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[03/16/17 - 11:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Goes Out on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/13/17):

ABC (8.080 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) took over the top spot on Monday with the season finale of "The Bachelor" (8.222 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T1) followed by "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" (7.796 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3).

NBC (9.986 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of "The Voice" (11.997 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T1) and "Taken" (5.967 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was CBS (6.278 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Kevin Can Wait" (6.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Man with a Plan" (6.325 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Superior Donuts" (6.185 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (5.409 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Scorpion" (6.495 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.555 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "24: Legacy" (3.804 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "APB" (3.307 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala" (0.973 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.973 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - The Bachelor
+11.11% - 24: Legacy
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 2/27/17)
-3.70% - The Voice
-7.69% - Taken
-8.33% - Man with a Plan (vs. 2/27/17)
-8.33% - Superior Donuts
-8.33% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2/27/17)
-12.50% - APB
-14.29% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 2/20/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - The Bachelor
-7.69% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. Supergirl)
-11.11% - The Bachelor: After the Final Rose
-13.33% - The Voice
-15.38% - Scorpion (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-15.38% - Man with a Plan (vs. Supergirl)
-23.08% - 24: Legacy (vs. Gotham)
-26.67% - Superior Donuts (vs. Scorpion)
-26.67% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Scorpion)
-29.41% - Taken (vs. Blindspot)
-41.67% - APB (vs. Lucifer)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/14/16):

ABC (9.415 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) pulled into the top demo spot on Monday thanks to the season finale of "The Bachelor" (9.503 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) and "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" (9.242 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3).

NBC (10.317 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then had to settle for second place with originals from "The Voice" (12.227 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and "Blindspot" (6.498 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4).

Next up was CBS (8.038 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its trio of "Supergirl" (6.619 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6), "Scorpion" (8.765 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.730 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.943 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Gotham" (4.013 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "Lucifer" (3.872 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.658 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.526 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (0.592 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - The Bachelor
+8.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/29/16)
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 2/29/16)
-5.56% - Blindspot
-6.25% - The Voice
-7.14% - Supergirl (vs. 2/29/16)
-7.69% - Lucifer
-13.33% - Gotham

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+116.67% - Gotham (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+80.00% - The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (vs. Castle)
+40.00% - The Bachelor (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+18.18% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+15.38% - Scorpion (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
+13.33% - Blindspot (vs. The Night Shift)
+9.09% - Lucifer (vs. The Following)
-9.09% - The Voice
-27.78% - Supergirl (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)/Mike & Molly)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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