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Respectable Sampling for ‘Game of Silence’ on NBC

NBC Wins the Evening Opposite Repeats on CBS

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TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016

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

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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

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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.