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[03/04/14 - 08:22 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "The Voice," "The Blacklist"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (3/3/14):

NBC (14.122 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (15.651 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.5, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.065 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #3).

CBS (7.556 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "How I Met Your Mother" (9.106 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (8.426 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), "Mike & Molly" (8.880 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "Mom" (8.383 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) and "Intelligence" (5.269 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Next up was ABC (7.281 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a special 90-minute "The Bachelor" (7.913 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) followed by a repeat of "Mixology" (3.688 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) and a new "Castle" (8.130 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.393 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up the season finale of "Almost Human" (5.648 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #10) alongside a new "The Following" (5.138 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

And finally, new episodes of "Star-Crossed" (1.185 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.879 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) o The CW (1.032 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #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):
+33.33% - Star-Crossed
+6.25% - The Following
+5.26% - Mom
+4.76% - Mike & Molly
+4.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Intelligence
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 2/17/14)
-4.26% - The Voice
-5.88% - Castle
-6.25% - Almost Human
-8.33% - The Bachelor
-8.33% - How I Met Your Mother
-12.90% - The Blacklist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+145.45% - The Blacklist (vs. Deception)
+114.29% - The Voice (vs. The Biggest Loser)
+106.25% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+29.41% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+18.18% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+17.65% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 90210)
-7.69% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
-18.52% - The Bachelor
-20.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-23.81% - Castle (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-31.82% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-39.29% - 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," 4.2/11; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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," 1.7/8; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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 Seth Meyers" (2.0/7 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" (0.9/6 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.2/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 (3/4/13):

FOX (8.445 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) pulled in front on Monday thanks to new episodes of "Bones" (8.205 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "The Following" (8.685 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1).

ABC (7.871 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new "The Bachelor" (8.427 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2) and a repeat of "Castle" (6.761 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5).

Next up was NBC (5.044 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with originals from "The Biggest Loser" (5.934 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5) and "Deception" (3.266 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.088 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up its lineup of a "How I Met Your Mother" (5.438 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #9) repeat, a new "Rules of Engagement" (6.860 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (6.355 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (6.662 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T7) and "Hawaii Five-0" (5.606 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "The Carrie Diaries" (1.245 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "90210" (0.653 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.949 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Carrie" delivered a 0.7 rating while "90210" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+3.70% - The Following
0.00% - The Biggest Loser
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries
0.00% - 90210
-4.35% - Bones
-6.90% - The Bachelor
-8.33% - Deception
-15.38% - Rules of Engagement

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+55.56% - The Following (vs. Alcatraz)
+15.79% - Bones (vs. Alcatraz)
+8.00% - The Bachelor
+4.76% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
0.00% - The Carrie Diaries (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
-25.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
-59.26% - Deception (vs. Smash)
-65.57% - 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," 2.3/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; 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," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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 with an encore) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) 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 with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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