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Primetime Ratings, Sunday, 3/30/14

 

Once Upon a Time

 

CBS won Sunday night in all measures.

An NCAA March Madness overrun did great, earning a monster 4.7 rating, while delaying the start of CBS primetime by about 20 minutes. With that gigantic lead-in, '60 Minutes' shot up eight tenths to a 2.8. 'The Amazing Race' followed that up by rising two tenths to a 2.0. One week after last Sunday's shocker, 'The Good Wife' rose four tenths to a 1.8. Still not renewed veteran drama 'The Mentalist' rose two tenths to a 1.5.

Over on ABC, 'America's Funniest Home Videos' dropped a tenth to a 1.3. 'Once Upon a Time' stayed in its recent range, matching last week's 2.1. 'Resurrection' dropped yet again in week four, dipping one tenth to a 2.4. Luckily, a 2.4 is still high enough to earn the show a second season. 'Revenge' finished things by decreasing a tenth to a 1.4.

FOX had a mixed night, with 'Bob's Burgers' falling two tenths to a 1.0 to lead off. 'American Dad' and 'The Simpsons' both matched last week's numbers, earning a 1.4 and a 1.9 respectively. 'Family Guy' dipped a tenth to a 2.1. 'Cosmos' shed another two tenths in week four, posting a 1.5.

Week two of NBC's 'American Dream Builders' fell even further from its already anemic premiere, earning a 0.8. Freshman drama duo 'Believe' and 'Crisis' continued their collective march toward the Peacock's colorful ax, with both falling to matching 1.1s.

It's highly unlikely either of these shows, especially the heavily promoted 'Believe,' gets renewed while barely breaking 1.0. That said, canceling both may leave a hole in the schedule, a hole that could be filled by sophomore slumping sci-fi series 'Revolution.' If NBC is going to renew a drama drawing in the low 1s, it's much more likely to bring back a veteran than a newcomer.

Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions

7PM

CBS - NCAA March Madness - 4.7 - 18 - 14.64

ABC - America's Funniest Home Videos (N) - 1.3 - 4 - 6.23

FOX - Bob's Burgers (N) - 1.0 - 3 - 2.26

NBC - The Voice (R) - 0.6 - 2 - 2.87

7:30PM

CBS - 60 Minutes (N) - 2.8 - 9 - 14.30

FOX - American Dad (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 2.79

8PM

ABC - Once Upon a Time (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 6.64

FOX - The Simpsons (N) - 1.9 - 5 - 3.91

NBC - American Dream Builders (N) - 0.8 - 2 - 3.10

8:30PM

FOX - Family Guy (N) - 2.1 - 6 - 4.17

CBS - The Amazing Race (N) - 2.0 - 5 - 9.51

9PM

ABC - Resurrection (N) - 2.4 - 6 - 8.39

FOX - Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 3.91

NBC - Believe (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 4.89

9:30PM

CBS - The Good Wife (N) - 1.8 - 4 - 10.96

10PM

ABC - Revenge (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 5.25

NBC - Crisis (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 4.34

10:30PM

CBS - The Mentalist (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 8.72

Source: Nielsen Media Research

PRIMETIME PROGNOSTICATION

The five main factors I consider when making a prediction are thus:

1. Does the show win its timeslot, and how often? (CW shows are exempt from this criteria.)

2. How do the show's ratings compare to similar programs on the same network? (Self explanatory.)

3. How long has the show been on the air? (Veteran series are always more likely to get renewed.)

4. Does the show have any high-profile leads? (Never discount star power.)

5. How much does the show cost to make? (Approximately, exact TV budgets are hard to come by.)

Newly updated predictions are in bold.

ABC

Once Upon a Time - Guaranteed Renewal

Resurrection - Guaranteed Renewal

Revenge - Guaranteed Renewal

CBS

The Good Wife - Likely Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

The Mentalist - Likely Cancellation

The CW

No Scripted Programming Available

FOX

The Simpsons - Already Renewed

Bob's Burgers - Already Renewed

Family Guy - Guaranteed Renewal

American Dad - Already Renewed (by TBS)

NBC

Believe - Likely Cancellation

Crisis - Likely Cancellation

Prediction Stats

Shows correctly predicted (so far) - 22
ABC - Mind Games, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
CBS - 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, CSI, Elementary, The Good Wife, Hawaii Five-0, The Millers, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Person of Interest, Two and a Half Men
FOX - Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Raising Hope
NBC - Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Grimm, Parks and Recreation

Shows incorrectly predicted (so far) - 3 - The Following, The Mindy Project, Mom

Current accuracy rate: 88%


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Written by: msd85
Apr 1st, 2014, 3:30 am

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For future reference Jaguardog, all you have to do is hover over the photo and it says what the title of the show it's from is. I've done it that way in almost every single ratings post since I started doing them in 2012.
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Another unknown photo from an unknown show?

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