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[03/08/16 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Blindspot" Put NBC on 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/7/16):

NBC (11.147 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (13.349 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) and "Blindspot" (6.743 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3).

The silver then went to ABC (6.852 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with originals from "The Bachelor" (7.438 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Castle" (5.681 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was FOX (4.410 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and fresh installments from "Gotham" (4.572 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5) and "Lucifer" (4.248 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.618 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.102 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5), another "The Big Bang Theory" (7.471 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4), "Scorpion" (6.372 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.196 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.863 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.902 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) closed out the night on The CW (0.882 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - Lucifer
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
-5.88% - The Voice
-12.00% - The Bachelor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+114.29% - Gotham (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+28.57% - Blindspot (vs. The Night Shift)
+18.18% - Lucifer (vs. The Following)
-11.11% - The Voice
-18.52% - The Bachelor
-40.00% - Jane the Virgin
-40.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. The Originals)
-59.26% - Castle (vs. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose)

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (3/9/15):

NBC (10.945 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) held onto the top spot on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (13.515 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.804 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

ABC (9.569 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) then had to settle for second place despite the season finale of "The Bachelor" (9.526 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T2) and its special "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" (9.656 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T2).

Next up was CBS (9.816 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and originals from "2 Broke Girls" (8.308 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (8.780 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4), "Scorpion" (10.433 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.472 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.991 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up a repeat of "Gotham" (2.529 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and a new "The Following" (3.453 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.358 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.292 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) on The CW (1.325 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 0.6 rating while the latter posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - The Bachelor
+6.25% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 2/23/15)
0.00% - The Night Shift
-4.76% - Scorpion (vs. 2/23/15)
-4.76% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2/23/15)
-5.26% - The Voice
-9.09% - Mike & Molly
-16.67% - The Originals (vs. 2/16/15)
-16.67% - Jane the Virgin (vs. 2/16/15)
-31.25% - The Following

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
+66.67% - The Originals (vs. Star-Crossed)
+42.86% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+30.77% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Intelligence)
+29.03% - Scorpion (vs. Mike & Molly/Mom (Repeat))
-2.70% - The Voice
-15.63% - The Bachelor
-25.93% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-26.67% - The Following
-28.95% - The Bachelor: After the Final Rose
-48.15% - The Night Shift (vs. Believe)

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," 2.4/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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," 1.1/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

· 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore 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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