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[05/06/14 - 08:27 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Holds Off Return of "24"
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 (5/5/14):

NBC (10.714 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was the demo champ for the fourth consecutive Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (10.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and "The Blacklist" (10.613 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

FOX (7.976 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then snagged the silver with the premiere of "24: Live Another Day" (8.024 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3) followed by a second hour of "24: Live Another Day" (7.930 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #4).

Next up was ABC (11.471 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (12.741 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6) and "Castle" (8.932 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.069 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (6.489 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5), "Friends with Better Lives" (4.956 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8) and "Mike & Molly" (6.523 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T6) alongside repeats of "Mom" (4.647 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (3.901 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, a new "Star-Crossed" (0.933 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and the season finale of "The Tomorrow People" (1.014 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.973 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.2 rating while "People" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Tomorrow People
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-13.64% - 2 Broke Girls
-15.79% - Castle
-15.79% - Friends with Better Lives
-18.18% - Mike & Molly
-25.00% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+316.67% - 24: Live Another Day - 9:00 (vs. Bones (Repeat))
+225.00% - 24: Live Another Day - 8:00 (vs. Rihanna 777)
+33.33% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 90210)
+28.57% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
0.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. Oh Sit!)
-5.26% - Dancing with the Stars
-20.00% - Castle
-23.08% - The Voice
-23.81% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-26.92% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-30.77% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/7.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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 (5/6/13):

NBC (10.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Monday with its combination of "The Voice" (11.885 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.9, #1) and "Revolution" (6.345 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5).

CBS (7.501 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (6.936 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2), "Rules of Engagement" (6.647 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (7.883 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (7.903 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) and "Hawaii Five-0" (7.818 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

Next up was ABC (12.220 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.920 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8) and "Castle" (10.820 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.091 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) was out of the hunt with its special "Rihanna 777" (1.730 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) and a reepat of "Bones" (2.452 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

And finally, a new "Oh Sit!" (0.898 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and the penultimate week of "90210" (0.613 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.755 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.4 rating while "90210" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 90210
+11.76% - Hawaii Five-0
+5.00% - Rules of Engagement
+5.00% - Revolution
+4.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Oh Sit!
-3.70% - How I Met Your Mother
-4.35% - Mike & Molly
-4.88% - The Voice
-5.00% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+10.53% - Revolution (vs. Smash)
+5.41% - The Voice
-10.34% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-17.39% - Hawaii Five-0
-20.00% - Castle
-25.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. Gossip Girl)
-26.92% - Dancing with the Stars
-29.03% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mike & Molly)
-29.73% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Two and a Half Men)
-38.24% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - 90210 (vs. Hart of Dixie)
-57.89% - Rihanna 777 (vs. Bones)

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," 2.1/6; 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," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.4/5 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" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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