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[01/03/17 - 09:07 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Returns on Top for ABC
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 (1/2/17):

ABC (5.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) staked its claim to the demo crown on Monday with the return of "The Bachelor" (6.562 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) plus its themed-special "Jimmy Kimmel Live: Here for the Right Reasons" (3.599 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

NBC (4.800 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with the season premiere of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.931 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3) and a second preview of "The Wall" (4.538 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Next up was CBS (6.570 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "Kevin Can Wait" (7.333 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Man with a Plan" (6.529 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (5.844 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T3), "The Odd Couple" (5.304 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Scorpion" (7.206 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.915 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up its "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown" (2.915 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) special.

And finally, an encore of "iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 2" (0.923 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (0.923 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - Man with a Plan (vs. 12/19/16)
+8.33% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 12/19/16)
0.00% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 12/12/16)
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 12/19/16)
0.00% - The Odd Couple (vs. 12/12/16)
-25.00% - The Wall (vs. 12/19/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Wall (vs. The Biggest Loser)
0.00% - Jimmy Kimmel Live: Here for the Right Reasons (vs. The Bachelor Live)
-3.70% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. Various)
-4.55% - The Bachelor
-22.22% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. Supergirl)
-25.00% - MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (vs. SuperHuman)
-25.00% - Scorpion (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-33.33% - Man with a Plan (vs. Supergirl)
-38.10% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Scorpion)
-52.38% - The Odd Couple (vs. Scorpion)

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," 1.7/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (1/4/16):

CBS (10.261 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top draw on Monday with the return of "Supergirl" (8.779 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Scorpion" (11.537 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.467 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

ABC (6.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was a close second with the season premiere of "The Bachelor" (7.529 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and its post-show "The Bachelor Live" (4.213 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was NBC (4.325 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with the formal premieres of "Superstore" (6.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Telenovela" (4.540 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) alongside the return of "The Biggest Loser" (3.846 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.550 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up its two-hour special "SuperHuman" (3.550 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.618 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.502 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.317 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on The CW (1.438 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - Superstore
+62.50% - Telenovela
+20.00% - Supergirl (vs. 12/14/15)
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/14/15)
+10.53% - Scorpion (vs. 12/14/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Bachelor
-12.50% - Scorpion
-15.79% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-19.05% - Superstore (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-21.74% - Supergirl (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly)
-22.58% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice/State of Affairs)
-38.10% - Telenovela (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-40.00% - SuperHuman (vs. Gotham/Sleepy Hollow)
-50.00% - The Bachelor Live (vs. The Bachelor)

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," 2.5/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; 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," 0.9/5; "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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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