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[05/22/18 - 08:20 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Idol" Finale Helps ABC Snap NBC's Win Streak
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 (5/21/18):

ABC (8.658 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) snapped the Peacock's 10-week winning streak on Monday with the season finales of "Dancing with the Stars" (8.669 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "American Idol" (8.652 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

NBC (6.774 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then had to settle for the silver with new episodes from "The Voice" (8.607 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.107 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Next up was CBS (5.009 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.304 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), the season finale of "Man with a Plan" (5.660 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), another "The Big Bang Theory" (5.459 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Mom" (4.328 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and a new "Elementary" (4.151 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.354 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up its presentation of "Miss USA 2018" (2.354 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

And finally, originals from "Supergirl" (1.770 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T10) and "iZombie" (1.078 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (1.424 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Man with a Plan
+10.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Supergirl
0.00% - iZombie
-6.25% - The Voice
-12.50% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-16.67% - Elementary

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Man with a Plan (vs. Princess Diana: Her Life-Her Death-The Truth)
-11.11% - American Idol (vs. The Bachelorette)
-16.67% - Supergirl
-21.05% - The Voice
-22.22% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-25.00% - iZombie (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-28.57% - Elementary (vs. The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017)
-33.33% - Miss USA 2018 (vs. Gotham/Lucifer)
-38.89% - Dancing with the Stars

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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/22/17):

ABC (7.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) climbed into the top demo spot on Monday with the penultimate "Dancing with the Stars" (10.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and the return of "The Bachelorette" (5.682 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

NBC (7.561 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the most-watched network with its penultimate "The Voice" (9.493 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and a special "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.699 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was FOX (2.969 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "Gotham" (2.889 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "Lucifer" (3.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.486 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its specials "Princess Diana: Her Life-Her Death-The Truth" (6.112 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017" (4.235 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, the season finales of "Supergirl" (2.130 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.017 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) rounded out the night on The CW (1.573 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Jane the Virgin
+28.57% - Dancing with the Stars
+20.00% - Supergirl
+11.76% - The Voice
+11.11% - Gotham
0.00% - Lucifer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Supergirl (vs. Reign)
+33.33% - Lucifer (vs. Houdini & Doyle)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
0.00% - The Voice
-5.26% - Dancing with the Stars
-10.00% - The Bachelorette
-16.67% - Gotham
-22.22% - The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017 (vs. Person of Interest)
-30.77% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. Blindspot)
-38.05% - Princess Diana: Her Life-Her Death-The Truth (vs. Various)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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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