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[12/18/18 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Cruise to Victory
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 (12/17/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The NBC station in New Orleans and the FOX station in Charlotte carried NFL football.]

NBC (8.728 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) cruised to victory on Monday thanks to the penultimate "The Voice" (9.805 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the special "America's Got Talent: A Holiday of Champions" (6.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

CBS (4.673 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the number two draw with originals from "The Neighborhood" (6.063 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Happy Together" (4.107 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) followed by repeats of "Magnum P.I." (4.039 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Bull" (4.896 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.898 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a new "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.168 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), the finale to "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (3.577 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and the special "The Year in Memoriam 2018" (3.949 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted again for repeats of "The Resident" (2.251 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "9-1-1" (2.330 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.462 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) likewise closed out the night with second runs of "Arrow" (0.538 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.387 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Voice
-23.08% - The Neighborhood
-30.00% - Happy Together
-36.36% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00 (vs. 12/3/18)
-36.36% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. 12/3/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.09% - The Neighborhood (vs. Kevin Can Wait)
-20.00% - The Voice
-22.22% - Happy Together (vs. Man with a Plan)
-29.41% - America's Got Talent: A Holiday of Champions (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-30.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-30.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-33.33% - The Year in Memoriam 2018

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/18/17):

NBC (9.725 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) took home top honors on Monday with a new "The Voice" (10.914 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) followed by a sneak preview of "Ellen's Game of Games" (7.350 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

ABC (4.798 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was the number two draw with a new "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.759 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), the season finale of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.487 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4) and the special "The Year In Memoriam 2017" (5.149 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Next up was CBS (5.277 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its 2017 finales for "Kevin Can Wait" (6.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Man with a Plan" (5.519 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Superior Donuts" (5.007 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "9JKL" (4.268 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "Scorpion" (5.316 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.613 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "Lucifer" (1.870 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "The Gifted" (1.356 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, The CW (0.532 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with its specials "Popstar's Best of 2017" (0.629 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) and "The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors 2017" (0.436 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.26% - The Voice
0.00% - Kevin Can Wait
0.00% - 9JKL
-10.00% - Man with a Plan
-11.11% - Scorpion
-11.11% - Superior Donuts
-16.67% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-16.67% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent: Holiday Spectacular)
+6.25% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. The Wall)
0.00% - The Year In Memoriam 2017 (vs. The Great Holiday Baking Show (Repeat))
-15.38% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House: An Oprah Winfrey Special)
-16.67% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-16.67% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-27.27% - Superior Donuts (vs. Man with a Plan)
-30.77% - Man with a Plan (vs. First Lady Michelle Obama Says Farewell to the White House: An Oprah Winfrey Special)
-33.33% - Scorpion
-41.67% - 9JKL (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - Popstar's Best of 2017 (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-50.00% - The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors 2017 (vs. Marie Claire Young Women's Honors Presented by Clinique)

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," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.5/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.5/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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