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[01/12/16 - 09:00 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Sparks Adults 18-49 Victory for ABC
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/11/16):

ABC (5.869 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the network to beat among adults 18-49 thanks to new episodes of "The Bachelor" (6.851 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "The Bachelor Live" (3.905 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

A silver medal then went to CBS (7.629 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (8.913 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1), another "The Big Bang Theory" (8.295 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1), "Scorpion" (7.399 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.884 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

Next up was NBC (3.820 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Superstore" (5.350 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4), "Telenovela" (3.622 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "The Biggest Loser" (3.488 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.512 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up encores of "MasterChef Junior" (2.653 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10) and another "MasterChef Junior" (2.372 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.229 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.246 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.333 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.285 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-8.33% - The Biggest Loser
-9.09% - The Bachelor Live
-11.76% - Superstore
-13.64% - The Bachelor
-23.08% - Telenovela

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - The Bachelor
-11.76% - Superstore (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-12.00% - The Biggest Loser (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice/State of Affairs)
-28.57% - The Bachelor Live (vs. Castle)
-41.18% - Telenovela (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)

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," 1.9/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 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" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (1/12/15):

ABC (6.510 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the broadcast network to beat on Monday with a new "The Bachelor" (6.383 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and the return of "Castle" (6.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

CBS (7.216 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) then claimed the silver with a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (10.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2), a new "Mike & Molly" (9.169 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and second runs of "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.731 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "Scorpion" (5.308 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7).

Next up was NBC (5.085 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) with fresh installments of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (5.817 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and "State of Affairs" (3.620 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.275 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up encores of "Empire" (2.761 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1.789 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, The CW (1.095 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) likewise went with repeats of "Jane the Virgin" (1.100 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and another "Jane the Virgin" (1.090 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.4 rating while the latter posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-12.50% - Mike & Molly
-17.65% - Castle
-19.05% - The Celebrity Apprentice
-20.00% - State of Affairs
-22.73% - The Bachelor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-10.53% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-22.22% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-22.73% - The Bachelor
-26.32% - Castle
-68.00% - State of Affairs (vs. The Blacklist)

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," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.7/4; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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) beat CBS's "The Talk After Dark" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped " The Talk After Dark " (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 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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