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Respectable Sampling for ‘Game of Silence’ on NBC

NBC Wins the Evening Opposite Repeats on CBS

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Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.1 rating/10 share, CBS: 5.7/ 9, ABC: 1.9/ 3, Fox: 1.5/ 2, CW: 0.9/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
NBC: +39, Fox: -21, ABC: -24, CBS: -35, CW: -50


Ratings Breakdown:
With CBS in repeats, NBC took control of the Tuesday household overnights with an expected clean sweep by half-hour in adults 18-49. Two-hours of “The Voice” scored an ample 6.9 rating/11 share in households from 8-10 p.m. And that led into the series-premiere/preview of scripted drama “Game of Silence” at a second-place 4.5/ 7 at 10 p.m. Comparably, this was 10 percent below regularly scheduled “Chicago Fire” one week earlier (5.0/ 9 on April 6), and the overnight retention for“Game of Silence” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (6.8/11) was 66 percent.

In other words, “Game of Silence,” which debuts as the Thursday 10 p.m. occupant tomorrow, was sampled.

CBS rearranged the programming deck chairs last night, with a repeat of “NCIS: New Orleans” at 8 p.m. (#2: 5.6/ 9) into a 6.1/10 the encore of “NCIS” at 9 p.m. A second repeat airing of “NCIS: New Orleans” capped off the night with a 5.5/10 at 10 p.m.

Elsewhere, the results were slim. Repeats of ABC sitcoms “Fresh off the Boat” (#3: 2.5/ 4 at 8 p.m.) and recently introduced “The Real O’Neals” (#3: 1.9/ 3 at 8:30 p.m.) led into typically low-rated overnights for original installments of “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” (#3: 2.1/ 3) and “Beyond the Tank” (#3: 1.5/ 3) from 9-11 p.m. At this point, ABC should really consider ending “Beyond the Tank.”

On Fox, just renewed “New Girl,” which was a shell of what it once was, opened with a 2.1/ 3 at 8 p.m. (which was 16 percent below the aforementioned encore telecast of “Fresh off the Boat” on ABC). Next was a repeat of on-the-fence “Grandfathered” (#4: 1.2/ 2 at 8:30 p.m.) into “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (#4: 1.5/ 2) and “The Grinder” (#4: 1.1/ 2) from 9-10 p.m., whose future is also a question mark.

The CW populated this second Tuesday in April with two episodes of “iZombie” (including the season finale), which averaged a mere 0.9/ 1 in the household overnights form 8-10 p.m.

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. It’s quite evident that Beyond The Tank should be moved to a different timeslot before cancelling as it did much better in the 5 other times it was on. ( the multiple timeslots is an issue as well)

    • The three lessons that networks cannot seem to learn:
      1. Stop with the long hiatuses for dramas.
      2. Stop moving things around so much.
      3. Stop over exposing hit shows.

      • I’m enjoying it. The show was consistently getting 4 million plus viewers in the previous timeslot in January and now it’s doing half that, so I’d still go with a different timeslot before cancelling it.