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[02/26/19 - 08:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Returns on Top for NBC
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/25/19):

NBC (9.093 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to the season premiere of "The Voice" (10.753 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and the debut of "The Enemy Within" (5.774 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

ABC (6.583 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the number two network with fresh installments from "The Bachelor" (6.711 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "The Good Doctor" (6.327 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Next up was CBS (6.499 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "The Neighborhood" (7.088 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Man with a Plan" (5.995 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Magnum P.I." (6.293 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and "Bull" (6.664 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.094 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for a repeat "The Masked Singer" (2.899 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) plus a new "The Passage" (3.288 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally on The CW (0.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5), repeats of "Arrow" (0.647 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Black Lightning" (0.430 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Bull
+12.50% - Magnum P.I.
+11.11% - Man with a Plan
+9.09% - The Neighborhood
0.00% - The Good Doctor
-5.26% - The Bachelor
-11.11% - The Passage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Neighborhood (vs. Kevin Can Wait)
+5.88% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Superior Donuts/Living Biblically)
0.00% - Bull (vs. Scorpion)
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Passage (vs. The Resident)
-15.38% - The Good Doctor
-20.00% - The Enemy Within (vs. Good Girls)
-22.22% - The Voice

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," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· The 2.2 rating is "Tonight's" highest for a Monday edition in five months, since Sept. 17, 2018 (2.3), the night of the Emmys. Guests on Monday's telecast, which saluted "The Larry Sanders Show," included Tina Fey, Ben Stiller, Robert Irwin, Robert De Niro and musical guest Florida Georgia Line.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· 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," 1.4/5 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," 0.4/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/4 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 (2/26/18):

NBC (10.140 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was still the network to beat on its first post-Olympics evening thanks to the return of "The Voice" (12.223 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and the launch of "Good Girls" (5.976 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

ABC (6.922 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the number two draw with originals from "The Bachelor" (6.493 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "The Good Doctor" (7.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its original lineup of "Kevin Can Wait" (6.049 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (5.856 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Superior Donuts" (5.132 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), the premiere of "Living Biblically" (5.003 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Scorpion" (4.995 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.524 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up the return of "Lucifer" (3.199 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "The Resident" (3.850 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally, a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.517 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and the season opener to "iZombie" (1.007 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (1.262 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Scorpion (vs. 2/5/18)
+12.50% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. 2/5/18)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-10.00% - Superior Donuts (vs. 2/5/18)
-16.67% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 2/5/18)
-20.00% - The Resident (vs. 2/5/18)
-20.00% - Lucifer (vs. 2/5/18)
-23.53% - The Good Doctor (vs. 2/5/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - The Good Doctor (vs. When We Rise)
+16.13% - The Bachelor (vs. The Bachelor/When We Rise)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. APB)
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-6.25% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
-12.90% - The Voice
-16.67% - Man with a Plan
-20.00% - Lucifer (vs. 24: Legacy)
-23.08% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-25.00% - Superior Donuts
-27.27% - Scorpion
-33.33% - Living Biblically (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-42.86% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)

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," 2.7/7; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· 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" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "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 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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