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[03/17/15 - 08:46 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Keeps NBC on Top in Demos
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 (3/16/15):

NBC (10.052 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the demo champ on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (12.208 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.740 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

ABC (12.372 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.024 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Castle" (9.067 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

Next up was CBS (6.998 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a special repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (8.394 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) followed by a new "Mike & Molly" (8.456 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and second runs of "Scorpion" (6.437 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.133 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.971 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up a repeat "Gotham" (2.438 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and a new "The Following" (3.505 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

And finally, fresh installments from "The Originals" (1.286 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.074 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.180 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.8 rating while the latter posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Originals
+7.14% - The Night Shift
0.00% - The Following
-5.00% - Mike & Molly
-8.33% - The Voice
-11.76% - Castle (vs. 2/23/15)
-20.00% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Originals (vs. Star-Crossed)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-9.52% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-16.67% - Castle
-17.50% - The Voice
-20.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-21.43% - The Following
-46.43% - 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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

· 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 1.7/6 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" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/17/14):

ABC (13.273 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) was the most-watched network on Monday with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (14.984 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4) and a new "Castle" (9.854 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6).

NBC (12.576 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) however held onto the demo crown with new episodes of "The Voice" (13.304 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.0, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.121 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3).

Next up was CBS (6.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with originals from "How I Met Your Mother" (7.881 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (7.095 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #5), "Mike & Molly" (7.594 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6), "Mom" (7.054 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6) and "Intelligence" (5.265 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.775 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Bones" (5.562 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "The Following" (3.987 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, The CW (1.103 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) served up a new "Star-Crossed" (1.052 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and the relocated "The Tomorrow People" (1.154 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.3 rating while "People" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Castle (vs. 3/3/14)
+8.11% - The Voice
+7.41% - How I Met Your Mother
+3.70% - The Blacklist (vs. 3/3/14)
0.00% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 3/5/14)
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-6.67% - The Following
-10.00% - Mom
-15.38% - Intelligence
-17.65% - Bones
-19.23% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 3/3/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+115.38% - The Blacklist (vs. Deception)
+100.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+53.85% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser)
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
-4.55% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-18.18% - Castle
-19.35% - Dancing with the Stars
-25.00% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-30.00% - Bones
-33.33% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-40.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-41.67% - The Following
-47.62% - 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," 3.7/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 1.4/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

·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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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