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[01/05/16 - 08:51 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Hold Off Return of ABC's "Bachelor"
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 (1/4/16):

CBS (10.261 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top draw on Monday with the return of "Supergirl" (8.779 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3), "Scorpion" (11.537 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (10.467 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #5).

ABC (6.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was a close second with the season premiere of "The Bachelor" (7.529 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and its post-show "The Bachelor Live" (4.213 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was NBC (4.325 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with the formal premieres of "Superstore" (6.028 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Telenovela" (4.540 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6) alongside the return of "The Biggest Loser" (3.846 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.550 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up its two-hour special "SuperHuman" (3.550 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.618 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.502 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.317 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on The CW (1.438 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - Superstore
+62.50% - Telenovela
+20.00% - Supergirl (vs. 12/14/15)
+14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/14/15)
+10.53% - Scorpion (vs. 12/14/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Bachelor
-12.50% - Scorpion
-15.79% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-19.05% - Superstore (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-21.74% - Supergirl (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly)
-22.58% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice/State of Affairs)
-38.10% - Telenovela (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-40.00% - SuperHuman (vs. Gotham/Sleepy Hollow)
-50.00% - The Bachelor Live (vs. The Bachelor)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/6; 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," 0.9/5; "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 1.3/4 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 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 (1/5/15):

CBS (11.012 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) was the most-watched network on Monday with the return of "2 Broke Girls" (9.081 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T2), "Mike & Molly" (9.553 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4), "Scorpion" (12.087 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #T2) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (11.634 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #7).

ABC (7.717 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T1) however split the adults 18-49 honors thanks to its full night event of "The Bachelor" (7.717 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.2, #T4).

Next up was FOX (5.678 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) with originals from "Gotham" (6.891 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) and "Sleepy Hollow" (4.466 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.879 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) served up night two of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (6.582 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.1, #6) and a new "State of Affairs" (4.475 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.762 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) closed out the evening for The CW (0.787 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.2 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - Mike & Molly
+20.00% - Scorpion (vs. 12/15/14)
+18.75% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. 12/15/14)
+14.29% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 12/15/14)
+8.70% - Gotham (vs. 11/24/14)
+6.67% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. 12/1/14)
-8.70% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. 1/4/15)
-9.09% - State of Affairs (vs. 12/22/14)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. The Blacklist (Repeats))
+118.18% - Scorpion (vs. Hostages)
+100.00% - Sleepy Hollow (vs. Sleepy Hollow (Repeat))
+90.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Hostages)
+69.23% - Mike & Molly (vs. Mom (Repeat))
+47.06% - Gotham (vs. Almost Human)
+41.18% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
-8.33% - The Bachelor (vs. The Bachelor/Castle)
-9.09% - State of Affairs (vs. The Blacklist (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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; 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," 1.1/5; "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 1.2/4 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" (1.3/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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