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[01/07/14 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Return of "The Bachelor," "Castle" Put ABC on Top
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 (1/6/14):

ABC (8.583 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) rose to the top spot on Monday with the return of "The Bachelor" (8.482 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and "Castle" (8.785 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

FOX (4.475 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Almost Human" (6.203 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and the repeat of "Sleepy Hollow" (2.748 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

Next up was CBS (5.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (6.834 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and "Mom" (5.176 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) followed by a new "Hostages" (5.019 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and the season finale of "Hostages" (4.663 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.188 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up its marathon of "The Blacklist" (4.496 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), another "The Blacklist" (3.875 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and more "The Blacklist" (4.193 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (0.741 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.522 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) on The CW (0.631 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.25% - Almost Human (vs. 12/16/13)
-14.29% - Castle (vs. 11/25/13)
-16.67% - Hostages (vs. 12/16/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - Almost Human (vs. Bones (Repeat))
+17.39% - The Bachelor
-5.26% - Castle
-9.09% - Hostages - 10:00 (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-35.29% - Hostages - 9:00 (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat)/Mike & Molly (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 (1/7/13):

NBC (6.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled off a tight win on Monday with the time period premiere of "The Biggest Loser" (6.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) alongside the debut of "Deception" (5.624 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3).

ABC (7.402 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was a close second place with the return of "The Bachelor" (6.813 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "Castle" (8.580 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.366 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with its all-repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (5.172 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (5.086 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8), another "2 Broke Girls" (6.137 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Mike & Molly" (5.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6) and "Hawaii Five-0" (4.963 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.770 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a repeat of "Bones" (4.241 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) plus the series finale of "The Mob Doctor" (3.299 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, special repeats of "Hart of Dixie" (1.009 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.864 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Mob Doctor
+11.76% - Castle (vs. 12/3/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Deception (vs. Rock Center With Brian Williams)
+26.32% - The Biggest Loser (vs. Who's Still Standing?/Fear Factor)
+4.55% - The Bachelor
-17.39% - Castle
-25.00% - The Mob Doctor (vs. House (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

* At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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