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[05/19/15 - 08:31 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Dethrones NBC as Demo Champion
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 (5/18/15):

ABC (9.529 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled into the top spot on Monday with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (14.108 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) and the return of "The Bachelorette" (7.239 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T).

NBC (9.174 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new "The Voice" (11.054 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) followed by the season finale of "The Night Shift" (5.416 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was CBS (7.896 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with the respective finales for "2 Broke Girls" (7.615 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Mike & Molly" (7.750 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5), "Stalker" (6.823 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.182 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.096 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up a new "The Following" (3.104 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and the concluding installment of "The Following" (3.089 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, the feature "Celeste and Jesse Forever" (0.514 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) on The CW (0.514 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - 2 Broke Girls
+8.33% - The Voice
+7.69% - NCIS: Los Angeles
+5.88% - Mike & Molly
+4.76% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - The Night Shift
0.00% - The Following - 8:00
0.00% - The Following - 9:00
-7.69% - Stalker

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+53.85% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
+12.50% - Mike & Molly (vs. Friends with Better Lives)
+10.53% - The Bachelorette
+7.69% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Criminal Minds (Repeat))
-12.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-16.13% - The Voice
-27.27% - Stalker (vs. Mike & Molly/Mom (Repeat))
-37.50% - The Following - 8:00 (vs. Bones)
-45.45% - The Night Shift (vs. The Maya Rudolph Show)
-47.06% - 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," 2.2/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 4.1/11; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.8/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.7/6). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (5/19/14):

NBC (10.063 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (11.480 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and the premiere of "The Maya Rudolph Show" (7.230 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3).

ABC (11.016 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #2) then was the most-watched network with 90-minute editions of "Dancing with the Stars" (15.045 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "The Bachelorette" (6.988 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4).

Next up was FOX (5.827 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with the season finale of "Bones" (5.938 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) alongside a new "24: Live Another Day" (5.717 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) offered up its mix of a repeat "2 Broke Girls" (4.871 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10), a new "Friends with Better Lives" (5.145 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7), the season finale of "Mike & Molly" (7.019 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T4) plus repeats of "Mom" (5.761 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #9) and "Criminal Minds" (5.875 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T10).

And finally, the feature "District 9" (0.657 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.657 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the film posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+13.64% - Dancing with the Stars
+6.67% - Friends with Better Lives
+3.33% - The Voice
0.00% - Bones
-5.00% - Mike & Molly
-15.00% - 24: Live Another Day

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+183.33% - 24: Live Another Day (vs. New Girl (Repeat)/The Mindy Project (Repeat))
+128.57% - Bones (vs. Raising Hope (Repeat)/The Goodwin Games)
+15.79% - The Maya Rudolph Show (vs. Revolution)
+7.34% - The Bachelorette (vs. Dancing with the Stars/Motive)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-8.82% - The Voice
-11.11% - Friends with Better Lives (vs. Rules of Engagement)
-13.64% - Mike & Molly (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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/5; "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 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 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" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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