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[09/20/16 - 08:59 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Opens the Season 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/19/16):

NBC (10.683 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) opened the 2016-17 season on top with the season premiere of "The Voice" (11.996 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) followed by the launch of "The Good Place" (9.036 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3) and a second "The Good Place" (7.079 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

CBS (9.952 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was the number two draw with the season opener to "The Big Bang Theory" (15.442 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1), the premiere of "Kevin Can Wait" (11.153 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T3) and hour three of "The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey" (7.898 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6) and the conclusion to "The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey" (8.662 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6).

Next up was ABC (8.610 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (10.586 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and the season finale of "Match Game" (4.657 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.094 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up the return of "Gotham" (3.782 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "Lucifer" (4.406 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #9).

And finally, The CW (1.130 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with a repeat "Supergirl" (1.121 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and another "Supergirl" (1.139 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Match Game
-10.00% - The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey - 10:00
-18.18% - The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey - 9:00
-34.62% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey - 10:00 (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
+18.18% - Lucifer (vs. Minority Report)
-3.70% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. Life in Pieces)
-5.56% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.71% - The Voice
-16.13% - The Good Place - 10:00 (vs. Blindspot)
-18.18% - The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey - 9:00 (vs. Scorpion)
-20.00% - The Big Bang Theory
-25.00% - Match Game (vs. Castle)
-25.00% - Gotham
-35.48% - The Good Place - 10:30 (vs. Blindspot)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 (9/21/15):

NBC (11.645 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) kicked off the 2015-16 season on top with the return of "The Voice" (12.143 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #2) and the debut of "Blindspot" (10.648 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3).

The silver then went to CBS (11.211 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and its opening lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (17.784 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1), "Life in Pieces" (11.519 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4), "Scorpion" (10.986 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.996 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Next up was ABC (10.109 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (11.617 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #6) alongside the season premiere of "Castle" (7.094 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.792 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up the return of "Gotham" (4.494 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and the launch of "Minority Report" (3.090 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10).

And finally, originals from "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.342 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.320 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Significant Mother" (0.882 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.221 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.2, 0.4 and a 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Significant Mother
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-20.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-21.74% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-8.82% - Blindspot (vs. The Blacklist)
-10.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-10.26% - The Voice
-15.09% - The Big Bang Theory
-20.00% - Castle (vs. Forever)
-25.00% - Significant Mother (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-33.33% - Scorpion
-33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Under the Dome)
-45.00% - Minority Report (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
-50.00% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Big Bang Theory)
-50.00% - Gotham

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," 3.2/8; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; 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," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) 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 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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