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[02/24/15 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Returns on Top for NBC
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 (2/23/15):

NBC (10.903 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) pulled into the top spot on Monday thanks to the return of "The Voice" (13.612 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.486 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

ABC (8.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then had to settle for second place with its duo of "The Bachelor" (8.908 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) and "Castle" (7.652 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Next up was CBS (9.584 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and its combination of "2 Broke Girls" (8.457 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (8.828 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "Scorpion" (10.520 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T4) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.591 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.406 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) served up a new "Gotham" (6.459 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and the season finale of "Sleepy Hollow" (4.353 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

And finally, the "World Dog Awards" (1.267 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (1.267 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - Castle
+4.76% - Gotham
+4.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/9/14)
0.00% - Sleepy Hollow
-4.55% - Scorpion (vs. 2/9/14)
-4.55% - 2 Broke Girls
-9.09% - Mike & Molly

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - Gotham (vs. Almost Human)
+33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Intelligence)
+8.33% - The Bachelor
+5.00% - Scorpion (vs. Mike & Molly/Mom)
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - World Dog Awards (vs. Star-Crossed/Beauty and the Beast (Repeat))
-12.50% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. The Following)
-14.89% - The Voice
-20.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-41.67% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother
-51.61% - The Night Shift (vs. The Blacklist)

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," 2.4/6; 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," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/24/14):

NBC (14.249 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) kept its win streak alive on Monday with the return of "The Voice" (15.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.278 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3).

ABC (8.340 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then snagged the silver with originals from "The Bachelor" (8.141 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5) and "Castle" (8.738 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Next up was CBS (7.194 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and fresh installments of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.249 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (7.900 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "Mike & Molly" (8.118 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Mom" (7.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7) and "Intelligence" (5.346 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.138 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes of "Almost Human" (5.695 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) and "The Following" (4.581 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.844 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with week two of "Star-Crossed" (1.124 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and a repeat "Beauty and the Beast" (0.565 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+24.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 1/27/14)
+9.09% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 2/3/14)
+9.09% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Almost Human
0.00% - Intelligence
-5.88% - The Following
-16.67% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2/3/14)
-17.39% - Mom (vs. 2/3/14)
-19.23% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2/3/14)
-25.00% - Star-Crossed

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+158.33% - The Blacklist (vs. Deception)
+123.81% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser)
+5.88% - How I Met Your Mother
-3.85% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-14.29% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-17.24% - The Bachelor
-26.09% - Castle
-29.63% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-30.43% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-34.38% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-40.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-40.74% - 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," 4.5/12; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/10; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (2.6/9 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (1.2/8 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.4/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/5 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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