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[05/19/20 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice"
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 (5/18/20):

NBC (6.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with fresh installments of "The Voice" (7.553 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) and "Songland" (3.999 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2).

Second place went to ABC (2.760 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #2) with the season finale of "The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart" (2.996 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a new "The Baker and the Beauty" (2.289 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.043 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with its repeat lineup of "The Neighborhood" (4.871 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (4.230 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5), "All Rise" (3.361 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and "Bull" (4.216 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.796 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up encores of "The Masked Singer" (1.918 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) and a second "The Masked Singer" (1.674 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.731 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with the special "Penn & Teller: Try This at Home" (0.841 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and a new "Roswell, New Mexico" (0.622 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - The Voice
0.00% - Songland
0.00% - The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico
-20.00% - The Baker and the Beauty

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Songland (vs. The Enemy Within)
0.00% - Roswell, New Mexico (vs. Roswell: Mysteries Decoded (Repeat))
-16.67% - The Voice
-20.00% - The Baker and the Beauty (vs. The Fix)
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Try This at Home (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-50.00% - The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart (vs. The Bachelorette)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/20/19):

NBC (6.678 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to the penultimate "The Voice" (7.852 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and the season finale of "The Enemy Within" (4.330 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

ABC (3.980 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with a new "The Bachelorette" (4.509 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and the finale to "The Fix" (2.924 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Next up was CBS (4.630 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.758 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), another "The Big Bang Theory" (6.039 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), a new "The Code" (4.919 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and the annual "The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019" (3.072 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.480 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up the return of "Beat Shazam" (2.476 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and a repeat "9-1-1" (2.484 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.934 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with the season finale of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.097 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and an encore of "Roswell: Mysteries Decoded" (0.771 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Fix
+16.67% - The Code
+9.09% - The Voice
0.00% - The Enemy Within
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-7.69% - The Bachelorette

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Beat Shazam (vs. Miss USA 2018)
0.00% - The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019 (vs. Elementary)
-11.11% - The Bachelorette (vs. Dancing with the Stars/American Idol)
-14.29% - The Enemy Within (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)
-20.00% - The Voice
-22.22% - The Code (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Mom (Repeats))
-40.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)
-68.75% - The Fix (vs. American Idol)

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," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 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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