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[02/18/14 - 08:36 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Winter Games Give NBC Another Gold Medal
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 (2/17/14):

NBC (23.462 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1) continued its reign on Monday with its presentation of the "2014 Olympic Winter Games" (23.462 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1).

The silver then went to ABC (7.663 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) with fresh installments of "The Bachelor" (7.607 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and "Castle" (7.775 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

Next up was FOX (5.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) with originals from "Almost Human" (5.278 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5) and "The Following" (5.137 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.306 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.993 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "2 Broke Girls" (4.822 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (5.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7) and "Mom" (5.042 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #10) alongside a new "Intelligence" (5.719 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T8).

And finally, the premiere of "Star-Crossed" (1.243 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.766 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) on The CW (1.005 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - Almost Human
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-4.35% - The Bachelor
-7.69% - Intelligence
-12.50% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games
-19.05% - Castle (vs. 2/3/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+211.11% - 2014 Olympic Winter Games (vs. Various)
+50.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 90210)
0.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-22.73% - Castle
-23.81% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-26.67% - The Bachelor
-39.29% - The Following
-40.00% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0)

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," 7.1 rating, 20 share from midnight-1 a.m. ET; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5, and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "Tonight," 3.4/17 at midnight; "Late Show," 0.5/2, and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/18/13):

ABC (9.376 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) was the most-watched network on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (9.231 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4) and "Castle" (9.667 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #7).

Sharing the demo crown however was CBS (9.234 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T1) with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.846 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #T1), "Rules of Engagement" (8.137 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (10.108 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #T1), "Mike & Molly" (10.327 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3) and "Hawaii Five-0" (8.994 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Next up was FOX (8.312 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) with originals from "Bones" (8.316 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8) and "The Following" (8.308 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.774 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up new episodes of "The Biggest Loser" (5.561 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T8) and "Deception" (3.199 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, fresh installments of "The Carrie Diaries" (1.195 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "90210" (0.532 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (0.863 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.7 rating while "90210" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Following
+11.11% - The Bachelor
+10.00% - Castle
+6.90% - Mike & Molly
+6.25% - How I Met Your Mother
+5.00% - The Biggest Loser
0.00% - Rules of Engagement
-2.86% - 2 Broke Girls
-4.55% - Bones
-4.76% - Hawaii Five-0
-7.69% - Deception
-33.33% - The Carrie Diaries
-33.33% - 90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - The Following (vs. Alcatraz)
+20.00% - The Bachelor
+4.76% - Castle
-8.70% - Bones (vs. House)
-8.82% - Mike & Molly
-10.53% - How I Met Your Mother
-17.07% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-20.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Gossip Girl)
-28.57% - Hawaii Five-0
-30.00% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-47.83% - Deception (vs. Smash)
-63.79% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Voice)
-66.67% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

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

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, 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, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/2 in 18-49) tied "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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