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[05/12/15 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Off ABC, "DWTS" in Demos
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 (5/11/15):

NBC (8.254 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was once again the demo champ on Monday with its duo of "The Voice" (9.844 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.075 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

ABC (11.768 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was a close second with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (13.314 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and the season finale of "Castle" (8.677 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

Next up was CBS (7.278 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) with the penultimate weeks of "2 Broke Girls" (7.076 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.747 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3), "Stalker" (6.351 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.071 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.130 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) offered up a new "The Following" (3.210 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and a second "The Following" (3.050 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, the season finales of "The Originals" (1.106 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.265 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) on The CW (1.185 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.6 rating while the latter posted a 0.9 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.33% - Mike & Molly
+10.53% - Dancing with the Stars
+4.35% - The Voice
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
0.00% - The Originals
-7.14% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 4/27/15)
-7.14% - Stalker (vs. 4/27/15)
-7.69% - The Night Shift
-18.18% - The Following

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
+44.44% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS (Repeat))
+25.00% - The Originals (vs. Star-Crossed)
+23.08% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+13.33% - Mike & Molly (vs. Friends with Better Lives)
-4.55% - Dancing with the Stars
-20.00% - The Voice
-21.21% - Stalker (vs. Mike & Molly/Two and a Half Men (Repeat))
-30.00% - Castle
-37.50% - The Following - 8:00 (vs. Bones)
-53.85% - The Night Shift (vs. The Blacklist)
-55.00% - The Following - 9:00 (vs. 24: Live Another Day)

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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· 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" (1.1/4 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" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households 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 (5/12/14):

NBC (10.797 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (10.947 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) and the season finale of "The Blacklist" (10.499 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2).

ABC (12.657 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (13.807 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) alongside the season finale of "Castle" (10.358 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4).

Next up was FOX (6.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with originals from "Bones" (6.256 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #7) and "24: Live Another Day" (6.442 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.199 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) served up a repeat of "2 Broke Girls" (5.109 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) followed by new episodes of "Friends with Better Lives" (4.873 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #8) and "Mike & Molly" (6.956 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T4) plus repeats of "Two and a Half Men" (4.894 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T9) and "NCIS" (4.679 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, the de facto finale of "Star-Crossed" (1.166 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and a repeat of "The Originals" (0.947 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) closed out the night on The CW (1.057 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Star-Crossed" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Originals" posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Star-Crossed
+25.00% - Castle
+22.22% - Dancing with the Stars
+14.29% - Bones (vs. 4/21/14)
+11.11% - Mike & Molly
0.00% - The Voice
-3.70% - The Blacklist
-6.25% - Friends with Better Lives
-20.00% - 24: Live Another Day

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+36.84% - The Blacklist (vs. Revolution)
+33.33% - Star-Crossed (vs. 90210)
+17.65% - 24: Live Another Day (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
+10.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-5.88% - Bones (vs. Hell's Kitchen)
-9.09% - Castle
-16.67% - The Voice
-31.03% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-37.50% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))

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," 3.1/8; 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," 1.3/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 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" (1.0/4). 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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