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[03/25/14 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "The Blacklist" Keep NBC on Top in Demos
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/24/14):

NBC (12.107 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (12.645 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.030 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3).

ABC (12.754 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then snagged the silver with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (14.251 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "Castle" (9.760 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Next up was CBS (6.914 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.059 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (7.333 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.812 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "Mom" (7.363 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7) and "Intelligence" (4.958 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.953 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Bones" (5.729 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "The Following" (4.178 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Star-Crossed" (0.943 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Tomorrow People" (0.797 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) closed out the night on The CW (0.870 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.2 rating while "People" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.24% - How I Met Your Mother
+11.11% - Mike & Molly
+9.52% - 2 Broke Girls
+9.09% - Intelligence
+5.56% - Mom
+3.57% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-5.56% - Castle
-10.00% - The Voice
-12.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-25.00% - The Tomorrow People

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+25.93% - How I Met Your Mother
+9.52% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+7.41% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
-4.35% - Dancing with the Stars
-19.05% - Castle
-23.40% - The Voice
-25.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-26.32% - Bones
-26.92% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-31.03% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-39.13% - The Following
-40.00% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0)

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," 3.4/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; 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," 1.5/7; "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 1.4/5 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.8/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/25/13):

NBC (11.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) was back in front on Monday thanks to the return of "The Voice" (13.362 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) and "Revolution" (7.249 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T3).

CBS (7.756 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then had to settle for the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.846 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T3), "Rules of Engagement" (6.181 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (8.551 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2), "Mike & Molly" (8.639 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (8.158 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Next up was ABC (12.947 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) with week two of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.078 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T6) plus a new "Castle" (10.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.687 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) offered up originals from "Bones" (6.745 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #11) and "The Following" (6.629 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T6).

And finally, a new "The Carrie Diaries" (0.942 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.421 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.681 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening.

In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Mike & Molly
+7.41% - 2 Broke Girls
-4.17% - The Following
-4.55% - Castle
-4.55% - Rules of Engagement
-4.76% - Hawaii Five-0
-5.00% - Bones
-6.90% - Revolution
-6.90% - How I Met Your Mother
-20.00% - The Carrie Diaries
-25.81% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.33% - The Following (vs. Alcatraz)
+42.11% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+36.84% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+31.82% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
+26.67% - Bones (vs. Alcatraz)
+25.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+22.73% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
6.82% - The Voice
5.00% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Confessions of a Shopaholic)
-12.50% - Castle
-25.81% - 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 with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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