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[02/25/14 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "The Blacklist" Return on Top for NBC
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 (2/24/14):

NBC (14.249 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) kept its win streak alive on Monday with the return of "The Voice" (15.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.278 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3).

ABC (8.340 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then snagged the silver with originals from "The Bachelor" (8.141 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #5) and "Castle" (8.738 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Next up was CBS (7.194 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and fresh installments of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.249 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (7.900 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4), "Mike & Molly" (8.118 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6), "Mom" (7.202 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7) and "Intelligence" (5.346 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.138 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up new episodes of "Almost Human" (5.695 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9) and "The Following" (4.581 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.844 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with week two of "Star-Crossed" (1.124 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and a repeat "Beauty and the Beast" (0.565 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+24.00% - The Blacklist (vs. 1/27/14)
+9.09% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 2/3/14)
+9.09% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Almost Human
0.00% - Intelligence
-5.88% - The Following
-16.67% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2/3/14)
-17.39% - Mom (vs. 2/3/14)
-19.23% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2/3/14)
-25.00% - Star-Crossed

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+158.33% - The Blacklist (vs. Deception)
+123.81% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser)
+5.88% - How I Met Your Mother
-3.85% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-14.29% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-17.24% - The Bachelor
-26.09% - Castle
-29.63% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-30.43% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-34.38% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-40.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-40.74% - 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," 4.5/12; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/10; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, 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 Seth Meyers" (2.6/9 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" (1.2/8 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.4/6 in metered-market households and a 0.6/5 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 (2/25/13):

ABC (9.643 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) pulled into the top spot on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (9.118 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) and "Castle" (10.693 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7).

FOX (8.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Bones" (8.670 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.3, #T7) and "The Following" (8.442 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4).

Sharing second place was CBS (8.208 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T2) with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.599 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1), "Rules of Engagement" (7.796 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.6, #6), "2 Broke Girls" (10.194 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2), "Mike & Molly" (9.756 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #T4) and a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" (6.451 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.881 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Biggest Loser" (5.698 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.1, #9) and "Deception" (3.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "The Carrie Diaries" (1.103 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "90210" (0.576 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (0.839 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.8 rating while "90210" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 90210
+25.00% - The Carrie Diaries
+9.52% - Bones
+4.55% - Castle
0.00% - How I Met Your Mother
0.00% - The Biggest Loser
0.00% - Deception
-3.33% - The Bachelor
-3.57% - The Following
-5.88% - 2 Broke Girls
-7.14% - Rules of Engagement
-12.90% - Mike & Molly

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.54% - The Bachelor
+4.55% - Castle
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. Gossip Girl)
-5.56% - How I Met Your Mother
-6.90% - Mike & Molly
-11.11% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-29.73% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-40.00% - The Following (vs. NASCAR: Dayton 500)
-40.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-48.89% - Bones (vs. NASCAR: Dayton 500)
-50.00% - Deception (vs. Smash)
-61.11% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Voice)

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," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

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

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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