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[09/19/17 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "DWTS" Return
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 (9/18/17):

ABC (8.964 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) climbed into the top spot on Monday with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (10.823 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and the season finale of "To Tell the Truth" (5.244 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

NBC (4.875 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was a close second with the season finales of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.922 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Midnight, Texas" (2.781 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.213 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.957 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Kevin Can Wait" (4.491 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Mom" (4.130 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Life in Pieces" (3.364 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) and "Scorpion" (3.667 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.218 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up the penultimate week of "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.218 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, second runs of "Supergirl" (1.262 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.187 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.219 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (1.232 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - To Tell the Truth
+14.29% - Midnight, Texas
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-6.25% - American Ninja Warrior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Match Game)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-53.85% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Gotham/Lucifer)
-54.55% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The Voice)
-65.22% - Midnight, Texas (vs. The Good Place)

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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