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[01/13/15 - 08:41 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelor" Top Competitive Evening
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 (1/12/15):

ABC (6.510 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the broadcast network to beat on Monday with a new "The Bachelor" (6.383 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and the return of "Castle" (6.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

CBS (7.216 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then claimed the silver with a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (10.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), a new "Mike & Molly" (9.169 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and second runs of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.731 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "Scorpion" (5.308 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

Next up was NBC (5.085 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) with fresh installments of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (5.817 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and "State of Affairs" (3.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.275 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up encores of "Empire" (2.761 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1.789 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, The CW (1.095 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise went with repeats of "Jane the Virgin" (1.100 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and another "Jane the Virgin" (1.090 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.4 rating while the latter posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-12.50% - Mike & Molly
-17.65% - Castle
-19.05% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-20.00% - State of Affairs
-22.73% - The Bachelor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-10.53% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-22.22% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-22.73% - The Bachelor
-26.32% - Castle
-68.00% - State of Affairs (vs. The Blacklist)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "The Talk After Dark" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped " The Talk After Dark " (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (1/13/14):

ABC (8.237 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) was the most-watched network on a competitive Monday with its combination of "The Bachelor" (7.878 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5) and "Castle" (8.954 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T9).

CBS (7.983 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) then served up new episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" (8.571 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1), "2 Broke Girls" (8.926 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2), "Mike & Molly" (9.740 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #4), "Mom" (8.455 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #7) and "Intelligence" (6.105 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #11).

Next up was NBC (6.751 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) with its two-hour "American Ninja Warrior" (5.570 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T9) and the return of "The Blacklist" (9.113 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3).

Meanwhile, FOX (6.580 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1) served up originals from "Almost Human" (6.770 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #8) and "Sleepy Hollow" (6.391 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T5).

And finally, the return of "Hart of Dixie" (1.298 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.797 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Hart of Dixie (vs. 11/25/13)
+17.65% - Almost Human
+17.39% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 12/16/13)
+11.11% - How I Met Your Mother (vs. 12/16/13)
+10.53% - Mom (vs. 12/16/13)
+9.09% - Mike & Molly (vs. 12/16/13)
+5.56% - Castle
+4.76% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. 12/9/13)
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. 11/25/13)
-18.52% - The Bachelor
-28.57% - The Blacklist (vs. 12/2/13)
-54.17% - Intelligence (vs. 1/7/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+56.25% - The Blacklist (vs. Deception)
+4.76% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. Bones)
0.00% - Castle
-4.76% - Almost Human (vs. Bones)
-8.33% - The Bachelor
-16.67% - Hart of Dixie (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-20.83% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-21.05% - How I Met Your Mother
-25.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-25.00% - Beauty and the Beast (vs. The Carrie Diaries (Repeat))
-40.00% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-41.46% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-54.17% - Intelligence (vs. Hawaii Five-0)

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," 2.4/6; 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 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 1.4/5 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" (1.6/6 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" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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