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[04/04/17 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Overshadows Competition with National Championship Game
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 (4/3/17):

CBS (15.404 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) was of course the network to beat on Monday with its coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: National Championship Game" (17.942 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1). Leading off the night were a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (11.406 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2) and the pre-game special "Capital One Championship Central" (9.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2).

NBC (8.169 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a distant second with fresh installments of "The Voice" (9.812 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Taken" (4.883 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was ABC (7.950 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (10.314 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "Quantico" (3.222 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.874 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) likewise served up new episodes of "24: Legacy" (3.102 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and "APB" (2.646 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (1.082 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.968 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (1.025 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - APB
-6.25% - Dancing with the Stars
-8.70% - The Voice
-11.11% - 24: Legacy
-18.18% - Taken
-25.00% - Quantico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 24: Legacy (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
0.00% - APB (vs. Lucifer (Repeat))
-11.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-12.50% - The Voice
-35.71% - Taken (vs. Blindspot)
-50.00% - Quantico (vs. Castle)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," delayed by NCAA basketball; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," delayed by NCAA basketball; 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," delayed by NCAA basketball. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," delayed by NCAA basketball.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households 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 (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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