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[04/05/16 - 09:27 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos 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 (4/4/16):

NBC (8.748 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was the network to beat on a repeat heavy Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (10.270 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Blindspot" (5.704 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

ABC (10.016 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the number two draw with its duo of "Dancing with the Stars" (11.586 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "Castle" (6.878 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6).

Next up was CBS (5.923 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.805 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), another "The Big Bang Theory" (7.135 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Scorpion" (5.419 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.381 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.981 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "Gotham" (1.855 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Lucifer" (2.108 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, encores of "iZombie" (0.761 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.471 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (0.616 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Castle (vs. 3/21/16)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-12.50% - Blindspot
-14.29% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Castle (vs. Castle (Repeat))
0.00% - Blindspot (vs. The Night Shift)
-15.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-17.24% - The Voice

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," 2.9/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/6/15):

CBS (18.008 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) pulled into the top spot on Monday with its coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Championship" (22.614 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 7.2, #1). Kicking off the night was a repeat of "Mike & Molly" (9.940 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and the pre-game "Championship Central" (7.652 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4).

NBC (9.048 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) then had to settle for the silver with its duo of "The Voice" (10.720 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) and "The Night Shift" (5.706 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Next up was ABC (10.925 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and a new "Dancing with the Stars" (13.504 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5) alongside a repeat "Castle" (5.767 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.432 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up a repeat "Gotham" (1.991 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and a new "The Following" (2.874 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

And finally, the return of "The Originals" (1.112 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.931 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) on The CW (1.021 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.4 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - The Night Shift
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. 3/16/15)
-4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-9.38% - The Voice
-16.67% - The Originals (vs. 3/16/15)
-18.18% - The Following

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Tomorrow People (Repeat))
+66.67% - The Originals (vs. Star-Crossed)
-4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-12.50% - The Night Shift (vs. American Dream Builders)
-14.71% - The Voice
-35.71% - 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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/7 with an encore delayed by a basketball overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore delayed by a basketball overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.1/5 delayed by a basketball overrun). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/3 delayed by a basketball overrun).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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