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[04/01/14 - 08:22 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets Big Demo Finish from "How I Met Your Mother"
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 (3/31/14):

NBC (11.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) held onto the top spot on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (12.082 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.4, #3) and "The Blacklist" (11.394 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.8, #4).

CBS (8.701 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2) then claimed the silver with big numbers from the penultimate "How I Met Your Mother" (12.774 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 5.1, #2) followed by the series finale of "How I Met Your Mother" (13.114 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1), the premiere of "Friends with Better Lives" (7.985 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #5), a new "Mom" (7.244 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6) and the season finale of "Intelligence" (5.545 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was ABC (11.592 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with an original "Dancing with the Stars" (13.685 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T6) and a repeat of "Castle" (7.407 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up fresh installments of "Bones" (5.634 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and "The Following" (4.233 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9).

And finally, The CW (1.107 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Star-Crossed" (1.100 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.115 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.3 rating while "People" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Tomorrow People
+50.00% - How I Met Your Mother
+33.33% - Star-Crossed
+15.79% - Mom
+7.14% - Bones
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - Intelligence
-3.45% - The Blacklist
-5.56% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+390.91% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:30 (vs. Rules of Engagement (Repeat))
+363.64% - How I Met Your Mother - 8:00 (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+150.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+92.86% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+57.14% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+21.74% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
+9.09% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-25.00% - Bones
-26.09% - The Voice
-36.36% - The Following

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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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 0.3/3 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 (4/1/13):

NBC (10.930 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was the top demo draw last night with new episodes of "The Voice" (13.064 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) and "Revolution" (6.662 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) - a series low.

ABC (13.103 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) however remained the most-watched network with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.776 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5) - matching its series low for a performance show - and "Castle" (11.759 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

Next up was FOX (6.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with fresh installments of "Bones" (6.916 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6) and "The Following" (6.525 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.799 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) was out of the hunt with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.093 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "Rules of Engagement" (3.968 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10), "2 Broke Girls" (4.976 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (5.116 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.322 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T10).

And finally, the penultimate week of "The Carrie Diaries" (0.973 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.610 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.792 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Dixie" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.26% - Bones
+4.76% - Castle
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries
-2.13% - The Voice
-4.35% - The Following
-8.70% - Dancing with the Stars
-14.81% - Revolution

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+12.20% - The Voice
+4.55% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - The Following (vs. House)
-20.00% - Bones
-20.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Gossip Girl)
-25.00% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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" (1.0/4). 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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