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[12/02/14 - 08:44 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Opens December on Top with "The Voice"
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 (12/1/14):

NBC (9.676 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) kicked off December on top with new episodes of "The Voice" (10.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "State of Affairs" (7.030 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

ABC (8.685 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then took home the silver with its annual special "CMA Country Christmas" (8.851 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and a new "Castle" (8.354 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.755 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat of "Gotham" (3.014 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and the fall finale of "Sleepy Hollow" (4.495 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.357 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up its marathon lineup of "Mike & Molly" (6.254 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), another "Mike & Molly" (5.671 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), yet another "Mike & Molly" (5.173 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), even more "Mike & Molly" (5.009 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9) and "Scorpion" (5.017 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10).

And finally, the specials "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.598 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown" (1.497 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.548 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the "Grandma" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Commercials" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - Sleepy Hollow
0.00% - The Voice
-5.88% - State of Affairs
-25.00% - Castle

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
0.00% - Castle (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
0.00% - Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown (vs. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas (Repeat))
-5.88% - CMA Country Christmas (vs. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Repeat)/CMA Country Christmas)
-22.86% - The Voice
-54.29% - State of Affairs (vs. The Blacklist)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/2/13):

NBC (12.351 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with a new "The Voice" (12.397 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T1) followed by the fall finale of "The Blacklist" (12.257 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #T1).

CBS (6.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.913 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (8.352 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4), "Mike & Molly" (8.569 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5), "Mom" (7.626 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "Hostages" (4.458 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

Next up was ABC (7.263 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with an encore of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (7.091 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7) alongside the new special "CMA Country Christmas" (7.349 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.451 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up a new "Almost Human" (5.798 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) plus a repeat "Sleepy Hollow" (3.104 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas" (1.119 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.119 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the movie posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Blacklist
6.06% - The Voice
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Hostages
-4.00% - Mike & Molly
-4.55% - Mom
-10.53% - Almost Human

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Blake Shelton's Not-So-Family Christmas)
+22.73% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+7.14% - CMA Country Christmas (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition/Castle)
-3.33% - How I Met Your Mother
-10.26% - The Voice
-10.53% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-31.43% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-32.26% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-50.00% - Hostages (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 with Jay Leno," 2.5/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.8/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "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 with an encore) 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 with an encore 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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