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Primetime Ratings, Monday, 4/7/14



CBS rode the March Madness finals to an easy Monday night victory.

The 'Championship Central' NCAA pre-game show drew a 1.6, down sharply from last year's 3.6. The tournament final itself earned a monster-sized 7.2, although that's still down over a point from 2013's gargantuan 8.4 rating.

'The Voice' bumped up a tenth to a 3.5 for NBC. A special Monday airing of 'American Dream Builders' shot up almost a full point to a 1.5, sprinting by the 0.7 Sunday's episode garnered. After 'The Blacklist' ends its season, the Peacock might want to consider moving 'Builders' to Mondays permanently.

Now for the rest. 'Dancing with the Stars' dipped a single tenth to a 2.2 for ABC. Conversely, 'Bones' rose a tenth to a 1.6 for FOX. 'The Following' maintained the 1.4 series low its been sitting at for about a month. Finally, 'Star-Crossed' fell back down to a 0.3 for The CW.

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


NBC - The Voice (N) - 3.5 - 10 - 11.97

ABC - Dancing with the Stars (N) - 2.2 - 6 - 14.47

CBS - The Big Bang Theory (R) - 2.0 - 6 - 6.85

FOX - Bones (N) - 1.6 - 5 - 6.58

CW - Star-Crossed (N) - 0.3 - 1 - 0.95


CBS - Championship Central - 1.6 - 5 - 5.26


CBS - NCAA March Madness Finals - 7.2 - 20 - 21.20

FOX - The Following (N) - 1.4 - 4 - 4.41

CW - The Tomorrow People (R) - 0.2 - 0 - 0.58


NBC - American Dream Builders (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 5.08

ABC - Castle (R) - 1.5 - 4 - 8.99

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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.)


Castle - Likely Renewal


2 Broke Girls - Guaranteed Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

Friends with Better Lives - Too Soon to Tell

Mike & Molly - Likely Renewal Renewed 3/13/14 *Correct Prediction

Mom - Likely Cancellation Renewed 3/13/14 *Incorrect Prediction

Intelligence - Guaranteed Cancellation

The CW

Star-Crossed - Guaranteed Cancellation

Beauty and the Beast - Guaranteed Cancellation

The Tomorrow People - Guaranteed Cancellation


Bones - Already Renewed

Almost Human - Likely Cancellation

The Following - Likely Cancellation Renewed 3/7/14 *Incorrect Prediction


The Blacklist - Already Renewed

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%

- The CW

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Apr 8th, 2014, 1:14 pm

Images courtesy of FOX

Lord Omega

Message Posted On Apr 9th, 2014, 2:21 pm
I love the Tomorrow People and I like Intelligence a lot. I hope they get another chance despite their numbers.
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