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[09/29/15 - 08:36 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "Voice," "Blindspot"
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/28/15):

NBC (10.914 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with week two of "The Voice" (11.832 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "Blindspot" (9.079 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3).

CBS (9.623 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.878 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1), "Life in Pieces" (8.929 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Scorpion" (9.418 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.547 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Next up was ABC (10.398 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (11.717 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "Castle" (7.761 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.625 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up its duo of "Gotham" (4.573 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Minority Report" (2.678 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.401 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.252 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Significant Mother" (0.772 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.207 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.4 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Castle
+5.56% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-5.71% - The Voice
-16.13% - Blindspot
-18.18% - Minority Report
-20.00% - The Big Bang Theory
-22.73% - Scorpion
-25.93% - Life in Pieces
-33.33% - Significant Mother

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1)
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-7.14% - Blindspot (vs. The Blacklist)
-15.38% - The Voice
-23.40% - The Big Bang Theory
-33.33% - Castle
-33.33% - Significant Mother (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1)
-35.48% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-36.84% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-42.86% - Gotham
-43.33% - Scorpion
-47.06% - Minority Report (vs. Sleepy Hollow)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; 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; "Late Show," 0.7/4; 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/3).

· 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/29/14):

Week two of the 2014-15 season kicked off with NBC (12.045 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.5, #1) still on top thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (12.740 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2) and "The Blacklist" (10.655 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T5).

CBS (12.304 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "The Big Bang Theory" (16.177 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.7, #1) followed by a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (12.317 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.1, #3), a new "Scorpion" (13.229 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.0, #4) and the return of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (9.435 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8).

Next up was FOX (6.216 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #3) with originals from "Gotham" (7.330 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.8, #T5) and "Sleepy Hollow" (5.102 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #10).

Meanwhile, ABC (12.214 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) served up a new "Dancing with the Stars" (12.690 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T8) and the season premiere of "Castle" (11.263 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.4, #7).

And finally, The CW (0.914 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) offered up its annual presentation of "iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1" (0.914 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Voice
-5.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-9.09% - Scorpion
-11.32% - The Big Bang Theory
-12.50% - Gotham
-15.00% - Sleepy Hollow
-17.65% - The Blacklist

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+51.61% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
+30.43% - Scorpion (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mom)
+27.27% - Gotham (vs. Bones)
+26.67% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Hostages)
+9.09% - Castle
-5.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-15.22% - The Voice
-22.22% - The Blacklist
-25.00% - iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1
-43.33% - Sleepy Hollow

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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; 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," 1.2/6; "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 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/4 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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