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[05/20/14 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Demos for Sixth Consecutive Week
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/19/14):

NBC (10.063 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (11.480 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and the premiere of "The Maya Rudolph Show" (7.230 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3).

ABC (11.016 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was the most-watched network with 90-minute editions of "Dancing with the Stars" (15.045 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "The Bachelorette" (6.988 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4).

Next up was FOX (5.827 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with the season finale of "Bones" (5.938 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) alongside a new "24: Live Another Day" (5.717 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its mix of a repeat "2 Broke Girls" (4.871 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), a new "Friends with Better Lives" (5.145 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), the season finale of "Mike & Molly" (7.019 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) plus repeats of "Mom" (5.761 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.875 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

And finally, the feature "District 9" (0.657 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.657 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.64% - Dancing with the Stars
+6.67% - Friends with Better Lives
+3.33% - The Voice
0.00% - Bones
-5.00% - Mike & Molly
-15.00% - 24: Live Another Day

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+183.33% - 24: Live Another Day (vs. New Girl (Repeat)/The Mindy Project (Repeat))
+128.57% - Bones (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/The Goodwin Games)
+15.79% - The Maya Rudolph Show (vs. Revolution)
+7.34% - The Bachelorette (vs. Dancing with the Stars/Motive)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-8.82% - The Voice
-11.11% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-13.64% - Mike & Molly (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, 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 Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/20/13):

NBC (9.007 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was of course the network to beat on Monday with its mix of "The Voice" (10.610 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Revolution" (5.801 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #6).

ABC (12.097 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was the most-watched network with part one of the "Dancing with the Stars" (14.731 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) finale and the debut of "Motive" (6.829 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

Next up was CBS (7.473 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with a repeat of "2 Broke Girls" (5.021 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9) followed by the season finale of "Rules of Engagement" (6.249 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #7), repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.564 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) and "Mike & Molly" (7.961 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T3) as well as the season finale of "Hawaii Five-0" (9.020 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #5).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.580 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) was out of the hunt with its lineup of "Raising Hope" (1.766 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "The Goodwin Games" (1.748 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T10), "New Girl" (1.415 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "The Mindy Project" (1.392 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12).

And finally, The CW (0.762 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with a new "Oh Sit!" (0.888 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a second "Oh Sit!" (0.637 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit" delivered a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and a 0.3 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dancing with the Stars
+11.11% - Hawaii Five-0
0.00% - Revolution
0.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. 5/6/13)
-5.56% - The Voice
-14.29% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 5/6/13)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - Hawaii Five-0 (vs. Clash of the Commercials: USA vs the World)
+23.64% - The Voice (vs. America's Got Talent/American Ninja Warrior)
+12.50% - Rules of Engagement (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
0.00% - Oh Sit! - 8:00 (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
0.00% - Oh Sit! - 9:00 (vs. One Tree Hill (Repeat))
-3.85% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Dancing With the Stars/The Bachelorette)
-20.83% - Revolution (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-41.67% - Motive (vs. The Bachelorette)
-65.00% - The Goodwin Games (vs. House Retrospective)

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," 2.9/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

* In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "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) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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