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[02/17/15 - 08:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelor," "Castle" Power ABC to the Top
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/16/15):

ABC (8.729 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (8.878 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Castle" (8.431 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5).

FOX (5.303 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Gotham" (6.156 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Sleepy Hollow" (4.452 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Next up was CBS (7.965 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and fresh installments of "2 Broke Girls" (8.641 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2) and "Mike & Molly" (9.173 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T2) plus "Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute" (7.494 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.485 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up the season finales of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (5.989 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T5) and "State of Affairs" (4.476 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.403 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.334 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) closed out the evening on The CW (1.368 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). 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% - The Originals
+16.67% - Gotham
+16.67% - Sleepy Hollow
+14.29% - The Celebrity Apprentice
+4.76% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - State of Affairs
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-4.35% - 2 Broke Girls
-7.41% - The Bachelor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
+83.33% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+57.14% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Originals (vs. Star-Crossed)
+31.25% - Gotham (vs. Almost Human)
+16.67% - Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute (vs. Various)
+13.64% - The Bachelor
-5.88% - Castle
-17.65% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. The Following)
-71.43% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)
-82.14% - State of Affairs (vs. 2014 Olympic Winter Games)

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

· In 55 of Nielsen's 56 metered markets (averages currently exclude Atlanta), household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/6; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 (2/17/14):

NBC (23.462 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) continued its reign on Monday with its presentation of the "2014 Olympic Winter Games" (23.462 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (7.663 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with fresh installments of "The Bachelor" (7.607 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Castle" (7.775 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

Next up was FOX (5.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with originals from "Almost Human" (5.278 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) and "The Following" (5.137 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.306 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.993 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "2 Broke Girls" (4.822 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (5.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "Mom" (5.042 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) alongside a new "Intelligence" (5.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

And finally, the premiere of "Star-Crossed" (1.243 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.766 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (1.005 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 0.4 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Almost Human
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-4.35% - The Bachelor
-7.69% - Intelligence
-12.50% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games
-19.05% - Castle (vs. 2/3/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+211.11% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games (vs. Various)
+50.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 90210)
0.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-22.73% - Castle
-23.81% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-26.67% - The Bachelor
-39.29% - The Following
-40.00% - Intelligence (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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 7.1 rating, 20 share from midnight-1 a.m. ET; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5, and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 3.4/17 at midnight; "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 1.2/4 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, CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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