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[05/23/17 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos, Snaps NBC Win Streak
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 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (5/22/17):

ABC (7.251 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) climbed into the top demo spot on Monday with the penultimate "Dancing with the Stars" (10.389 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and the return of "The Bachelorette" (5.682 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

NBC (7.561 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the most-watched network with its penultimate "The Voice" (9.493 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and a special "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.699 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5).

Next up was FOX (2.969 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "Gotham" (2.889 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and "Lucifer" (3.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.486 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its specials "Princess Diana: Her Life-Her Death-The Truth" (6.112 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017" (4.235 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, the season finales of "Supergirl" (2.130 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.017 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) rounded out the night on The CW (1.573 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Jane the Virgin
+28.57% - Dancing with the Stars
+20.00% - Supergirl
+11.76% - The Voice
+11.11% - Gotham
0.00% - Lucifer

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Supergirl (vs. Reign)
+33.33% - Lucifer (vs. Houdini & Doyle)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
0.00% - The Voice
-5.26% - Dancing with the Stars
-10.00% - The Bachelorette
-16.67% - Gotham
-22.22% - The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2017 (vs. Person of Interest)
-30.77% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. Blindspot)
-38.05% - Princess Diana: Her Life-Her Death-The Truth (vs. Various)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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 (5/23/16):

ABC (8.536 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) pulled into the top spot among adults 18-49 with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (12.139 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) and the return of "The Bachelorette" (6.734 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1).

NBC (8.714 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then had to settle for second place with a new "The Voice" (10.056 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T2) and the season finale of "Blindspot" (6.031 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.400 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its combination of a primetime "The Price Is Right" (6.188 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), a new "The Odd Couple" (4.574 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), the season finale of "The Odd Couple" (4.564 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and a new "Person of Interest" (5.443 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.105 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up the season finale of "Gotham" (3.611 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and an original "Houdini & Doyle" (2.598 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

And finally, a new "Reign" (0.986 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) led into the return of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.275 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and a second "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.462 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) on The CW (1.177 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.76% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Blindspot
0.00% - Person of Interest
0.00% - Houdini & Doyle
0.00% - Reign
-5.00% - The Voice
-7.69% - Gotham
-30.77% - The Odd Couple

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Gotham (vs. MasterChef (Repeat))
+72.73% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. 500 Questions)
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 9:30 (vs. Memorial Day (Repeat))
+33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? - 9:00 (vs. Memorial Day (Repeat))
+30.00% - The Price Is Right (vs. 2 Broke Girls/Mike & Molly (Repeats))
+28.57% - Person of Interest (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
+25.00% - The Bachelorette
+25.00% - The Odd Couple - 9:00 (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Odd Couple - 9:30 (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
+8.33% - Blindspot (vs. The Island)
+5.56% - The Voice (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
0.00% - Reign (vs. Memorial Day (Repeat))
-14.29% - Houdini & Doyle (vs. MasterChef (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," 2.6/7; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; 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," 0.8/4; "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 0.4/3 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· 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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