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[03/24/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Demo Reign for NBC
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 (3/23/15):

NBC (9.849 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with fresh installments from "The Voice" (11.882 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.782 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

ABC (11.856 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.680 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2) and "Castle" (8.209 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #8).

Sharing second place honors was CBS (8.796 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (7.328 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.799 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Scorpion" (9.571 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T2) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.253 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.803 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up a new "The Following" (3.891 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9) and a second hour of "The Following" (3.715 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.954 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.815 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.885 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.3 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - The Following
+6.67% - The Night Shift
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 3/9/15)
-5.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 3/9/15)
-5.26% - Mike & Molly
-5.88% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 3/9/15)
-6.67% - Castle

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Intelligence)
+2.56% - Scorpion (vs. Mike & Molly/Mom)
-8.33% - The Voice
-9.09% - Dancing with the Stars
-14.29% - The Following - 9:00
-14.29% - The Following - 8:00 (vs. Bones)
-17.65% - Castle
-21.74% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-44.12% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-44.83% - The Night Shift (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," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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 0.4/2 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) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.4/5). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

· Note that "Late Night" finished within a tenth of its Monday season average in metered-market households (1.2 vs. 1.3) and matched its season average in 18-49 in the LPMs (0.5 vs. 0.5).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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 (3/24/14):

NBC (12.107 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (12.645 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) and "The Blacklist" (11.030 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3).

ABC (12.754 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then snagged the silver with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (14.251 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #5) and "Castle" (9.760 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8).

Next up was CBS (6.914 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and its mix of "How I Met Your Mother" (9.059 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.4, #2), "2 Broke Girls" (7.333 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.3, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.812 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #6), "Mom" (7.363 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7) and "Intelligence" (4.958 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.953 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) offered up fresh installments of "Bones" (5.729 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9) and "The Following" (4.178 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Star-Crossed" (0.943 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Tomorrow People" (0.797 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) closed out the night on The CW (0.870 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.2 rating while "People" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+17.24% - How I Met Your Mother
+11.11% - Mike & Molly
+9.52% - 2 Broke Girls
+9.09% - Intelligence
+5.56% - Mom
+3.57% - The Blacklist
0.00% - Bones
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-5.56% - Castle
-10.00% - The Voice
-12.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-25.00% - The Tomorrow People

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. Hart of Dixie (Repeat))
+25.93% - How I Met Your Mother
+9.52% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Rules of Engagement)
+7.41% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
-4.35% - Dancing with the Stars
-19.05% - Castle
-23.40% - The Voice
-25.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. The Carrie Diaries)
-26.32% - Bones
-26.92% - Mom (vs. Mike & Molly)
-31.03% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-39.13% - The Following
-40.00% - 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 3.4/9; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; 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," 1.5/7; "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 Seth Meyers" (1.6/6 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" (0.8/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 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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