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[10/21/14 - 08:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos for Fifth 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 (10/20/14):

NBC (10.868 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) opened week five of the TV season on top thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (11.615 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "The Blacklist" (9.373 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3).

CBS (10.520 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) then took home the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.645 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1), the return of "The Millers" (9.134 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5), "Scorpion" (10.523 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T3) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.648 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9).

Next up was FOX (5.493 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with originals from "Gotham" (5.990 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Sleepy Hollow" (4.996 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8).

Meanwhile, ABC (11.592 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.743 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7) and "Castle" (9.292 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.542 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.753 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) on The CW (1.648 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the "Originals" delivered a 0.9 rating while "Jane" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Jane the Virgin
+6.25% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+5.88% - Sleepy Hollow
+5.26% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Scorpion
0.00% - The Originals
-4.35% - The Big Bang Theory
-8.33% - Gotham
-14.29% - The Blacklist
-15.38% - The Voice
-20.00% - Castle

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
+51.72% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
+21.43% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Hostages)
+16.67% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
+16.67% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+5.26% - Dancing with the Stars
+4.76% - Gotham (vs. Bones)
-2.04% - Scorpion (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)/Mom)
-15.38% - The Millers (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-15.79% - Castle
-20.00% - The Blacklist
-21.43% - 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.9/8 with an encore telecast; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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 with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 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 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 21 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/21/13):

NBC (12.454 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) continued its Monday win streak with new episodes of "The Voice" (13.397 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.2, #1) and "The Blacklist" (10.566 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2).

CBS (7.290 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was a distant second place with its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (7.866 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3), "2 Broke Girls" (8.052 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.6, #4), a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (8.488 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #5), "Mom" (7.786 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6) and "Hostages" (5.774 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Next up was ABC (12.289 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #3) with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (13.113 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8) and "Castle" (10.640 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (5.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up a new "Bones" (7.486 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7) and a rebroadcast of "Sleepy Hollow" (3.371 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.434 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (1.670 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) closed out the night on The CW (1.552 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Beauty and the Beast
+50.00% - Hart of Dixie
+26.32% - Mom
+16.67% - Hostages
+5.00% - Bones
+4.00% - 2 Broke Girls
-3.33% - How I Met Your Mother
-6.25% - The Blacklist
-6.67% - The Voice
-9.52% - Dancing with the Stars
-13.64% - Castle

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. Gossip Girl)
+50.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 90210)
+38.10% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
+23.81% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+4.35% - Mom (vs. CBS News Special)
0.00% - Bones (vs. NLCS, Game 7)
0.00% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/NBC News Special)
-17.81% - The Blacklist (vs. NBC News Special/Debate Analysis)
-25.49% - Castle (vs. ABC News Special/Debate Analysis)
-28.30% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Dancing with the Stars/ABC News Special)
-31.71% - Hostages (vs. CBS News Special/Debate Analysis)

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," 3.1/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; 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 with Jay Leno," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/6 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" (0.6/4 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 with an encore 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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