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[03/01/16 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice," "Blindspot" Return on Top for NBC
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 (2/29/16):

NBC (11.104 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.8, #1) reclaimed the top spot on Monday with the return of "The Voice" (13.236 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.4, #1) and "Blindspot" (6.840 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3).

ABC (7.180 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) then settle for second place with its duo of "The Bachelor" (8.120 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.5, #2) and "Castle" (5.301 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was CBS (7.938 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) and its trio of "Supergirl" (6.764 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6), "Scorpion" (9.156 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.894 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.051 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) offered up the return of "Gotham" (4.184 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T4) alongside a new "Lucifer" (3.918 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7).

And finally, originals from "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (0.894 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.915 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (0.904 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+4.17% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Castle
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-5.26% - Blindspot (vs. 11/23/15)
-6.25% - Gotham (vs. 11/30/15)
-6.67% - Supergirl
-7.69% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-11.76% - Scorpion
-13.33% - Lucifer
-25.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Jane the Virgin (Repeat))
+28.57% - Blindspot (vs. The Night Shift)
+10.00% - Castle (vs. Secrets & Lies (Repeat))
+7.14% - Scorpion (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
+4.17% - The Bachelor
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
0.00% - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (vs. The Originals (Repeat))
-10.53% - The Voice
-18.75% - Lucifer (vs. The Following)
-25.00% - Gotham
-30.00% - Supergirl (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat)/Mike & Molly)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.9/5; 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," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). 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 0.8/4 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 (3/2/15):

NBC (11.633 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was the evening's top draw thanks to week two of "The Voice" (14.280 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) and "The Night Shift" (6.338 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7).

ABC (6.781 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "The Bachelor" (8.057 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and a rebroadcast of "Secrets & Lies" (4.231 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10).

Next up was FOX (5.421 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with a new "Gotham" (6.054 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) and the return of "The Following" (4.789 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (7.834 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #4) served up a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (8.613 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #5) followed by a new "Mike & Molly" (9.466 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #3) and second runs of "Scorpion" (7.465 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.999 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.763 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.603 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (0.683 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.2 rating while the latter posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - Mike & Molly
-5.00% - The Voice
-6.67% - The Night Shift
-7.69% - The Bachelor
-9.09% - Gotham

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Gotham (vs. Almost Human)
+24.68% - The Bachelor (vs. The Bachelor/Mixology (Repeat))
-5.88% - The Following
-15.38% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-15.56% - The Voice
-48.15% - The Night Shift (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," 3.2/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 1.3/7; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.6/6 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/5 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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