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[09/27/16 - 09:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Coverage of the First Presidential Debate
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 (9/26/16):

NBC (14.433 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with its mix of "The Voice" (12.142 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 3.3, #4), "The First Presidential Debate" (16.604 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.4, #1) and "The First Presidential Debate - Analysis" (12.500 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 3.9, #2).

CBS (10.978 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.8, #2) then took home the silver with week two of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.092 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.5, #3) and "Kevin Can Wait" (10.940 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 2.7, #7) plus "The First Presidential Debate" (10.996 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.8, #6) and "The First Presidential Debate - Analysis" (7.845 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 2.0, #10).

Next up with the bronze was ABC (11.319 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #3) and "Dancing with the Stars" (10.737 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.8, #11), "The First Presidential Debate" (12.459 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 3.2, #5) and "The First Presidential Debate - Analysis" (9.067 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 2.3, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.621 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) offered up "Gotham" (3.681 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.2, #12) and "The First Presidential Debate" (5.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 2.2, #9).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (1.004 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) and another "Supergirl" (1.078 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T13) closed out the night on The CW (1.041 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.88% - Dancing with the Stars
+3.85% - Kevin Can Wait
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Gotham
-2.78% - The Big Bang Theory

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+35.00% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. Life in Pieces)
0.00% - The Voice
-2.78% - The Big Bang Theory
-5.26% - Dancing with the Stars
-25.00% - Gotham

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," 2.7/7; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/28/15):

NBC (10.914 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.0, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with week two of "The Voice" (11.832 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.3, #2) and "Blindspot" (9.079 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #3).

CBS (9.623 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then claimed the silver with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (14.878 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1), "Life in Pieces" (8.929 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4), "Scorpion" (9.418 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (7.547 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #9).

Next up was ABC (10.398 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (11.717 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #5) and "Castle" (7.761 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.625 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4) offered up its duo of "Gotham" (4.573 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T7) and "Minority Report" (2.678 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.401 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.252 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "Significant Mother" (0.772 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.207 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.4 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Castle
+5.56% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Gotham
0.00% - NCIS: Los Angeles
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-5.71% - The Voice
-16.13% - Blindspot
-18.18% - Minority Report
-20.00% - The Big Bang Theory
-22.73% - Scorpion
-25.93% - Life in Pieces
-33.33% - Significant Mother

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1)
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-7.14% - Blindspot (vs. The Blacklist)
-15.38% - The Voice
-23.40% - The Big Bang Theory
-33.33% - Castle
-33.33% - Significant Mother (vs. iHeartRadio Music Festival, Night 1)
-35.48% - Life in Pieces (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-36.84% - NCIS: Los Angeles
-42.86% - Gotham
-43.33% - Scorpion
-47.06% - Minority Report (vs. 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," 2.8/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; 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," 1.1/6; "Late Show," 0.7/4; 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/3).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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