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[03/03/15 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Its Reign 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/2/15):

NBC (11.633 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was the evening's top draw thanks to week two of "The Voice" (14.280 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) and "The Night Shift" (6.338 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

ABC (6.781 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "The Bachelor" (8.057 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and a rebroadcast of "Secrets & Lies" (4.231 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Next up was FOX (5.421 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a new "Gotham" (6.054 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and the return of "The Following" (4.789 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.834 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (8.613 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) followed by a new "Mike & Molly" (9.466 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and second runs of "Scorpion" (7.465 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.999 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.763 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.603 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.683 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.2 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Mike & Molly
-5.00% - The Voice
-6.67% - The Night Shift
-7.69% - The Bachelor
-9.09% - Gotham

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Gotham (vs. Almost Human)
+24.68% - The Bachelor (vs. The Bachelor/Mixology (Repeat))
-5.88% - The Following
-15.38% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-15.56% - The Voice
-48.15% - 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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.3/7; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) 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 and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/3/14):

NBC (14.122 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (15.651 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.065 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3).

CBS (7.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "How I Met Your Mother" (9.106 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (8.426 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "Mike & Molly" (8.880 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "Mom" (8.383 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) and "Intelligence" (5.269 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Next up was ABC (7.281 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a special 90-minute "The Bachelor" (7.913 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) followed by a repeat of "Mixology" (3.688 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and a new "Castle" (8.130 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.393 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up the season finale of "Almost Human" (5.648 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) alongside a new "The Following" (5.138 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

And finally, new episodes of "Star-Crossed" (1.185 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.879 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) o The CW (1.032 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #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):
+33.33% - Star-Crossed
+6.25% - The Following
+5.26% - Mom
+4.76% - Mike & Molly
+4.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Intelligence
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 2/17/14)
-4.26% - The Voice
-5.88% - Castle
-6.25% - Almost Human
-8.33% - The Bachelor
-8.33% - How I Met Your Mother
-12.90% - The Blacklist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+145.45% - The Blacklist (vs. Deception)
+114.29% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser)
+106.25% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+29.41% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+18.18% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+17.65% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 90210)
-7.69% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-18.52% - The Bachelor
-20.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-23.81% - Castle (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-31.82% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-39.29% - 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," 4.2/11; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/6.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.7/8; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (2.0/7 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.9/6 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.2/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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