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[04/28/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Keeps Demo Crown at 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 (4/27/15):

NBC (8.892 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was network to beat among adults 18-49 with new episodes of "The Voice" (10.640 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.396 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

ABC (11.493 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its duo of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Castle" (8.545 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

Next up was CBS (7.079 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with originals from "2 Broke Girls" (7.079 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Mike & Molly" (7.505 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) followed by the return of "Stalker" (6.036 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and a new "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.908 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.099 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up fresh installments of "Gotham" (4.626 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "The Following" (3.572 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.101 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.078 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.089 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.5 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Stalker (vs. 2/18/15)
+4.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - The Night Shift
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - The Originals
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-5.26% - Mike & Molly
-7.14% - Castle
-10.53% - 2 Broke Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Originals (vs. Star-Crossed)
+66.67% - Gotham (vs. Bones (Repeat))
+55.56% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Person of Interest (Repeat))
+33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-5.26% - Mike & Molly (vs. Friends with Better Lives)
-13.33% - The Voice
-16.67% - Dancing with the Stars
-20.00% - The Following
-22.73% - 2 Broke Girls
-28.21% - Stalker (vs. Mike & Molly/The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-31.58% - Castle
-51.85% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; 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," 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (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 0.8/3 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/28/14):

NBC (11.237 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) was once again the demo champ on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (11.421 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and "The Blacklist" (10.869 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.7, #2).

ABC (13.438 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then claimed the silver with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (15.095 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3) and "Castle" (10.124 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T6).

Next up was CBS (6.135 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (7.783 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "Friends with Better Lives" (6.218 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T6) and "Mike & Molly" (7.549 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4) followed by repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.278 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #8) and "Person of Interest" (4.490 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.380 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up a repeat of "Bones" (3.976 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and the season finale of "The Following" (4.783 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #9).

And finally, originals from "Star-Crossed" (0.874 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and "The Tomorrow People" (0.902 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (0.888 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) finished out the evening. 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):
+15.79% - Mike & Molly
+14.29% - Dancing with the Stars
+11.76% - Friends with Better Lives
+7.14% - The Following
+5.56% - Castle
+4.76% - 2 Broke Girls
+3.45% - The Voice
0.00% - The Tomorrow People
0.00% - Star-Crossed
-3.57% - The Blacklist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - The Tomorrow People (vs. 90210)
+35.00% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
+20.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Star-Crossed (vs. Oh Sit!)
-5.00% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-5.00% - Castle
-12.00% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-18.52% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
-26.83% - The Voice
-42.31% - The Following

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," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). 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 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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