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ABC Inches Past NBC for Monday Overnight Dominance

'The Bachelor' Season-Ender Trails NBC's Competing 'The Voice' by 13 Percent in Households

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MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 6.7 rating/11 share, NBC: 6.6/10, CBS: 5.1/ 8, Fox: 2.7/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +35, CBS: +13, NBC: no change, ABC: -21, CW: -44

Ratings Breakdown:
ABC inched past NBC for Monday metered market household dominance by one-tenth of a rating point, but “The Voice” still had an advantage over the season-finale of ABC’s “The Bachelor.” “The Voice” averaged a 7.8 rating/12 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m., which was 15 percent above the sizeable 6.8/11 for competing “The Bachelor.” Comparably, “The Bachelor” was right on par with the 7.0/11 for the year-ago season-ender (7.0/11 on 3/9/15), and that translated into 9.68 million viewers and a 2.8 rating/9 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

Post show “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose” dominated the 10 p.m. hour, with a 6.5/11. Comparably, that bested competing “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS (5.6/ 9) and “Blindspot” on NBC (4.3/ 7) by 16 percent and 51 percent, respectively. “Blindspot,” unfortunately, is no the hit you are led to believe.

Earlier in the evening on CBS was “Supergirl” at a third-place 4.2/ 7 at 8 p.m. into “Scorpion” at a 5.8/ 9 at 9 p.m., which built by 38 percent.

Elsewhere, “Gotham” on Fox continues to lose to competing “Supergirl” on CBS, with a modest 2.9/ 5 at 8 p.m. Comparably, this was 31 percent below “Supergirl” and it led into a 2.7/ 4 for compatible “Lucifer” at 9 p.m.

The CW populated the night with encore telecasts of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (#5: 0.5/ 1) and “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.4/ 1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Do you think Supergirl will get another timeslot next season ? The monday reality and vintest shows are monsters to any show ?

  2. ““Blindspot,” unfortunately, is no the hit you are led to believe.”

    Well, it was until NBC took it off the air for 3 months.

    • Yep. I forgot it was coming back and I just couldn’t get excited about it. Even Quantico, which I loved, I couldn’t remember half of the plots that happened last year when I watched the new episode last week. Networks aren’t cable. They either need to shorten the seasons and run the episodes straight through, or stop this silly madness of multi month breaks.

      • I agree they need to forget the hiatus stuff. If they still do it after this year they could do like Once Upon a Time does and have a recap show just before the new show when it comes back.

        • The recap doesn’t even matter. I just have a hard time willing myself to care about the show after the break. It’s the same thing with cable dramas like Game of Thrones, that air for a couple months straight then go off the air for 10 months. I find it hard to get excited for its return because the magic has worn off.