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[01/27/15 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "The Bachelor" Win Tight Demo Race
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/26/15):

ABC (6.926 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on a competitive Monday with a new "The Bachelor" (7.905 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and a repeat "Castle" (4.968 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

FOX (5.186 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a close second place with originals from "Gotham" (6.060 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) and "Sleepy Hollow" (4.314 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5).

Next up was NBC (5.751 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with fresh installments of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.386 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) and "State of Affairs" (4.481 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (8.717 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its annual "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015" (10.771 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T2) followed by repeats of "Scorpion" (8.530 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.851 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.699 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.597 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) closed out the evening for The CW (1.648 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.7 rating while the latter posted a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Jane the Virgin
+16.67% - The Originals
+7.69% - Sleepy Hollow
+4.76% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-4.55% - Gotham
-9.09% - State of Affairs

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
+90.91% - Gotham (vs. The Following (Repeat))
+75.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+28.57% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. Hollywood Game Night)
-12.00% - The Bachelor
-30.00% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. The Following)
-38.24% - Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015 (vs. How I Met Your Mother/2 Broke Girls)
-60.00% - 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," 2.7/7 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/27/14):

CBS (9.063 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to the 200th episode of "How I Met Your Mother" (10.699 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) followed by new episodes of "2 Broke Girls" (9.929 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.0, #2), "Mike & Molly" (10.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3), "Mom" (9.478 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.4, #6) and "Intelligence" (6.768 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8).

ABC (8.031 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then took home the silver with a new "The Bachelor" (8.605 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T4) and a repeat "Castle" (6.883 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #10).

Next up was NBC (6.690 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a new "Hollywood Game Night" (5.586 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T8), a second "Hollywood Game Night" (4.524 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #11) and an original "The Blacklist" (9.961 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.966 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) served up a rebroadcast of "The Following" (3.914 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.1, #12) followed by the time period premiere of "The Following" (6.017 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.0, #7).

And finally, The CW (1.032 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes of "Hart of Dixie" (1.159 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "Beauty and the Beast" (0.906 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.5 rating while "Beast" posted a 0.4 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+36.36% - Intelligence
+26.67% - How I Met Your Mother
+26.32% - Mom
+23.81% - Mike & Molly
+15.38% - Hollywood Game Night - 8:00
+11.11% - 2 Broke Girls
+8.70% - The Blacklist
+8.70% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Hart of Dixie
-13.33% - Hollywood Game Night - 9:00
-25.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-44.44% - The Following (vs. 1/19/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+137.50% - How I Met Your Mother
+92.31% - The Blacklist
+36.84% - Mike & Molly
+33.33% - Mom
+30.43% - 2 Broke Girls
+25.00% - Intelligence
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Beauty and the Beast
-20.00% - Hart of Dixie
-34.78% - Hollywood Game Night - 8:00
-39.39% - The Following
-43.48% - Hollywood Game Night - 9:00

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," 3.5/9 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6 with an encore; 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," 1.1/5 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/2 with an encore; 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 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.7/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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