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[03/12/19 - 08:08 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Finale Puts ABC in Front
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 (3/11/19):

ABC (7.923 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was the adults 18-49 champ on Monday thanks to the season finales of "The Bachelor" (8.000 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (7.767 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

NBC (8.660 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then had to settle for second with originals from "The Voice" (10.402 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "The Enemy Within" (5.175 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

Next up was CBS (5.422 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) with new episodes of "The Neighborhood" (6.492 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Man with a Plan" (5.292 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Magnum P.I." (5.902 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) plus a repeat "Bull" (4.472 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.123 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up the penultimate "The Passage" (3.124 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) and the season finale of "The Passage" (3.122 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.913 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with fresh installments of "Arrow" (1.075 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Black Lightning" (0.750 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Arrow
+27.27% - The Good Doctor
+16.67% - Magnum P.I.
+11.11% - The Enemy Within
+10.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Black Lightning
-12.50% - The Passage
-16.67% - The Neighborhood (vs. 2/25/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - The Bachelor (vs. American Idol)
+14.29% - The Passage - 8:00 (vs. Lucifer)
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. iZombie)
-9.09% - The Enemy Within (vs. Good Girls)
-9.09% - The Neighborhood (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-12.50% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Young Sheldon (Repeat)/Living Biblically)
-12.50% - The Passage - 9:00 (vs. The Resident)
-13.04% - The Voice
-22.22% - The Good Doctor
-25.00% - Arrow (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-30.00% - Man with a Plan

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 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; 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," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 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 (3/12/18):

NBC (9.395 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) held off the competition on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (11.721 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Good Girls" (4.744 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

ABC (8.834 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was a close second with night two of "American Idol" (8.359 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and "The Good Doctor" (9.785 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.511 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.143 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), a new "Man with a Plan" (6.402 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Young Sheldon" (5.852 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), a new "Living Biblically" (4.655 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "NCIS" (4.506 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.378 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up originals from "Lucifer" (2.936 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Resident" (3.820 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8).

And finally, fresh installments of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.292 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "iZombie" (0.739 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.015 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - The Good Doctor (vs. 2/26/18)
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Living Biblically
0.00% - Lucifer
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - iZombie
-4.17% - The Voice
-11.11% - The Resident
-15.38% - Good Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala (Repeat))
+14.29% - The Resident (vs. APB)
-8.33% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
-9.09% - Man with a Plan
-11.54% - The Voice
-25.00% - The Good Doctor (vs. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose)
-30.00% - Lucifer (vs. 24: Legacy)
-30.77% - American Idol (vs. The Bachelor)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala (Repeat))
-36.36% - Living Biblically (vs. 2 Broke Girls)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

· 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 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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