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[12/17/19 - 08:18 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Tops Viewers, Demos 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/16/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some local NFL coverage is currently reflected in NBC and ABC fast-affiliate averages.]

NBC (7.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to a new "The Voice" (9.072 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and the special "Holidays with the Houghs" (4.675 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

CBS (6.152 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) took home the silver with its fall finale mix of "The Neighborhood" (6.555 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (6.236 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), "All Rise" (5.568 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Bull" (6.492 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was ABC (2.880 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its lineup of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (3.859 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3), the season finale of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (2.972 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special" (1.808 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.470 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up the special "Nick Cannon's Hit Viral Videos - Holidays 2019" (1.828 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) alongside a repeat "Prodigal Son" (1.111 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Penn & Teller: Merry Fool Us" (0.822 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and the special "Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019" (0.766 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (0.794 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - All Rise
+18.18% - The Voice
+16.67% - Bull
+14.29% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
0.00% - The Neighborhood
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-33.33% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I. (Repeat))
+16.67% - Bull (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+14.29% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Happy Together)
+14.29% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
0.00% - Nick Cannon's Hit Viral Videos - Holidays 2019 (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
0.00% - Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
-10.00% - The Neighborhood
-14.29% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-18.75% - The Voice
-33.33% - Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special (vs. The Year in Memoriam 2018)
-41.67% - Holidays with the Houghs (vs. America's Got Talent: A Holiday of Champions)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/17/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The NBC station in New Orleans and the FOX station in Charlotte carried NFL football.]

NBC (8.728 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) cruised to victory on Monday thanks to the penultimate "The Voice" (9.805 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the special "America's Got Talent: A Holiday of Champions" (6.574 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

CBS (4.673 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) then was the number two draw with originals from "The Neighborhood" (6.063 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Happy Together" (4.107 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) followed by repeats of "Magnum P.I." (4.039 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Bull" (4.896 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.898 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T2) with a new "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.168 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), the finale to "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (3.577 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4) and the special "The Year in Memoriam 2018" (3.949 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.290 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted again for repeats of "The Resident" (2.251 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "9-1-1" (2.330 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.462 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) likewise closed out the night with second runs of "Arrow" (0.538 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.387 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Voice
-23.08% - The Neighborhood
-30.00% - Happy Together
-36.36% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00 (vs. 12/3/18)
-36.36% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. 12/3/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-9.09% - The Neighborhood (vs. Kevin Can Wait)
-20.00% - The Voice
-22.22% - Happy Together (vs. Man with a Plan)
-29.41% - America's Got Talent: A Holiday of Champions (vs. Ellen's Game of Games)
-30.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-30.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-33.33% - The Year in Memoriam 2018

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," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

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

· 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· 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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