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[04/21/15 - 08:31 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demo Race with "The Voice"
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 (4/20/15):

NBC (8.692 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the demo champ for the second week in a row thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (10.276 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.526 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

ABC (11.511 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) then was the most-watched network with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.065 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "Castle" (8.402 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Next up was CBS (8.950 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) with new episodes of "2 Broke Girls" (7.443 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) and "Mike & Molly" (8.041 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) followed by the season finale of "Scorpion" (10.425 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and a new "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.826 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up new episodes of "Gotham" (4.299 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and "The Following" (3.353 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Originals" (1.279 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.074 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.177 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 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Scorpion
+9.09% - The Following
+5.56% - Mike & Molly
+5.56% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Gotham
-4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-6.67% - Castle (vs. 3/30/15)
-7.14% - The Night Shift
-10.71% - The Voice
-12.50% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - The Originals
-33.33% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Originals (vs. Star-Crossed)
+40.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Tomorrow People)
+13.51% - Scorpion (vs. Mike & Molly/The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+11.76% - Mike & Molly (vs. Friends with Better Lives)
+7.14% - Gotham (vs. Bones)
-4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-9.52% - 2 Broke Girls
-13.79% - The Voice
-14.29% - The Following
-22.22% - Castle
-53.57% - 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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (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 0.8/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/21/14):

NBC (11.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (11.017 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.186 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2).

ABC (12.224 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.522 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3) and "Castle" (9.626 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6).

Next up was CBS (5.929 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (7.028 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T3), "Friends with Better Lives" (5.385 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "Mike & Molly" (7.294 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) followed by repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.826 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (4.522 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.192 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up a new "Bones" (5.869 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and the penultimate week of "The Following" (4.515 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Star-Crossed" (1.173 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Tomorrow People" (1.112 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) closed out the evening on The CW (1.142 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.2 rating while "People" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Castle (vs. 3/24/14)
0.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 3/31/14)
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-4.55% - 2 Broke Girls
-5.56% - Friends with Better Lives
-8.70% - Dancing with the Stars
-9.52% - Mike & Molly
-12.12% - The Voice
-25.00% - The Tomorrow People

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+61.54% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+35.71% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+27.27% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
+13.33% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. Rules of Engagement)
0.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. Oh Sit!)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 90210)
-18.18% - Castle
-26.32% - Bones
-39.58% - The Voice
-41.67% - 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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/1; 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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