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[09/10/13 - 08:23 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for monday, september 9, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (6.023 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) was the most-watched network thanks to a full hour of "Tennis Overrun" (4.165 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) plus repeats of "Two and a Half Men" (4.466 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "2 Broke Girls" (4.744 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "The Big Bang Theory" (9.125 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and a new "Under the Dome" (9.471 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2).

ABC (5.228 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) however split the silver with its mix of "Shark Tank" (5.691 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Mistresses" (4.997 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) and "Castle" (4.996 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.573 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with the premiere of "Million Second Quiz" (6.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) followed by the penultimate weeks of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.251 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Siberia" (1.980 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.407 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "Bones" (3.492 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and another "Bones" (3.324 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, an encore "Hart of Dixie" (0.630 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.481 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.555 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Pointe" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Mistresses
0.00% - Siberia
0.00% - Breaking Pointe
-11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
-19.23% - Under the Dome

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+110.00% - Under the Dome (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+7.69% - Mistresses (vs. Bachelor Pad)
0.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
-58.54% - Million Second Quiz (vs. The Voice)
-60.98% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The Voice)
-67.44% - Siberia (vs. The New Normal/Go On (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," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5, delayed by primetime overrun; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3, delayed by primetime overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4, delayed by primetime overrun). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2, delayed by primetime overrun).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/10/12):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live sports and local market NFL preemptions, Fast Nationals for CBS are approximate.]

NBC (10.00 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) kicked off its fall lineup on top with the season premiere of "The Voice" (12.04 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.1, #1) followed by a special preview of "The New Normal" (6.91 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T3) and a repeat of "Go On" (4.97 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5).

Earlier this year (2/6/12), "The Voice" opened its second season on Mondays to a more potent 17.69 million viewers and a 6.6 rating among adults 18-49 - a dip of almost 38% in the latter category.

FOX (6.32 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then took home the silver with the respective season finales of "Hell's Kitchen" (6.21 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T3) and "MasterChef" (6.43 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.80 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with a full hour of "U.S. Open Overrun" (5.44 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) followed by its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (5.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7), "CBS Fall Preview" (4.38 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9), "2 Broke Girls" (4.80 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8) and "Mike & Molly" (3.53 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.40 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up the season finale of "Bachelor Pad" (4.52 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) plus a repeat of "Castle" (4.17 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

And finally, a new "The L.A. Complex" (0.68 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and a repeat of "America's Next Top Model" (0.55 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the night on The CW (0.61 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Complex" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Top Model" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. 9/4/12)
0.00% - The L.A. Complex
-3.70% - MasterChef (vs. 9/4/12)
-7.14% - Bachelor Pad

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+203.70% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat)/2011 Miss Universe Pageant)
+108.33% - Hell's Kitchen (vs. Hell's Kitchen (Repeat))
+56.25% - The New Normal (vs. 2011 Miss Universe Pageant)
+8.33% - MasterChef (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-25.00% - The L.A. Complex (vs. Gaga by Gaultier/The CW 2011 Fall Preview Special)
-42.22% - Bachelor Pad (vs. Bachelor Pad: The Final Challenge/Bachelor Pad)

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," 2.5/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; "Nightline," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

·At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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