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[04/22/14 - 08:22 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "The Blacklist" Return Pave Way for NBC Victory
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 (4/21/14):

NBC (11.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (11.017 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.186 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2).

ABC (12.224 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.522 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and "Castle" (9.626 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6).

Next up was CBS (5.929 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (7.028 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Friends with Better Lives" (5.385 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "Mike & Molly" (7.294 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) followed by repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.826 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.522 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.192 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up a new "Bones" (5.869 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and the penultimate week of "The Following" (4.515 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Star-Crossed" (1.173 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.112 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) closed out the evening on The CW (1.142 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 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Castle (vs. 3/24/14)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 3/31/14)
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-4.55% - 2 Broke Girls
-5.56% - Friends with Better Lives
-8.70% - Dancing with the Stars
-9.52% - Mike & Molly
-12.12% - The Voice
-25.00% - The Tomorrow People

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.54% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+35.71% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+27.27% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
+13.33% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. Rules of Engagement)
0.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. Oh Sit!)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 90210)
-18.18% - Castle
-26.32% - Bones
-39.58% - The Voice
-41.67% - 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," 3.0/8; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· 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 (4/22/13):

NBC (11.325 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (13.867 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.8, #1) and "Revolution" (6.241 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

ABC (12.959 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) then was the most-watched channel with fresh installments of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.583 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5) and "Castle" (11.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3).

Next up was FOX (6.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) with the penultimate weeks of "Bones" (6.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) and "The Following" (6.973 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.978 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.164 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), a new "Rules of Engagement" (4.963 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "2 Broke Girls" (5.024 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8), "Mike & Molly" (5.242 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.238 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, originals from "Oh Sit!" (0.827 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "90210" (0.593 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.3 rating while "90210" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 90210
+14.29% - The Following
+4.76% - Castle
0.00% - Bones
-4.35% - Revolution (vs. 4/8/13)
-4.55% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.88% - The Voice
-25.00% - Rules of Engagement
-25.00% - Oh Sit!

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+29.73% - The Voice
+4.76% - Castle (vs. 20/20: Dance Floor Confidential)
+4.76% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
+4.35% - The Following (vs. House)
-13.64% - Bones
-16.67% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
-30.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-40.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-40.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. Gossip Girl)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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