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[11/27/18 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Onto Top Honors
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 (11/26/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The ABC stations in the Houston and Nashville markets carried NFL football.]

NBC (8.190 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) held off the competition on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (9.302 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the fall finale of "Manifest" (5.966 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

FOX (5.598 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with its fall finales to "The Resident" (5.149 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8) and "9-1-1" (6.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

Next up was ABC (6.068 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with the return of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.740 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) followed by a second "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.031 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and "The Good Doctor" (7.434 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.824 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) opted for repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.471 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "The Neighborhood" (4.827 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9), "Magnum P.I." (4.058 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10) and "Bull" (4.766 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, originals from "Arrow" (1.316 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.989 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.152 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Arrow
+16.67% - 9-1-1
+14.29% - The Voice
0.00% - The Good Doctor
0.00% - Manifest
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+250.00% - 9-1-1 (vs. The Gifted (Repeat))
+80.00% - The Resident (vs. Lucifer (Repeat))
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00 (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
-8.33% - Manifest (vs. A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special)
-15.79% - The Voice
-16.67% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
-33.33% - The Good Doctor
-55.56% - Arrow (vs. Supergirl)
-66.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Arrow)

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6 with an encore.

· 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; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (11/27/17):

NBC (8.426 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) pulled back in front among adults 18-49 on Monday with a new "The Voice" (9.745 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special" (5.788 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

Second place then went to ABC (8.625 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with its annual "CMA Country Christmas" (8.173 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) alongside a new "The Good Doctor" (9.531 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.426 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and its lineup of "Kevin Can Wait" (6.292 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Man with a Plan" (5.646 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Superior Donuts" (5.135 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "9JKL" (4.605 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Scorpion" (5.439 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, The CW (2.595 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) perked up with night one of its crossover event between "Supergirl" (2.647 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Arrow" (2.544 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, repeats of "Lucifer" (1.955 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "The Gifted" (1.482 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) on FOX (1.718 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Arrow (vs. 11/23/17)
+80.00% - Supergirl
+12.50% - 9JKL
+11.76% - The Voice
0.00% - Superior Donuts
0.00% - Scorpion
-5.26% - The Good Doctor
-8.33% - Man with a Plan
-14.29% - Kevin Can Wait

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+80.00% - Arrow (vs. Jane the Virgin)
+80.00% - The Good Doctor (vs. Conviction)
+12.50% - Scorpion (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
+11.11% - Superior Donuts (vs. Man with a Plan (Repeat))
+9.09% - A Very Pentatonix Christmas Special (vs. Timeless)
0.00% - 9JKL (vs. The Odd Couple)
0.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. Kevin Can Wait (Repeat))
-5.00% - The Voice
-7.69% - CMA Country Christmas
-18.18% - Supergirl
-20.00% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. The Big Bang Theory (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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore 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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