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[03/20/18 - 08:18 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Tops "American Idol" in Second Showdown
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 (3/19/18):

NBC (8.538 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was still the top draw on Monday with originals from "The Voice" (10.670 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Good Girls" (4.274 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

ABC (8.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes from "American Idol" (7.742 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and "The Good Doctor" (9.128 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.105 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its mix of "Kevin Can Wait" (5.919 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Man with a Plan" (5.624 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Superior Donuts" (5.111 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Living Biblically" (4.207 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Scorpion" (4.886 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.731 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up originals from "Lucifer" (3.235 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "The Resident" (4.227 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.274 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "iZombie" (0.755 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.014 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Lucifer
+12.50% - The Resident
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Superior Donuts
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 3/5/18)
0.00% - Living Biblically (vs. 3/5/18)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - iZombie
-9.09% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 3/5/18)
-9.09% - Good Girls
-10.00% - Man with a Plan
-11.11% - The Good Doctor
-11.11% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Good Doctor (vs. Quantico)
+28.57% - The Resident (vs. APB)
0.00% - Lucifer (vs. 24: Legacy)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
-4.17% - The Voice
-9.09% - Kevin Can Wait
-10.00% - Man with a Plan
-20.00% - Superior Donuts
-20.00% - American Idol (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-27.27% - Scorpion
-30.00% - Living Biblically (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Jane the Virgin)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households); CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49); "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 (3/20/17):

NBC (8.685 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was back on top in adults 18-49 on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (10.607 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "Taken" (4.841 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

ABC (9.174 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the silver draw with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (11.936 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Quantico" (3.649 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was CBS (5.640 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Kevin Can Wait" (5.947 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Man with a Plan" (5.393 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Superior Donuts" (5.267 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (4.611 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) and "Scorpion" (6.310 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.078 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "24: Legacy" (3.261 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "APB" (2.895 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Supergirl" (2.023 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.904 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the night for The CW (1.463 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Quantico (vs. 2/20/17)
0.00% - Scorpion
0.00% - APB
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. 2/27/17)
-7.69% - The Voice
-8.33% - Kevin Can Wait
-9.09% - Man with a Plan
-9.09% - Superior Donuts
-9.09% - 2 Broke Girls
-14.29% - Supergirl (vs. 3/6/17)
-16.67% - Taken
-20.00% - 24: Legacy

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Supergirl (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
+11.11% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-11.11% - The Voice
-15.38% - Scorpion (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-15.38% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. Supergirl)
-23.08% - Man with a Plan (vs. Supergirl)
-27.27% - Quantico (vs. Castle)
-33.33% - Superior Donuts (vs. Scorpion)
-33.33% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Scorpion)
-37.50% - Taken (vs. Blindspot)
-38.46% - 24: Legacy (vs. Gotham)
-41.67% - APB (vs. Lucifer)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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