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[05/14/19 - 08:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown in Tight Race
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/13/19):

NBC (6.319 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (7.601 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "The Enemy Within" (3.753 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (3.950 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) with the return of "The Bachelorette" (4.665 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and a new "The Fix" (2.522 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Next up was FOX (3.879 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with the season finale of "9-1-1" (6.347 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) alongside a new "Paradise Hotel" (1.412 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.052 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.415 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), another "The Big Bang Theory" (5.585 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), a new "The Code" (5.561 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and the season finale of "Bull" (7.095 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6).

And finally, a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.036 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and the season finale of "Arrow" (0.927 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.982 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Code
+18.18% - 9-1-1
+16.67% - Bull
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - The Enemy Within
0.00% - The Fix
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - Arrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+62.50% - 9-1-1 (vs. Lucifer)
+30.00% - The Bachelorette (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
+16.67% - Bull (vs. Elementary)
-20.00% - The Fix (vs. The Crossing)
-25.00% - The Enemy Within (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)
-29.41% - The Code (vs. Superior Donuts/The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-31.25% - The Voice
-33.33% - Arrow (vs. iZombie)
-40.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)
-55.56% - Paradise Hotel (vs. The Resident)

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," 2.7/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 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 (5/14/18):

NBC (6.832 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) continued its reign on Monday with fresh installments of "The Voice" (8.627 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.241 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

ABC (6.330 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then was the number two draw with new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (7.643 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and "The Crossing" (3.705 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

Next up was FOX (3.741 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with the departing "Lucifer" (3.234 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and the season finale of "The Resident" (4.249 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.833 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its mix of a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (6.048 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2), a new "Man with a Plan" (5.363 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), the finale of "Superior Donuts" (4.589 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), another repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (4.152 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and an original "Elementary" (4.422 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Supergirl" (1.549 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "iZombie" (0.732 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.140 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Superior Donuts
+25.00% - Supergirl
+14.29% - The Voice
+14.29% - Lucifer
+12.50% - Man with a Plan
+11.11% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - The Crossing
0.00% - iZombie
-11.11% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - iZombie (vs. Jane the Virgin)
+12.50% - The Resident (vs. Lucifer)
0.00% - Supergirl
-5.88% - The Voice
-10.00% - Man with a Plan
-11.11% - Lucifer (vs. Gotham)
-16.67% - The Crossing (vs. Quantico)
-18.18% - Superior Donuts (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-20.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. The Wall)
-28.57% - Dancing with the Stars
-50.00% - Elementary (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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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