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[04/15/14 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Dominates Demos for NBC
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 (4/14/14):

NBC (9.805 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (11.669 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and a repeat "The Blacklist" (6.079 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7).

ABC (12.150 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then snagged the silver with an original "Dancing with the Stars" (14.200 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) alongside a repeat "Castle" (8.052 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

Next up was CBS (6.076 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and its new lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (7.211 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3), "Friends with Better Lives" (5.723 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6), "Mike & Molly" (7.426 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Mom" (6.727 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) plus a repeat of "Person of Interest" (4.685 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.043 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up a new "Bones" (5.692 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8) and a new "The Following" (4.394 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T8).

And finally, originals from "Star-Crossed" (0.790 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.052 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (0.921 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.2 rating while "People" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Tomorrow People
+9.52% - Dancing with the Stars
+5.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. 3/24/14)
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-2.94% - The Voice
-4.35% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 3/24/14)
-12.50% - Bones
-13.64% - Mom (vs. 3/31/14)
-33.33% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. 3/31/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 90210)
+4.55% - Dancing with the Stars
-8.70% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-10.00% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-13.64% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-15.38% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-25.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. Oh Sit!)
-26.32% - Bones
-33.33% - The Following
-35.29% - The Voice

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; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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," 1.0/5; "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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). 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 0.7/3 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/15/13):

NBC (12.478 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) towered over the competition on Monday with a new "The Voice" (14.289 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.1, #1) and its "NBC News Special" (8.857 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.1, #2).

ABC (12.406 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then took home a distant second place with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.405 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Castle" (10.408 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T7).

Next up was CBS (7.179 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.578 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), "Rules of Engagement" (6.068 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #9), "2 Broke Girls" (7.479 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.654 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.648 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.452 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up new episodes of "Bones" (6.495 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.9, #10) and "The Following" (6.409 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T7).

And finally, the return of "Oh Sit!" (1.088 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "90210" (0.558 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.822 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.5 rating while "90210" posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Dancing with the Stars
+4.08% - The Voice
0.00% - 90210 (vs. 3/11/13)
-3.70% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 3/25/13)
-4.55% - Castle (vs. 4/1/13)
-4.55% - The Following
-4.76% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 3/25/13)
-5.00% - Bones (vs. 4/1/13)
-10.00% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 3/25/13)
-15.38% - Mike & Molly (vs. 3/25/13)
-20.69% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 3/25/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+63.16% - NBC News Special (vs. Smash)
+41.67% - The Voice
+12.50% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+5.00% - The Following (vs. House)
-4.55% - Castle
-9.52% - Bones
-13.33% - How I Met Your Mother
-21.43% - Dancing with the Stars
-29.03% - Mike & Molly
-33.33% - Oh Sit! (vs. Gossip Girl)
-37.84% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-39.39% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-66.67% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.9/8.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 1.0/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/5.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.8/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/4 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

* From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

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

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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