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[09/16/14 - 08:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Share Demo Crown
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 (9/15/14):

ABC (11.367 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T1) was the most-watched network on Monday thanks to the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.548 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) followed by a repeat of "Castle" (7.007 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

FOX (5.484 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T1) however split the demo crown with a new "MasterChef" (5.340 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) followed by the season finale of "MasterChef" (5.628 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2).

Next up was NBC (5.160 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with its three-hour special "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World" (5.160 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.841 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.287 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7), "Mom" (4.867 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), "Two and a Half Men" (4.568 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T9), another "The Big Bang Theory" (5.391 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) and a new "Under the Dome" (6.967 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.135 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.950 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (0.993 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on The CW (1.018 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) finished out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted 0.2, 0.3 and 0.6 rating, respectively.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

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Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/16/13):

FOX (8.786 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) took home the adults 18-49 crown on Monday with the return of "Bones" (7.526 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #4) followed by the debut of "Sleepy Hollow" (10.046 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1). The latter demo number marks FOX's highest rated fall drama premiere in six years ("K-Ville") and on any broadcast network in one year ("Revolution").

ABC (13.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then snagged the silver with the two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars" (16.190 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) alongside a repeat of "Castle" (7.689 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7).

Next up was CBS (7.241 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.313 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #10), "2 Broke Girls" (4.384 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7), another "2 Broke Girls" (4.999 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T7) and "The Big Bang Theory" (6.073 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) plus the season finale of "Under the Dome" (11.839 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #3).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.400 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up week two of "Million Second Quiz" (3.747 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11) alongside the season finales of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.229 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6) and "Siberia" (2.226 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12).

And finally, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.707 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.499 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) on The CW (0.602 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 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Under the Dome
+14.29% - Siberia
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Breaking Pointe
-35.29% - Million Second Quiz

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+211.11% - Under the Dome (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+126.67% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. The Mob Doctor)
+88.24% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock)
0.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. The L.A. Complex)
-4.35% - Bones
-65.22% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The Voice)
-76.09% - Million Second Quiz (vs. The Voice)
-80.49% - Siberia (vs. Revolution)

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," 2.2/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5 with an encore; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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