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[10/06/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Blindspot" Keep NBC on Top
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 (10/5/15):

NBC (10.954 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.9, #1) continued its reign on Monday with week three of "The Voice" (11.895 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #2) and "Blindspot" (9.071 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3).

CBS (9.932 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.027 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1), "Life in Pieces" (9.159 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4), "Scorpion" (9.816 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.887 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Next up was ABC (10.300 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and its mainstays "Dancing with the Stars" (11.786 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "Castle" (7.327 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.249 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) offered up originals from "Gotham" (4.214 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #7) and "Minority Report" (2.283 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, The CW (1.156 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with its departing trio of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.370 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.224 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Significant Mother" (0.658 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.4 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Scorpion
+2.78% - The Big Bang Theory
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Significant Mother
-3.03% - The Voice
-3.85% - Blindspot
-5.00% - Life in Pieces
-6.25% - Gotham
-10.53% - Dancing with the Stars
-18.75% - Castle
-22.22% - Minority Report

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-5.56% - Dancing with the Stars
-7.41% - Blindspot (vs. The Blacklist)
-11.11% - The Voice
-15.91% - The Big Bang Theory
-20.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Supernatural Special)
-25.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-28.00% - Scorpion
-31.58% - Castle
-34.48% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-40.00% - Gotham
-42.86% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. The Originals)
-58.82% - Minority Report (vs. Sleepy Hollow)
-60.00% - Significant Mother (vs. Supernatural Special)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/6; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 0.3/3 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 (10/6/14):

NBC (11.538 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.3, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (12.283 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.6, #2) and "The Blacklist" (10.051 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.7, #4).

CBS (11.373 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (15.539 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1), a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (11.868 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.9, #3) and new episodes of "Scorpion" (11.816 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (8.599 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.6, #10).

Next up was FOX (5.369 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) and its lineup of "Gotham" (6.280 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.5, #T5) and "Sleepy Hollow" (4.460 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.7, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (11.319 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #4) offered up new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.151 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #8) and "Castle" (9.655 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7).

And finally, The CW (1.209 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) served up the return of "The Originals" (1.350 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) plus a "Supernatural Special" (1.069 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the "Originals" delivered a 1.0 rating while "Supernatural" posted a 0.6 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Sleepy Hollow
-3.57% - The Blacklist
-5.26% - Dancing with the Stars
-6.38% - The Big Bang Theory
-7.69% - The Voice
-10.71% - Gotham
-15.79% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-16.67% - Scorpion
-20.83% - Castle

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - The Originals (vs. Hart of Dixie)
+51.72% - The Big Bang Theory (vs. How I Met Your Mother)
+33.33% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Hostages)
+25.00% - Gotham (vs. Bones)
+25.00% - Supernatural Special (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
+19.05% - Scorpion (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mom)
-5.00% - Castle
-14.29% - Dancing with the Stars
-15.63% - The Blacklist
-20.00% - The Voice
-37.04% - 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," 3.1/8; 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," 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; 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" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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