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[03/29/16 - 08:39 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Rises in Latest Victory 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 (3/28/16):

NBC (9.527 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with originals from "The Voice" (11.219 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) and "Blindspot" (6.142 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4).

The silver medal then went to CBS (8.196 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and its trio of "Supergirl" (7.241 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2), "Scorpion" (8.626 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T4) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.723 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was ABC (9.324 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (11.833 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T2) and a special encore of "The Catch" (4.308 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.781 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "Gotham" (3.775 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and "Lucifer" (3.787 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.924 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.921 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.928 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
+33.33% - Jane the Virgin
+30.77% - Supergirl
+6.67% - Scorpion
+3.70% - The Voice
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - Lucifer
-5.56% - Dancing with the Stars
-7.69% - NCIS: Los Angeles

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Jane the Virgin (Repeat))
+116.67% - Gotham (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
+50.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
+23.08% - Blindspot (vs. The Night Shift)
+9.09% - Lucifer (vs. The Following)
-5.56% - Supergirl (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly)
-12.50% - The Voice
-15.79% - Scorpion
-19.05% - Dancing with the Stars
-20.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; 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," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/30/15):

NBC (9.555 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was still the demo champ on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (11.667 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.332 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

ABC (11.806 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was the most-watched network thanks to originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.548 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "Castle" (8.321 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6).

Next up was CBS (8.551 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) and its lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (7.164 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (7.715 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T4), "Scorpion" (9.203 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.011 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.564 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up a repeat of "Gotham" (1.878 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) alongside a new "The Following" (3.249 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.555 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.441 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) on The CW (0.498 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.2 rating while the latter posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - Castle
+5.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Mike & Molly
-3.03% - The Voice
-5.00% - Scorpion
-5.26% - 2 Broke Girls
-6.25% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-8.33% - The Following
-18.75% - The Night Shift

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Castle (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+25.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Intelligence)
-4.55% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.88% - The Voice
-21.43% - The Following
-22.45% - Scorpion (vs. Friends with Better Lives/Mom)
-53.57% - The Night Shift (vs. The Blacklist)
-64.71% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-66.67% - Mike & Molly (vs. How I Met Your Mother)

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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," 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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