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[04/29/14 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Demos for Third Straight Week
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 (4/28/14):

NBC (11.237 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was once again the demo champ on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (11.421 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and "The Blacklist" (10.869 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

ABC (13.438 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (15.095 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Castle" (10.124 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T6).

Next up was CBS (6.135 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (7.783 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "Friends with Better Lives" (6.218 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T6) and "Mike & Molly" (7.549 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4) followed by repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.278 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "Person of Interest" (4.490 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.380 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up a repeat of "Bones" (3.976 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and the season finale of "The Following" (4.783 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

And finally, originals from "Star-Crossed" (0.874 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Tomorrow People" (0.902 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.888 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) finished out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.2 rating while "People" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+15.79% - Mike & Molly
+14.29% - Dancing with the Stars
+11.76% - Friends with Better Lives
+7.14% - The Following
+5.56% - Castle
+4.76% - 2 Broke Girls
+3.45% - The Voice
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-3.57% - The Blacklist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 90210)
+35.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
+20.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. Oh Sit!)
-5.00% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-5.00% - Castle
-12.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-18.52% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-26.83% - The Voice
-42.31% - The Following

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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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 Seth Meyers" (1.5/5 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" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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 (4/29/13):

NBC (10.236 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (12.450 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) and "Revolution" (5.809 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7).

FOX (7.439 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then snagged the silver with the season finales of "Bones" (7.108 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and "The Following" (7.770 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3).

Next up was CBS (7.318 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) with its usual mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.892 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "Rules of Engagement" (6.000 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7), "2 Broke Girls" (7.693 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.933 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #5) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.693 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (12.377 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) offered up originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.250 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7) and "Castle" (10.630 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Oh Sit!" (0.797 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "90210" (0.515 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) closed out the evening. The CW (0.656 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.5 rating while "90210" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Rules of Engagement
+10.53% - Bones
+8.70% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 4/15/13)
+8.33% - The Following
+4.55% - Mike & Molly (vs. 4/15/13)
+3.85% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 4/15/13)
0.00% - Oh Sit!
-4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.56% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. 4/15/13)
-9.09% - Castle
-9.09% - Revolution
-14.58% - The Voice
-33.33% - 90210

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+23.81% - The Following (vs. House)
+17.14% - The Voice
+11.11% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
+10.53% - Bones
-15.63% - How I Met Your Mother
-16.67% - Castle
-25.93% - Dancing with the Stars
-28.13% - Mike & Molly
-32.00% - Hawaii Five-0
-32.43% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-42.86% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. Gossip Girl)
-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," 2.5/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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