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[12/09/14 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Continue Their Reign
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 (12/8/14):

NBC (9.183 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with its duo of "The Voice" (10.638 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "State of Affairs" (6.274 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

The silver then went to CBS (8.765 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and its lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (7.739 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3), the return of "Mike & Molly" (7.946 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5), "Scorpion" (9.911 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.544 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T8).

Next up was ABC (7.772 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with the season premiere of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (7.684 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) plus a second "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (7.593 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T3) and a new "Castle" (8.041 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.879 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4) served up repeats of "Gotham" (2.163 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1.596 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

And finally, the fall finale of "The Originals" (1.409 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (1.236 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) closed out the evening on The CW (1.322 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T4). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the "Originals" delivered a 0.6 rating while "Jane" posted a 0.7 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. 11/24/14)
+13.33% - Castle
0.00% - State of Affairs
0.00% - The Originals (vs. 11/24/14)
-5.88% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 11/24/14)
-7.41% - The Voice
-9.09% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 11/24/14)
-12.50% - Scorpion (vs. 11/24/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+150.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. One Direction's iHeartRadio Album Release Party)
+53.85% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother (Repeat))
+50.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+50.00% - The Originals (vs. Kung Fu Panda Holiday/Merry Madagascar (Repeats))
+45.45% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Hostages)
+30.77% - Castle (vs. Castle (Repeat))
+27.27% - Scorpion (vs. Mike & Molly/Mom (Repeat))
+11.11% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
+5.88% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00 (vs. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Repeat))
-13.79% - The Voice (vs. The Voice/The Sing-Off)
-33.33% - State of Affairs (vs. The Sing-Off)

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," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/9/13):

NBC (9.856 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with a new "The Voice" (12.847 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) followed by the return of "The Sing-Off" (8.361 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2).

FOX (6.252 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "Almost Human" (5.981 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5) and "Sleepy Hollow" (6.524 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3).

Next up was ABC (6.506 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with repeats of "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (6.418 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #7) and "Castle" (6.479 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) bookending the premiere of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (6.621 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.332 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up its combination of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.691 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (4.824 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11), a new "Mike & Molly" (7.637 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Mom" (5.523 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8) and a new "Hostages" (4.657 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12).

And finally, The CW (0.918 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its lineup of "Kung Fu Panda Holiday" (1.259 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13), "Merry Madagascar" (1.157 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and "One Direction's iHeartRadio Album Release Party" (0.629 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15).

In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former two posted a 0.4 rating while the latter managed a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Almost Human
0.00% - Hostages
-2.86% - The Voice
-4.55% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. 11/25/13)
-16.67% - Mike & Molly

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. American Country Awards)
+33.33% - The Sing-Off (vs. Take It All/Michael Buble Christmas Special)
+28.57% - Almost Human (vs. American Country Awards)
+20.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight (vs. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
-10.53% - The Voice
-50.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-59.26% - Hostages (vs. Hawaii Five-0)
-60.00% - One Direction's iHeartRadio Album Release Party (vs. Gossip Girl)

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/4 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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