014
 

The overnight household ratings for 8.06 The Expedition Approximation. In Households, it pulled in 10.2(10.3 last week) household rating with an 16 share(16). In the Top 25 markets, it had a 4.6 demo, second place was the Voice with 3.7. I'll have the overnights up around, 11:30 AM eastern time.

 
 
Week 5: Overnight Demo and Viewers; October 21, 2014
 

8.06 The Expedition Approximation, had a 4.4 (4.4 last week)with 15.65 million (15.54 million). Last night The Millers premiered in the 8:30 slot. It pulled in a 2.2 demo, with 9.23 million viewers. This is down seven tenths in demo and 2.5 million viewers from 

TBBT (The Table Polarization) repeat last week. That scored a 2.9 demo with 11.87 million viewers. A full report along with comparisons to other shows will be put up later this afternoon, when all the adjustments have been made. Traditionally, TBBT gets adjusted up by a tenth or two and about a 200-300k viewers in the finals.
 
 
Week 5: Final Ratings for October 20 Broadcasts; October 21, 2014
 
 

TBBT's Season (8.06, The Expedition Approximation), brought in a 4.6 , with 16.02 million people.    It was up two tenths in demo and 350,000 from the overnights. This week, the show was even in demo and up by 700,000 viewers from last week.
 TBBT was first for the night with that 4.6 demo. In second was The Voice at 3.4 (down six tenths from last week)  and third was a tie between Scorpion and The Blacklist, both with a 2.4 For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 16.02 million viewers.  Dancing with the Stars was second with 12.58 million and The Voice was third at 11.90 million viewers.

My usual source for the half hour splits was again not available today. So no splits today, sorry

Scorpion held to a 2.4 demo this week, good enough for a tie for third for the night. It picked up three tenths out of The Millers. So it held up well with a much lower lead-in. 
 
Last night, the premiere of The Miller's scored a 2.1 demo, with 8.93 Million viewers.  Last week, a TBBT repeat of (7.23, The Proton Transmogrification) garnered a 2.8 demo and 11.38 Million .   Generally, networks like when a show, with a huge lead in, keeps 60-70% of it's demo and viewers.  The Millers only kept 45% of the demo of TBBT and 55% of the viewers.  It will be really interesting to see how The Millers and Scorpion do next week, with Two Broke Girls taking TBBT's place.  
 
 
 
 
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Weekly Rankings Week 05; Wednesday, October 22, 2014
 

Ratings based on Week Four numbers.
This week TBBT ran 8.05 The Focus Attenuation. At 8:30, a repeat of 7.16 The Proton Transmogrification ran
The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                 18-49 demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                            8.2                                     10,443
TBBT                                                       4.6                                       5,698
Football Night In America                       4.1                                       5,147
The Voice (Mon)                                      4.0                                       5,108
Thursday Night Football                         3.9*
Simpsons                                                3.6                                       4,552
The Voice (Mon)                                      3.4                                       4,344
Modern Family                                        3.4                                       4,379
Scandal                                                   2.9                                       3,711
TBBT (8:30) R                                          2.9                                       3,520



*Thursday Night Football's final numbers include both the broadcast and the cable ratings. Since I am only considering broadcast, I will not include the cable portion of the ratings.
*Two programs, related to Football overruns have been removed.



Show                                                                  Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                        23,792,000
NCIS                                                                    17,259,000
NCIS:NO                                                             16,141,000
TBBT                                                                   15,940,000
The Voice (Mon)                                                   13,275,000
Dancing with the Stars                                         12,739,000
Football Night in America                                     12,605,000
Thursday Night Football                                       12,480,000
The Voice (Tue)                                                     12,339,000
Madam Secretary                                                 12,278,000



Just a reminder that Thursday Night Football ratings are only for broadcast portion of the ratings.
Two things of note. TBBT repeat finished in 13 in viewers.


Tensor

 
 
Syndication for Week 05; Thursday, October 23, 2014
 

Based on Week Three ratings

I'm going to do the syndication ratings a bit different this year. I'm going to list the the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers for  syndication. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                          Viewers
 
Judge Judy                                         7.0                             Wheel of Fortune                             10,069,000  
Wheel of Fortune                                6.4                             Judge Judy                                        9,856,000
Jeopardy                                             6.2                             Jeopardy                                            9,264,000                                            
Family Feud                                        5.8                             TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   8,856,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   5.7                             Family Feud                                        8,538,000
Law and Order: CI     (Sunday)           4.6                              Law and Order: CI                              6,224,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                 3.9                             TBBT (Weekend)                                 6,012,000
Law and Order:SVU     (Sunday)         3.8                             Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                    5,434,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     3.6                             Law and Order:SVU (Sunday)            5,221,000
Entertainment Tonight                         3.2                             Entertainment Tonight                        4,616,000
    
 
A couple of notes.   During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.  
 
 
Tensor

 
 
News and Notes for Week 5; Friday 24 October, 2014
 

SWEEPS
 
There was a question in the Shamy thread about Sweeps.   Nielsen normally uses it's regular set box, which only monitors which channel is being watched, along with the boxes that are referred to as people meters.  These are slightly interactive boxes that track the age and sex of the person watching.  I said slightly interactive, as each person enters their age and sex, and when they watch they select the "button" to which their age and sex is attached.  These are able to handle more than one viewer, and even guests that are watching at that particular home.   Both boxes are able to track DVR usage as well.   The numbers you see, here in the ratings thread, are based on the set box and the people meter.  
 
Remember, the ratings are based on a statistical sampling, so each home represents a certain number of homes.  Here's a simple example (and not accurate, it's just to give you an idea), if the Nielsen company monitors 100 homes,  they make those 100 homes equal to 10,000 homes.  If say, 20 out of that 100 are watching a certain program, then the company extrapolates that to 2000 homes.  Now, these types of extrapolations are subject to error, so the more data you collect, the errors are reduced.   While these are able to provide sex and age data, there isn't a further breakdown.  
 
During the months of November, February, May, and July (this isn't a well known one), Nielsen sends out paper diaries.  This requires the users to write down what they are watching, at what time, if they are watching a DVR, etc.  It is not automatic.  However, while those diaries give information on age and sex, they also give information about marital status, income, ethnicity, education, etc.   This does two things.  One, it provides a more in-depth picture of who is watching what.    This is valuable to the advertisers, as they can see specific groups that are watching the programs.  It's a silly example, but you want to tailor your ad to older, more affluent males, if you are advertising during the broadcast of a golf tournament.  You don't want to advertise the next concert of the newest boy band during that time.  The other thing it does, is to provide Nielsen with the data to tune their extrapolation calculations and to break down their people and set meters into various groups found from the paper diaries.  
 
The diaries are sent out to the various households for a two week period of the sweeps, and then the households are changed for the second two week period (remember the thing about more data reducing errors.  The term sweeps comes from the earlier period when Nielsen would start collecting the diaries in the East of the US, and then "sweep" across the country, picking up all the other diaries.  
 
 
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Week 06; 27 October, 2014

 
 
Week 6 Live +7; 27 October, 2014

 

Based on week three numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 6.7 demo and about 18.269,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.04 The Hook-up Reverberation.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                            Live + 7 Total

 

How To Get Away with Murder              2.3                                                                    TBBT (8:30)                                          6.8

Modern Family                                       2.3                                                                    Modern Family                                     5.8

TBBT                                                      2.2                                                                    How to Get Away with Murder             5.4

The Blacklist                                          2.1                                                                    Blacklist                                                4.7

Gotham                                                  2.0                                                                    Scandal                                                4.7

Scandal                                                  1.7                                                                    Gotham                                                4.5

Greys Anatomy                                      1.6                                                                    Grey's Anatomy                                    4.0

Criminal Minds                                       1.5                                                                    Once Upon A Time                               4.0

Once Upon A Time                                1.3                                                                    NCIS                                                     3.9

NCIS                                                       1.3                                                                    Scorpion                                               3.9

 

 

*The Voice did not have a large enough lift to make the top 25, hence, I do not have a lift number for it.  For reference, it had a 3.8, before VCR viewing. 

 

 

 

                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                     Show                                             Live + 7 Total

 

The Blacklist                                        6,470,000                                                               NCIS                                              21,606,000

How To Get Away with Murder            5,500,000                                                              TBBT                                              20,853,000

TBBT                                                    4,915,000                                                              NCIS:NO                                        18,505,000

Modern Family                                     4,885,000                                                              Scorpion                                        16,532,000

Castle                                                   4,552,000                                                              The Blacklist                                  16,527,000

Gotham                                                4,519,000                                                              How to Get Away with Murder       16,309,000

Scorpion                                               4,488,000                                                              Modern Family                               15,108,000

NCIS                                                     4,305,000                                                              Criminal Minds                               14,595,000

Person of Interest                                 4,120,000                                                              Blue Bloods                                    14,235,000

Criminal Minds                                     4,021,000                                                               Castle                                             14,149,000

 

 

 

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 6, News and Notes; 28 October, 2014
 

Since TBBT is now on Thursdays, I thought I would compare last weeks household ratings, with this weeks.  TBBT had a 10.2 household rating last week. The premiere of 2 Broke Girls came in with a 5.7. While this is a drop off from TBBT, it's actually ahead of 2 Broke Girls ratings last spring, and consistent with HIMYM from last fall in the same slot.  

The big loser, with the loss of TBBT, was The Millers, with a 4.5 household rating. Last week, it had a 6.0 household, which translated into a 2.2 demo. That 4.5 could end up with a sub 2 demo.  

The surprise was Scorpion, which pull in a 7.0, only two tenths down from the week before, with a weaker lead in. It's lead in dropped 1.5 ratings points, but it only lost those two tenths. It actually was up by 2.5 points on it's lead in. Scorpion just recieved a full season order, so this performance is encouraging.

Remember, these were household rating, not the demo, which is what we normally have.

 

 

 

Tensor

 

 

Week 06 Weekly Rankings; October 28, 2014 

 

Ratings based on Week Five numbers.

 

With TBBT moving back to Thursday, I'm returning to the normal order of the posts.  Monday, both the Live + 7 and The Taping and Broadcast schedule thread will be updated.  On Tuesday, the weekly rankings.   On Wednesday, Syndication ratings.  On Thursday, there will be news and notes having to do with ratings. and, of course on Friday, I'll be posting the previous nights ratings for TBBT.  

This week TBBT ran 8.06 The Expedition Approximation.   The World Series had three games in the top ten, with a 3.4, 3.4, and a 3.2 Demo rating.  As we are more interested in shows that run weekly, we have pulled it out of the top ten.
The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                 18-49demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                            7.1                                       8,965

Thursday Night Football                         4.8*

TBBT                                                       4.6                                       5,818

The Voice (Mon)                                      3.4                                       4,322

Modern Family                                         3.4                                       4,299

Football Night In America                        3.4                                       4,287

The Voice (Tues)                                     3.3                                       4,138

Scandal                                                    3.0                                       3,862

How to Get Away With Murder                 3.0                                       3,823

Criminal Minds                                         2.5                                       3,170


*Thursday Night Football's final numbers include both the broadcast and the cable ratings. Since I am only considering broadcast, I will not include the cable portion of the ratings.
*Two programs, related to Football overruns have been removed.



Show                                                                  Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                         18,799,000
NCIS                                                                    17,125,000
NCIS:NO                                                              16,130,000
TBBT                                                                    16,017,000

60 Minutes                                                            13,234,000

Dancing with the Stars                                          12,584,000

The Voice (Tue)                                                     11,947,000

The Voice (Mon)                                                    11,899,000

Madam Secretary                                                  11,713,000

 

Blue Bloods                                                           11,418,000

Just a reminder that Thursday Night Football ratings are only for broadcast portion of the ratings.



Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 6 Syndication; 29 October, 2014

 

Based on Week Four ratings

I'm going to do the syndication ratings a bit different this year. I'm going to list the the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers for  syndication. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                          Viewers

 

Judge Judy                                         6.9                             Wheel of Fortune                              10,151,000  

Wheel of Fortune                                6.4                             Judge Judy                                         9,782,000

Family Feud                                        6.1                             Jeopardy                                             9,445,000                                            

Jeopardy                                             6.1                             TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   9,034,000

TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   5.8                              Family Feud                                        8,902,000

TBBT (Weekend)                                 4.0                              TBBT (Weekend)                               6,136,000

Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     3.9                              Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                    5,938,000

Law and Order:SVU     (Sunday)         3.8                              Law and Order:SVU (Sunday)            5,308,000

Law and Order: CI     (Sunday)            3.7                              Law and Order: CI                              5,173,000

Entertainment Tonight                          3.3                              Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     4,846,000

    

 

A couple of notes.   During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.                        

 

 

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 6 Overnights; 31 October, 2014

 

The episode, 8.07 The Misinterpretation Agitation, pulled in an 11.0(10.2 last week) household rating with an 18 share(16) last night. The move back helped the shoe with a 0.8 increase in the households and a increase of 2 in the share. I expect it to hit a 5.0 In demo. For the top 25 markets, TBBT was first with a 4.7, Scandal had a 3.7, and in third was How to Get Away With Murder with a 3.1.

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 6 Overnight Demo and Viewers; 31 October 2014

 

8.07 The Misinterpretation Agitation, had a 4.1 (4.4 last week)with 16.42 million (15.54 million).   

 

 

 While traditionally, TBBT gets adjusted up by a tenth or two and about a 200-300k viewers in the finals, it may not happen this week.  Both NFL teams playing on Thursday night had their local broadcast on CBS, so any adjustment up, may be offset by a downward adjustment due to being preempted.

 

 

 

Tensor

 

 

Week 6 Final Ratings For Thursday, October 30, 2014 broadcasts; 31 October, 2014

 

TBBT ran 8.07, The Misinterpretation Agitation), brought in a 4.1 , with 16.25 million people.    It was even in demo and viewers from the overnights. This week, the show was down five tenths from last week, but it was up by 250,000 viewers from last week.  It was a soft night overall for the demo, with several shows setting season or series lows.  With the soft viewer night and it moving back to Thursday that 4.1 isn't as alarming as it may seem.

 

TBBT was still first for the night with that 4.1 demo. In second was Scandal at 3.1  and third was How to Get Away With Murder with a 2.7 For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 16.25 million viewers.  Mom was second with 11.13 million and Two and A Half Men was third at 10.29 million viewers.

For it's premiere last night, Mom had a 2.5, with those 11 million viewers.  It's retention out of TBBT was weak at 60%, however, it was well ahead of The Millers last year at 45-50%.

 

I mentioned that I expected a 5 for the demo.  That was based on a higher household rating.  The problem was the household rating is based on the number of TV sets actually on, and the soft viewer night simply had less viewers, leading to the low demo.

 

 

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Week 07; 03 November, 2014
 
 Week 7 Live +703 November, 2014
 


Based on week four numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 6.7 demo and about 18.200,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.04 The Hook-up Reverberation.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                            Live + 7 Total
 
How To Get Away with Murder              2.2                                                                    TBBT (8:30)                                          6.7
TBBT                                                      2.2                                                                    Modern Family                                     5.3
Modern Family                                       1.9                                                                    How to Get Away with Murder             5.0
The Blacklist                                          1.8                                                                    The Voice                                              5.0
Gotham                                                  1.7                                                                    Blacklist                                                4.6
Greys Anatomy                                      1.6                                                                    Scandal                                                 4.5
Scandal                                                  1.6                                                                    Gotham                                                 4.1
Criminal Minds                                       1.5                                                                    Grey's Anatomy                                    4.0
Marvel: Agents of Sheild                        1.3                                                                    NCIS                                                     3.9
Once Upon A Time                                 1.2                                                                    Once Upon A Time                               3.9

 
 
                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                     Show                                             Live + 7 Total
 
The Blacklist                                        6,191,000                                                               NCIS                                              21,606,000
How To Get Away with Murder            5,413,000                                                              TBBT                                              20,207,000
TBBT                                                    4,888,000                                                              NCIS:NO                                        19,201,000
Castle                                                   4,572,000                                                              The Blacklist                                   15,949,000
Modern Family                                     4,333,000                                                              Scorpion                                         15,691,000
Scorpion                                               4,181,000                                                              How to Get Away with Murder       15,203,000
NCIS                                                     4,175,000                                                              Criminal Minds                               14,919,000
Criminal Minds                                     4,021,000                                                              Blue Bloods                                    14,584,000
Gotham                                                3,945,000                                                              Modern Family                                14,038,000
Person of Interest                                 3,888,000                                                              Castle                                             13,745,000

 
 
Over all there was a rather large drop in viewers for this week.    Viewer lift was down about 2.4 million viewers this week, while total viewers were down about 3.4 million..
 

 
Tensor

 
 
Week 07 Weekly Rankings; Tuesday, November 3, 2014 
 

Ratings based on Week Six numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran 8.07 The Misinterpretation Agitation.   The World Series had two games in the top ten demo, with a 6.6 for game 7, and a , 3.5 for game .  As we are more interested in shows that run weekly, we have pulled it out of the top ten.
 
The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                 18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                            6.7                                       8,484

TBBT                                               P     4.1                                       5,211
The Voice (Mon)                                     3.7                                       4,716
Football Night In America                       3.6                                       4,531
Modern Family                                        3.5                                       4,410
60 Minutes                                              3.4                                       4,290
Scandal                                                   3.1                                       3,877
The Voice (Tues)                                    2.9                                        3,729
How to Get Away With Murder               2.7                                        3,422
Criminal Minds                                        2.7                                       3,393
 
 
 
Show                                                                  Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                         18,595,000
60 Minutes                                                           17,800,000
NCIS                                                                    17,526,000
TBBT                                            P                     16,247,000

NCIS:New Orleans                                               16,086,000
Madam Secretary                                                 13,209,000
Dancing with the Stars                                         12,620,000
The Voice (Mon)                                                   12,478,000
Blue Bloods                                                          11,392,000
The Voice (Tue)                                                    11,350,000


This was the Premiere for TBBT on Thursdays.   Also, note the numbers for 60 Minutes.  CBS had the Denver-New England game run over.  Those numbers, for 60 mInutes are due to the game run-over.   All 10 of the the top 10 in viewers are the same as last week, just not in the same order.  


Tensor

 
 
 
Week 7 Syndication; 5 November, 2014
 

Based on Week five ratings

I'm going to do the syndication ratings a bit different this year. I'm going to list the the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers for  syndication. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                          Viewers
 
Judge Judy                                         6.9                             Wheel of Fortune                              10,322,000  
Wheel of Fortune                                6.5                             Jeopardy                                             9,701,000
Jeopardy                                             6.3                             Judge Judy                                         9,567,000                                            
Family Feud                                        5.9                              Family Feud                                       8,461,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   5.3                              TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                  8,119,000
Law and Order: CI     (Sunday)           4.3                              TBBT (Weekend)                               5,920,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                 3.9                              Law and Order: CI                             5,881,000
Law and Order:SVU     (Sunday)         3.8                              Law and Order:SVU (Sunday)           5,800,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     3.5                              Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                    5,362,000
Entertainment Tonight                          3.2                              Entertainment Tonight                        4,545,000
    

 
A couple of notes.   During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
Here's a shout out to Kerrycec03 for providing me, yesterday, some information for last weeks numbers(note, last week TBBT was fourth in households, it's fifth this week).  It was the breakout, by the various demos for the local syndication of TBBT.   For example, at 7:00 PM here, TBBT runs two episodes on local station WMOR, Virtual Channel 32.   The following does not include those episodes shown on TBS.  So with those caveats, here is the info:
 
TBBT is #1 in the demos for Women 18-49, Women 25-54, Men 18-34, Men 18-49 and Men 25-54, it is #2 in Women 18-34.   None of the other top five in household rating (Judge Judy, Wheel, Jeopardy, Family Feud), had all their demos in the top five.  For instance, in the women 18-34 demo,  Judge Judy, Wheel and Jeopardy were in 6th, 8th. and 9th respectively.
 
  With the exception of two shows,  TBBT is the only show to break a 3.0 rating in any demo, and it did it in three.  TBBT broke a three in  Women 18-49, Women 25-54, and men 25-54.  The two exception are in the Women 25-54 demo.  Judge Judy brought in a 3.2 demo and Modern Family had a 3.0 (TBBT had a 3.7).  TBBT low was in Men 18-34, where it had a 2.1 demo ratings.  While it only had a 2.1, neither Judge Judy, Wheel, and Jeopardy broke a 1.0.  
 
Now, you may be wondering how TBBT is in fourth in the households, when it's leading all but one of the demos(and in second in that one).  Well, Judge Judy, Wheel, Jeopardy (and to a lesser extent Family Feud) have a huge advantage in the 55+ demo.  Enough to overcome all those demo categories that TBBT leads.  While it doesn't lead in households, as many of you know from previous articles, advertisers look for the younger demo for advertising.  As TBBT leads in all those demos, it still pulls in advertising money.   
 
                        
Tensor

 
 
Week 7 Overnight  Households 07 November, 2014
 

The episode, 8.08 The Prom Equivalency, pulled in an 10.5(11.0 last week) household rating with an 17 share(18) last night.  Last weeks numbers (11.0 with a 18 share)  translated into a 4.1 demo with 16.22 million viewers.

 
 
Week 7 Overnights, Demo and Viewers, 07 November, 2014
 

8.08 The Prom Equivalency , had a 4.2 (4.1 last week)with 16.57 million (16.42 million).   

 
I'm not calling any final numbers.    There were preemption on CBS for the local transmission of Thursday Night Football.
 
 
Week 7 Final Ratings For Thursday, November 06, 2014 broadcasts, 07 November, 2014
 


TBBT ran 8.08, The Prom Equivalency), and it  brought in a 4.3 , with 16.56 million people. It was up a tenth in demo and essentially even in viewers (-10,000). This week, the show was up two tenths from last week, but it was up by 300,000 viewers from last week. 

TBBT was first for the night with that 4.3 demo. In second was Scandal, which fell two tenths to 2.9 and third was How to Get Away With Murder with a 2.8, up a tenth. For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 16.56 million viewers. Mom was second with 10.82 million and Two and A Half Men was third at 9.82 million viewers.

While Mom was up from last week, it maintained it's retention out of TBBT at 60%, which, while not great, did not drop from last week and is still ahead of The Millers last year at 45-50%. In terms of viewers, it's retention was 70%


While CBS was preempted in Cleveland for the Thursday Night Football game, TBBT's demo actually increased and Mom's went up a tenth.  


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Week 08; 10 November, 2014

 

 

Live +7 for Week 8; 10 November, 2014

 

Based on week five numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 7.2 demo and about 18.988,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.04 The Hook-up Reverberation.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                            Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                     2.3                                                                    TBBT (8:30)                                          6.9
Modern Family                                       2.2                                                                    Modern Family                                     5.6
The Blacklist                                          2.0                                                                    How to Get Away with Murder              4.8
How To Get Away with Murder              1.8                                                                    Scandal                                                4.6
Gotham                                                  1.7                                                                    Blacklist                                                4.4
Scandal                                                  1.6                                                                    Gotham                                                4.0
Greys Anatomy                                      1.4                                                                    Grey's Anatomy                                    3.9
Scorpion                                                 1.4                                                                   Criminal Minds                                      3.9
Criminal Minds                                       1.4                                                                    Scorpion                                               3.8
Marvel: Agents of Sheild                        1.3                                                                    Once Upon A Time                               3.5

 

 
                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                     Show                                             Live + 7 Total
 
The Blacklist                                         6,034,000                                                              TBBT                                              21,387,000
TBBT                                                    5,370,000                                                              NCIS                                               21,012,000
Modern Family                                     4,927,000                                                               NCIS:NO                                        19,397,000
Castle                                                   4,298,000                                                              The Blacklist                                   15,372,000
How To Get Away with Murder             4,282,000                                                              Blue Bloods                                    15,254,000
Scorpion                                               4,240,000                                                               Modern Family                               15,086,000
Gotham                                                 4,033,000                                                              Scorpion                                         14,987,000
Criminal Minds                                      3,915,000                                                              How to Get Away with Murder        14,249,000
NCIS                                                     3,887,000                                                              Criminal Minds                                13,840,000
Person of Interest                                 3,882,000                                                               Scandal                                          13,812,000

 

 

Like last year, in total demo, there's TBBT, Modern Family, and everything else.  In viewers, there's TBBT, NCIS then NCIS:NO (which has replaced NCIS:LA in the totals, due to airing after NCIS) and everything else.  

 

In demo lift, again like last year, it's has been TBBT, Modern Family, and The Blacklist, although How to Get Away With Murder has snuck in a time or two.  In viewer lift it is again The Blacklist, TBBT, Modern Family, and everything else, although, again, How to Get Away With Murder has made the top two.  

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 


Week 08 Weekly Rankings; Tuesday, November 11, 2014
 

Ratings based on Week Seven numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran 8.07 The Prom Equivalency.  There was a special, the CMA Awards, which scored a 4.5 demo (2 in demo) , with 16.25 (3 in viewers) Million viewers. As we are more interested in shows that run weekly, I've have pulled it out of the top ten.  Also, removed was The OT, a Pro Football recap show


The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                 18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                            6.5                                       8,254
TBBT                                                      4.3                                       5,400
Football Night In America                       4.1                                       5,185
The Voice (Mon)                                     3.5                                       4,393
The Simpsons                                         3.0                                       4,410
Scandal                                                   2.9                                       3,719
How to Get Away With Murder               2.8                                        3,527
Once Upon A Time                                 2.8                                        3,132
The Blacklist                                           2.4                                        3,043
Grey's Anatomy                                      2.4                                        3,014
  
Show                                                                  Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                         18,131,000
TBBT                                                                    16,557,000
Dancing with the Stars                                         13,088,000
Madam Secretary                                                 12,540,000
60 Minutes                                                            12,160,000
Football Night in America                                     12,060,000
The Voice (Mon)                                                   12,056,000
Blue Bloods                                                          11,506,000
NCIS                                                SR                11,473,000
Mom                                                                     10,803,000
 
 
This was the Premiere for TBBT on Thursdays.   Also, note the numbers for 60 Minutes.    Without the football runover powering it, it didn't make the top ten in demo and dropped 5 million viewers.    Also note that Mom made the top ten in viewers, with TBBT as a lead in.


Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 8 Syndication; 12 November, 2014 
 

Based on Week six ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                          Viewers
 
Judge Judy                                         6.9                             Wheel of Fortune                              11,057,000  
Wheel of Fortune                                6.9                             Jeopardy                                             9,971,000
Jeopardy                                             6.5                             Judge Judy                                         9,604,000                                            
Family Feud                                        6.2                              Family Feud                                        8,929,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   5.4                              TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   8,376,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                 4.6                              TBBT (Weekend)                                 7,501,000
Law and Order:SVU     (Sunday)         4.4                              Law and Order:SVU     (Sunday)         6,434,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     3.6                              Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                    5,461,000
Law and Order: CI     (Sunday)            3.6                              Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)            5,124,000
Entertainment Tonight                          3.4                             Entertainment Tonight                         4,932,000
    

 

 

A couple of notes.   During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.

 

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 8 Overnights Households and Top 25 Demo, 14 November, 2014
 

The episode, 8.09 The Septum Deviation pulled in an 10.7(10.5 last week) household rating with an 17 share(17) last night. Last weeks numbers (10.5 with a 17 share) translated into a 4.2 demo with 16.57 million viewers. The show was #1 in it's timeslot and for the night. Second, for the night, was Scandal, with a 7.8.   The episode, 8.09 The Septum Deviation had a 4.8 demo in the Top 25 markets. Second was Scandal with a 3.9. These numbers usually come down a bit when we get the full overnights.

 

 


Week 8 Overnight Demo and Viewers; 14 November, 2014
 

8.09 The Septum Deviation had a 4.5(4.2 last week)with 17.07 million (16.57million).    

 

There were local CBS preemptions in Miami and Buffalo for Thursday Night Football. While I'm not calling any final numbers, I don't think TBBT will drop( or not much) as it usually gets adjusted up and those markets are not as large as say Chicago or NY or LA.

 

 

 

Week 8 Final Ratings For Thursday, November 13, 2014 broadcasts, 14 November, 2014

 

TBBT ran 8.09, The Septum Deviation), brought in a 4.5 , with 16.90 million people. It was even in demo and essentially even in viewers (-17,000) from the overnights. This week, the show was up two tenths in demo and was up by 340,000 viewers from last week.  It appears that the pre-emptions offset the usual rise from the overnights this week.

TBBT was first for the night with that 4.5 demo. In second was Scandal, which was up three tenths over last week to 3.2 and third was How to Get Away With Murder with a 2.9, up a tenth. For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 16.90 million viewers. Mom was second with 11.07 million (up 250,000) and Scandal climbed to third at 10.05 million viewers.

While Mom was up from last week, in both demo and viewers,  it's retention out of TBBT, was down again, but this time by three percent to 57%,   This was higher than The Millers last year at 45-50%. In terms of viewers, it's retention was down by five percent to 65%  Speaking of The Millers, it was announced Friday that CBS had cancelled that show.   Last week's demo was a new low for the show at a 1.5 demo.  

 

I'm sorry this was so late this week, but I was off on a short trip doing birthday stuff on Friday and didn't get back until late afternoon on Saturday.  


Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 8 News and Notes; 15 November 2014

 

In response to a question by one of our members (notchinc) about how putting repeats of TBBT in place of the cancelled The Millers would affect ratings:

 

It didn't affect the ratings last year when they moved TBBT repeats into Monday night to replace "We Are Men". As a matter of fact the repeats of TBBT had better ratings than "We Are Men". Don't forget, they already have run repeats this year, when they decided to run back to back TBBT for a month, until the premiere of "Two Broke Girls" and the repeats routinely finished in the in the top three for the night and in the top ten for the week.

As for what's in the pipe. As Kerry mentioned they have "Mike and Molly", along with the new series "The Odd Couple" to plug in. The question is going to be, how are they going to set up the schedules. With the cancelation of "The Millers", "The McCarthy's" becomes the lowest rated comedy and could be in trouble. It only pulled in a 1.4 demo this past Thursday and may be related to Elementary's drop this year.

The original plan was to move "Mom" back to Monday, and "The Millers" to after TBBT. That obviously isn't going to happen, now. But what is going where after the first of the year will be interesting to see. Does "Mom" moved back to Monday? Or Does "Mike and Molly" go there and move "Mom" to 9:30 on Thursday, leaving "The Odd Couple" after TBBT. Or keep "Mom" where it is, and have "The Odd Couple" move to 9:30 on Thursday, after "Two and A Half Men"? That would seem to be the most logical as "The Odd Couple" and "Two and A Half Men" seem to be a compatible audience.

Stay tuned to CBS for your answers.


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Week 09; 17 November, 2014
 

Live +7 for Week 9; 17 November, 2014 
 

Based on week six numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 6.8 demo and about 18.780,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.07 The Misinterpretation Agitation, it was the shows return to Thursday.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                              Live + 7 Total
 
Modern Family                                       2.2                                                                    TBBT (8:30)                                            6.4
TBBT                                                      2.3                                                                    Modern Family                                       5.9
How To Get Away with Murder              1.8                                                                    How to Get Away with Murder                4.7
The Blacklist                                           2.0                                                                   The Voice (Mon)                                     4.5*
Gotham                                                  1.7                                                                    Scandal                                                  4.5
Criminal Minds                                       1.4                                                                    Blacklist                                                  4.4
Scandal                                                  1.6                                                                    The Voice (Tue)                                      3.9
Scorpion                                                 1.4                                                                    Once Upon A Time                                 3.9
Marvel: Agents of Sheild                        1.3                                                                    Criminal Minds                                        3.8
Once Upon A Time                                 3.5                                                                    Black-ish                                                 3.8

 

 

Monday's, The Voice, did not make the top 25 lifts for this week.  I'm using an approximate lift, based on their 3.7 original broadcast demo.
 

 

 

                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                     Show                                                 Live + 7 Total
 
The Blacklist                                         6,144,000                                                              TBBT                                                    21,578,000
TBBT                                                     5,282,000                                                              NCIS                                                    21,387,000
Modern Family                                      5,204,000                                                              NCIS:NO                                             19,259,000
How To Get Away with Murder             5,175,000                                                              The Blacklist                                        15,711,000
Elementary                                           4,507,000                                                               Blue Bloods                                         15,536,000
Castle                                                   4,386,000                                                               Modern Family                                     15,124,000
Scorpion                                               4,248,000                                                               Scorpion                                              14,638,000
Blue Bloods                                          4,144,000                                                               Criminal Minds                                     14,195,000
NCIS                                                     3,861,000                                                               How To Get Away with Murder             13,855,000
NCIS:LA                                                3,850,000                                                              The Good Wife                                      13,429,000

 

 

 

 

 

This was the week that TBBT moved back to Thursday.  It was a down week for TBBT  in Live + SD.  I would think this is partly due to the move back to Thursday,  but it still had the highest demo and most viewed in Live + 7
 
 
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Week 09 Weekly Rankings; Tuesday, November 17, 2014
 

Ratings based on Week Eight numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran 8.09 The Septum Deviation.   As we are more interested in shows that run weekly, I've removed was The OT, a Pro Football score/recap show
 
 
The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )
 
Show                                                 18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)
 
Sunday Night Football                            7.1                                       9,051
TBBT                                                      4.5                                       5,734
Football Night In America                       3.7                                       4,698
The Voice (Mon)                                     3.2                                       4,123
Scandal                                                   3.2                                       4,102
Modern Family                                        3.2                                       4,029
The Voice (Mon)                                      3.0                                      3,816
The Simpsons                                         3.0                                       3,759
How to Get Away With Murder                2.9                                       3,672
Mom                                                        2.6                                       3,264
 
 
 
Show                                                                  Total viewers
 
Sunday Night Football                                         20,820,000
NCIS                                                                    17,493,000
TBBT                                                                   16,902,000
NCIS:NO                                                             14,994,000
Dancing with the Stars                                        12,768,000
Madam Secretary                                                13,305,000
60 Minutes                                                           12,654,000
Football Night in America                                    11,962,000
The Voice (Mon)                                                   11,484,000
The Voice (Tue)                                                    11,421,000
 
 
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Week 9 Syndication; 19 November, 2014 
 

Based on Week seven ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                           Viewers
 
Wheel of Fortune                                 7.2                            Wheel of Fortune                                11,736,000  

Judge Judy                                          7.1                            Jeopardy                                            10,596,000
Jeopardy                                              6.7                            Judge Judy                                          9,894,000                                            
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    6.3                             TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                   9,775,000
Family Feud                                         5.9                             Family Feud                                         8,615,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                 4.6                             TBBT (Weekend)                                 7,028,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)         4.5                              Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                    6,546,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     4.3                              Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)            6,103,000

Entertainment Tonight                          3.6                             Entertainment Tonight                          5,274,000
Dr Phil                                                  3.4                              Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     5,253,000

                                                                                               

 

 
 
A couple of notes.   During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
 
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Week 9 Overnights Households, 21 November, 2014
 

The episode, 8.10 The Champagne Reflection pulled in an 10.0(10.7)last week) household rating with an 16 share(17) last night. Last weeks numbers (10.0 with a 16 wshare) translated into a 4.5 demo with 17.07 million viewers. The show was #1 in it's timeslot and for the night. Second, for the night, was Scandal, with a 7.9, with a 12 share.

 

 

 

Week 9 Overnight Demo and Viewers 21 November, 2014
 

8.10 The Champagne Reflection had a 4.0(4.5 last week)with 14.65 million (17.07).

We are going to have to wait for finals tonight to get an accurate rating. It appears that while there was no national pre-emotion of the presidents speech, several local affiliates ( in bigger markets) may have delayed the start of the schedule until the end of the speech.

 

 

 

Week 9 Final Ratings For Thursday, November 20, 2014 broadcasts, 21 November, 2014

 

TBBT ran 8.10, The Champagne Reflection), it brought in a 4.1 , with 14.61 million people. It was up a tenth in demo and essentially even in viewers (-40,000) from the overnights. This week, the show was down four tenths in demo and was down  by 2.3 Million viewers from last week.   The pre-emptions for the President's speech and football appears to have took a bit chunk out of the viewers.  Some local stations joined the show in progress, some moved the start time to after the speech.  Either way it hurt TBBT ratings.  

However, TBBT was still first for the night with that 4.1 demo. There was a tie for second between Scandal, which was down a  tenths over last week to 3.1 and How to Get Away With Murder, also with a 3.1, up two tenths.  For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 14.61 million viewers. Mom was second with 10.19 million (down a million) and Scandal climbed to third at 10.14 million viewers(up 10,000 viewers)

While Mom was down from last week, in viewers, it was even in demo.  it's retention out of TBBT, was up by three percent to 60%,   This was higher than The Millers last year at 45-50%. In terms of viewers, it's retention was up by five percent to 70%  Laurie Metcalf's new show, "The McCarthy's, was down to a 1.4 demo with only 6.26 million viewers.  She may be available soon for a guest appearance on TBBT.  

 

While TBBT was down quite a bit this week, there were some extenuating circumstances with the speech and football.  Even with all this, it will still be the only entertainment program to have a demo above a 4.0 this week.  so take that into consideration.  

 

 

 

My apologies that this was, again, so late this week, but I was off, technically doing birthday stuff again.  My tickets to Garfunkel and Oates, and dinner were a birthday present from my oldest daughter.    

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Week 10; 24 November, 2014

 
Live +7 for Week 10; 24 November, 2014
 

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Based on week seven  numbers.
 
 
As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 6.6 demo and about 18.312,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.08 The Prom Equivalency.
 
                                                                                                          DEMO
 
Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                              Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                     2.4                                                                   TBBT                                                       6.7
How To Get Away with Murder              2.2                                                                    How to Get Away with Murder                5.0
The Blacklist                                          1.9                                                                    Scandal                                                   4.7
Scandal                                                  1.8                                                                   The Voice (Mon)                                      4.4
Grey's Anatomy                                     1.7                                                                    Blacklist                                                   4.3
Criminal Minds                                       1.7                                                                    Gotham                                                   4.1
Gotham                                                  1.7                                                                    Grey's Anatomy                                       4.1
Once Upon A Time                                 1.4                                                                    Once Upon A Time                                 3.9
Scorpion                                                 1.3                                                                    Criminal Minds                                        3.8
Law and Order:SVU                               1.3                                                                    Scorpion                                                  3.5
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                          VIEWERS
 
Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                     Show                                                 Live + 7 Total
 
The Blacklist                                          6,281,000                                                              TBBT                                                    22,094,000
TBBT                                                     5,537,000                                                              The Blacklist                                         15,581,000
How To Get Away with Murder              5,388,000                                                              Blue Bloods                                          15,359,000
Scorpion                                                4,852,000                                                              Scorpion                                               15,139,000
Criminal Minds                                      4,390,000                                                               Madam Secretary                                14,796,000
Elementary                                            4,352,000                                                               How To Get Away with Murder            14,569,000
NCIS:LA                                                4,082,000                                                               The Voice (Mon)                                   14,343,000
Scorpion                                                4,038,000                                                               Scandal                                                13,859,000
Blue Bloods                                           3,853,000                                                               NCIS:LA                                                13,279,000
Gotham                                                 3,837,000                                                               The Good Wife                                      13,234,000
 
 
 
 
Just a note for this week.  NCIS, NCIS:NO, and Modern Family (there were others, but these three are usually in the top ten, were not broadcast this week.  with that, TBBT was top entertainment show in both demo lift and total demo.  In total demo it was higher by more than 1.5 demo points.  In viewers, while The Blacklist was in it's normal #1 spot, in total viewers, TBBT was over 6.5 million viewers ahead of the next highest show.
 
 
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Week 10 Weekly Rankings; Tuesday, November 24, 2014
 

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Ratings based on Week Nine numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran 8.09 The Champagne Reflections.   As we are more interested in shows that run weekly, I've removed was The OT, a Pro Football score/recap show
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                 18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                            8.1                                     10,307
TBBT                                                      4.1                                       5,145
Football Night In America                       4.0                                       5,091
American Music Awards           S            3.8                                       4,848
Modern Family                                        3.7                                       4,747
60 Minutes                                              3.2                                       4,059
The Voice (Mon)                                      3.1                                       3,979
Scandal                                                   3.1                                       3,959
How to Get Away With Murder                3.1                                       3,904
The Voice (Tue  )                                     2.7                                       3,451
 
 
Show                                                                  Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                         22,384,000
NCIS                                                                    18,102,000
60 Minutes                                                           17,194,000
NCIS:NO                                                              16,859,000
TBBT                                                                    14,614,000
Dancing with the Stars                                         14,295,000
Madam Secretary                                                 12,410,000
Blue Bloods                                                          11,616,000
American Music Awards                 S                    11,610,000
Football Night in America                                      11,474,000
 
 
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News and Notes for Week 10, 26 November, 2014

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A quick post on Monday's TBBT and some other observations.   On Monday, The Big Bang Theory ran a repeat of 8.01 The Locomotion Interruption.  CBS is using TBBT repeats to fill the spot the cancelled The Miller was in, until Mike and Molly premieres.    The repeat had a demo of 1.5 and 6.71 million viewers.  That doesn't look all that good, but CBS' entire Monday night lineup didn't make it to a 2.0 demo or 10 Million viewers.  Two Broke Girls had a 1.6, with 6.85 million viewers.  As you can see, TBBT held almost all of Two Broke Girls audience.   The other two shows Scorpion and NCIS:LA had a 1.9 and 1.5 demo respectively (note NCIS:LA tied the repeat of TBBT), with 9.28 and 8.82 million viewers.  

 

There were some concerns about the 4.1 that TBBT scored last week.  Remember, that 4.1 was with pre-emptions for a presidential speech and football in a couple of cities.  Last year's second rated entertainment program, The Voice had a 3.6 demo, with over 12 million viewers.   It's demo on Monday night was a 2.6, with under 10 million viewers.   On Tuesday night, it's demo fell to a 2.3, with just over 9 million viewers.  Overall, viewing is down 11%.  The Top 5 entertainment shows are down the following:  Modern Family 10%, TBBT is down 12%, The Voice is down 15%, NCIS down 17%, and NCIS:LA is down 37% (of course, this is due to the move from after NCIS).

 

So, yes, TBBT is down this year, but so are all of the other veteran series.  It's nothing to really panic about, it's just the general decline in overall broadcast viewing.  

 

 

Week 10 Syndication; 26 November, 2014

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Based on Week eight ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                           Viewers
 
Wheel of Fortune                                 7.4                            Wheel of Fortune                                12,187,000  

Judge Judy                                          7.4                            Jeopardy                                             11,075,000
Jeopardy                                              7.0                            Judge Judy                                         10,529,000                                            
Family Feud                                         6.4                             Family Feud                                         9,535,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    6.1                             TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    9,462,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)         4.7                             TBBT (Weekend)                                 6,993,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                 4.3                              Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)            6,415,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     4.0                             Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                      6,089,000

Dr Phil                                                  3.5                             Entertainment Tonight                          5,056,000
Entertainment Tonight                          3.5                             Dr Phil                                                  4,822,000

                                                                                               

 

 

 
A couple of notes.   During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 

 

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 10 Overnight Demo and Viewers 28 November, 2014

 

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Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, I don't have the household ratings today.   A repeat of 7.08 The Thanksgiving Decoupling had a 1.7 demo with 8.00 Million viewers.  
 

While that appears low (although it was higher than Monday), it was the highest entertainment (non-football) show last night. The closest show to it was a NEW Mom, with a 1.6 demo and 7.17 Million viewers.  Full report when I get the finals, probably not until Tuesday, if we go by when we got them last year.  

 

  

 

Week 10 Final Ratings For Thursday, November 27, 2014 broadcasts, 02 December, 2014
 

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As I said, we finally got the Thursday Finals for November 27th.   TBBT ran 7.08, The Thanksgiving Decoupling, and it brought in a 1.8 , with 8.19 million people. As this was a repeat, this week, there won't be any comparisons for TBBT, or any of the other shows that ran repeats.  Sunday Night Football ran a special Thanksgiving night edition and pulled a 7.4 demo with 22.85 million viewers.  The football pregame had a 4.4 with 1346 million viewers. 

Outside of Football related shows,  TBBT was still first for the night with that 1.8 demo. In second was a new Mom, which was down a  nine tenths over last week to a 1.6 and in third was  Two and A Half Men with a 1.5, down seven tenths.  For viewers, again outside of football,  TBBT repeat was number one with 8.19 million viewers. Mom was second with 7.30 million (down 2.9 million) and Two and a Half Men was third at 6.93 million viewers(down 1.7 million viewers)

While Mom was down quite a bit from last week, the raw number drop was due to the Thanksgiving holiday.   In terms of retention, it only dropped two tenths in demo and 800,000 in viewers.  Last week, running after a new TBBT, it lost 1.6 demo points and 4.5 million viewers.    This week it maintained an 80% retention rate (compared to 70% last week), in demo and  it had a 89% retention rate in viewers, (compared to 69% last week).  Laurie Metcalf's new show, "The McCarthy's, was down to a 1.1 demo with only 5.25 million viewers.  This was a new series low, but again, it was on Thanksgiving night.  Fox's special Paws for Cause had a 1.3 demo and CBS' Elementary had a 1.2, these were the only other shows to break a 1.0 demo and Elementary was the only other show that broke 5 million viewers, other than the CBS comedies.   

 
My apologies that this was so late this week, (the third week in a row), but this time it wasn't my fault, Nielsen delayed the release due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  

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Week 11; 01 December, 2014

 

 

Live + 7 for Week 11; 01 December 2014

 

 


Based on week Eight numbers.

As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 7.2 demo and about 21,028,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.09 The Septum Deviation.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                              Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                      2.5                                                                   TBBT                                                     7.0
How To Get Away with Murder              2.2                                                                    Modern Family                                       5.4
Modern Family                                       2.2                                                                    How to Get Away with Murder               5.1

The Blacklist                                           2.0                                                                   The Blacklist                                           4.9

Scandal                                                  1.7                                                                    Scandal                                                  4.5
Criminal Minds                                       1.6                                                                    Law and Order:SVU                                4.0
Gotham                                                  1.6                                                                    Criminal Minds                                        3.9
Law and Order:SVU                               1.6                                                                    Grey's Anatomy                                       3.9
Grey's Anatomy                                     1.5                                                                     Gotham                                                   3.8
Chicago Fire                                          1.5                                                                     Chicago Fire                                            3.7

 

 

 

VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                      Show                                                    Live + 7 Total
 
The Blacklist                                          6,208,000                                                              TBBT                                                     22,505,000
TBBT                                                      5,562,000                                                              NCIS                                                     21,538,000
How To Get Away with Murder              5,318,000                                                              NCIS:LA                                                18,418,000
Modern Family                                       4,926,000                                                              The Blacklist                                         15,961,000
Castle                                                     4,643,000                                                              Modern Family                                      14,758,000
Scorpion                                                4,638,000                                                               Scorpion                                               14,716,000
NCIS:LA                                                 4,268,000                                                               How To Get Away with Murder             14,556,000
NCIS:LA                                                 4,245,000                                                               Criminal Minds                                      14,449,000
Chicago Fire                                           4,240,000                                                               Castle                                                   14,197,000
Elementary                                             4,207,000                                                               Law and Order: SVU                             14,001,000

 

 

 

 

 
Interestingly, last week, with  NCIS, NCIS:NO, and Modern Family (there were others, but these three are usually in the top ten, were in repeats and  with that, TBBT was top entertainment show in both demo lift and total demo.  In total demo it was higher by more than 1.5 demo points.   With all those back this week, it was still tops in demo lift (by three tenths) and total demo by over 1.5 demo points again.  
 
 
Tensor

 

 

 

 

 

Week 11 Weekly Rankings; Tuesday, December 02, 2014 
 

Ratings based on Week Ten numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran a repeat of 7.08 The Thanksgiving Decoupling.   This was Thanksgiving week and there was a special Sunday Night Football (as well as the regular Sunday Game)  As we are more interested in entertainment shows that run weekly, I've pulled that out of the weekly rankings.  
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                 18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                            7.4                                       9,335
Football Night In America  (8-8:30)        4.3                                       5,415
60 Minutes                                              3.7                                       4,722
Football Night In America  (7:30-8PM)   3.1                                       3,949
Dancing With the Stars       (S)               3.0                                       3,749
The Voice (Mon)                                      2.6                                       3,311
NCIS                                                        2.5                                       3,183
Dancing With the Stars                            2.5                                       3,132
NCIS                                                        2.3                                       2,915
The Voice (Tue  )                                     2.3                                       2,910

 

 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                              21,105,000
60 Minutes                                                                18,358,000
NCIS                                                                         16,014,000
Dancing with the Stars              (S)                           15,982,000
Dancing with the Stars                                             14,874,000
NCIS:NO                                                                   14,472,000
Madam Secretary                                                     13,242,000
Football Night in America (8-8:30)                            12,064,000
Dancing with the Stars: Road to the Finals (S)         11,313,000
Criminal Minds                                        (S)              11,005,000

 

 

A couple of points, TBBT was in the top 20 with a Repeat earning a 1.8 demo and just over 8 million viewers.  60 Minutes again shows the power of Sunday afternoon football overrun.   In the half hour just prior to 60 minutes airing, the game had a 9.7 demo, with just over 30 million viewers.  Two weeks ago, the last time 60 minutes didn't have a football overrun lead in, it pulled in a 1.7 demo, with just over 12 million viewers, 2.0 demo points and 6 million viewers less than with the lead in.  

 

Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 11 Syndication; 04 December, 2014
 

Based on Week nine ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                           Viewers
 
Wheel of Fortune                                 7.5                            Wheel of Fortune                                12,333,000  
Judge Judy                                          7.5                            Jeopardy                                             11,357,000
Jeopardy                                              7.2                            Judge Judy                                         10,665,000                                            
Family Feud                                         6.4                             TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    9,912,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    6.3                             Family Feud                                         9,780,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)         4.5                             TBBT (Weekend)                                 6,967,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                 4.4                             Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                      6,054,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     4.0                             Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)              6,051,000
Dr Phil                                                  3.9                             Entertainment Tonight                          5,408,000
Entertainment Tonight                          3.7                             Dr Phil                                                  6,319,000
                                                                                               
 

 
A couple of notes.   During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings (along with Thursday Night on the NFL network) are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
 
 
Tensor

 

 

 

Week 11 Overnights Households, 05 December, 2014

 

TBBT ran another repeat, episode, 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution and it pulled in an 6.2 household rating with an 10 share last night. These numbers should translate to about 2.3 demo with 9 million viewers. Overall it beat Peter Pan Live, which had a 5.9 with a 9 share. Although PPL did beat TBBT in the common half hour.

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 11 Overnight Demo and Viewers 05 December, 2014

 

A repeat of 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution, had a 2.3 demo with 10.74 Million viewers. These will likely go down as both Thursday Night Football teams were broadcast locally on CBS. A point of interest, Peter Pan:Live clocked in with a 2.3 demo and 9.23 Million viewers. This compared to the 4.6 demo and 18.6 million viewers The Sound of Music got last year's. Basically, it was down 50% from last year. Full report when I get the finals, later today.

 

 

Tensor 

 

       

 

Week 11 Final Ratings For Thursday, December 04, 2014 broadcasts, 05 December, 2014 

 

TBBT ran a repeat 8.02, The Junior Professor Solution, and it brought in a 2.1 demo , with 9.63 million people. The show was pre-empted in Dallas and Chicago and as a result, it was down from the overnights.   However,  TBBT was down only two tenths, and one million viewers.  Mom was down five tenths, and Two and A Half Men and The MaCarthys were down six tenths from the overnights. 

In first place was Peter Pan:Live, with a 2.4.  Even with a repeat  TBBT was still in second with that 2.1 demo, and in third was  was a new Mom with a 2.0, which was actually up from last week.  For viewers, that repeat of TBBT was number one with 9.63 million viewers. In second was the special Peter Pan: Live with 9.13 million viewers and third was Mom with 8.61 million (again, up 1.3 million from last week).

 

It's noteworthy that with a repeat and pre-emption in the third and fifth largest markets it Still manage to have the second highest demo and most viewers for the night.  Remember, on Wednesday, a NEW Modern Family had a 2.8 with 9.1 million viewers.  


While Mom maintained its 80% retention rate, in demo and  a 89% retention rate, in viewers this week, we'll see how it does after February 19th, when it moves to 9:30.  

 

 

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Week 12; 08 December, 2014
 

Live +7 for Week 12; 08 December, 2014
 


Based on week nine numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 8.2 demo and about 22,607,000 viewers.    TBBT ran 8.10 The Champagne Reflection.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                              Live + 7 Total
 
Modern Family                                       2.3                                                                   TBBT                                                       6.3
TBBT                                                      2.2                                                                    Modern Family                                       6.1
How To Get Away with Murder              2.0                                                                    How to Get Away with Murder               5.1

Gotham                                                  1.7                                                                    Scandal                                                  4.7
Scandal                                                  1.6                                                                    Gotham                                                  4.0
Criminal Minds                                       1.5                                                                    Criminal Minds                                       3.8
Marvel:Agents of SHEILD                      1.3                                                                    Grey's Anatomy                                      3.7
Grey's Anatomy                                     1.3                                                                    NCIS                                                       3.6
Scorpion                                                1.3                                                                    Black-ish                                                 3.6
Castle                                                     1.1                                                                   Scorpion                                                  3.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                      Show                                                    Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                      5,297,000                                                              NCIS                                                       21,651,000
How To Get Away with Murder              4,933,000                                                              TBBT                                                      19,911,000
Modern Family                                       4,916,000                                                              NCIS:LA                                                 19,870,000
Castle                                                     4,483,000                                                              Modern Family                                       15,796,000
Scorpion                                                 4,219,000                                                              Bue Bloods                                            15,380,000
Elementary                                             4,181,000                                                               How To Get Away with Murder             14,757,000
NCIS:LA                                                 4,136,000                                                               Criminal Minds                                      14,714,000
Criminal Minds                                       4,038,000                                                               Scorpion                                                14,391,000
Person of Interest                                   3,836,000                                                              Scandal                                                  13,895,000
Gotham                                                   3,772,000                                                              Castle                                                    13,879,000

 
 
 
 
 
Tensor


 
Week 12 Weekly Rankings; Tuesday, December 09, 2014
 

Ratings based on Week Eleven numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran a repeat of 8.02 The Junior Professor.  The OT, a Football score recap program and The SEC championship Game were pulled out of the rankings.
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                      18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                                 7.1                                       9,075
Football Night In America  (8-8:30)              3.7                                       4,708
The Simpsons                                              2.9                                       3,709
The Voice (Mon)                                           2.8                                       3,615

Modern Family                                              2.8                                       3,498
The Voice (Tue )                                           2.6                                       3,344
Peter Pan: LIve                    S                       2.4                                       2,924
Family Guy                                                    2.3                                       2,902
TBBT                                    R                      2.1                                        2,725
Survivor                                                         2.1                                        2,716

 
 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                              21,150,000
NCIS                                                       R                11,582,000
Football Night in America (8-8:30)                            11,510,000
60 Minutes                                                                11,475,000
The Voice (Mon)                                                        11,275,000
The Voice (Tue)                                                         11,231,000
NCIS:NO                                                R                 10,621,000
TBBT                                                      R                   9,637,000
Christmas at Rockefeller Center            S                   9,516,000
Peter Pan:Live                                        S                   9,211,000

 
 
A couple of points, TBBT was in the top 10, in both demo and viewers, with a Repeat and the Sound of Music:Live, broadcast last December, scored a 4.6 demo, two full points above Peter Pan:Live this year and in the overnights it was double last year.  
 
Tensor

 
 
Week 12 Syndication; 11 December, 2014
 

Based on Week ten ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                           Viewers
 
Judge Judy                                          7.1                            Wheel of Fortune                                10,204,000  
Wheel of Fortune                                 6.1                             Judge Judy                                         10,089,000
Jeopardy                                              5.6                            Jeopardy                                               8,960,000                                            
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    5.2                             TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    8,471,000
Family Feud                                         5.1                             Family Feud                                          7,756,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                 4.5                             TBBT (Weekend)                                  7,121,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)         4.3                             Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)              5,709,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     3.6                             Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                       5,675,000
Dr Phil                                                  3.4                             Dr Phil                                                    4,608,000
Live with Kelly and Michael                 3.2                             Two and A Half Men                               4,498,000

                                                                                               
 

 
 
Viewing is down this week as Thursday, during this week, was the US Thanksgiving.  Less viewers,  in general, plus Football took a toll.  During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings (along with Thursday Night on the NFL network) are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
Tensor


 
Week 12 Overnights Households, 12 December, 2014
 

The episode, 8.11 The Clean Room Infiltration pulled in an 10.2(10.0 for the last new one three weeks ago The Champagne Reflection) household rating with an 17 share(16) last night.  The Last new show numbers (10.0 with a 16 wshare) translated into a 4.0 demo with 14.65 million viewers. The show was #1 in it's timeslot and for the night. Second, for the night, was Mom, with a 6.8, with a 11 share.  CBS affiliates in Phoenix and St Louis had the local coverage for the Thursday Night Football game.  This  could lower CBS' numbers across the entire night once those markets are removed from the numbers.  

 
 
Week 12 Overnight Demo and Viewers 12 December, 2014

 

8.11 The Clean Room Infiltration, had a 4.0(4.0 for the last new show, week nine's The Champagne Reflection) with 15.76 million (14.65) viewers.

We are going to have to wait for finals tonight to get an accurate rating as the two local affiliates televising the Thursday Night Football game were CBS.

 
 
Week 12 Final Ratings For Thursday, December 11, 2014 broadcasts, 12 December, 2014
 

TBBT ran a new episode, 8.11, The Clean Room Infiltration), it brought in a 3.9 , with 15.49 million people. It was down a tenth in demo and down in viewers (250,000) from the overnights. This week, the show was down two tenths in demo but was up by about 800,000 viewers from the last new show.   

However, TBBT was still first for the night with that 3.9 demo. In second was Mom, which was up six  tenths over last week to a 2.6 and third was Two and A Half Men up five tenths from last week with a 2.4.  For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 14.49 million viewers. Mom was second with 10.75 million (Up just over two million from last week) and Two and A Half Men was up to third at 9.30 million viewers(up over a million viewers)

 
While TBBT was down quite a bit this week, there were no extenuating circumstances as there were last week.  This was the first time since season four (on 9 December, 2010) where TBBT failed to break a 4.0 during the fall part of the season.  For those who may not remember, that was the year TBBT moved from Monday to Thursday. (it hit a 3.8 during the NFL draft last April).  Having said all that, be aware that it is still the highest rated entertainment program in demo.  
 

Tensor

 
 
Week 12 News and Notes 11 December, 2014
 

Some perspective on TBBT ratings

 

Is it me, or are the ratings going down more and more? The season started with a 5.5 demo and now we're at 3.9? How's that?

 
Ratings in December are usually down.  The top three shows this year all had their low this past week.  For the season, overall viewing is down, but TBBT is still the top entertainment program by quite a bit.   Relative to the rest of Broadcast TV, TBBT is having its second best season ever.    For the top three entertainment programs (in demo) here are the current yearly average:
 
Show                                  Avg Demo                  High                        Low                           Shows  Above 5.0                    5.0-4.0                 4.0-3.0         Under 3.0              
TBBT                                     4.65                          5.5                           3.9                                         2                                      8                          1                     0
Modern Family                      3.43                          3.8                           2.8                                         0                                      0                          8                     1  
The Voice  (Mon)                   3.40                          4.1                           2.5                                         0                                      3                          6                     3                                                   
The Voice (Tue)                     3.09                          4.1                           2.3                                         0                                      2                          3                     7  
 
 For the season, overall viewing is down, but, as you can see, TBBT is still the top entertainment program by quite a bit.  It is the only program to have an average demo above 4.0, indeed, it's above 4.5.  No other entertainment program even gets to 3.5.    While this past week was TBBT's lowest fall demo since season four, that 2.8 for Modern Family was the lowest for that show since it's first season.  And remember, as bad as those two averages are, they are the top two non-sports programs (on broadcast, The Walking Dead is the highest rated non-sports program on all of TV).   Viewership is falling for broadcast.  this is mostly due to the younger viewers using alternate means and time shifting, but the older viewers are starting to do this also.   Just to drive home the point how much viewing has dropped,  in 2004, the average demo for "Friends", which was the number one show,  was 12.3.   This year, TBBT is the number one show with a 4.65 
So, are ratings going down?  Yes, but for TBBT they are going down a bit less than overall viewing and it's still the top rated (demo) program.  

 
 
 
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Week 13; 15 December, 2014

 
Week 13 Live + 7; 15 December, 2014
 

Based on week ten numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 7.5 demo and about 21,316,000 viewers.    TBBT ran a repeat, 7.08 The Thanksgiving Decoupling.  As a result, there is no Live + 7 for TBBT this week.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                              Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                              Live + 7 Total
 
Criminal Minds                  S                  1.6                                                                    Criminal Minds                     S                 3.8
Gotham                                                  1.5                                                                    Gotham                                                   3.8
NCIS                                                      1.2                                                                     NCIS                                                       3.7
Elementary                        SP                1.2                                                                     Once Upon a Time                                 3.2
Grimm                                                    1.2                                                                     Scorpion                                                 3.1
Chicago Fire                                           1.2                                                                     Survivor                               S                 3.1
Scorpion                                                 1.1                                                                     NCIS                                                       3.1
Once Upon a Time                                 1.1                                                                     Chicago Fire                                            2.8
New Girl                                                  1.1                                                                     Stalker                                  S                2.6
Survivor                              S                  1.0                                                                     Person of Interest                                    2.6
 
 

 
VIEWERS

Show                                               Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                      Show                                                    Live + 7 Total
 
NCIS                                                        5,297,000                                                             NCIS                                                       20,380,000
Elementary                          SP                4,933,000                                                             NCIS:NO                                                17,681,000
Scorpion                                                  4,219,000                                                             Madam Secretary                                   15,628,000
Person of Interest                                    3,836,000                                                             Criminal Minds                    S                  14,878,000
Criminal Minds                    S                  4,038,000                                                             The Mentalist                                           13,723,000
Chicago Fire                                            4,038,000                                                             Scorpion                              S                  13,417,000
Gotham                                                   3,772,000                                                              Person of Interest                                    12,926,000
CSI                                                          4,038,000                                                              Castle                                                       12,889,000
Castle                                                      3,836,000                                                              CSI                                                           11,733,000
NCIS:NO                                                  5,297,000                                                             Survivor                               S                   11,642,000
 
 
 
 
In addition to TBBT running a repeat, Modern Family and How to Get Away with Murder were also in repeats.  Those are normally the top three demo gainers, usually above 2.0.  Also note that The Blacklist, also in repeats, gets around 6 million viewer lift, TBBT pulls in around 5.5 million, and Modern Family and How to Get Away with Murder both pull in around 5 million. 
 
 
Tensor

 

 

Week 13 Weekly Rankings; Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 

Ratings based on Week Eleven numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran a new episode, 8.11 The Clean Room Infiltration.  The OT, a Football score recap program and The SEC championship Game were pulled out of the rankings.
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                      18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                                 8.6                                      10,951
Football Night In America  (8-8:30)              4.1                                        5,222
TBBT                                                            3.9                                        4,975
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show          S       3.4                                        4,337

Modern Family                                              3.1                                        3,994
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer        S        2.8                                        3,538
Mom                                                              2.6                                        2,924
The Voice (Mon                                             2.5                                        3,316
Survivor                                                         2.4                                        3,230
The Voice (Tue )                                            2.3                                        3,000

 

 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                              24,251,000
TBBT                                                                        15,485,000
Football Night in America (8-8:30)                            12,391,000
60 Minutes                                                                11,383,000
The Voice (Tue)                                                         11,191,000
Blue Bloods                                                               10,091,000
The Voice (Mon)                                                        10,841,000
Mom                                                                           10,746,000
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer            SR               10,644,000
NCIS                                                       SR               10,301,000

 

A couple of points, there was some consternation whenTBBT hit a 3.9 last week.   Note however, even with that, It was the highest non-sports show in demo and viewers.  Neither night of The Voice broke 3.0 and Modern Family didn't even make the top ten in viewers.  

 

Tensor

 

 

Week 13 Syndication; 17 December, 2014
 

Based on Week eleven ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables.

 
Show                                            Household Rating                          Show                                         Viewers

Wheel of Fortune                                    7.1                                       Wheel of Fortune                      11,367,000
Judge Judy                                             7.0                                       Jeopardy                                   10,476,000
Jeopardy                                                 6.8                                       Judge Judy                                9,559,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                       6.0                                      TBBT (Mon-Fri)                           9,436,000
Family Feud                                             5.9                                      Family Feud                                8,715,000
Law and Order:CI (Sunday)                     4.7                                      TBBT ( (Weekend)                      7,175,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                      4.6                                      Modern Family (Mon-Fri)            6,318,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                          4.1                                      Law and Order:CI (Sunday)        6,310,000
Law and Order:SUV (Sunday)                  3.9                                      Law and Order:SUV (Sunday)    5,773,000
Entertainment Tonight                               3.5                                      Entertainment Tonight                 5,070,000


During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are syndicated to the Teams local area (mostly on ABC), however, the main channel for the games is ESPN, which is not syndicated, but the totals collected include the viewers on ESPN. Due to this, Monday Night Football is pulled out of the syndicated ratings. There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure". This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends. I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 13 News and Notes, December 19, 2014

 

Because Jim was in the animated Elf:Buddy's Musical Christmas, I thought I'd pass the ratings for that show along. Over all it pulled in a 1.3 demo, with 4.82 million viewers. This placed it fourth in it's timeslot behind NCIS (2.4, 17.53 million), A Charlie Brown Christmas (1.8, 6.29 million), MasterChef Junior (1.7, 5.61 million). Overall, for the night, it finished tied for eight (out of 14 shows) in demo and seventh in total viewers.

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 13 Overnights Households, 19 December, 2014

 

A repeat of the episode, 8.03 The First Pitch Insufficiency, pulled in an 6.7 with an 11 share last night.   There won't be comparisons to the previous week for TBBT, until the final.  The show was #1 in it's timeslot and for the night. Second, for the night, was Mom, with a 6.2, with a 10 share.  The CBS affiliate in Jacksonville had the local coverage for the Thursday Night Football game.  This is a smaller market, with a team that is not doing well, so there shouldn't be much of adjustment.  

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 13 Overnight Demo and Viewers 19 December, 2014
 

The 8.03 The First Pitch Insufficiency, repeat had a 2.3 with 10.65 million viewers.  Both of these were number one for the night (remember, this was a repeat.  TBBT also was number one for the 18-34 demo and was second with a 3.4 25-54 demo (Mom had a 3.5 in that demo).

 

I have relatives in town and will going out to dinner with them.  As a result, the finals will be done sometime around 7-8 PM Eastern time.  

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 13 Final Ratings For Thursday, December 18, 2014 broadcasts, 19 December, 2014

 

TBBT ran a repeat, 8.03, The First Pitch Insufficiency , it brought in a 2.3 , with 10.61 million people.    It was even in demo and down minimally in viewers(40,000) from the overnights.   The Thursday Night Football adjustments were negligible.

However, even with a repeat, and everything else running new shows(except fox) TBBT was still first for the night with that 2.3 demo. In second was Mom, which managed to hold all of TBBT demo, and was up three tenths over the last time it followed a repeat at 2.3.  In third was Two and A Half Men with a 1.9 demo.  For viewers, the repeat TBBT was number one with 10.61 million viewers. Mom was second with 10.01 million and Two and A Half Men was in third at 8.80 million viewers(up over a million viewers).  Only five shows hit five million viewers on Thursday, all of them on CBS.  Non of the shows on any of the other networks last night even broke four million viewers.  

 

Doing a quick look through the week, it appears TBBT will be a top three scripted show in demo, with a repeat.  

 

 

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Week 14; 22 December, 2014

 

Week 14 Live + 7; 22 December, 2014

 

Based on week eleven numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 7.2 demo and about 21,361,000 viewers.    TBBT ran a repeat, 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution.  As a result, there is no Live + 7 for TBBT this week, but I did include some information below.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                              Live + 7 Total
 
Modern Family                                        2.2                                                                    Modern Family                                        5.0
Marvel Agents of SHEILD                       1.3                                                                    Once Upon a Time                                  3.2

Castle                                                      1.2                                                                    Black-ish                                                 3.2
Once Upon a Time                                  1.2                                                                    Family Guy                                              3.2
Forever                                                    1.1                                                                    Marvel Agents of SHEILD                       3.2
Black-ish                                                  1.1                                                                    Brooklyn Nine-Nine                                 3.1
Chicago Fire                                            1.1                                                                    Chicago Fire                                            2.9
CSI                                                           1.0                                                                    Survivor                                                   2.8
Elementary                                               1.0                                                                    Castle                                                      2.7
Flash                                                        1.0                                                                    Flash                                                        2.6
 

 
VIEWERS

Show                                                   Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                      Show                                                        Live + 7 Total
 
Modern Family                                            4,794,000                                                             Modern Family                                          13,813,000
Castle                                                          4,444,000                                                             Castle                                                        12,889,000
Elementary                                                  3,636,000                                                             CSI                                                             11,086,000
Forever                                                        3,501,000                                                             The Mentalist                                             10,945,000
Chicago Fire                                                3,296,000                                                             Chicago Fire                                              10,660,000
Marvel Agents of SHEILD                           3,277,000                                                              Survivor                                                     10,522,000
CSI                                                              3,199,000                                                              Elementary                                                10,252,000
State of Affairs                                            3,179,000                                                              State of Affairs                                           10,219,000
Once Upon a Time                                      2,973,000                                                              Stalker                                                       10,208,000
Stalker                                                         2,734,000                                                              Two and A Half Men                                    9,949,000
 
 
 
 
There were quite a few shows that were off (or in repeats this week).  Remember, if a show is in repeats, the Live + 7 isn't reported.  Plus, if there isn't a large increase, it won't show up on the top 25.  As it is, two shows ( The Simpson's and the Monday edition of The Voice) would have made the Live + 7 top 10 demo, with just their Live + same day ratings.    Five shows (NCIS, 60Minutes, both editions of The Voice, and NCIS:NO would have made the top 10 Viewers Live + 7 list with their Live + Same day numbers.  NCIS and NCIS:NO would have been in the top ten Live + 7, WITH REPEATS.  As a matter of fact, NCIS would have been in third place.   TBBT would have been in the top 15 in viewers of Live + 7 with a repeat.  
 
 
Tensor

 

 

 

 Week 14 Weekly Rankings; Tuesday, December 23, 2014

 

Ratings based on Week Thirteen numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran a repeat of 8.03 The First Pitch Insufficiency. 
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                      18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                                 6.1                                        7,777
The Voice (Tue )                                          3.3                                        4,156
Football Night In America  (8-8:30)              3.0                                        3,863
The Voice (Mon)                                           2.8                                        3,603
NCIS                                                             2.4                                        3,083
Survivor                                                        2.4                                        3,003
TBBT                                    R                      2.3                                        2,976
Mom                                                             2.3                                        2,908
60 Minutes                                                    2.2                                        2,819
2 Broke Girls                                                 2.1                                        2,687

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers

 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                              19,293,000
NCIS                                                                         17,530,000
NCIS:NO                                                                   14,137,000
60 Minutes                                                                 13,179,000
The Voice (Tue)                                                         12,880,000
The Voice (Mon)                                                        12,074,000
TBBT                                                      R                 10,605,000
Scorpion                                                                     10,070,000
Mom                                                                           10,011000
Survivor                                                                       9,786,000
 
 
A couple of points, TBBT was in the top 10, in both demo and viewers, with a Repeat.  For those who noticed, The Voice usually has a larger audience and demo on their Monday, performance show.  This week, Tuesday was the fall finale, which explains why Tuesday is higher this week.  With last year's The Voice fall finale scoring a 4.0 demo, with 14 million viewers, this falls finale was down by seven tenths in demo and 2 million in viewers.   
 

Tensor 
 

 

 

 

Week 14 Ratings for Special Monday Night TBBT, 23 December, 2014

 

As there was a repeat of TBBT on a special night, here's a look at the ratings.  As this is not their normal night (at this time of year anyway), I'm doing the numbers in the finals (and I'll give the difference from the overnights).  For the repeat 8.04 The Hook-Up Reverberation, it's demo was only a 1.7 with 8.62 million viewers.  As low as that sounds, it was the number one show in both demo and viewers.  It was up one tenth in demo and up 40,000 viewers from the overnights.

 

As stated, TBBT was number one in demo, tied with a new Mike and Molly at 1.7.  In third was a repeat of A Saturday Night Live Christmas at 1.4.  In viewers TBBT was tops, in second was Mike and Molly at 8.52 million and in third was a repeat of NCIS at 6.84 million.   

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 14 Syndication; 24 December, 2014

 

Based on Week twelve ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                             Viewers
 
Wheel of Fortune                                 7.2                            Wheel of Fortune                                 11,657,000  
Judge Judy                                          7.1                            Jeopardy                                              10,702,000
Jeopardy                                              6.9                            Judge Judy                                            9,701,000                                            
Family Feud                                         6.3                             TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                     9,496,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    6.0                             Family Feud                                          9,335,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                 4.7                             TBBT (Weekend)                                   7,789,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)         4.7                             Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)               6,827,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     4.1                             Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                        6,264,000
Law and Order:SVU         (Sunday)     3.9                              Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)               5,587,000
Entertainment Tonight                          3.4                              Family Guy               (Weekend)            5,400,000
                                                                                               

 
 
During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are syndicated to the Teams local area (mostly on ABC), however, the main channel for the games is ESPN, which is not syndicated, but the totals collected include the viewers on ESPN. Due to this, Monday Night Football is pulled out of the syndicated ratings. There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure". This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends. I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
 
Tensor

 

 

 

Week 14 Overnight Demo and Viewers 26 December, 2014 and an announcement. 

 

Due to the Christmas Holiday, the overnight household ratings were not available to me today.  In addition, the finals for Thursday won't be available until early next week.  As a result, I'm going to do things a bit differently this week (and probably next).  I don't normally do the top three in overnights, but I will this week.   

 

The repeat of  7.11 The Cooper Extraction, had a 1.2  with 6.83 million viewers.  While the demo number was number three for the night, the total viewers were the high for the night.   In Demo, number one was the animated show, Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas with a 1.9.  In second was the live action movie Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas with a 1.8, and TBBT in third with the 1.2.    In total viewers, TBBT was number one with 6.83 million viewers, in second, was the animated "Grinch" with 5.92 million and in third was Mom with 5.28.  

 

 

As I said, the Christmas Holiday will cause delays in the release of the finals for Thursday and Friday (Friday is a holiday for Nielsen).  This will prevent the weekly archive from going up, normally on Monday, until I get the finals.  In addition, the Live + 7 data we usually get on Monday, will be delayed.    However, I am working on a special post  that I'll put up on Monday.   I have preliminary November Sweeps numbers for Households and the 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54 demos (we normally only get  the 18-49 demo).   I don't have the total viewers, but I will be adding up and figuring the the average for Live + 7 for the November Sweeps.   Think of the special post as my Christmas present to the forum.  :)    Please pass along a large thanks to Kerrycec03 for passing the numbers along to me.  

 

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 14 Final Ratings For Thursday, December 25, 2014 broadcasts, 30 December, 2014

 

This being Christmas Day, TBBT ran a repeat, 7.11, The Cooper Extraction , it brought in a 1.3 , with 6.85 million people.    It was up a tenth in demo and up minimally in viewers(20,000) from the overnights.  

 

In first place, for demo, was the animated "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", with a 1.9.  In second was the live action "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at 1.8 and in third was TBBT with that  1.3 demo.  For viewers, the repeat TBBT was number one with 6.85 million viewers. The animated "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was second with 5.96 million and "Mom" was in third at 5.22 million viewers.   

 

I'll get the week 14 archive up later today. 

 

 


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Week 15; 29 December, 2014

The archive is out on Thursday, instead of the usual Monday, this week due to the New Year's Day holiday.

 

 

Week 15 Live + 7; 29 December, 2014 
 

Based on week Twelve numbers.

As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a huge 8.7 demo and almost at 25 million viewers with  24,500,000 viewers.    TBBT ran a new episode, 8.11 The Clean Room Infiltration.  

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Show                                                Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                              Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                       2.4                                                                    TBBT                                                       6.3
Modern Family                                        2.3                                                                    Modern Family                                        5.4

Criminal Minds                                        1.6                                                                    Criminal Minds                                        3.7                                                               
Scorpion                                                 1.4                                                                     Scorpion                                                 3.5
Marvel Agents of SHEILD                       1.3                                                                     Black-ish                                                3.5
Once Upon a Time                                  1.2                                                                    The Goldbergs                                        3.2
Black-ish                                                 1.2                                                                    Marvel Agents of SHEILD                       3.0
Elementary                                              1.2                                                                    Once Upon a Time                                  2.9
Stalker                                                     1.1                                                                    2 Broke Girls                                           2.9
Law and Order:SVU                                1.1                                                                    Elementary                                              2.6
 

 

 Once Upon a Time                                  3.2

 

 

VIEWERS

Show                                                   Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                      Show                                                        Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                           5,421,000                                                            TBBT                                                          20,979,000
Modern Family                                            4,799,000                                                             Blue Bloods                                               14,941,000
Scorpion                                                      4,479,000                                                              Modern Family                                          14,493,000
Castle                                                          4,102,000                                                             Scorpion                                                    14,474,000
Criminal Minds                                            3,296,000                                                             Criminal Minds                                           14,111,000
Elementary                                                  4,017,000                                                              NCIS:LA                                                     12,661,000
NCIS:LA                                                      3,933,000                                                              Hawaii Five-0                                             11,958,000
Blue Blood    s                                            3,850,000                                                              Elementary                                                 11,588,000
Chicago PD                                                 3,287,000                                                             Survivor                                                      11,520,000
Hawaii Five-0                                              3,184,000                                                              Castle                                                         11,461,000
 
 
 
 
There were quite a few shows that were off (or in repeats this week such as NCIS, NCIS:NO The Blacklist for example).  Remember, if a show is in repeats, the Live + 7 isn't reported.  Plus, if there isn't a large increase, it won't show up on the top 25.  As it is, two shows ( Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, at 2.8  and Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, at 3.4 would have made the Live + 7 top 10 demo, with just their Live + same day ratings.    There were no shows that would have made the top 10 Viewers Live + 7 list with their Live + Same day numbers.   If you missed it, TBBT was SIX MILLION viewers higher than any other non-sports show.   
 
 
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Week 15 Weekly Rankings; Wednesday, December 31, 2014 
 

Ratings based on Week Fourteen numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran two repeats, on Monday it ran of 8.04 The Hook-Up Reverberation and on Thursday, it ran 7.11 The Cooper Extraction. 
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                 18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football                                             6.6                                        7,777
Football Night In America  (8-8:30)                          3.6                                        3,863
The Simpsons                                             R          2.3                                        3,863
How the Grinch Stole Xmas (Animated)   SR          1.9                                        3,603
Undercover Boss                                        S           1.8                                        3,083
How the Grinch Stole Xmas (Live action) SR          1.8                                        2,976
60 Minutes                                                                1.7                                        2,819
TBBT                                         (Thur       SR           1.7                                        2,819
Mike and Molly                                                          1.7                                        2,687
The Mentalist                                                            1.4                                         2,687

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers

 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

Sunday Night Football                                              20,706,000
Football Night In America  (8-8:30)                           11,160,000
60 Minutes                                                                11,049,000
NCIS                                                      R                 10,560,000
Undercover Boss                                   S                   9,180,000
NCIS:LA                                               SR                   8,893,000
TBBT                                                    SR                   8,616,000
Mike and Molly                                                             8,521,000
The Mentalist                                                                8,482000
CSI                                                         R                    7,842,000
 
 
This was a very low viewing week, as this was the week of Christmas.  TBBT that showed up in both these lists was the one that was broadcast on Monday at 8:00 PM.  The Thursday Broadcast was Christmas night and it still made the top 15.     
 
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Week 15 Syndication; 05 January 2015 
 

Based on Week thirteen ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                             Viewers
 
Wheel of Fortune                                 7.3                            Wheel of Fortune                                11,910,000  
Judge Judy                                          6.8                            Jeopardy                                             10,777,000
Jeopardy                                              6.8                            TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                     9,391,000                                            
Family Feud                                         6.3                             Judge Judy                                           9,364,000
TBBT (Mon-Fri)                                    6.0                             Family Feud                                          9,270,000
TBBT (Weekend)                                  4.7                             TBBT (Weekend)                                   7,376,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)         4.4                             Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                       6,297,000
Modern Family (Mon-Fri)                     4.2                             Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)               6,134,000
Law and Order:SVU         (Sunday)      4.2                             Law and Order:SUV     (Sunday)           5,651,000
Entertainment Tonight                          3.4                             Entertainment Tonight                          4,882,000
                                                                                               

 

 

 

 
During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings are syndicated to the Teams local area (mostly on ABC), however, the main channel for the games is ESPN, which is not syndicated, but the totals collected include the viewers on ESPN. Due to this, Monday Night Football is pulled out of the syndicated ratings. There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure". This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends. I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
 
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Week 15 Overnight Demo and Viewers 04 January, 2015 and an announcement.
 

Due to the New Years Holiday, the overnight household ratings were not available to me this week. I don't normally do the top three in overnights, but due to the holidays, I will do, this week, what I did last week and put the top three in the overnights.

The repeat of 7.15 The Locomotive Manipulation, had a 1.7 with 8.10 million viewers. Both Demo and total viewers were number one for the night. In Demo, number one was the 1.7 from TBBT repeat. In second, with a 1.2 was Mom, and third was a tie between a new The Biggest Loser and a repeat of Two and a Half Men with a 0.9. In total viewers, TBBT was number one with 8.10 million viewers, in second, was Mom with 6.23 million and in third was Two and A Half Men with 5.00.  TBBT and the show after it (Mom) were the only shows that broke a 1.0 this night.  TBBT and the two shows following it (Mom, Two and A Half Men) were the only shows to break five million viewers.  


As with last week, I will not have the finals until early next week. I will update the archive, once the rest of the ratings have come in.


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Week 15 Final Ratings For Thursday, January 01, 2015 broadcasts, 07 January, 2015
 

Due to the New Years Holiday, I didn't get the finals for Thursday until 07 January.  Just minor viewer number changes.

The repeat of 7.15 The Locomotive Manipulation, had a 1.7 with 8.10 million viewers. Both Demo and total viewers were number one for the night. In Demo, number one was the 1.7 from TBBT repeat. In second, with a 1.2 was Mom, and third was a tie between a new The Biggest Loser and a repeat of Two and a Half Men with a 0.9. Total viewer rankings stayed the same, with some minor viewer totals. TBBT was number one with 8.17 million viewers (+70,000), in second, was Mom with 6.38 million (+150,000) and in third was Two and A Half Men with 5.029(+20,000). 

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Week 16; 05 January, 2015

 

News and Notes, 05 January, 2015

 

 

The Big Bang Theory's November Sweeps Ratings.

 

There is a lot of interest in the sweeps periods of the TV season.  November, February, May, (and even July, though that isn't as well known) the ratings are scrutinized to see how shows are doing.   What makes this interesting is that during sweeps, all the networks are putting out their best efforts, cliffhangers, big announcements, big happenings on the shows.  So these are the most competitive times of the year.  I want to say I'm sorry for the length, but there is a lot of information and I always try to explain things for those who aren't familiar with what some of the ratings mean.   

 

I’ve had this data for a few weeks, but I’ve been rather busy, so until now, I haven’t had the time to put this into an article.  But this weekend I was able to put things together and get this written.  A huge note of thanks to Kerrycec03, for getting me the numbers.   Normally, in these posts, we look at the 18-49 demo, with total viewers on most of the show.  The oddball here is syndication, where we look at households and total viewers.   For most of this post, we are going to ignore total viewers, and will be looking at the Households, the 18-34 demo, the 18-49 demo, and the 25-54 demo.  At the end, we will look at total viewers for the Live + 7, but for a smaller subset of shows.  

 

A couple of things to note while we do this.  For 2014-15 Nielsen will be using the figure of 116.3 million households.  This is not the total viewers, as each household could have multiple viewers.   Total Viewers (age 2 or older) is estimated to be 296 million, which works out to about 2.5 viewers per household.  I don’t have access to the total viewers by demo for the 18-34 or the 25-54 breakouts, however, I can estimate the total for the 18-49 demo based on the numbers I do have from the weekly rankings, and that comes out to around 127 million.  Also, remember that a ratings point is one percent of the total number(whether it’s households, or what ever demo) were looking at.   For example, a ratings point for total viewers would be 2.96 million viewers.  A ratings point for the 18-49 demo would be 1.27 million viewers.   The share is based on the percentage of of total viewers watching, that are watching a particular show.  

 

As an example, if there are a total of 100 viewers, but only 50 are watching TV, then if 10 are watching a particular show, the show would have a 10.0 rating, with a share of 20.  As 10 is 10% of 100 and 10 is 20 percent of 50.

 

The numbers below are based on the preliminary number for the 2014 November Sweeps, which occurred from October 30 to November 26.   While the 18-49 ratings look higher than the ones we see in the Live + Same Day ratings we’ve seen, these are based on the official numbers, which includes some DVR viewing.

 

We’ll start with Households.  The top ten were:

 

Show                                                       Household rating/share               Households in Millions

  

NCIS                                                                    13.3/22                                    15.47 

TBBT                                                                   12.6/20                                    14.65 

NCIS:NO                                                              11.9/19                                    13.84

Sunday Night Football                                         11.9/19                                     13.84

How to Get Away with Murder                             10.7/19                                     12.44

Thursday Night Football                                      10.7/18                                      12.44

The Blacklist                                                          9.9/17                                      11.51

Scorpion                                                                9.6/15                                      11.16

Scandal                                                                 9.5/15                                       11.05

Dancing With the Stars                                         9.4/14                                       10.93

 

 

If you’re wondering how two shows can have the same rating, but different share (or the other way around) , it simply means that the number of available viewers (those with their TV on),  was different on the night a particular show aired.  For instance while How to Get Away with Murder and Thursday Night Football have the same number of households, the lower share for Thursday Night Football means there were more households with their TV on,  on Thursday nights.

 

 

On to the 18-34 Demo. Remember I don’t have a total, so I can’t calculate the total number viewers in that particular demo.

 

 

Show                                         18-34 rating/share                            

 

Sunday Night Football                        6.5/21               

Thursday Night Football                     5.9/19                

TBBT                                                  4.9/18                

How to Get Away with Murder            4.4/16    

Modern Family                                   4.2/15    

Scandal                                              3.9/14              

Gray’s Anatomy                                 3.6/14 

Once Upon A Time                            3.6/12    

Family Guy                                        3.6/11    

The Voice (Mon)                                3.5/12

 

 

Next up, the 18-49 Demo.  While I have an estimated total for the 18-49, I will not use it here.  If you want to find the total viewers for any of the shows, in the 18-49 demo, multiply the rating (which is a percentage remember) by 127 million.

 

   

Show                                                    18-49 rating/share                            

 

Sunday Night Football                                  7.4/20            

TBBT                                                            6.8/21                

Thursday Night Football                                5.9/19                

Modern Family                                              5.6/17    

How to Get Away with Murder                      5.2/16    

Scandal                                                         4.7/14              

The Voice (Mon)                                           4.6/13 

The Blacklist                                                 4.5/13    

Gotham                                                         4.1/12    

Gray’s Anatomy                                            4.0/13

 

 

Notice that while Sunday Night Football has a higher ratings, TBBT has a higher share.  Which means there were fewer viewers tuning in overall on that Thursday night, but the ones that were tuning in, the percentage watching TBBT was larger than the percentage watching SNF.  

 

And finally, here are the 25-54 demo ratings

 

 

Show                                              25-54 rating/share                            

 

TBBT                                                      8.7/23               

Sunday Night Football                            7.4/20                

Thursday Night Football                         6.7/19                

Modern Family                                        6.7/17    

How to Get Away with Murder                6.0/17    

The Voice (Mon)                                     5.9/17 

The Blacklist                                           5.9/14 

Scandal                                                  5.8/15    

NCIS                                                      5.4/14    

Crimianl Minds                                       5.3/14

 

 

On these breakdown, TBBT has the highest share at 23.  Also note that TBBT has over a one point demo advantage over Sunday Night Football, while football led TBBT in the younger demo.  Thus, TBBT has an older average audience than football.   Remember, these numbers include DVR viewers, and football doesn’t bring in many DVR viewers.  It’s a live event, and most viewers watch it live, so TBBT has an advantage when DVR viewing is included. 

 

 

There’s more points I want to make, before moving to some analysis.   During November, TBBT ran two repeats on Monday night.  Those two repeats are counted as a separate show (different time and night).  As a separate show, they finished in the top 25 programs during sweeps, in all four categories.  Here are their rankings and the numbers:

 

Households:   23rd place, 7.8 rating, with a 12 share.  It finished just below The Tuesday Voice, with the same demo, but The Voice has a 13 share.

 

18-34 Demo:  It finished tied for 22nd, with a 2.1 ratings and a 7 share.

 

18-49 Demo: It finished in 21st, with a 3.2 rating and a 9 share.  While the rating tied with 2 Broke Girls, it was behind that shows 10 rating.

 

25-54 Demo: It climbed all the way to 16th with a  4.5 and an 11 share.

 

 

 

Think about that, these were REPEATS, and they beat out, in the various demos, the following shows: Black-ish, NCIS:NO, 2 Broke Girls, Once Upon A Time, Survivor, The Goldbergs, Castle, Chicago Fire and Person of Interest, along with many others.  These shows were running new episodes, and they were beaten by repeats of TBBT

 

 

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Now,  let’s look at what these numbers mean.  Remember, those in the 18-34 and 18-49 demos are considered more difficult to reach, as they don’t watch as much television, so advertisers tend to pay more for ad time that have more of those younger viewers. 

 

NCIS is the number one show, in households, and while it makes the top 10 in the 25-54 (barely 9th), it’s only 15th in the 18-49 demo and it falls all the way to 25th, in the 18-34 demo. While NCIS is number one in households, it only barely makes the top ten in one of the demos.  It’s average place is 12.7 and if you take out  households, it’s average place is 17th.  Which indicates that NCIS, while having all those households, has a large majority of it’s viewers over the age of 54.  Not the most desired demo, so they don't get the higher prices for ads that other shows, with younger demos, get. 

 

TBBT is huge across the board.  To illustrate this, I’m going to give you the top 5 shows across all four (Households, 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54) categories.  I’ll do this by adding up their ranking for each of the categories.   High refers to the highest place the show made it to (e.g. 1 is in first place), low is the lowest place.   With this, remember that the lower the total the better.

 

Show                                                           Total        Average Place           High            Low

Sunday Night Football                                    8                    2.0                      1                 4

TBBT                                                              8                    2.0                      1                 3 

How to Get Away with Murder                      21                    5.2                      5                 6

Modern Family                                              30                    7.5                      4               16

The Blacklist                                                 33                     8.2                      7               15

 

Also, overall, note that TBBT lowest position was third, and except for Football, it’s lowest place (3) was higher than all the other show’s highest place.   

 

 

 

I know there are some viewers who are concerned about the lower ratings for TBBT this year.  But, from this, you can see, in the large majority of categories, and combining all the categories, it’s still the biggest show out there.  I don’t have the numbers, but I know from articles that TBBT is also number one among 12-17 demo.  The following is noteworthy, except for households (and it was number 2 there) TBBT is the number one non-sports show in all four demos.

 

The last thing I want to mention is total viewers.  The problem here is I don’t the actual numbers for viewers during the sweeps.  As the actual numbers include some DVR viewers (usually a portion of the three day viewers and I do have is the live + 7 day DVR viewers, here are the top five shows in total viewers during the sweeps:

 

 

Show                                                   Total Viewers (in millions)                          

 

TBBT                                                          21.52     4 shows            

NCIS                                                          21.52     3 shows                

Sunday Night Football                               20.18     4 shows                

NCIS:NO                                                   18.33     3 shows    

The Blacklist                                              15.83     4 shows

 

Everything else is below 15.5 million viewers. With DVR viewing, both TBBT and NCIS are ranked higher than Sunday Night Football.  So, in addition to being #1 in all the demo (for non-sports shows), it’s also number 1 in viewers, including non-sports shows.   I mention shows as it's easier to keep up a higher average with few shows.  NICS and NCIS:NO only have three because they are broadcast on Tuesdays, and the 4th of November was election day in the US.  As a result, there was news coverage of the elections, and there weren't any new shows broadcast that night.  

 

So, when you look at ratings, don’t worry so much about if the ratings for TBBT are down a bit, TV viewing has been falling for quite a few years now.  Look to see how it’s doing compared to the rest of the TV shows.  And, compared to the rest of the TV shows, there is STILL, nothing bigger in non-sports shows. That's why CBS renewed it for three years, it will still probably be in the top 15, if not the top ten by the end of it's run.  

 

If there are any questions, feel free to post one here, and I’ll do my best to answer them for you.

 

Tensor 

 

 

 

Week 16 Live + 7; 06 January, 2015

 

Based on week Thirteen numbers.


As with syndication, I'm going to be doing the Live + 7 a bit differently this year. I'll be given the top 10 in Lift and Total for both Demo and Total Viewers.  Lift is the amount of increase from Live + SD and the Live + 7.   Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year.   As these are estimates, I won't include them in the list, but with the 1% lift, Sunday Night Football would have about a 6.2 demo and almost at 25 million viewers with  19,486,000 viewers.    TBBT ran a repeat of, 8.03 The First Pitch Insuficiency.  

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                              Live + 7 Total
 
Scorpion                                                  1.3                                                                    The Voice (Tues)                                      3.9
NCIS                                                        1.2                                                                    NCIS                                                        3.6

Person of Interest                                    1.1                                                                    The Voice (Mon)                                       3.5                                                               
Elementary                                              1.0                                                                     Scorpion                                                  3.3
NCIS:LA                                                  1.0                                                                     Survivor                                                   3.1
CSI                                                          0.8                                                                     2 Broke Girls                                           2.9
NCIS:NO                                                 0.8                                                                     Mom                                                        2.8
Two and A Half Men                                0.8                                                                     NCIS:NO                                                 2.7
Two Broke Girls                                       0.8                                                                     Two and A Half Men                                2.7
Survivor                                                   0.7                                                                     NCIS:LA                                                   2.6
 

 

 

VIEWERS

Show                                                   Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                      Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
NCIS                                                           4,180,000                                                             NCIS                                                             21,710,000
Scorpion                                                     4,078,000                                                             NCIS:NO                                                       17,279,000
Person of Interest                                       4,057,000                                                             The Voice(Tues)                                             14,720,000
NCIS:LA                                                      3,757,000                                                             Scorpion                                                       14,178,000
Elementary                                                  3,646,000                                                             The Voice(Mon)                                             13,724,000
NCIS:NO                                                     3,142,000                                                             NCIS:LA                                                        13,229,000
State of Affairs                                            2,770,000                                                              Person of Interest                                         12,994,000
CSI                                                              2,612,000                                                              Survivor                                                         11,682,000
The Mentalist                                               2,268,000                                                             Mom                                                              11,316,000
Two and A Half Men                                    1,954,000                                                             Elementary                                                     11,220,000
 

 
There were quite a few shows that were off (or in repeats this week such as TBBT, Modern Family  for example).  Remember, if a show is in repeats, the Live + 7 isn't reported.  Plus, if there isn't a large increase, it won't show up on the top 25.    
 
 
Tensor

 

 

 

Week 16 Weekly Rankings;  Thursday January 08, 2014

 

Ratings based on Week Fifteen numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran a repeat of 7.15 The Locomotive Manipulation.
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Sunday Night Football Playoff Edition                     8.8                                          11,226
The Simpsons                                                          4.7                                            5,981
Primetime New Year's Rocking Eve             S         3.9                                            4,953
Brooklyn 99                                                              3.0                                            3,812
Family Guy                                                   P          2.8                                            3,608
Apprentice                                                    P          2.4                                            2,994
Galavant                                                                    2.0                                           2,572
Bob's Burgers                                                            2.0                                           2,496
Mike and Molly                                                          1.8                                            2,321
TBBT                                                             R         1.7                                            2,098

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers

 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

Sunday Night Football Playoff Edition                      27,938,000
Primetime New Year's Rocking Eve          S            12,933,000
Madam Secretary                                                     11,686,000
Blue Bloods                                                              11,615,000
Simpsons                                                                  10,621,000
Hawaii Five-0                                                            10,509,000
The Good Wife                                                          10,363,000
NCIS                                                          R              10,146,000
Kennedy Center Honors                            S                9,254,000
CSI                                                                               8,617,000
 
 
A couple of points here.  There was a huge viewer overrun on FOX this week with the Dallas-Detroit Playoff game.  This showed up as the rest of FOX schedule that night (The Simpsons, Brooklyn 99, Family Guy, and Bobs Burgers were substantially over their yearly average.  There were two repeats on the lists, TBBT for demo and NCIS for viewers.  Both are number one for non-entertainment programs in the respective ratings (demo and viewers).  TBBT finished 13 in viewers with just over 8 million.

 

 

Tensor

 

 

Week 16 Syndication; 09 January, 2015
 

Based on Week Fifteen ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                              Viewers
 
Jeopardy                                               6.0                             Wheel of Fortune                                  9,835,000  
Wheel of Fortune                                  6.0                             Jeopardy                                               9,585,000
Family Feud                                          5.8                             Family Feud                                          8,833,000                                            
Judge Judy                                            5.6                             TBBT                         (Mon-Fri)            8,323,000
TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)          5.1                             Judge Judy                                            8,191,000
TBBT                            (Weekend)       4.9                              TBBT                         (Weekend)          8,085,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)          3.7                             Modern Family           (Mon-Fri)             5,627,000
Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)          3.6                             Wheel of Fortune       (Weekend)          5,072,000
Live with Kelly and Michael                   3.3                              Law and Order:CI     (Sunday)            5,051,000
Modern Family            (Weekend)         3.2                             Modern Family          (Weekend)          4,828,000
                                                                                             
 
 
 
Viewing is down this week as Thursday, during this week, was the New Year's Day.  Less viewers,  in general, plus Football took a toll.  During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings (along with Thursday Night on the NFL network) are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
 
Tensor

 

 

 

Week 16 Overnights Households, 09 January, 2015
 

TBBT ran a new episode, 8.12 The Space Probe Disintegration and it pulled in an 11.1 household rating with an 17 share last night. This was up from the 10.2 the last new episode, 8.11 The Clean Room Infiltration on December 5. That 10.2 brought in a 3.9 demo and 15 million viewers.
 
 
It was American Idol's premiere Thursday, and it pulled in a 7.3. This was down 1 full household point from the premiere last year. and was behind Mom's 7.5 last night. I'll put up demo and viewers when they come in.

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 16 Overnight Demo and Viewers 09 January, 2015

 

8.12 The Space Probe Disintegration, had a 4.5(4.0 for the last new show, week twelve's The Clean Room Infiltration) with 17.76 million (15.76) viewers. TBBT theory led in the top 25 markets with a 4.9 demo (1.3 points ahead of the second place American Idol debut). In the 18-34 demo TBBT was number one with a 3.1 (nine tenths ahead of AI) and for the 25-54 demo, TBBT had a 6.0 (2.1 points ahead of second place Mom (yes Mom beat AI in the 25-54 demo).

I'll get the finals up when I get them, and I hope to have the half hour splits then also.

 

Tensor

 

 

Week 16 Final Ratings For Thursday, January 08, 2015 broadcasts, 09 January, 2015
 

TBBT ran a new episode, 8.12, The Space Probe Disintegration , it brought in a 4.6 , with 18.11 million viewers. It was up a tenth in demo and up in viewers (350,000) from the overnights. This week, the show was up six tenths in demo and was up by about 2.6 million viewers from the last new show.   

TBBT was first for the night with that 4.6 demo. In second was the American Idol Thursday's Premeire at 3.1 and third was Mom, which set a series high with 2.7.  For viewers, the new TBBT was number one with 18.11 million viewers. Mom was second with 12.29 million and  in third was American Idol at 11.23 million viewers.
 

 

 

In the half hour splits, At 8:00 PM TBBT had that 4.5 and Mom, at 8:30 had a 2.7.  American Idol's demo at 8:00 PM was a 2.5 an at 8:30 rose to a 2.9, giving it a 2.7 for the hour.  It rose to a 3.3 for the 9-10 PM hour.  The rest of the shows at 8 PM were under a 2.0. 
 

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Week 17; 12 January, 2015

 

 

Week 17 Live + 7; 13 January, 2015

 

 

 
Based on week Fourteen numbers.

 

This week's Live + 7 is going to look a bit different this week.  The numbers below represent the week of Christmas, and as I only get the Live + 7 for new shows or specials, and there were mostly repeats that week, I don't even have a top ten this week, it's a top 8.  So, you're going to see some different shows than you normally do.  I usually put the following disclaimer in the Live + 7:

 

Sunday Night Football lift for both demo and viewers isn't always available, as the average of both is around 1%.  As I can't always get the numbers, I will be estimating the totals this year. 

 

However, since there are so few shows this week, I do have the numbers for Sunday Night Football (and the pregame) and it looks like I have been high on the estimates, it's more like a half of a percent.  Since Sunday Night Football is over for this year, I'll make those adjustments next year.  

 

   TBBT ran a repeat of, 8.03 The First Pitch Insuficiency.  

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                                   Live + 7 Total
 
CSI                                                          1.0                                                                    Sunday Night Football                                  6.6
The Mentalist                                          0.7                                                                    Football Night in America  (8:00-8:30)          3.6   
State of Affairs                                        0.6                                                                    CSI                                                                2.4                                                               
Mike and Molly                                       0.5                                                                     Mike and Molly                                             2.2
20/20                                                       0.1                                                                     The Mentalist                                               2.1
Football Night in America  (7:30-8:00)    0.0                                                                     State of Affairs                                             1.6
Football Night in America  (8:00-8:30)    0.0                                                                     Football Night in America  (7:30-8:00)         1.3
Sunday Night Football                            0.0                                                                     20/20                                                            1.0
                                                                     
                                                                    
VIEWERS

Show                                                   Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                      Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
CSI                                                              3,363,000                                                             Sunday Night Football                                   20,805,000
The Mentalist                                              2,823,000                                                             The Mentalist                                                 11,305,000
State of Affairs                                            2,637,000                                                             CSI                                                                 11,205,000
Mike and Molly                                           1,455,000                                                             Football Night in America  (8:00-8:30)           11,178,000
20/20                                                             298,000                                                             Mike and Molly                                                 9,976,000
Sunday Night Football                                    99,000                                                             State of Affairs                                                  7,219,000
Football Night in America  (7:30-8:00)            20,000                                                             Football Night in America  (7:30-8:00)              4,005,000
Football Night in America  (8:00-8:30)            18,000                                                             20/20                                                                 3,860,000

 
As you can see, those live sports event, while they pull in a lot of Live + Same Day viewers, their DVR viewing is extremely low.   That's why you see NCIS or TBBT beating Sunday Night Football, at times, in the Live + 7 or the "Official" numbers.    For reference, the repeat of TBBT;  7.11, The Cooper Extraction, pulled in a 1.7 demo, with 8.16 million viewers.  That would have placed it sixth in both demo and viewers, without counting the DVR viewers.    
 
 
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Week 17 Overnight Households, Demo,  and Viewers for Monday, 12 January.  13 January, 2015

 

CBS ran a special TBBT repeat at 8:00 PM on Monday this week.  

 

 In Households, TBBT was number one for the night with a 6.8.  In second was Mike and Molly with a 5.8, and in third was The Batchelor, with a 5.1.  As for the other shows at 8 PM, besides the Batchelor, were: Celebrity Apprentice with a 4.4, a repeat of Empire with a 2.4, and a repeat of Jane the Virgin with a 1.0.

 

In Demo, Mike and Molly placed first with a  2.1, the TBBT repeat was second with a 1.9, while The Batchelor and Celebrity Apprentice tied for third with a 1.7.  At 8 PM, the other two shows scored a 0.8 for Empire and a 0.3 for Jane the Virgin.

 

For viewers, TBBT was the only show to break 10 million viewers with 10.05 million.  In second was Mike and Molly with 9.17 million and in third was Castle, with 6.76.  The other shows at 8 PM were The Batchelor at 6.40 million, Celebrity Apprentice with 5.80 Million, Empire 2.76 million, and  Jane the Virgin with 1.10 million.

 

With another repeat this Thursday, I'll have the numbers on Friday.

 

 

 

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Week 17 Weekly Rankings;  Wednesday January 14, 2015

 

Ratings based on Week Sixteen numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran a new episode 8.12 The Space Probe Disintegration.  Fox had a special football forecast (NFL Playoffs), since it's not a weekly sports program, I've pulled it out.  Just for information, it had a 10.4 demo, with 31 million viewers.
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

The Golden Globe Awards                       S             5.8                                            7,352
TBBT                                                                        4.6                                            5,866
60 Minutes                                                                3.9                                            4,986
Empire                                                      P              3.8                                            4,800
American Idol (Wed)                                 P              3.2                                            4,046
Modern Family                                                          3.2                                            4,080
American Idol (Thur)                                 P              3.1                                            3,934
NCIS                                                                         2.8                                             3,571
Mom                                                                          2.7                                             3,473
NCIS:NO                                                                   2.5                                             3,208

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers

 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

NCIS                                                                         19,764,000
The Golden Globes Awards                       S            19,314,000
TBBT                                                                         18,106,000
NCIS:NO                                                                   17,730,000
60 Minutes                                                                17,678,000
Blue Bloods                                                              12,863,000
Scopion                                                                    12,322,000
Mom                                                                         12,289,000
Madam Secretary                                                     12,128,000
NCIS:LA                                                                    11,902,000
 
 
A couple of points here.  This week the football overrun was on CBS, helping 60 Minutes.  There were three premeires this week, on one special that made the list.  Even with that large overrun helping it, 60 minutes didn't get to a 4.0, leaving TBBT as the only scripted program to get to a 4.0.  

 

 

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Week 17 Syndication; 15 January, 2015
 

Based on Week Fifteen ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                              Viewers

 

 

Wheel of Fortune                                  6.4                             Wheel of Fortune                                10,530,000  
Judge Judy                                           6.3                             Jeopardy                                             10,006,000
Jeopardy                                               6.2                             Judge Judy                                           9,098,000                                            
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)          5.8                             TBBT                         (Mon-Fri)              8,784,000
Family Feud                                          5.7                              Family Feud                                          8,668,000

TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)          5.5                              Law and Order:CI       (Sunday)            7,908,000

TBBT                            (Weekend)       4.6                              TBBT                         (Weekend)           7,457,000
Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)          3.8                              Modern Family           (Mon-Fri)             5,955,000

Modern Family            (Weekend)         3.7                              Modern Family          (Weekend)           5,953,000
Family Guy                  (Weekend)         3.2                              Family Guy               (Sunday)              4,628,000
                                                                                             

 

 

 During the fall, Monday Night Football ratings (along with Thursday Night on the NFL network) are collected and listed under syndication, although it's not considered a syndicated program.  This program is pulled out of the syndicated ratings.  There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
  
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Week 17 Overnights Households, 16 January, 2015
 

A repeat of 8.05 The Focus Attention pulled in an 7.4 household rating with an 12 share last night. Second, for the night, was a NEW American Idol with a 7.1 with a 11 share. Third was amazing a NEW Mom, with a 6.6, with an 10 share. Over the two hours of its broadcast, American Idol peaked at 9:30, with a 7.3 Household rating. 

 

 

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Week 17 Overnight Demo and Viewers 16 January, 2015

 

A repeat of 8.05 The Focus Attention, had a 2.5 with 12.06 million viewers. Both of these were number one for the night (remember, this was a repeat. TBBT was second with a 1.6 for the 18-34 demo (American Idol had a 1.7) and was first in the 25-54 demo with a 3.8(Mom was in second with a 3.6 in that demo). The final ratings will be put up later today.

 

 

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Week 17 Final Ratings For Thursday, January 15, 2015 broadcasts, 30 December, 2014
 

TBBT ran a repeat, 8.05, The Focus Attention , it brought in a 2.5 , with 12.10 million people.    It was even in demo and up minimally in viewers (40,000) from the overnights.  
 
In first place, for demo, was a new American Idol with a  2.6, up a tenth from the overnights.   In second was TBBT  with that  2.5 and in third was  Mom, with a 2.4, both even with the overnights.  For viewers, the repeat TBBT was number one with 12.10 million viewers. Mom was second with 10.84 million (again up 40,000) and American Idol was in third at 10.24 million viewers, down 120,000 viewers from the overnights.   
 
 
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Week 18; 19 January, 2015

 

 

Week 18 Live + 7; 20 January, 2015

 

Based on week Fifteen numbers.
 
This week's Live + 7 is again going to look a bit different this week.  The numbers below represent the week during which New Years fell, but there were some new shows ran on Friday and Sunday night that don't usually make the list, so it may still look different.  One thing to note, Sunday Night Football has ended, there will be no estimates for the rest of the year.   TBBT ran a repeat of, 7.15 The Locomotive Manipulation and because we don't get the Live + 7 lift for repeats, we won't see TBBT 

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                Live + 7 Lift                                                              Show                                                   Live + 7 Total
 
Revenge                                                  0.9                                                                    The Simpsons                                               5.2
Galavant                                                  0.9                                                                    Family Guy                                                    3.7   
Family Guy                                              0.9                                                                     Brooklyn Nine-Nine                                      3.7                                                               
CSI                                                           0.8                                                                    Galavant                                                       2.9
Blue Bloods                                             0.7                                                                    The Apprentice                                             2.8
Hawaii Five-0                                           0.7                                                                    Bob's Burgers                                               2.4
Brooklyn Nine-Nine                                  0.7                                                                    Mike and Molly                                             2.4
Resurrection                                             0.6                                                                    CSI                                                                2.1
The Good Wife                                         0.6                                                                    Blue Bloods                                                  2.1
Mike and Molly                                         0.6                                                                    Hawaii Five-0                                                2.1  

 
 
VIEWERS

Show                                                   Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                      Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
Blue Bloods                                                3,453,000                                                             Blue Bloods                                                 15,068,000
Hawaii Five-0                                              3,028,000                                                             Madam Secretary                                        14,295,000
CSI                                                              2,831,000                                                             Hawaii Five-0                                               13,537,000
The Good Wife                                            2,677,000                                                             The Good Wife                                             13,040,000
Madam Secretary                                        2,609,000                                                             The Simpson's                                             11,483,000
Revenge                                                      2,543,000                                                              CSI                                                               11,448,000
Galavant                                                      2,526,000                                                              Mike and Molly                                            10,045,000
Resurrection                                                1,975,000                                                              Galavant                                                        9,948,000
Mike and Molly                                            1,723,000                                                              Undercover Boss                                           9,289,000
Family Guy                                                  1,410,000                                                               The Apprentice                                              8,041,000   
 
 
You can see the power of the over run of the late afternoon football game.   In the total Live + 7 demo the top three shows (The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine followed in that order after the FOX game overrun.  That overrun had a 10.7 demo.  Bob's Burgers, which was on just after Brooklyn Nine-Nine), also made the top ten.  
 
 
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Week 18 Weekly Rankings;  Wednesday January 21, 2015

 

Ratings based on Week Seventeen numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran a repeat on Thursday, 8.05 The Focus Attention and a special day and time repeat on Monday 8.01 The Locomotive Interruption.  CBS had a NFL Playoffs Game on Sunday night, since it's not a weekly sports program, I've pulled it out.  Just for information, it had a 13.9 demo, with over 17 million DEMO viewers.  It had a total of  just over 42  million viewers.
 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Empire                                                                      4.2                                            5,086
Scorpion                                                   S             3.2                                            4,116
American Idol (Wed)                                                 3.0                                            3,842
Modern Family                                                         3.0                                            3,804
NCIS                                                                         2.8                                            3,580
American Idol (Thur)                                                 2.6                                            3,278
TBBT                                                        R              2.5                                            3,149
Mom                                                                         2.4                                            3,014
NCIS:NO                                                                   2.3                                            2,908
The Goldbergs                                                          2.3                                            2,887

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers

 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

NCIS                                                                         19,874,000
NCIS:NO                                                                   16,389,000
Blue Bloods                                                              12,726,000
Scorpion                                                   S              12,289,000
TBBT                                                        R              12,104,000
American Idol (Wed)                                                  10,870,000
Mom                                                                          10,844,000
Hawaii Five-0                                                             10,592,000
American Idol (Wed)                                                  10,422,000
Empire                                                                       10,323,000
 
 
Note that TBBT the Thursday repeat was in the top ten of both the Demo and total viewers.    The Monday repeat, which was out of it night, pulled in a 1.9  Demo with just over 10 Million viewers.  This placed it 16th in Demo and 13th in Viewers.  The Monday repeat, while it lost to Modern Family in demo, beat it by 600,000 viewers.  

 

 

 

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Week 18 Syndication; 24 January, 2015
 

Based on Week Sixteen ratings

Syndication rating now have the Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                                  Viewers

 

 

Wheel of Fortune                                  8.0                             Wheel of Fortune                                   12,989,000  
Jeopardy                                               7.6                             Jeopardy                                                11,944,000
Judge Judy                                            7.3                             TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)         10,518,000                                            
Family Feud                                           6.7                            Judge Judy                                             10,215,000
TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)           6.5                            Family Feud                                            10,015,000

Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)           6.1                             Law and Order:CI           (Sunday)           8,548,000

Law and Order:SVU      (Sunday)          4.9                             Law and Order:CI           (Sunday)           7,641,000
Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)           4.4                              Modern Family               (Mon-Fri)           6,679,000

TBBT                            (Weekend)        4.0                              TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)           6,366,000
Entertainment Tonight                            3.9                              Entertainment Tonight                              5,732,000
                                                                                             

 

 

 

 There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
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Week 18 Overnights Households, 23 January, 2015
 

At 8:00 PM, a repeat of 8.06 The Expedition Approximation pulled in an 7.0 household rating with an 12 share last night. At 9:30, a repeat of 8.07, The Misinterpretation Agitation had a 5.5 household with a 9 share. This was #1 for the 9:30 time period. A NEW American Idol led the night with a 7.3 with a 12 share. At 8:30 a new Mom, had a 6.6, with an 10 share. This was a 94% retention rate out of TBBT, it's best ever. I would also recommend finding mom on The CBS site for a look at how a Chuck Lorre Show handles the death of a recurring character, quite well I thought, with a nice balance of gravitas and humor.

 

 

 

 

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Week 18 Overnight Demo and Viewers 23 January, 2015
 

At 8:00 PM, a repeat of 8.06 The Expedition Approximation, had a 2.4 with 11.63 million viewers and at 9:30 PM, 8.07 The Misinterpretation Agitation had a 1.9, with 8.28 million. The 8 PM numbers were third for demo, but number one for viewers(remember, this was a repeat). It should be pointed out that Mom actually built on the 8 PM TBBT, pulling in a 2.5 demo, although it did have less viewers. Both TBBTs were tied for fourth with a 1.3 for the 18-34 demo (American Idol had a 1.9 and Mom and the premiere of Backstrom had a 1.4) and both of TBBTs were tied for first in the 25-54 demo with Mom at 3.7.

 

 

 

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Week 18 Final Ratings For Thursday, January 22, 2015 broadcasts, 23 January, 2014
 

At 8:00 PM, TBBT ran a repeat, 8.06, The Expedition Approximation , it brought in a 2.5 , with 11.52 million people, even in demo and down minimally in viewers (110,000) from the overnights. The 9:30 repeat, 8.07, The Misinterpretation Agitation, had a 1.8 with 8.03 million viewers, down a tenth in demo and 250,000 viewers.

In first place, for demo, was a new American Idol with a 2.8, up a tenth from the overnights. Second was tie between TBBT and Mom with a 2.4. Mom was down a tenth from the overnights. For viewers, the repeat TBBT was number one with 11.52 million viewers. Mom was second with 11.05 million (down 110,000 viewers from the overnights) and American Idol was in third at 10.65 million viewers, up 130,000 viewers from the overnights.

It should be noted that even with the adjustment down, the 9:30 repeat of TBBT with a 1.8 and 8.03 million viewers had a higher demo than any of The McCarthys (their highest was a 1.7 for the premiere) and was only 50,000 viewers short of the 8.08 million viewers that the McCarthys had for their premiere. The last new episode of The McCarthys had a 1.5 demo with 6.96 million viewers.


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Week 19; 26 January, 2015

Just a quick note to let everyone know, this week starts the second half of the television season.  It runs 36 weeks, today is the beginning of  Week 19.  The Live + Seven data will be up shortly.

 

 

Week 19 Live + 7; 27 January, 2015 
 

Based on week Sixteen numbers.
 
We are back to the usual programs on the top of the list this week.  As Sunday Night Football has ended, there will be no estimates for the rest of the year.   TBBT ran a new episode, 8.12 The Space Probe Disintegration.

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                      Live + 7 Lift                                                        Show                                                    Live + 7 Total
 
Modern Family                                              2.2                                                               TBBT                                                             6.8
TBBT                                                             2.2                                                               Empire                                                          5.6   
Empire                                                          1.8                                                               Modern Family                                               5.4                                                               
Scorpion                                                       1.4                                                                NCIS                                                             4.1
Gotham                                                         1.3                                                               Scorpion                                                        3.8
NCIS                                                              1.3                                                               Gotham                                                         3.8
Elementary                                                    1.2                                                               The Goldbergs                                               3.4
Chicago Fire                                                  1.2                                                               NCIS:NO                                                        3.4
New Girl                                                         1.1                                                               NCIS:LA                                                         3.1

Chicago PD                                                    1.1                                                               Blackish                                                         3.1  

 
 
VIEWERS

Show                                                     Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                 Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                            4,843,000                                                        NCIS                                                              23,753,000

Modern Family                                             4,791,000                                                        TBBT                                                              22,949,000
Scorpion                                                       4,347,000                                                        NCIS:NO                                                        20,857,000
Elementary                                                   4,300,000                                                        Scorpion                                                        16,669,000
Emipire                                                         4,053,000                                                        Blue Bloods                                                   16,482,000
Person of Interest                                         4,002,000                                                        NCIS:LA                                                         15,576,000
NCIS                                                             3,989,000                                                        Madam Secretary                                          14,754,,000
NCIS:LA                                                        3,674,000                                                        Hawaii Five-0                                                14,386,000
Blue Bloods                                                  3,564,000                                                        Person of Interest                                          14,083,000

Chicago Fire                                                 3,519,000                                                        Modern Family                                               14,082,000   

 

 

 

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Week 19 Weekly Rankings;  Tuesday January 27, 2015 
 

Ratings based on Week Eighteen numbers.
 
This week TBBT ran two repeats on Thursday.  At 8:00 PM, 8.06 The Expedition Approximation and at 9:30 PM 8.07 The Misinterpretation Agitation.  

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Empire                                                                      4.4                                            5,593
American Idol (Wed)                                                 3.4                                            4,291
American Idol (Thur)                                                 2.8                                            3,520
TBBT                                                        R              2.4                                            3,047
Mom                                                                         2.4                                            3,093
Scorpion                                                                   2.3                                            2,858
Two and A Half Men                                                 2.2                                            2,796
2 Broke Girl$                                                            2.2                                            2,759
Gotham                                                                    2.2                                            2,793
Mike and Molly                                                         2.1                                            2,677

 

 

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers

 
Show                                                                       Total viewers

Scorpion                                                                   12,077,000
NCIS                                                                         11,975,000
American Idol (Wed)                                                  11,758,000
TBBT                                                        R               11,518,000
Empire                                                                        11,071,000
Mom                                                                           11,052,000
American Idol (Thur)                                                   10,647,000
Criminal Minds                                                            10,286,000
NCIS:NO                                                                       9,645,000
Mentalist                                                                       9,599,000

 

 

 
Note that TBBT  8:00 PM repeat was in the top ten of both the Demo and total viewers.    The 9:00 PM repeat,  pulled in a 1.8  Demo with just over 8 Million viewers.  This placed it 16th in Demo and 23th in Viewers.   One new show on the list is Empire.  It managed to break a 4.0 for the second week in a row.  The only other show to accomplish that, this year, has been TBBT.  By accomplishing that in only its third show, Empire appears to be a breakout hit for this year.   Although, as you might have noticed, TBBT still beat it for total viewers.  

 

 

 

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Week 19 Syndication; 28 January, 2015

 

Based on Week Seventeen  ratings

Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                                  Viewers

 

 

Judge Judy                                            7.4                             Wheel of Fortune                                   11,779,000  
Wheel of Fortune                                   7.2                             Jeopardy                                                11,119,000
Jeopardy                                                7.1                             Judge Judy                                            10,248,000                                            
Family Feud                                           6.6                              TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)         10,170,000
TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)           6.4                              Family Feud                                             9,834,000

Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)           6.2                              Law and Order:CI           (Sunday)            7,757,000

Law and Order:SVU      (Sunday)          4.9                               TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)           7,106,000
Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)           4.5                              Law and Order:SVU       (Sunday)            6,868,000

TBBT                            (Weekend)         4.4                              Modern Family               (Mon-Fri)            6,846,000
Entertainment Tonight                            3.6                              Wheel of Fortune           (Wknd)                5,240,000
                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
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Week 19 Overnights: Households and Top 25 Demo, 30 January, 2015

 

At 8:00 PM, The new Episode 8.13 The Anxiety Optimization pulled in an 10.5 household rating with an 17 share last night.  The household rating was down from the last new episode 8.12 The Space Probe Disintegration  by six tenths from an 11.1.  The Share remained the same.    It pulled in a 4.4 demo in the top 25 markets.   There was no comparison as I don't have the Top 25 for the last new episode.     In second was Scandal with a 7.4/12 and in third was Mom with a 7.0/11.   In the top 25   Scandal was second with a 4.0 and How to Get Away with Murder was third with a 3.4.

 

Viewers and demos should be in shortly.  

 

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Week 19 Overnight Demo and Viewers 30 January, 2015

 

At 8:00 PM, The new Episode 8.13 The Anxiety Optimization, had a 4.4 with 17.00 million viewers, which placed it first in Demo and viewers.    In second for Demo was Scandal with a 3.6 and third was How to Get Away with Murder, with a 3.0.  For viewers, second was Mom with 11.84 Million and third was Scandal with 10.42 million

 

 

For the 18-34 demo, Scandal was first with a 3.1, How to Get Away with Murder was second with a 2.7 and TBBT was third with a 2.6.  In the 25-54 demo, TBBT had a dominant 6.1, Mom was second with a 4.0, and Scandal was third with a 3.9

 

I'll do the final update when the final ratings become available.  

 

 

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Week 19 Final Ratings For Thursday, January 29, 2015 broadcasts, 30 January, 2014
 

At 8:00 PM, the new episode of TBBT, 8.13,  The Anxiety Optimization,  brought in a 4.5 , with 17.25 million people, up a tenth in demo and (250,000) viewers from the overnights. 

In first place, for demo, was TBBT with that 4.5.  Second was Scandal, with a 3.6. even with the overnights and in third was How to Get Away with Murder, with a 3.1. up a tenth.   For viewers, TBBT was number one with those 17.25 million viewers. Mom was second with 11.78 million (down 60,000 viewers from the overnights) and Scandal was in third at 10.48 million viewers, up 60,000 viewers from the overnights.



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Week 20; 02 February, 2015

 

 

Week 20 Live + 7; 02 February, 2015 
 

Based on week Seventeen numbers.
 
We are back to the usual programs on the top of the list this week.  As Sunday Night Football has ended, there will be no estimates for the rest of the year.   TBBT ran a new episode, 8.05 The Focus Attention with a 2.5 demo and 12.10 viewers.  Since the Live + 7 data doesn't include repeats, we don't know how TBBT did.  However, see the note below:

 

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                      Live + 7 Lift                                                        Show                                                       Live + 7 Total
 
Modern Family                                              2.1                                                               Empire                                                           5.6
Empire                                                          1.6                                                                Modern Family                                              5.1   
Criminal Minds                                              1.4                                                               NCIS                                                              3.8                                                               
Elementary                                                    1.2                                                                Criminal Minds                                              3.6
Castle                                                            1.1                                                               The Goldbergs                                               3.3
Grimm                                                           1.1                                                                Shark Tank                                                    3.0
Chicago PD                                                   1.1                                                                Blackish                                                         2.9
Foreever                                                        1.0                                                                Two and A Half Men                                      2.9
Black-ish                                                        1.0                                                               Chicago PD                                                    2.6

Goldbergs                                                      1.0                                                               Person of Interest                                           2.6  

 
 
VIEWERS

Show                                                     Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                 Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
Castle                                                           4,843,000                                                        NCIS                                                              23,544,000

Modern Family                                             4,791,000                                                        NCIS:LA                                                         19,444,000
Elementary                                                   4,300,000                                                        Blue Bloods                                                   16,572,000
Criminal Minds                                             4,300,000                                                        Criminal Minds                                               14,455,000
Blue Bloods                                                  3,564,000                                                        Empire                                                           14,009,000 
Emipire                                                         4,053,000                                                        Modern Family                                               13,937,000
NCIS                                                             3,989,000                                                        Person of Interest                                          13,827,000
Person of Interest                                         4,002,000                                                        Hawaii Five-0                                                 13,822,000
Forever                                                         3,564,000                                                        American Idol (Thurs)                                     12,642,000

Chicago Fire                                                 3,519,000                                                        Elementary                                                     12,449,000   

 

 

 

 

NOTE: The repeat of TBBT had a Live + Same Day rating of 2.5 for Demo, with  12.10 Million viewers.  This Live + Same Day would have placed it 11th in both total demo and total viewers on the Live + 7 Day DVR viewing ranking.

 

 

 

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Week 20 Weekly Rankings;  Tuesday, 03 February, 2015

 

 

 
Ratings based on Week Nineteen numbers.
 
This was the week of the Super Bowl, with the giant numbers.  The Blacklist was telecast after the Super Bowl, and like last year, I'm pulling out anything to do with the game.   Here are those numbers:   Super Bowl,  39.1 Demo Rating with a 79 share (Which means that 39% of all 18-49 year olds were watching the game and 79% of 18-49 year olds who were watching TV, were watching the game).   The postgame had a 26.3 rating with a 57 share and The Blacklist, televised right after the postgame scored a 8.4, with a 23 share.  In terms of viewers, The Super Bowl had 114 million viewers, the postgame had 72.5 million and The Blacklist came in with 25.7 million.

 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

TBBT                                                                        4.5                                            5,680
Empire                                                                      4.3                                            5,484
Scandal                                                                    3.6                                            4,596
How to Get Away with Murder                                  3.1                                            3,925
American Idol (Wed)                                                2.9                                            3,742
Mom                                                                         2.8                                            3,515
Grey's Anatomy                                                        2.8                                            3,510
Two and A Half Men                                                 2.3                                            2,898
Mike and Molly                                                         2.3                                            2,860
American Idol (Thur)                                                 2.2                                            2,842

 

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers

 
Show                                                                        Total viewers

TBBT                                                                          17,248,000
NCIS                                                  R                      12,889,000
Blue Bloods                                                                11,873,000
Mom                                                                           11,777,000
NCIS:NO                                            R                      11,721,000
Empire                                                                        11,355,000
American Idol (Wed)                                                   11,284,000
Criminal Minds                                                            10,703,000
Hawaii Five-0                                                              10,498,000
Scandal                                                                       10,476,000

 

 

 

 
February Sweeps started on Thursday, so the list here is heavy on Thursday and Friday shows as most of those before Thursday were repeats.  The usual highly rated shows will be new this week.   The other thing to note is that Empire again broke a 4.0.  In fact, it's demo went up again to the 4.3.   Most shows decline after their premiere, this show has increased.  

 

 

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Week 20 Syndication; 04 February, 2015

 

Based on Week Eightteen  Numbers

Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                                  Viewers

 

 

Wheel of Fortune                                   7.2                             Wheel of Fortune                                    11,925,000  
Judge Judy                                            7.4                             Jeopardy                                                 10,896,000
Jeopardy                                                7.1                             TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)         10,361,000                                            
Family Feud                                           6.6                              Family Feud                                           10,247,000
TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)           6.4                              Judge Judy                                            10,033,000

Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)           6.2                              TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)           8,063,000

TBBT                            (Weekend)        4.4                               Law and Order:CI           (Sunday)           6,890,000
Law and Order:SVU      (Sunday)          4.9                               Law and Order:SVU       (Sunday)           6,883,000

Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)           4.5                               Modern Family               (Mon-Fri)            6,446,000
Entertainment Tonight                            3.6                              Wheel of Fortune            (Weekend)         5,479,000
                                                                                             

 

 There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure".    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
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Week 20 Overnights: Households and Top 25 Demo, 06 February, 2015

 

At 8:00 PM, The new Episode 8.13 The Troll Manifestation pulled in an 10.2 household rating with an 17 share last night.  The household rating was down from the last new episode 8.13 The Anxiety Optimization  by six tenths from an 10.5.  The Share was also down one point, from a 17.    It pulled in a 4.4 demo in the top 25 markets, which was even with last week's new episode    In second, in households was Scandal with a 7.5/12 and third was a tie between was Mom and The Blacklist with a 6.8/11.   In the top 25, Scandal was second with a 4.0 and How to Get Away with Murder was third with a 3.4.

 

The 9:30 repeat of The Prom Equivalency had a 4.9 household rating, with an 8 share.  This was up from the previous week's new The McCarthy's which had a 4.2 household rating, with a 7 share.

 

Viewers and demos should be in shortly.  

 

 

 

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Week 20 Overnight Demo and Viewers 06 February, 2015

 

At 8:00 PM, The new Episode  8.14 The Troll Manifestation, had a 4.5 with 16.83 million viewers, which placed it first in Demo and viewers.   This was up from last week's  8.13 The Anxiety Optimization, in demo by one tenth, but down 170,000 viewers.   In second for Demo was Scandal with a 3.1 and third was Mom, with a 2.8.  For viewers, second was Mom with 11.78 Million and third was The Blacklist with 9.95 million

 

 

For the 18-34 demo, TBBT was first with a 2.9, Scandal was second with a 2.7 and How to Get Away with Murder was third with a 2.4.  In the 25-54 demo, TBBT had a dominant 6.1, Mom was second with a 4.0, and Scandal was third with a 3.6.

 

The 9:30 TBBT, a repeat of 8.08, The Prom Equivalency, pulled in a 1.9 demo, with 8.16 million, up fourth tenths of a demo point and 1.4 million viewers from the The McCarthys' average of 1.5 in the demo and 6.79 million viewers.  

 

It will be interesting to see the finals.  On Wednesday, Empire had a 4.6 demo.  This could be the first time a non-event regularly scheduled weekly scripted series beats a new TBBT episode since 2012, although TBBT still leads in viewers by about 5 million.

 

I'll do the final update when the final ratings become available.  

 

 

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Week 20 Final Ratings For Thursday, February 05, 2015 broadcasts, 06 February, 2014

 

At 8:00 PM, the new episode of TBBT, 8.14,  The Troll Manifestation,  brought in a 4.6 , with 17.25 million people, up a tenth in demo and (250,000) viewers from the overnights.  It was up a tenth in demo and down 160,000 viewers from last weeks final, 8.13,  The Anxiety Optimization.   

In first place, for demo, was TBBT with that 4.6.  Second was Scandal, with a 3.2. up a tenth and in third was Mom, with a 2.8 even with the overnights.   For viewers, TBBT was number one with those 17.09 million viewers. Mom was second with 11.65 million (down 130,000 viewers from the overnights) and The Blacklistl was in third at 10.11 million viewers, up 160,000 viewers from the overnights.

 

The adjustment up for TBBT means it ties Empire for highest scripted program.  



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Week 21; 09 February, 2015

 

 

Week 21 Live + 7; 09 February, 2015

 

Based on week Eighteen numbers.
 
  TBBT ran a repeat episode, 8.06 The Expedition Approximation with a 2.5 demo and 11.52 million viewers.  Since the Live + 7 data doesn't include repeats, we don't know how TBBT did.  However, see the note below:

 

                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                      Live + 7 Lift                                                        Show                                                       Live + 7 Total
 
Empire                                                           1.9                                                                Empire                                                          6.3
Gotham                                                         1.6                                                                American Idol (Wed)                                      4.1   
Criminal Minds                                              1.5                                                                Gotham                                                          3.8                                                               
Elementary                                                    1.2                                                                Criminal Minds                                              3.5
Chicago PD                                                   1.2                                                                Scorpion                                                        3.5
Scorpion                                                        1.2                                                                Two Broke Girls                                             2.9
Sleepy Hollow                                               1.1                                                                 Two and A Half Men                                      2.9
Law and Order SVU                                      1.1                                                                 The Bachelor                                                 2.8
NCIS:LA                                                        1.1                                                                 Elementary                                                     2.7

Grimm                                                           1.0                                                                 Chicago PD                                                    2.7

 
 
VIEWERS

Show                                                     Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                 Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
Elementary                                                   4,367,000                                                        Scorpion                                                         16,222,000

NCIS:LA                                                       4,248,000                                                        Empire                                                            15,133,000
Castle                                                           4,173,000                                                        Criminal Minds                                                14,395,000
Scopion                                                        4,145,000                                                        NCIS:LA                                                          13,893,000
Criminal Minds                                             4,109,000                                                        American Idol (Wed )                                      13,822,000 
Emipire                                                         4,062,000                                                        American Idol (Thur )                                      12,653,000
Chicago PD                                                  3,543,000                                                        Elementary                                                      12,652,000
Gotham                                                        3,491,000                                                        Mom                                                                 12,617,000
Stalker                                                          3,304,000                                                        The Mentalist                                                   12,165,000

CSI                                                               3,270,000                                                        Castle                                                               11,772,000   

 

 

NOTE: Again, this week, the repeat of TBBT had a Live + Same Day rating of 2.5 for Demo, with  11.52 Million viewers.  This Live + Same Day would have placed it 11th in both total demo and total viewers on the Live + 7 Day DVR viewing ranking.

 

 

 

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Week 21 Weekly Rankings;  Thursday, 12 February, 2015

 

Ratings based on Week Twenty numbers.
 
The Grammys were telecast on Sunday of this week.  As it's not a weekly series, I've pulled it out.  For those who are interested, it pulled in an 8.3 demo, with 10,568,000 demo viewers.   Total viewers came in at 24,824,000.  

 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

TBBT                                                                        4.6                                            5,834
Empire                                                                      4.6                                            5,870
Modern Family                                                         3.4                                            4,302
Scandal                                                                    3.4                                            4,008
American Idol (Wed)                                                 3.1                                            3,923
Mom                                                                         2.8                                            3,524
How to Get Away with Murder                                  2.7                                            3,451
NCIS                                                                         2.6                                            3,354
The Bachelor                                                            2.5                                            3,199
Fresh Off the Boat                            P                      2.5                                            3,184

 

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers

 
Show                                                                        Total viewers

NCIS                                                                          18,643,000
TBBT                                                                          17,090,000
NCIS:NO                                                                    16,516,000
Mom                                                                           11,651,000
Empire                                                                        11,471,000
Blue Bloods                                                                11,320,000
American Idol (Wed)                                                   11,209,000
Criminal Minds                                                            10,478,000
The Blacklist                                                               10,111,000
Hawaii Five-0                                                              10,075,000

 

 

You might notice that Empire and TBBT both had a 4.6 demo, but Empire had more viewers for the demo (TBBT buried Empire in total viewers.).  This is due to the number of viewers available.  TBBT had a 16 share and Empire only had a 14.   I'll be putting up a News and Notes post explaining this.  

 

 

 

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Week 21 Syndication; 12 February, 2015

 

Based on Week Nineteen  Numbers

Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                                  Viewers

 

 

Wheel of Fortune                                   7.2                              Wheel of Fortune                                   12,331,000  
Jeopardy                                                7.1                              Jeopardy                                               11,544,000
Family Feud                                           6.6                              Family Feud                                           10,926,000                                            
Judge Judy                                            7.4                              TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)         10,694,000
TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)           6.4                              Judge Judy                                              9,880,000

Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)           6.2                               Law and Order:CI           (Sunday)          8,253,000

TBBT                            (Weekend)        4.4                               TBBT                              (Weekend)        7,114,000
Law and Order:SVU      (Sunday)          4.9                               Modern Family               (Mon-Fri)           6,410,000

Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)           4.5                               Law and Order:SVU        (Sunday)          5,917,000
Wheel of Fortune         (Weekend)         3.6                               Wheel of Fortune            (Weekend)       5,935,000
                                                                                             

 

 

 

 

 There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure" that appears at the top of the ratings every week.    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
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Week 21 Overnights: Households and Top 25 Demo, 13 February, 2015
 

TBBT ran two repeats last night. At 8:00 PM, The new Episode 8.09 The Septum Deviation pulled in an 6.9 household rating with an 11 share last night and at 9:30 PM 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution pulled in a 5.0 Household with an 8 share.    In the top 25 markets, the 8 PM show had a 0.0 demo and at 9:30 PM show had a 0.0 demo    In first, in households, was a NEW Scandal with a 7.1/11. In second was the repeat of TBBT at 8 PM with the 6.9/11 and third was a NEW American Idol with a 6.8/11.   I currently don't have the Top 25 markets, if I get them with the numbers, I'll add those here, with a not in the numbers thread.


The 9:30 repeat of 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution pulled in a 5.0 Household with an 8 share.  This was up from the previous week's The Prom Equivalency which had a 4.8 household rating, with a 7 share.
 
Viewers and demos should be in shortly.  
 
 
 
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Week 21 Overnight Demo and Viewers 13 February, 2015
 

At 8:00 PM, The repeat episode  8.09 The Septum Deviation, had a 2.1 with 11.21 million viewers.   In first for the demo this week was a New Scandal with a 3.1.  In second was a new How to get Away with Murder with a 2.7  and there was a tie for third between American Idol and Grey's Anatomy, both of which were new,  with a 2.3.  For viewers, First was the repeat of TBBT with 11.21 Million, second was Mom with 10.13 Million and third was American Idol with 9.51 million
 
 
For the 18-34 demo, Scandal was first with a 2.5, How to get Away with Murder was second with a 2.3 and How to Grey's Anatomy was third with a 2.0.  In the 25-54 demo,  there was a three way tie for first with both TBBT and Mom scoring a 3.4, Two and a half Men was second with a 3.2, and How to get Away with Murder was third with a 3.1.
 
The 9:30 TBBT, a repeat of 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution, pulled in a 1.7 demo, with 7.67 million.  
 
 
I still don't have , (and now don't expect to get) the top 25 and I'll do the final update when the final ratings become available.  
 
 
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Week 21 Final Ratings For Thursday, February 12, 2015 broadcasts, 13 February, 2014

 

At 8:00 PM, a repeat episode of TBBT, 8.09,  The Septum Deviation,  brought in a 2.1 , with 11.35 million people, even in demo and (140,000) viewers from the overnights.  The 9:30 episode, a repeat of 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution finished with a 1.7 demo and 7.80 million viewers.  This was even in demo and up 130,000 viewers from the overnights.   

In first place, for demo, was Scandal, with a 3.1.  Second was How to get Away with Murder at 2.7 and a tie for third between Grey's Anatomy and American Idol at 2.3, all four shows were even with the overnights.   For viewers, TBBT was number one with those 11.35 million viewers. Mom was second with 11.22 million (up, 10,000 viewers from the overnights) and American Idol was in third at 9.62 million viewers, up 110,000 viewers from the overnights.

 

 

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Week 22; 16 February, 2015
 
New and Notes, Week 22; February 16, 2015
 



Households Using Television/Persons Using Television (HUT/PUT)

I got some questions last week when Empire and TBBT tied for the high demo with a 4.6 rating. However, in demo viewers, Empire had about 36,000 more of these than TBBT (5,870,000 to 5,834,000). On the other hand, TBBT led Empire in share, with TBBT having a 16 share and Empire having a 14 share. In addition, TBBT had just over 17 million total viewers, while Empire had just under 11.5 million total viewers. How to make sense of all this?

To understand this, we have to know how many demo viewers are available. Currently Nielsen is using approximately 127 million viewers, who live in Nielsen television households, as the total 18-49 years old viewers (Total viewers for ages 2 and up are approximately 296 million). So, when you see a rating number, such as 4.6, it means that 4.6 percent of the total number of viewers were watching the program. Indeed, 127 million times 4.6% comes out to 5,842,000, which is right around the number of viewers for both programs. (remember viewer numbers are approximate).

But certainly, you say, not all of those 127 million were actually watching TV at that time. Well, you would be correct. That is where the share and the HUP/PUT comes in. The share, is the percentage of viewers, who were actually watching TV at that time and were watching that particular program.


For instance, using the 5,834,000 million viewers that TBBT had, along with the 16 share, tells us that there were approximately 36.5 million people, 18-49, who were watching television at that time. That 36.5 million was the HUT/PUT for that day and time and that demo. The HUT/PUT is the number of viewers (in this case) that are 18-49 years old, and are actually watching television at a particular time.

Now, the HUT/PUT changes all the time. Viewing generally peaks at 9 PM and, again, in general, between Sunday through Thursday, Thursday is the least watched night. For example, Empire airs on Wednesday and while Empire pulled in more demo viewers than TBBT did, there were approximately 42 million total viewers in the 18-49 demo. Which means that Empire had access to more than five and a half million more 18-49 viewers than TBBT did, yet it only brought in 36,000 more viewers.

You’ll note that TBBT has about 5.5 million more total viewers than Empire does, even though their 18-49 demos are the same. This means that TBBT has a lot more older viewers (50+, there is a 2-17 demo, but we’ll ignore that here for simplicity). Unfortunately, I don’t have the viewer numbers for the other demos. But we can get some idea by looking at the other demo ratings.

For example, in the 18-34 demo, Empire had a 3.9, to TBBT 2.9. So you can see that to be even in the 18-49, TBBT has to have quite a few more 35-49 viewers. This is borne out by looking at the 25-54 demo. There, while Empire has a 5.1, TBBT has a 6.1. Since there are more 25-54 viewers than 18-34, that one point in demo turns into quite a few more viewers.

Let’s have a bit of fun. What if we move TBBT and it’s 16 share to Wednesday, with more total viewers and took Empire and moved it to Thursday, with it’s lower share and fewer number of viewers. I’ll warn you here that just moving TBBT and Empire around does not necessarily mean that their shares would remain the same, or indeed even the HUT could change. This is just to give an example of how the HUT/PUT can have an effect.

A 16 share for TBBT, on Wednesday, with it’s approximately 42 million 18-49 viewers, would represent 6,708,000 viewers, which is about 900,000 more viewers than it had on Thursday. In Empire’s case, the 14 share, with only 36.5 million 18-49 viewers, would give that show about 5,100,000 18-49 viewers, about 750,000 LESS viewers than they had on Wednesday. Those new numbers would represent a 5.2 demo for TBBT, while Empire would have a 4.0 demo. So you can see the HUT/PUT can have effect

I hope this helped the readers to make sense of the ratings, share and HUT.

Tensor

 
 
Week 22 Live + 7; 16 February, 2015
 

Based on week Nineteen numbers.
 
  TBBT ran a new episode, 8.13 The Anxiety Optimization.   There are a few notes for this week.  First, this week was split between sweeps and non-sweeps.  Sweeps started on Thursday, which is why TBBT has such good numbers, while you don't see Modern Family or NCIS.  Second, The Blacklist had the high total demo and the high total viewers.  However, it was broadcast right after the Superbowl, so those numbers are artificially inflated (which is why networks try to promote shows they think will benefit from some views they may not otherwise get), we'll see that next week.  For this week, The Blacklist had a 8.4 broadcast demo, with a 1.5 point demo lift, which brought it to a 9.9 total demo.  In viewers, for broadcast it had 25,724,000.  It had a viewer lift of 4,765,000, with total viewers at 30,489,000. 
 
                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                      Live + 7 Lift                                                        Show                                                       Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                             2.3                                                                TBBT                                                              6.8
How to get Away with Murder                       1.8                                                                 Empire                                                           6.1   
Empire                                                           1.8                                                                Scandal                                                          5.1                                                               
Criminal Minds                                              1.6                                                                 How to get Away with Murder                       4.9
Grey's Anatomy                                            1.5                                                                 Grey's Anatomy                                             4.3
Scandal                                                         1.5                                                                 Criminal Minds                                               3.7
Gotham                                                         1.3                                                                 American Idol (Wed)                                       3.6
Elementary                                                    1.1                                                                 Gotham                                                          3.4
Parenthood                                                    1.1                                                                 The Bachelor                                                 3.0
Agent Carter                                                  1.0                                                                 Parenthood                                                    2.8

 
 
 
                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                                     Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                 Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                            5,239,000                                                       TBBT                                                               22,487,000
How to get Away with Murder                      4,555,000                                                        Blue Bloods                                                    15,923,000
Criminal Minds                                             4,282,000                                                        Empire                                                            15,043,000
Elementary                                                   4,136,000                                                        Criminal Minds                                               14,993,000
Blue Bloods                                                 4,050,000                                                        Scandal                                                           14,031,000 
Empire                                                         3,688,000                                                        Hawaii Five-0                                                  13,904,000
Grey's Anatomy                                           3,677,000                                                        How to get Away with Murder                         13,738,000
Scandal                                                        3,555,000                                                        American Idol (Thur )                                       12,653,000
Hawaii Five-0                                               3,406,000                                                        Grey's Anatomy                                               12,165,000
Stalker                                                          3,083,000                                                        Elementary                                                       11,772,000   
 
 
  
 
Tensor

 
 
Week 22 Weekly Rankings;  Thursday, 19 February, 2015
 

Ratings based on Week Twenty-one numbers.
 
The Special, SNL 40th Anniversary were telecast on Sunday of this week.  As it's not a weekly series, I've pulled it out.  For those who are interested, it pulled in an 7.8 demo, with 9,939,000 demo viewers.   Total viewers came in at 23,136,000.  

 
TBBT ran two episodes this week.  8:00 PM, a repeat of 8.09 The Septum Deviation  and at 9:30 PM there was 8.02 The Junior Professor Solution
The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Empire                                                                      4.8                                            6,071
Modern Family                                                         3.3                                            4,139
Scandal                                                                    3.1                                            3,954
NCIS                                                                         2.9                                            3,626
American Idol (Wed)                                                 2.8                                            3,527
The Bachelor                                                            2.7                                            3,441
How to Get Away with Murder                                 2.7                                            3,422
NCIS:NO                                                                  2.3                                             2,939
Scorpion                                                                   2.3                                            2,928
American Idol (Thur)                                                 2.3                                            2,918
 
 
 
The Top Ten in Viewers
 
Show                                                                        Total viewers

NCIS                                                                          18,766,000
NCIS:NO                                                                    16,193,000
Empire                                                                        11,963,000
Scorpion                                                                     11,858,000

Blue Bloods                                                                11,458,000
TBBT                      (8 PM)    ®                                  11,352,000
American Idol          (Wed)                                          10,663,000
60 Minutes                                                                  10,460,000
NCIS:LA                                                                      10,352,000
Mom                                                                            10,224,000

 
 
Note that TBBT repeats are still finishing in the Top 10 for viewers.   
 
 
Tensor

 
 
Week 22 Syndication; 20 February, 2015
 

Based on Week Twenty  Numbers

Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                                  Viewers
 
 
Wheel of Fortune                                   7.8                              Wheel of Fortune                                   12,630,000  
Jeopardy                                                7.5                              Jeopardy                                               11,865,000
Judge Judy                                            7.3                              TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)         10,252,000                                            
Family Feud                                           6.8                              Family Feud                                           10,152,000
TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)           6.6                              Judge Judy                                            10,043,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)           5.6                               Law and Order:CI           (Sunday)           7,581,000
TBBT                            (Weekend)        4.6                               TBBT                              (Weekend)         7,348,000
Law and Order:SVU      (Sunday)          4.3                               Wheel of Fortune            (Weekend)        6,247,000
Wheel of Fortune         (Weekend)         4.0                               Modern Family               (Mon-Fri)           6,047,000
Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)           3.8                               Law and Order:SVU        (Sunday)          5,977,000
                                                                                             

 
 
 
 There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure" that appears at the top of the ratings every week.    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
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Week 22 Overnights: Households and Top 25 Demo, 20 February, 2015
 

TBBT ran a new Episode 8.15 The Comic Book Store Regeneration pulled in an 10.7 household rating with an 17 share last night. This compares to a 10.2 with a 17 share for the last new episode, 8.13 The Troll Manifestation on 5 February. TBBT was first in households, with a 10.7/17. In second was the Series final of Two and A Half Men with a 8.6/13, and third was the series premiere of The Odd Couple with a 8.1/13. The Top 25 markets are being updated and when I get the numbers, I'll add those here.

Viewers and demos should be in shortly.



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Week 22 Overnight Demo and Viewers 19 February, 2015
 

The new Episode 8.15 The had a 4.4 with 17.17 million viewers, which placed it first in Demo and viewers. This was up from the last new episode 8.14 The Troll Manifestation in demo by one tenth, but up 340,000 viewers. In second for Demo was Scandal with a 3.2 and third was tie between The series finale of Two and A Half Men and the series premiere of The Odd Couple with a 3.1. For viewers, second was The Odd Couple with 13.57 Million and third was Two and A Half Men with 13.20 million.


For the 18-34 demo, TBBT was first with a 2.8, Scandal was second with a 2.7 and How to Get Away with Murder was third with a 2.3 In the 25-54 demo, TBBT had a dominant 6.1, Two and A Half Men was second with a 4.6 and The Odd Couple was third with a 4.5.

TBBT will not have the high demo this week. On Wednesday, Empire had a 5.2 demo. This will be the first time a non-event regularly scheduled weekly scripted series beats a new TBBT episode since 2012, although TBBT still leads in viewers by about 4 million. TBBT still has the high demo for the year, (again, weekly schedule entertainment programs) with a 5.4, which it has hit twice.

 
I'll do the final update when the final ratings become available.
 
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Week 22 Final Ratings For Thursday, February 19, 2015 broadcasts, 20 February, 2014
 

At 8:00 PM, the new episode of TBBT, 8.15,  The Comic Book Story Regeneration,  brought in a 4.5 , with 17.49 million people, up a tenth in demo and (320,000) viewers from the overnights.  It down a tenth in demo and 240,000 viewers from last weeks final, 8.13,  The Troll Manifestation.   

In first place, for demo, was TBBT with that 4.5.  Second was Scandal, with a 3.3. even in demo and in third was Two and A Half Men, with a 3.2 up a tenth with the overnights.   For viewers, TBBT was number one with those 17.49 million viewers. The Odd Couple was second with 13.57 million (even from the overnights) and Two and A Half Men was in third at 13.52 million viewers, up 320,000 viewers from the overnights.

 
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Week 23; 23 February, 2015
 

 

 Week 23 Live + 7; 23 February, 2015

 

Based on week Twenty numbers.
 

TBBT ran a new episode, 8.14 The Troll Manifestation
 
                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                      Live + 7 Lift                                                        Show                                                       Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                             2.3                                                                TBBT                                                               6.7
Modern Family                                              1.8                                                                Empire                                                             6.6   
Empire                                                           1.8                                                                Modern Family                                                5.4                                                               
How to get Away with Murder                       1.8                                                                Scandal                                                           4.9
Scandal                                                         1.5                                                                 How to get Away with Murder                        4.6
The Blacklist                                                  1.5                                                                The Blacklist                                                   4.0
Grey's Anatomy                                             1.5                                                                Grey's Anatomy                                              3.8
Criminal Minds                                               1.6                                                                NCIS                                                               3.8
Gotham                                                          1.3                                                                Criminal Minds                                                3.5
NCIS                                                               1.0                                                                Fresh Off the Boar                                          3.4
 

 

 
                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                                     Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                 Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
TBBT                                                            5,239,000                                                        NCIS                                                               22,340,000
The Blacklist                                                4,555,000                                                        TBBT                                                               22,320,000
Modern Family                                             4,282,000                                                        NCIS:NO                                                         19,683,000
How to get Away with Murder                      4,555,000                                                        Empire                                                            15,678,000
Empire                                                          3,688,000                                                        The Blacklist                                                    15,178,000 
Elementary                                                   4,136,000                                                         Blue Bloods                                                    15,119,000
Scandal                                                        3,555,000                                                         Modern Family                                                14,576,000
Criminal Minds                                             4,282,000                                                         Criminal Minds                                                14,402,000
NCIS                                                             3,406,000                                                        NCIS:LA                                                           13,651,000
Blue Bloods                                                 4,050,000                                                         Scandal                                                            13,554,000   

 

 

Last week I mentioned that The Blacklist had the high total demo and the high total viewers, mostly because  it was broadcast right after the Superbowl, so last week I assumed that the numbers were artificially inflated.  Last week, The Blacklist had a 8.4 broadcast demo, with a 1.5 point demo lift, which brought it to a 9.9 total demo.  In viewers, for broadcast it had 25,724,000.  It had a viewer lift of 4,765,000, with total viewers at 30,489,000.   So how did it compare to this week.  Well, the broadcast demo this week was a 2.5 (down 5.9 demo points), it had a 1.5 demo lift (even), and a total demo of 4.0 (down 5.9 demo points).  As far as viewers, it had 10.11 million viewers (down 15.62 million viewers), a viewer lift of 4.55 million viewers (down 0.21 million), and total viewers was 15.18 million (down 15.30 Million).  So, it's very evident how inflated the numbers were.  
 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 23 Weekly Rankings;  Thursday, 26 February, 2015 
 

Ratings based on Week Twenty-two numbers.
 
I've pulled out the Academy Awards (and the Red Carpet shows) out of the weekly series as usual.  For those interested, the Oscars pulled in an 11.0 demo rating with 13,942,000 million demo viewers, with total viewers coming in at 37,257,000.  
 
TBBT ran a new episode, this week, 8.15 The Comic Book Store Regeneration.

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Empire                                                                      5.2                                            6,568
TBBT                                                                        4.5                                            5,729
Scandal                                                                    3.3                                            4,148
Two and A Half Men                                                 3.2                                            4,037
The Odd Couple                                                       3.1                                            3,915
Modern Family                                                         3.1                                            3,876
How to Get Away with Murder                                 2.9                                            3,620
American Idol (Wed)                                                 2.7                                            3,556

NCIS                                                                         2.6                                            3,271

The Batchelor                                                           2.6                                            3,240 

 

 

 

 
The Top Ten in Viewers
 
Show                                                                        Total viewers

NCIS                                                                          18,058,000
NCIS:NO                                                                    17,489,000
NCIS:NO                                                                    14,703,000
Odd Couple                                                                13,573,000

Two and A Half Men                                                   13,515,000
Empire                                                                        13,019,000
Blue Bloods                                                                11,604,000
American Idol          (Wed)                                          10,699,000
Hawaii Five-0                                                              10,655,000
The Mentalist                                                              10,101,000
 

 
Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 23 Syndication; 27 February, 2015 
 

Based on Week Twenty-one  Numbers

Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                                  Viewers
 
 
Wheel of Fortune                                   7.4                              Wheel of Fortune                                   12,038,000  
Judge Judy                                            7.3                              Jeopardy                                                11,157,000
Jeopardy                                                7.1                              Judge Judy                                            10,146,000                                            
Family Feud                                           6.5                              Family Feud                                             9,898,000
TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)           6.1                              TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)           9,619,000 
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)           6.0                               Law and Order:CI           (Sunday)          8,428,000
TBBT                            (Weekend)        4.5                               TBBT                              (Weekend)        7,433,000
Law and Order:SVU      (Sunday)          4.5                               Wheel of Fortune            (Weekend)        6,278,000
Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)           3.9                               Law and Order:SVU        (Sunday)          6,197,000
Modern Family             (Mon-Fri)           3.9                               Modern Family               (Mon-Fri)           5,880,000
                                                                                             

 

 There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure" that appears at the top of the ratings every week.    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.
 
 
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Week 23 Overnights: Households and Top 25 Demo, 27 February, 2015

 

TBBT ran a new Episode 8.16 The Intimacy Acceleration and pulled in an 10.8 household rating with an 17 share last night. This compares to a 10.7 with a 17 share for last weeks new episode, 8.15 The Comic Book Store Regeneration.  TBBT was first in households, with a 10.7/17. In second was The Odd Couple with a 7.1/11, and third was American Idol with a 6.6/10. I won't have the Top 25 markets today. are being updated.

I'm working on the vewers and demos and these should be up shortly.


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Week 23 Overnight Demo and Viewers 27 February, 2015
 

The new Episode 8.16 The Intimacy Acceleration  The had a 4.5 with 16.33 million viewers, which placed it first in Demo and viewers. This was up from the last new episode 8.15 The Comic Book Store Regeneration in demo by one tenth, but down 840,000 viewers. In second for Demo was the first half of the season finale of How to Get Away with Murder with a 2.9 and third was  The Odd Couple with a 2.8. For viewers, second was The Odd Couple with 11.04 Million and third was a tie between American Idol and the second half of How to Get Away with Murder with 9.27 million.


For the 18-34 demo, TBBT was first with a 2.9, How to Get Away with Murder was second and third with with a 2.5 for the first half and a 2.3 for the second half.   In the 25-54 demo, TBBT had a 6.0, The Odd Couple was second with a 4.0 and  third was the second half of How to Get Away with Murder with a 3.4.

It's interesting to note that TBBT repeat at 9 PM 8.11 The Clean Room Infiltration brought in a 3.2 25-54 demo, fourth for the night, beating the first hour of the season finale of How to Get Away with Murder at 3.1

I'll do the final update when the final ratings become available.

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

Week 23 Final Ratings For Thursday, February 26, 2015 broadcasts, 27 February, 2015

 

At 8:00 PM, the new episode of TBBT, 8.16,  The Intimacy Acceleration,  brought in a 4.5 , with 16.67 million people, even in demo, up (340,000) viewers from the overnights.  It was even in demo and down 840,000 viewers from last weeks final, 8.15, The Comic Book Story Regeneration.   

In first place, for demo, was TBBT with that 4.5.  Second was tie between The Odd Couple and How to Get Away with Murder at 2.8, both even with the overnights.   For viewers, TBBT was number one with those 16.67 million viewers. The Odd Couple was second with 11.04 million (even from the overnights) and American Idol was in third at 9.27 million viewers, also even from the overnights.

 

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Week 24; 02  March, 2015
 

 Week 24 Live + 7; 02 March, 2015
 

Based on week Twenty-one numbers.
 
  TBBT ran a rerun this week (8.09, The Septum Deviation).  As we don't get Live + 7 for reruns, TBBT  won't include Live + 7  this week.
 
                                                                                                           DEMO

Show                                                      Live + 7 Lift                                                        Show                                                       Live + 7 Total
 
Modern Family                                              1.8                                                                 Empire                                                            6.6
The Blacklist                                                  1.5                                                                Modern Family                                                5.5   
Empire                                                           1.8                                                                Scandal                                                           4.7                                                               
How to get Away with Murder                        1.8                                                                How to get Away with Murder                        4.5
Scandal                                                          1.5                                                                Grey's Anatomy                                              3.8
Grey's Anatomy                                             1.5                                                                The Blacklist                                                   3.6
Criminal Minds                                               1.6                                                                Scorpion                                                         3.5
Black-ish                                                        1.6                                                                Criminal Minds                                                3.3
Scorpion                                                        1.3                                                                 Black-ish                                                         3.3
Gotham                                                          1.3                                                                The Goldbergs                                                 3.3
 
 
 
                                                                                                           VIEWERS

Show                                                     Live + 7 viewer Lift                                                 Show                                                          Live + 7 Total
 
The Blacklist                                                5,995,000                                                        NCIS                                                                 22,731,000
Modern Family                                             4,786,000                                                        NCIS:NO                                                          19,611,000
How to get Away with Murder                      4,335,000                                                        Empire                                                             16,101,000
Empire                                                          4,138,000                                                        Scorpion                                                          15,947,000
Scorpion                                                       4,089,000                                                        Blue Bloods                                                     15,389,000
NCIS                                                             3,965,000                                                        Modern Family                                                14,578,000
Castle                                                           3,950,000                                                        The Blacklist                                                    14,187,000 
Blue Bloods                                                  3,940,000                                                        NCIS:LA                                                           14,001,000
Scandal                                                        3,913,000                                                         Criminal Minds                                                13,619,000
Elementary                                                   3,908,000                                                         Person of Interest                                            13,379,000   

 

 

 

 
I'd like to point out Blue Bloods.  It was fifth in total viewers, and it was also fifth in number of vierers for Live + Same Day.   That fact that it was one of only five shows to break 11 Million viewers in Live + Same Day is rather remarkable when you realize that it is in a time slot that, historically, has the fewest number of viewers (for those who remember the New and Notes post of last week, Friday at 10:00 has the lowest HUT/PUT of any night except Saturdays (and there are no original scripted series being broadcast on Saturday.  For it to be able to finish in the top five with the numbers available to them, is really remarkable.  
 
 
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Week 24 Monday Final Ratings;  Tuesday, 03 March, 2015

 

TBBT ran a repeat, 8.05 The First Pitch Insufficiency, in Two Broke Girls normal spot and pulled in a 1.8 demo, with 8.61 million viewers.    The top three demo shows, all of which were new, were The Voice, with a 3.8, The Bachelor, with a 2.4, and Mike and Molly with a 2.2.   In total viewers The Voice was first with 14.28 Million, second was Mike and Molly with 9.47 million and third was TBBT repeat with 8.61.

 

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Week 24 Weekly Rankings;  Tuesday,  03 March, 2015 
 

Ratings based on Week Twenty-three numbers.

TBBT ran a new episode, this week,  8.16,  The Intimacy Acceleration.

 

The top ten in demo follows. (Repeats are designated by a R, Specials or Special Times are designated by a S, P indicates series Premiere )

Show                                                                  18-49 Demo                   18-49 viewers (in Millions)

Empire                                                                      5.4                                            6,874
TBBT                                                                        4.5                                            5,760
The Voice                         (Mon)         P                    4.1                                            5,159
The Voice                         (Tue)          P                    3.9                                            4,946
Modern Family                                                          3.4                                            4,364
The Odd Couple                                                       2.8                                            3,601
How to Get Away with Murder                                  2.8                                            3,525
American Idol (Wed)                                                 2.7                                            3,454

The Batchelor                                                           2.6                                            3,309 

The Goldbergs                                                          2.5                                            3,231 

 

 

The Top Ten in Viewers
 
Show                                                                        Total viewers

NCIS                                                                          17,383,000
TBBT                                                                          16,671,000
The Voice                  (Tue)               P                        14,061,000
The Voice                  (Mon)              P                        13,968,000

Empire                                                                        13,900,000

NCIS:NO                                                                    13,708,000
60 Minutes                                                                 13,553,000
Madam Secretary                                                       11,645,000
The Odd Couple                                                         11,080,000
Scorpion                                                                     10,693,000
 

 

The repeat of TBBT that ran at 9:00 PM on Thursday, 8.11, The Clean Room Infiltration, had a 2.2 demo with 9,040,000 viewers.  

 

 

 

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Week 24 Syndication; 04 March, 2015

 

Based on Week Twenty-two  Numbers

Top Ten in Household Rating and number of viewers in separate tables. 


Show                                       Household Rating                        Show                                                  Viewers
 
 
Wheel of Fortune                                   7.6                              Wheel of Fortune                                   12,516,000  
Jeopardy                                                7.4                              Jeopardy                                                11,792,000
Judge Judy                                            7.3                              Family Feud                                           10,948,000                                            
Family Feud                                           7.2                              Judge Judy                                            10,417,000
Law and Order:CI         (Sunday)           6.7                              TBBT                              (Mon-Fri)          10,098,000 
TBBT                            (Mon-Fri)           6.4                               Law and Order:CI           (Sunday)          8,941,000
TBBT                            (Weekend)        4.7                               TBBT                              (Weekend)        7,532,000
Law and Order:SVU      (Sunday)          4.4                               Law and Order:SVU        (Sunday)          6,603,000
Entertainment Tonight                            3.9                               Wheel of Fortune            (Weekend)        6,351,000
Wheel of Fortune          (Weekend)        3.9                               Entertainment Tonight                              5,752,000
                                                                                             

 

 

This is the first week this year that Modern Family has not made the top ten in either syndication category.  

 

There is also a program called "Weekend Adventure" that appears at the top of the ratings every week.    This is a collection of nature programs, broadcast on ABC during the day on weekends.  I've pulled it out, as it's not late afternoon/evening syndicated programing.

 

 
 
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Week 24 Overnights: Households and Top 25 Demo, 06 March, 2015
 

TBBT ran a new Episode 8.17 The Colonization Application and pulled in an 11.1 household rating with an 17 share last night. This compares to a 10.8 with a 17 share for last weeks new episode, 8.16 The Intimacy Acceleration. TBBT was first in households, with that 11.1/17. In second was The Odd Couple with a 7.6/12, and third was Scandal with a 7.4/12.

In the Top 25 markets, TBBT was number one with a 4.7, Scandal was second with a 3.6, and ther was a tie for third between Grey's Anatomy and The Odd Couple at 2.7.

The vewers and demos should be up shortly.



Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 24 Overnight Demo and Viewers 06 March, 2015
 

The new Episode 8.17 The Colonization Application had a 4.7 with 17.88 million viewers, which placed it first in Demo and viewers. This was up from the last new episode 8.16 the Intimacy Acceleration in demo by two tenths, and up 1.55 million viewers. In second for Demo was a tie with both Scandal and The Odd Couple pulling in a 3.0. For viewers, second was The Odd Couple with 12.47 Million and third was a repeat of TBBT (8.11, The Clean Room Infiltration) with 10.48 million(it tied for third in demo with a 2.4)


For the 18-34 demo, TBBT was first with a 3.1, Scandal was second with a 2.3, and third was Grey's Anatomy with a 2.1. In the 25-54 demo, TBBT had a 6.4, The Odd Couple was second with a 4.3 and there was a tie for third at 3.5 between TBBT repeat and Scandal.

I'll do the final update when the final ratings become available.

 

 

Tensor

 

 

 

 

Week 24 Final Ratings For Thursday, March 05, 2015 broadcasts, 06 March, 2015
 

At 8:00 PM, the new episode of TBBT, 8.17, The Colonization Application, brought in a 4.8 , with 18.17 million people, even up a tenth in demo and up (290,000) viewers from the overnights. It was up three tenths in demo and up 1.5 million viewers from last weeks final, 8.16, The Intimacy Acceleration.

In first place, for demo, was TBBT with that 4.8. Second was tie between The Odd Couple and Scandal at 3.0, both even with the overnights. For viewers, TBBT was number one with those 18.17 million viewers. The Odd Couple was second with 12.36 million (down 110,000 from the overnights) and the 9:00 PM repeat of TBBT (8.11, The Clean Room Infiltration) was in third at 10.54 million viewers, (up 60,000 from the overnights).

The ratings for TBBT last night were the highest rating for the show in 2015. It's only the second time the Live + Same Day has broken 18 million since premiere night. The 4.8 was the highest demo since the third episode, in September. Expect a drop in ratings starting next week. This Sunday starts Daylight Savings Time in the US and ratings generally drop. Average for the last two years, for the show, has been almost a million viewers and a half a demo point.

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