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[04/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/25/16):

NBC (8.287 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the top draw on Monday with its duo of "The Voice" (9.561 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Blindspot" (5.740 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

ABC (9.892 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then took home the silver medal with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (11.661 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "Castle" (6.354 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Next up was CBS (7.713 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with the return of "Mike & Molly" (6.944 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) followed by a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (6.192 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), the season finale of "Scorpion" (8.798 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and a new "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.776 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.935 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up a repeat "Gotham" (2.008 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) alongside the season finale of "Lucifer" (3.862 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5).

And finally, the return of "Reign" (0.956 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and a new "Jane the Virgin" (0.828 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) on The CW (0.891 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - Dancing with the Stars
+10.00% - Castle
+7.69% - Blindspot
+6.67% - Scorpion
0.00% - Lucifer
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-4.55% - The Voice
-18.75% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2/10/16)
-25.00% - Reign (vs. 1/22/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Scorpion (vs. Stalker)
+8.33% - Lucifer (vs. The Following)
+7.69% - Blindspot (vs. The Night Shift)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-10.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-14.29% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-15.38% - Castle
-19.23% - The Voice
-23.53% - Mike & Molly (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-40.00% - Reign (vs. The Originals)

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," 2.7/7; "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," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 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 and a 0.3/2 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 (4/27/15):

NBC (8.892 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) was network to beat among adults 18-49 with new episodes of "The Voice" (10.640 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and "The Night Shift" (5.396 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

ABC (11.493 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then claimed the silver with its duo of "Dancing with the Stars" (12.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Castle" (8.545 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T8).

Next up was CBS (7.079 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) with originals from "2 Broke Girls" (7.079 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4) and "Mike & Molly" (7.505 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) followed by the return of "Stalker" (6.036 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and a new "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.908 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.099 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) served up fresh installments of "Gotham" (4.626 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "The Following" (3.572 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.2, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "The Originals" (1.101 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.078 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) on The CW (1.089 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the former delivered a 0.5 rating while the latter posted a 0.5 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Stalker (vs. 2/18/15)
+4.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - The Night Shift
0.00% - The Following
0.00% - The Originals
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-5.26% - Mike & Molly
-7.14% - Castle
-10.53% - 2 Broke Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Originals (vs. Star-Crossed)
+66.67% - Gotham (vs. Bones (Repeat))
+55.56% - NCIS: Los Angeles (vs. Person of Interest (Repeat))
+33.33% - Jane the Virgin (vs. The Tomorrow People)
-5.26% - Mike & Molly (vs. Friends with Better Lives)
-13.33% - The Voice
-16.67% - Dancing with the Stars
-20.00% - The Following
-22.73% - 2 Broke Girls
-28.21% - Stalker (vs. Mike & Molly/The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-31.58% - Castle
-51.85% - 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.5/6; 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," 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with James Corden" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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