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[12/16/14 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Impressive Demo Streak
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/15/14):

NBC (10.274 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) continued its winning ways on Monday with the penultimate night of "The Voice" (12.167 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) followed by a new "State of Affairs" (6.487 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

CBS (9.065 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (7.833 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2), "Mike & Molly" (7.872 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4), "Scorpion" (9.890 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.453 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

Next up was ABC (5.731 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with originals from "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (6.013 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8), another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.994 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and a repeat "Castle" (5.188 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.391 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up its inaugural "American Country Countdown Awards" (3.391 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, the return of "Hart of Dixie" (1.197 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and the fall finale of "Jane the Virgin" (1.272 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) closed out the evening on The CW (1.234 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Jane" posted a 0.8 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Jane the Virgin
+16.00% - The Voice
+5.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - State of Affairs
-4.76% - Scorpion
-22.22% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-25.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013 (Repeat))
+40.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00 (vs. Disney Prep & Landing (Repeats))
+33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Hostages)
0.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Repeat))
-2.44% - Scorpion (vs. Mike & Molly/Mom)
-12.12% - The Voice
-21.74% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-22.22% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-25.00% - American Country Countdown Awards (vs. Various)
-27.27% - State of Affairs (vs. The Sing-Off)

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," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (0.5/3 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 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/16/13):

NBC (11.061 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was once again the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (12.698 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and "The Sing-Off" (7.789 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4).

CBS (6.906 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "How I Met Your Mother" (7.693 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (7.569 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3), "Mike & Molly" (8.760 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "Mom" (7.307 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6) and "Hostages" (5.054 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Next up was FOX (3.937 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a new "Almost Human" (5.283 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) followed by encores of "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" (2.748 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.9, #13) and "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night" (2.433 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.8, #14).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.437 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "Disney Prep & Landing" (4.121 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and "Disney Prep & Landing 2: Naughty vs Nice" (3.940 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) alongside week two "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.357 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10) and another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.925 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

And finally, rebroadcasts of "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.224 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) and "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013" (1.049 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T15) on The CW (1.136 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former a 0.4 rating while the latter managed a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Mike & Molly
+9.09% - Hostages
-2.94% - The Voice
-6.90% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 12/2/13)
-8.33% - The Sing-Off
-9.52% - Mom (vs. 12/2/13)
-11.11% - Almost Human
-14.81% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 12/2/13)
-44.44% - The Great Christmas Light Fight

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+46.67% - The Sing-Off (vs. Take It All)
+6.67% - Almost Human (vs. DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury/Ice Age: Mammoth Christmas (Repeat))
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 10:00 (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-9.59% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/1600 Penn)
-16.67% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
-18.18% - How I Met Your Mother
-34.29% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-37.14% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-42.42% - 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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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