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2012-13 Season Ratings - Spring


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#51 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:33 AM

Mentalist was a re-run last night, no? If so, those are decent numbers, IMO.

Yes it was a rerun. If the final numbers are anywhere near close to the preliminary numbers, with most of the show in the East airing after 11 pm they would be remarkable. But I won't know until tomorrow.

I have changed Sunday with the final results for the night for CBS and the ratings for "The Mentalist" rerun mostly after 11 pm are more like one would expect 0.9/3 -5.80.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

I have changed Sunday with the final results for the night for CBS and the ratings for "The Mentalist" rerun mostly after 11 pm are more like one would expect 0.9/3 -5.80.

Thanks for following up on that! I know The Mentalist is an entertaining show, but I was mildly surprised a re-run would draw that well, especially airing so late, due to the game.
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

Here's the Fifth Tuesday of Spring compared to the Spring averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

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CBS, which has been controlling Tuesday ratings, ran reruns from 8-10 which didn't help "Golden Boy's" chances for a second season pickup.

NBC's "The Voice" climbed in its second week without a new "NCIS" running against it. Last night NBC ran two episodes of "The New Normal" for its finale which raised its averages. "Smash" was smashed long ago.

ABC's "Splash" continues its dive towards a belly flop. "Dancing with the Stars" elimination show ran about normal. Meanwhile "Body of Proof" still has a hold on the 10 pm competition.

Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" ran #2 in the demo in the absence of a new episode of "NCIS". They ran a rerun of "New Girl" which greased the continued slide of "Mindy Project".

The CW ran reruns.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:06 PM

Here's the Fifth Wednesday of Spring compared to the Spring averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

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Fox's "American Idol" continues its slide downward. Last year it pulled a 4.7/12 - 16.66 compared to last night's 3.0/9 - 11.48.

ABC's comedy lineup ran well considering the competition. "Modern Family" was #1 in the demo at 9 pm followed by the premier of "How To Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)" which ran #2. "Nashville" is not running well IMHO considering the lead-in it had.

CBS. "Survivor" continues to run #2 in the demo and 50+ crowd behind "Idol." "Criminal Minds", however, ran #3 in the demo behind ABC's sitcoms though it was #2 in the 50+ crowd. "CSI' was #1 at 10 pm.

NBC's "Chicago Fire" continues to be competitive at 10 pm.

The CW's best night is Wednesday's, anchored by "Arrow".

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

Here's the sixth Thursday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

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CBS ran new episodes of its entire Thursday lineup which has been picked up for next year, except for "Two and a Half Men" which is still awaiting some negotiations though CBS reportedly wants the show back. The reason for the pickups is clear from last night - the network won every half hour of the entire three hours in total viewers and every half hour of the 8-10 pm competition in the demo.

Fox's "American Idol" tied its series low last night. Last year it ran 3.8/12 -13.79 compared to this year's 2.8/9 -11.28, a drop of 26% in the demo worshiped by Fox. For whatever reason, Fox chose to run during the 9 pm hour new episodes of "New Girl" and "Mindy Project" instead of a new episode of "Glee" (they ran lower than "Glee"). I combined them to get a comparison with the average for "Glee." But "New Girl" ran 2.0/6 - 4.87 and "Mindy Project 1.4/4 - 3.52.

ABC's latest Thursday 8 pm throwaway "Wife Swap" is running about as badly as "Zero Hour", but it is much cheaper to produce. "Grey's Anatomy" appears to have stabilized at roughly the same ratings as last year. "Scandal" has actually grown an audience running 29% higher in the demo than its premier on the comparable night last year.

NBC. It certainly is a distant memory back to the era of Must See TV Thursdays. "Hannibal" did premier higher than it's predecessor "Do No Harm". I really can't see "Hannibal" growing ratings before May upfronts which why I'm recording it, but will probably never watch it.

The CW ran reruns.

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

Here's the sixth Friday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

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CBS won all six half hours in total viewers. It won only the 8:00 and the 8:30 half hours in the demo. In its new day and time "Vegas" managed to find 77% of the 50+ viewers and 60% of its demo viewers who watched it on Tuesday nights. It pulled only 67% of the demo and 80% of the 50+ group compared to "CSI: NY" ratings during February Sweeps. "Blue Bloods" has already been picked up for next year.

ABC won the demo in the four half hours from 9:00-11:00 with cheap programming. A few more demo fans found "Happy Endings" in its new day and times compared to last week.

NBC's "Fashion Star" continues to beat "Nikita" on The CW, but ran behind a rerun of Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" in the demo. "Grimm" continues to perform well considering it's relegated to Friday. "Brian Williams" can't find an audience.

Fox's commitment to "Touch" is ...touching... considering it makes shows the network relegated to Friday in prior years look like winners. Last year at this time "Fringe" scored a 1.0/3 -3.08 compared to "Touch" at 0.6//2 - 2.40. Unless some advertiser love the show so much it's subsidizing it, "Touch" is a money loser, though nowhere nearly as bad as NBC's "Smash.":nono:

The CW's "Nikita" and "Supernatural" continue....:sure:

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:15 PM

While the conventional wisdom in "the biz" is that the Live Plus 7 Days DVR watching ratings has no impact, it interesting to look at some shows that get the greatest boost from DVR watching in the demo and total viewers. The following is for the period of March 11-17:

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The table is sorted by the number of additional total viewers, highest to lowest. What one learns is that "The Big Bang Theory" gains the most demo and most total viewers.

If you're wondering why CBS renewed "The Mentalist" early, what you get from these numbers is that it gained a million demo viewers from DVR watching. Considering it's on Sunday at 10 pm against "Red Widow" which is also on the chart but gaining fewer demo viewers, CBS pretty much had to consider it a keeper.

When you look at NBC, "Grimm" gained 1.2 million demo viewers which kicks its total up to keeper level. While "Smash" gained 0.8 million demo viewers, that wasn't enough to save it.

What isn't on this list are some are some mixed indicators related to CBS renewals. "The Good Wife" gained 1.6 million total viewers that week. "Rules of Engagement" gained 0.6 million demo viewers which gets it into the respectable range.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

Though it's not very useful for seeing how well your favorite show is doing, here's the sixth Sunday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

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CBS won the night with "60 Minutes" and "The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards", the latter causing the other networks to run reruns, except for...

NBC did run a new episode of "Celebrity Apprentice" at 10 pm which did ok all things considered.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

Because of the NCAA Championship Game live on CBS, i waited for some final numbers. As with yesterday, this sixth Monday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show isn't going to tell us much:

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CBS ran reruns during the first hour, the NCAA Basketball Championship Game pre-game show from 9-9:30 followed by the game. As the averages indicate this gave them a win for the three hour competition, but they still lost the demo to NBC and the 50+ crowd to ABC.

NBC ran new episodes of "The Voice" and "Revolution" in the face of the March Madness culmination. That gave them #1 in the demo for the first three half hours and a strong #2 in the 9:30-10:00 half hour which indicates how strong "The Voice" is.

ABC ran a new " Dancing with the Stars" which ran below average but still held the 50+ crowd.

Fox ran a rerun of "Bones" but gambled with "The Following" which ran below average though it held it's live viewers through the second half hour against the game.

The CW's "The Carrie Diaries" finale finished decently, all things considered.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:14 PM

Here's the sixth Tuesday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

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CBS won the 8 pm hour with the 50+ crowd, won the demo and the 50+ crowd in the 9 pm hour and won the demo in the 10 pm hour, the latter returning "Golden Boy" to the demo lead.

NBC's "The Voice" won the demo in the 8 pm hour and is running stronger in this hour than it did at 9 pm last year. The curious premier of "Ready for Love' in the half-hour demo went like this:
  • 9:00 2.1/ 6
  • 9:30 1.6/ 4
  • 10:00 1.3/ 4
  • 10:30 1.2/ 4
It's probably not a keeper unless one considers it a Summer Season show. Since I don't understand NBC, I have to assume it is possible that for those who closet themselves in a 30 Rock, Summer began last night.:rolleyes:

ABC's lineup performed much as one might expect. But one has to note that "DWTS" is slipping compared to last year.

Fox's lineup ran about average for new episodes of the Spring so far.

The CW's "Hart of Dixie" also ran about average.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:17 AM

Just in case anyone cares...

'Cult' Canceled by CW and Replaced by 'Oh Sit' and 'The Carrie Diaries' Reruns

http://tvbythenumber...-reruns/177335/

Unfortunate, but not at all surprising. The show-within-a-show ideas was just too complex I guess. :(

Maybe it just wasn't entertaining. :)
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:11 AM

Here's the sixth Wednesday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

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Fox's "American Idol" saw an increase last night, though the two hour ratings of 3.2/9 - 11.98 were still well below last year's 5.0/14 - 16.81.

CBS shows continued to give the network the #2 slot for the night, with the venerable "CSI" running #1 at 10 pm. As usual, "Criminal Minds" ran #3 in the demo for the 9:00 half hour behind "Idol" and "Modern Family", returning to #2 at 9:30.

ABC's comedy lineup performed as expected. "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)" at 9:30 slipped from its premier last week but is performing stronger than "Suburgatory."

NBC ran reruns except for "Dateline" at 8 pm.

The CW ran reruns.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Here's the seventh Thursday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

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CBS gave everyone else a pass by running reruns. So reruns of the network's shows ranked by the half hour as follows:

8:00 #1 in the demo, #2 in total viewers
8:30 #2 in the demo, #2 in total viewers
9:00 #3 in the demo, #1 in total viewers
9:30 #2 in the demo, #1 in total viewers
10:00 #2 in the demo, #1 in total viewers
10:30 #2 in the demo, #1 in total viewers

Any way you look at it, that's a strong lineup.

Fox's "American Idol" lost in the demo in the 8 pm half hour to a rerun of "Big Bang Theory." Last year for the hour it pulled 4.2/13 - 15.35 compared to this year's 3.1/10 - 12.75. "Glee" ran slightly higher than average, but that was against a rerun of both "Grey's Anatomy" and "Person of Interest".

ABC's new episode of "Wife Swap" and reruns of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" weren't very popular.

NBC's second episode of "Hannibal" scored essentially the same ratings as the premier but that wasn't a good sign as last night it was against two reruns. The "Go On" season finale ran below its average ratings on Tuesday and lost viewers from "The Office." I presume NBC is trying to save the show so they can use it next year to destroy their ratings on one night or another.

The CW ran reruns.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

Is there a thread that tracks ratings for the premium channels? Just curious, as I think GoT (Game of Thrones) has a legitamate shot at dethroning (*snickers*) True Blood on HBO as #1 this year.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:44 AM

Is there a thread that tracks ratings for the premium channels? Just curious, as I think GoT (Game of Thrones) has a legitamate shot at dethroning (*snickers*) True Blood on HBO as #1 this year.

The short answer is no. Cable ratings do include premium channel shows. But they aren't real useful even for bragging rights.

For instance, TV-by-the-Numbers offers lists like this which has "Game of Thrones" at #5 for the week well behind A&E's "Duck Dynasty" and just ahead of the History Channel's "Swamp People." Also, shows are repeated multiple times each week which is not reflected in the ratings.

While the premiums do look at ratings to see what their customers watch, decisions about shows tend to be made for a variety of reasons. HBO, for instance, can air shows that appeal niche audiences among their subscribers. Advertisers don't get to set the agenda. I like that economic model.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:43 PM

I'm running a bit late with this one and I'm still waiting for finals on Sunday because of the CBS overrun on the Masters. Here's the seventh Friday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 

 

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Truthfully, there's not much to talk about here. ABC's "Happy Endings" is headed towards its unhappy ending, The same appears to be true for CBS' "Vegas".


Edited by phrelin, 15 April 2013 - 11:43 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

Just sat down to watch the mentalist and of course I get a scroll saying it will be starting 56 mins late. Why not just let it air next week instead of having east coast and central time zone DVRs miss it? Of course I didn't pad my timer like in football season, but if CBS doesn't allot the correct times for their sports, they should just show a movie on those nights.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:39 PM

Just sat down to watch the mentalist and of course I get a scroll saying it will be starting 56 mins late. Why not just let it air next week instead of having east coast and central time zone DVRs miss it? Of course I didn't pad my timer like in football season, but if CBS doesn't allot the correct times for their sports, they should just show a movie on those nights.

Yes, it isn't really fair to fans of a show to run a show late. But then again, CBS would probably prefer to get a DVR viewer to watch it streaming from their web site as they apparently get credit of ad views.

 

Here's the seventh Friday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 

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CBS, as noted previously, had a 57 minute overrun of The Masters Tournament. This affected the regular viewing time for all shows in the Eastern and Central time zones, with "The Mentalist" essentially running in the 11:00 pm hour. In the tables above, the shows are listed in their regular times like those of us further west saw them. All things considered, however, those shows didn't do badly and they all will be back next year anyway.

 

Fox's Sunday animated lineup performed decently in the demo as it has been.

 

ABC basically ran reruns.

 

NBC essentially has a two hour Sunday - "Celebrity Apprentice" from 9-11 pm. It's cheap programming and performs adequately.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:11 PM

Here's the seventh Monday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 

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NBC won the night with "The Voice" doing very well and at 10 pm with a news special on the Boston Marathon Bombing. There are pros and cons about doing the news special. The cons are that local affiliates end up running a repeat of the most important news story of the day and regular "Revolution" live viewers end up feeling like they don't matter. But who cares about affiliates and the loyal viewers of one of the network's few shows with decent ratings? Certainly not Comcast/NBC.

 

ABC in a close race beat CBS for #2 in the demo for the night because "Castle" outperforms "Hawaii Five-0". ABC edged out NBC in the 50+ crowd because of "Castle" and clobbered CBS in that age group which CBS wins on most nights.

 

CBS. "How I Met Your Mother" ran #2 in the demo and "Two Broke Girls" tied for #2 in the demo. Spring Mondays are turning out to be the weakest night for CBS against two popular reality competition shows.

 

Fox's "Bones" had two strong weeks this Spring. Then ABC premiered "DWTS"  and the following week NBC premiered "The Voice." Short of running "American Idol" on Mondays, there just isn't much they can do. The same thing can be said about "The Following."

 

The CW premiered "Oh Sit!" last night. I left the averages for The Carrie Diaries so we could see that essentially the premier of "Oh Sit!" pulled about the same audience. They are now burrning of the rest of the final season of "90210" at 9 pm.


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:01 PM

Well, had a tooth pulled and the novocaine is still working. So maybe I'll do this right.

 

Here's the seventh Tuesday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 

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CBS ran reruns of "NCIS" and "NCIS:LA" but flipped their time slots. I assume this gives them some information.  "Golden Boy" seems to have found its audience.

 

NBC continues to do well with its hour and one minute of "The Voice." However, "Ready for Love" ran like this:

 

9:00: 1.8/ 5 - 4.76

9:30: 1.2/ 3 - 3.14

10:00: 1.2/ 3 - 2.92

10:30: 1.0/ 3 - 2.68

 

That's not very promising for the future.

 

ABC's "Splash" is losing its struggle not to drown. "Dancing with the Stars: Results Show" did about average. "Body of Proof" also has found its audience, apparently slightly fewer demo viewer than "Golden Boy", but slightly more 50+ viewers.

 

Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" performed about average in the demo. They ran reruns in the 9 pm hour.

 

The CW's "Hart of Dixie" met expectations.


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Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

Here's the seventh Wednesday of Spring 2013 compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 

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Fox's "American Idol" ran 4.7/13 - 16.47 last year compared to  3.3/9  - 12.45 this year.  It was still good for bragging rights to the 8-10 pm race winning all four half hours in the demo and 50+ crowd, but against many reruns.

 

CBS. "Survivor" at 8 pm ran #2 in both the demo and 50+ crowd in both half hours. The "Criminal Minds" rerun at 9 pm ran #3 in the demo and #2 in the 50+ crowd in both half hours. And the "Elementary" rerun at 10 pm ran #1 in the demo and 50+ crowd. That combination gave CBS the 8--11 pm bragging rights.

 

ABC ran two new episodes of "Suburgatory" during the 8 pm hour, including the season finale. Given how this show was scheduled and rescheduled its average ratings aren't bad so I would guess it will be renewed - I'm just unsure how ABC will schedule next year. "How to Live with Your Parents" continues to edge downward towards the norm for the time slot. ABC ran reruns the rest of the night  which still gave it an edge over...

 

NBC. "Dateline" continues to run #4 at 8 pm as did the rerun of "L&O:SVU" at 9 pm. The rerun of "Chicago Fire" edged out "Nashville" for #2 in all age groups.

 

The CW ran reruns.


Edited by phrelin, 18 April 2013 - 11:31 AM.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:43 AM

Here's the eighth Thursday of Spring 2013, the last before May Sweeps starts, compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 


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CBS. This was a strange Thursday. In the demo, the reruns of "Big Bang Theory" at 8 pm and 9 pm won their half hours as did the rerun of "2 Broke Girls" at 9:30. The rerun of "Two and a Half Men" came in second. And the rerun of "Person of Interest" won the 10 pm hour.

 

Fox's "American Idol" came in #2 in the demo in the 8 pm half hour against a rerun on CBS and a new "Glee" finished #2 in both its half hours against reruns on CBS.

 

ABC's "Wife Swap" ran #3 in both its half hours, while a rerun of "Grey's Anatomy" ran #4 ahead of The CW and a "Scandal" rerun finished last in its hour.

 

NBC's Where's Waldo Schedule running two new "Parks and Recreation" episodes at 9:00 and 9:30 actually increased that show's new episode average ratings for the Spring. The new episode of "Hannibal" at 10 pm lost to a rerun on CBS.

 

The CW Thursday lineup ran around average in the demo.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 10:48 AM

While I just posted Thursday (above) today, Friday will have no ratings.

 

Because of what is now being called the "Boston Bomber" live news coverage preempting the regular schedule, Friday ratings are not available. Reports indicate NBC News coverage did beat the others.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:37 PM

The news on NBC seems to be their one bright spot with them winning the evening news most of the time.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

Seems like I've gotten a bit behind here. Life sometimes gets in the way of DBSTalk posting.

 

Here's the eighth Sunday of Spring 2013, the last before May Sweeps starts, compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 

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CBS won the 50+ crowd in every half hour, won the demo in the first two hours, tied for #1 in the demo in the 10 pm hour and was #3 in the demo in the 9 pm hour. "The Good Wife" just can't seem to get demo viewers. I'm not sure whether that's because if you ignore the Florick kids, the average age of the cast is over 40, and many are well over 40. Or whether the combination of subject matter - marriage, politics, and law firms - are passé.

 

ABC's "Once Upon A Time" seems to keep slipping.

 

Fox ran a mix of new episodes and reruns of its animated lineup and the ratings seemed adequate.

 

NBC's new Sunday oddball 9-11 pm two hour schedule offering only "Celebrity Apprentice" with new episodes sort of works as the costs for the night are cheap. And while "Celebrity Apprentice" doesn't do well in the 50+ crowd, it tied "The Mentalist" for demo bragging rights.

 

 

 

Here's the eighth Monday of Spring 2013, the last before May Sweeps starts, compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 

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NBC has clawed its way back to one decent night as "The Voice" gives it a definite demo win and "Revolution" is #2 at 10 pm.

 

ABC clearly has the 50+ crowd in all three hours and the demo win at 10 pm.

 

Fox. While "Bones" has decent ratings all things considered, it was #3 for the night. "The Following" edged out "Dancing with the Stars" for #2. What will happen during the May Sweeps when CBS runs new episodes is unclear.

 

CBS ran reruns.

 

The CW. What can one say?

 

 

 

 

Here's the eighth Tuesday of Spring 2013, the last before May Sweeps starts, compared to the Spring 2013 averages for new episodes of the regularly scheduled show:

 

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CBS. While CBS won the night overall, "Golden Boy" is weak, now losing to "Body of Proof." That doesn't bode well for a renewal.

 

NBC's "the Voice" continues to perform.

 

ABC's "Body of Proof" continues to surprise.

 

Fox continues to rely on "Hells Kitchen" for decent, not great, ratings at 8 pm. The two 9 pm hour comedies were reruns.

 

The CW's "Hart of Dixie" hangs in there.


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