Nielsen Overnights (18-49)‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ rises after pick-upNew comedy averages a 1.6 in 18-49s, up 7 percent
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine
- Oct. 23, 2013
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is still far from a hit, but the new comedy saw a ratings boost days after getting a full-season order from Fox.
“Brooklyn” rose 7 percent versus last week, to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating in the 8:30 p.m. timeslot, according to Nielsen overnights.
It improved 14 percent over its lead-in, new comedy “Dads,” which was off a tenth from last week to a 1.4.
“Brooklyn” was Fox’s No. 2 show on Tuesday night, finishing just 0.2 behind the network’s top program, “New Girl,” which drew a 1.8 at 9 p.m.
Another new comedy, ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” also posted week-to-week gains, up 6 percent to a 1.7 at 9 p.m. despite another weekly decline for its lead-in, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” “S.H.I.E.L.D.” averaged a 2.6 at 8 p.m., off a tenth from last week and a new low, though tied for the night’s No. 3 program overall.
ABC’s “Trophy Wife” also fell to a series-low 1.2 at 9:30 p.m.
CBS’s lineup was steady versus last week. “NCIS” dropped a tenth, to a 3.0, topping “S.H.I.E.L.D.” in the 8 p.m. timeslot for the second straight week.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” (2.6) and “Person of Interest” (2.2) were both flat to last week. “Interest” scored its first timeslot victory over NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” which was off 9 percent from last week to a 2.1 at 10 p.m.
NBC won the night, as usual, led by the evening’s top show, “The Voice,” which drew a 4.0.
NBC was first for the night among 18-49s with a 2.7 average overnight rating and an 8 share. CBS was second at 2.6/7, ABC third at 1.7/5, Fox fourth at 1.5/4, Univision fifth at 1.3/4, CW sixth at 1.0/3 and Telemundo seventh at 0.5/1.
As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-eight percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.
CBS started the night in the lead with a 3.0 at 8 p.m. for “NCIS,” followed by ABC with a 2.6 for “S.H.I.E.L.D.” NBC was third with a 2.0 for “The Biggest Loser,” Univision fourth with a 1.7 for “Porque el Amor Manda,” Fox fifth with a 1.5 for “Dads” (1.4) and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (1.6), CW sixth with a 0.9 for “The Originals” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.4 for “Marido en Alquiler.”
NBC took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 4.0 for “The Voice,” while CBS slipped to second with a 2.6 for “NCIS: LA.” Fox was third with a 1.6 for “Girl” (1.8) and “The Mindy Project” (1.4), ABC fourth with a 1.5 for “Goldbergs” (1.7) and “Trophy” (1.2), Univision fifth with a 1.3 for “La Tempestad,” CW sixth with a 1.0 for “Supernatural” and Telemundo seventh with a 0.5 for more “Marido en Alquiler.”
CBS moved back to first at 10 p.m. with a 2.2 for “Interest,” with NBC second with a 2.1 for “Fire.” ABC was third with a 1.1 for a repeat of “Shark Tank,” Univision fourth with a 1.0 for “Mentir para Vivir” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.5 for “Santa Diabla.”
CBS finished first for the night among households with a 9.8 average overnight rating and a 16 share. NBC was second at 5.7/9, ABC third at 3.2/5, Fox fourth at 2.3/4, Univision fifth at 1.7/3, CW sixth at 1.4/2 and Telemundo seventh at 0.7/1.http://www.medialifemagazine.com/brooklyn-nine-nine-rises-pick/* * * *TV/Nielsen NotesRed Sox versus Cardinals, againFox airs a rematch of the high-rated 2004 World Series
By Louisa Ada Seltzer, Media Life Magazine
- Oct. 22, 2013
The last time the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals met in the World Series, in 2004, things ended badly for the Cards.
Nearly everyone outside of St. Louis was pulling for the hard-luck Red Sox, who hadn’t won a World Series in 86 years. Buoyed by their crazed fans and national excitement over the Boston story, the Red Sox swept the Cardinals 4-0.
Now the Cardinals have a shot at revenge. The two squads begin their second World Series
matchup in nine years tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Fox
Both teams have had their ups and downs since then. The Cardinals have won the World Series in 2006 and 2011, but they lost the manager from those title teams, Tony La Russa, as well as their top hitter, Albert Pujols, who left for the Angels months after the 2011 series win.
The Cards made it to the fall classic on the strength of their pitching.
Rookie Michael Wacha has been phenomenal in the playoffs, winning the National League Championship Series MVP, and he’s not even their ace. Perennial Cy Young contender Adam Wainwright is.
The Red Sox, meanwhile, are this season’s biggest turnaround story. They were terrible last year under Bobby Valentine, who was fired after just one season, posting the club’s worst record in more than five decades.
Under new manager John Farrell, the Red Sox had the American League’s best record.
They’re slightly favored over their NL rivals in the series, but ratings are expected to be down from the last time they met.
The historic nature of Boston’s win bumped up numbers for the 2004 series, which averaged 25.4 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.
Still, this year’s fall classic will undoubtedly better the record-low 12.7 million who tuned in last year.http://www.medialifemagazine.com/red-sox-versus-cardinals/