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Wednesday Final Ratings: 'Survivor' & 'Suburgatory' Adjusted Up

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April 11th, 2013

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 Survivor was adjusted up two tenths and  Suburgatory  was adjusted up a single tenth among adults 18-49 versus the preliminary Wednesday broadcast ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Wednesday, April 10, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX American Idol (8-10PM) 3.2 9 12.23
CBS Survivor: Caramoan 2.6 8 9.38
ABC The Middle 2.0 6 7.55
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 4 5.20
CW Arrow -R 0.4 1 1.56
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8:30PM ABC Suburgatory 1.8 5 5.60
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9:00 PM ABC Modern Family 3.8 10 10.38
CBS Criminal Minds 3.0 8 11.47
NBC Law & Order: SVU -R 0.9 3 3.77
CW Supernatural -R 0.4 1 1.14
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9:30PM ABC How To Live With Your Parents 2.5 7 7.33
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10:00PM CBS CSI 2.4 7 11.11
ABC Nashville 1.8 5 5.96
NBC Hannibal -R 1.0 3 3.14

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

 
  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ” Showtime stills resides with CBS, but that’s pretty much it for them.”

    CBS also owns CBSSports network.

  • Phil

    #POW

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “@Bill Gorman
    If you see this, please start another thread for our Elimination Game? Looks like we reached the maximum again now on the third thread. So a page Four is needed whenever you can provide it, thanks in advance.”

    Here you go.

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/04/11/play-the-elimination-game-page-4/177515/

  • Rebecca

    Thanks, Bill!

  • Anthony

    CBS also owns CBSSports network.

    Ah, forgot about that one.

  • Anon

    @ Bill Gorman

    I take them seriously, if they cannot crowbar Aereo into paying the same retransmission fees a cable service pays.

    Aereo produces no content, and the simple way to starve them out is to go dark for a month or two, until they cry “uncle.”

  • Survivor Fan

    The day that Survivor beats Idol head to head is sooner than you think!

  • Alex

    On the subject of Aereo

    People should keep in mind that this entire legal case and the threats surrounding it have almost nothing to do with Aereo. Its a niche product that has limited market penetration and a business model that in no way allows for rapid expansion. This entire thing is in reality a proxy fight with the cable companies about retransmission fees. The broadcast networks are terrified that if Aereo wins this court case it’ll set a precedent that will allow cable companies to do away with retransmission fees or at the very least that cable providers will use that precedent as leverage to dramatically reduce retransmission fees. The News-Corp channels pulled in more than $300 million from retransmission fees last year and that was up 20% from 2011. This is all about protecting that revenue stream.

    I would also advise that people take a moment to think about the full consequences of going dark on over the air transmissions. Not only would it be a PR disaster for any network that did it but the nightmare this would cause for them at the affiliate and owned and operated level would be tremendous. Not to mention the impact it would have on ratings. Only 10% of the US still relies on over the air broadcasting but the knock-on effects of switching from the current broadcast model to a pay-TV model would undoubtedly result in them losing viewers. They’d also have to substantially increase their own investment in content.

  • Jon

    I still am surprised with the demo numbers for suburgatory, one would think it would appeal to a younger audience.

  • jane

    It would be great if Fox took the initiative and changed their business model in accord with changing landscape of television by becoming cabl.Im surprised they havent done it before. I though NBC would be the first to do it, by leaving their reality/chat show/sport shows on mainstream TV and moving all their dramas to Universal where they could be more selective and innovative, developing dramas with more individual characteristics etc.

    Here are the half hourly ratings for SVu and Hannibal:
    SVU : 9pm, 0.9 demo (4 million)
    9.30pm, 1.0 demo (4 million)

    Hannibal : 10pm, 1.0 demo (3 million)
    10.30, 0.9 demo (2.8 million)

    So how are Final ratings calculated, and by whom?
    By those half hourly figures SVU gains over the hour but Hannibal loses.
    Chicago Fire usually keeps its demo even over the hour.
    SVU does well, aqnd especially considering its time change to an unsuitable earlier than usual 9pm this season.

    Given all the publicity and novelty i dont think the repeat figures are that good for Hannibal.However NBC will want it to succeed because it has international money and airtime involved in UK,so expect a lot of spin.

  • Larry

    @Fred Although this is true it would only impact a small percentage of people receiving over the air broadcast. Those who watch the Big 4 through their local cable provider are not included since they already pay the re-transmission fees, and they make up 95% of TV viewers. It has surprised me they have not shifted to this model a long time ago.

  • PurpleDrazi

    @jane
    So how are Final ratings calculated, and by whom?
    By those half hourly figures SVU gains over the hour but Hannibal loses.”

    I can’t post the link but if you look at the top of this post (underneath the picture and just above the ratings table) you will see a link titled “Want to know why adjustments occure…”

    That should help explain things. If nothing else, it will explain that half-hour figures have nothing to do with ratings adjustments.

  • networkman

    WOW, the combo of Criminal Minds and CSI is strong. I feel CBS should keep the two together next season and either move NCIS:LA to Wednesday at 8pm or premiere Beverly Hills Cop there.

    Regarding American Idol, it is ashame that people stop watching simply because a rapper is a judge. I love all types of music. I’m not a big fan of Nicki Minaj but I found her to be a good judge. The comments that come out of her mouth actually makes me laugh. Mariah takes her time communicating her thoughts. I feel she is so concerned about being perfect and making sure not to say something offensive. But she does give some good advice to the contestants, even though it takes awhile for her to articulate. These final 5 female singers are some of the strongest seen on the show in awhile. And Candance Glover gave one of the best performance in Idol history. So it really is ashame that viewers have tuned out and are not hearing these talented artist.

  • Alex

    @Larry
    Although this is true it would only impact a small percentage of people receiving over the air broadcast. Those who watch the Big 4 through their local cable provider are not included since they already pay the re-transmission fees, and they make up 95% of TV viewers. It has surprised me they have not shifted to this model a long time ago.

    I’m not sure people have really stopped to think through this whole switching to a cable channel concept.

    For starters it would have a massive effect on your cable bill. The networks would likely be able to leverage higher carriage fees than they can retransmission fees and cable providers would absolutely pass that cost onto the consumer. Not only that but the fact that the networks were no longer running free over the air would allow cable providers to increase their prices further as the appeal of cord cutting would be almost non-existent.

    It would also be a death sentence for local television markets. The networks won’t stick with the affiliate model if they transition to cable. It just isn’t an effective or particularly cost effective way to do business. That would result in local news landing God knows where. You also have to question what kind of impact that would have on the networks themselves. The assumption is that the networks would continue to get high ratings because they’re the networks but would they? Without their local content they surely just become yet another channel on the dial and offer very little that sets them apart from any other cable channel.

    We also haven’t discussed the potential increase in cost. The networks would have to start scheduling every hour of every day. They can no longer just hand hours back to the affiliates. That dramatically changes the television landscape.

    The other thing to factor in is that someone else may very well opt to replace the networks. If Fox moves to basic cable why wouldn’t someone else consider taking their place over the air and picking up their retransmission fees. Suddenly Fox is just another cable channel with a new broadcast network replacing it and potentially airing on the channel it used to air.

  • jimmers

    yeya Suburgatory! :)

  • Mark

    WOW at criminal minds! Nice ratings!

  • CraveRecords

    @jane

    It always cracks me up when people say SVU isn’t suitable before 10 pm or 2.5 Men isn’t suitable before 9pm . These shows are on one channel or another pretty much any time of the day. If people are watching SVU reruns at 3 pm, it’s fine to put first-run episodes on before 10 pm.

    (And, BTW, SVU premiered as a 9 pm show and was first moved back to that time slot in 2009 when NBC embarked on the Jay Leno experiment.)

  • jane

    Historically, SVU has always done better at 10pm, in terms of ratings.

    On UK Universal there is a warning put out about content before it is shown,even at 10pm.

  • Larry

    @Alex. Agree with what you are saying. Although I think this is something the networks have been thinking about for a while(I remember some rumblings a year or so ago about NBC doing this) I do think it will not be good in the long run. I do not have cable myself and would suck to lose local networks but I have to say I watch more programing through HULU and Netflix these days than ever before and how those two SVOD will be impacted by this is not yet been addressed. I do believe it could lead to serious job loss at the local level as affiliates are cut lose and I personally think the Aereo issue is being used as an excuse to move to a paid model. I also think the big four would suffer because they would then just become another commercial filled channel of many on the cable dial.

  • Freddy Arrow

    @Alex

    “Not only that but the fact that the networks were no longer running free over the air would allow cable providers to increase their prices further as the appeal of cord cutting would be almost non-existent. ”

    I could be wrong about this, but I think most cord cutters get their TV viewing from the internet and not with over the air antennas, so a change like this wouldn’t really affect that.

    What I don’t understand is why Aereo is any different than over the air antennas. Most people can already get local broadcast network channels free with a $30 antenna. What is Aereo providing that people can’t already get?

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