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[06/02/15 - 08:38 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops NBC in Tight Demo Race of Originals
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 (6/1/15):

ABC (6.218 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) claimed top honors on Monday thanks to a new "The Bachelorette" (6.456 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and the premiere of "The Whispers" (5.745 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

NBC (5.773 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a close second with week two of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "The Island" (3.763 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was FOX (3.930 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the return of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.930 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.104 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) served up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (5.865 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Mike & Molly" (6.033 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Scorpion" (5.796 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.569 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.618 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.554 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) on The CW (0.586 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.2 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.75% - The Bachelorette
+11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - The Island

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Last Comic Standing (Repeat)/American Ninja Warrior)
+25.00% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
+11.76% - The Bachelorette
-33.33% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/24: Live Another Day)
-36.84% - The Island (vs. American Ninja Warrior)

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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Mentalist" rebroadcast, 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/6; "The Mentalist" rebroadcast, 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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 (6/2/14):

FOX (5.660 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to new episodes of "MasterChef" (5.081 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and "24: Live Another Day" (6.240 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

NBC (4.928 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with an encore of "Last Comic Standing" (4.260 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) followed by a new "American Ninja Warrior" (5.262 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

Next up was ABC (5.826 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with a new "The Bachelorette" (6.499 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) alongside the return of "Mistresses" (4.478 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.474 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.806 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Mom" (4.682 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T10), "Mike & Molly" (5.518 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9), another "Mike & Molly" (5.571 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6) plus a special "48 Hours" (6.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6).

And finally, the relocated "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.676 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12), a repeat of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.553 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T12) and the return of "Beauty and the Beast" (1.108 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) on The CW (1.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.5 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Beast" managed a 0.4 rating.

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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 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" (0.2/1).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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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