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[12/12/17 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Keeps NBC on Top in Viewers, Demos
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 (12/11/17):

NBC (8.766 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with a new "The Voice" (10.370 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) followed by a special "Better Late Than Never" (5.557 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

ABC (4.619 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the silver draw with week two of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.377 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2), a second "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.069 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie" (3.411 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was CBS (5.565 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its lineup of originals from "Kevin Can Wait" (6.342 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Man with a Plan" (5.680 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Superior Donuts" (5.217 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7), "9JKL" (4.326 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) and "Scorpion" (5.913 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.075 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up the fall finales of "Lucifer" (3.362 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9) and "The Gifted" (2.788 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.059 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and the fall finale of "Valor" (0.770 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (0.915 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+9.09% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 11/27/17)
0.00% - Superior Donuts
0.00% - The Gifted
0.00% - Valor
-8.33% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 11/27/17)
-9.09% - Man with a Plan
-11.11% - Lucifer
-12.50% - 9JKL

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - The Gifted (vs. Lucifer (Repeat))
+60.00% - Lucifer (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
0.00% - Valor (vs. Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2016)
0.00% - The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie (vs. The Great Holiday Baking Show (Repeat))
-7.69% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-8.33% - Better Late Than Never (vs. Timeless)
-13.64% - The Voice
-16.67% - Man with a Plan
-18.18% - Scorpion
-21.43% - Kevin Can Wait
-25.00% - Superior Donuts (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-30.00% - 9JKL (vs. The Odd Couple)

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," 2.8/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "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 1.1/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/12/16):

NBC (9.368 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) scored the top spot on Monday with part one of the "The Voice" (11.403 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) finale followed by a new "Timeless" (5.299 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

CBS (6.495 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was the silver draw with new episodes from "Kevin Can Wait" (7.331 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2), "Man with a Plan" (6.633 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (5.821 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "The Odd Couple" (5.272 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "Scorpion" (6.955 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Next up was ABC (4.874 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with week two of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.706 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.256 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and a repeat "The Great Holiday Baking Show" (3.662 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.739 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "Gotham" (1.676 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "Lucifer" (1.802 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, the specials "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" (1.188 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2016" (0.895 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the evening for The CW (1.041 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - The Odd Couple (vs. 11/28/16)
+10.00% - The Voice
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - Timeless
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-6.67% - Kevin Can Wait
-8.33% - Scorpion (vs. 11/21/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-6.67% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. Supergirl)
-7.69% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-20.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. Supergirl)
-21.43% - Scorpion (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-31.25% - The Voice
-36.84% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Scorpion)
-47.37% - The Odd Couple (vs. Scorpion)
-50.00% - Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2016 (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-60.00% - Timeless (vs. Adele Live in New York City)

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4.

· 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· 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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