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[02/10/15 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Rides "Bachelor," "Castle" to Demo 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 (2/9/15):

ABC (8.218 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Bachelor" (8.627 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "Castle" (7.400 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

CBS (10.273 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (9.021 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2), "Mike & Molly" (9.172 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4), "Scorpion" (11.592 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.130 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

Next up was FOX (4.760 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with originals from "Gotham" (5.635 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and "Sleepy Hollow" (3.884 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.480 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up its special "The Celebrity Apprentice: Top Feuds, Firings and Fails" (4.565 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) followed by new episodes of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.866 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "State of Affairs" (4.008 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Originals" (1.211 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.356 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) on The CW (1.284 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 1.0 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Jane the Virgin
+14.29% - Castle
+8.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 1/19/15)
-4.17% - 2 Broke Girls
-4.55% - Mike & Molly
-5.26% - Gotham
-5.88% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-9.09% - State of Affairs
-14.29% - Sleepy Hollow
-28.57% - The Originals
-33.33% - The Celebrity Apprentice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Beauty and the Beast) +76.92% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)) +75.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mom (Repeat)) +66.67% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie) +60.00% - Castle (vs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Repeat)) +57.14% - Scorpion (vs. Mike & Molly/Mom (Repeats)) +23.08% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Intelligence) +20.00% - Gotham (vs. Almost Human) +17.39% - The Bachelor -29.41% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. The Following) -78.13% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games) -81.25% - The Celebrity Apprentice: Top Feuds, Firings and Fails (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games) -84.38% - State of Affairs (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 (2/10/14):

NBC (22.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1) kept its win streak alive thanks to its primetime coverage of "2014 Olympic Winter Games" (22.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 6.4, #1).

A distant silver then went to ABC (6.294 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) with a new "The Bachelor" (7.781 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) alongside a rebroadcast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (3.320 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Next up was FOX (5.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with originals from "Almost Human" (5.371 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) and "The Following" (4.723 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.987 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (5.431 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7), "Mom" (5.114 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9), "Mike & Molly" (5.942 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5), another "Mom" (5.613 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "Intelligence" (6.912 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T7).

And finally, the Friday-bound "Hart of Dixie" (1.027 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.772 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.900 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-10.53% - The Following
-11.54% - The Bachelor
-13.33% - Intelligence
-16.67% - Almost Human
-25.00% - Hart of Dixie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+255.56% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games (vs. Various)
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 90210)
-14.81% - The Bachelor
-29.17% - The Following
-31.82% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-38.10% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-50.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. The Carrie Diaries)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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