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[04/07/20 - 08:39 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Stay 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/6/20):

NBC (7.856 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (9.493 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and the season finale of "Manifest" (4.583 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5).

CBS (6.722 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) was the silver draw with its mix of "The Neighborhood" (7.267 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (6.644 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "All Rise" (6.078 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Bull" (7.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was ABC (4.321 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) with repeats of "Celebrity Family Feud" (5.106 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), another "Celebrity Family Feud" (4.884 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and the special "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises" (2.972 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.848 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for encores of "9-1-1" (2.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America" (1.340 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11).

And finally, The CW (0.765 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.969 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.881 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and a new "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.605 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Manifest
0.00% - Bull (vs. 3/16/20)
0.00% - All Rise (vs. 3/16/20)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
-9.09% - The Neighborhood (vs. 3/16/20)
-11.11% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. 3/16/20)
-11.76% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Manifest (vs. The Enemy Within)
+25.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
0.00% - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises (vs. The Fix)
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-44.44% - The Neighborhood (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-60.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Capital One Championship Central)
-84.09% - Bull (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game)
-84.09% - All Rise (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/8/19):

CBS (13.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) eclipsed the competition on Monday thanks to its primetime coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game" (16.236 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1). Leading off the night were a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (8.485 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and the pre-game special "Capital One Championship Central" (8.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2).

NBC (6.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with new episodes of "The Voice" (7.523 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and "The Enemy Within" (4.222 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6).

Next up was ABC (5.370 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments from "American Idol" (6.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and "The Fix" (3.304 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.539 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Resident" (2.512 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "9-1-1" (2.565 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.985 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) and a repeat "Arrow" (0.428 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.706 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Fix
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-9.09% - American Idol
-20.00% - The Voice
-25.00% - The Enemy Within

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-33.33% - American Idol
-36.84% - The Voice
-37.50% - The Fix (vs. The Crossing)
-40.00% - The Enemy Within (vs. Good Girls)

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," delayed by an NCAA overrun; 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," 0.3/2; "Late Show," delayed by an NCAA overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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," delayed by an NCAA overrun. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," delayed by an NCAA overrun.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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