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[04/03/18 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Remain on Top
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (4/2/18):

NBC (8.031 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) held onto the top spot on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (9.913 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Good Girls" (4.266 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

The silver then went to ABC (6.539 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with a new "American Idol" (7.085 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) followed by the premiere of "The Crossing" (5.449 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

Next up was CBS (5.494 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.017 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Young Sheldon" (6.562 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4), another "The Big Bang Theory" (6.011 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5), a new "Living Biblically" (4.237 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "NCIS" (4.568 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.741 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up second runs of "Lucifer" (1.702 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "The Resident" (1.781 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

And finally, The CW (1.085 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night with a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.251 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and the special "Penn & Teller: April Fool Us Day" (0.920 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Living Biblically
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-5.00% - The Voice
-10.00% - Good Girls
-12.50% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - The Crossing (vs. Quantico)
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: April Fool Us Day (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
+33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
-6.67% - American Idol (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-9.52% - The Voice
-85.71% - Living Biblically (vs. NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: National Championship Game)

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6 with an encore; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; 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" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night" (0.3/3 in 18-49); "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (4/3/17):

CBS (15.404 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.6, #1) was of course the network to beat on Monday with its coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: National Championship Game" (17.942 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.6, #1). Leading off the night were a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (11.406 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2) and the pre-game special "Capital One Championship Central" (9.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T2).

NBC (8.169 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then was a distant second with fresh installments of "The Voice" (9.812 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #4) and "Taken" (4.883 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #6).

Next up was ABC (7.950 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (10.314 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5) and "Quantico" (3.222 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.874 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) likewise served up new episodes of "24: Legacy" (3.102 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #7) and "APB" (2.646 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (1.082 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.968 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (1.025 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - APB
-6.25% - Dancing with the Stars
-8.70% - The Voice
-11.11% - 24: Legacy
-18.18% - Taken
-25.00% - Quantico

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 24: Legacy (vs. Gotham (Repeat))
0.00% - APB (vs. Lucifer (Repeat))
-11.76% - Dancing with the Stars
-12.50% - The Voice
-35.71% - Taken (vs. Blindspot)
-50.00% - Quantico (vs. Castle)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," delayed by NCAA basketball; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," delayed by NCAA basketball; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," delayed by NCAA basketball. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," delayed by NCAA basketball.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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