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ABC Tops Halloween Evening; NBC the Network to Beat in Adults 18-49

Week Two of CBS Sitcom 'Man with a Plan' Drops by 22 Percent in Households

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.8/10, NBC: 5.1/ 8, CBS: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 2.4/ 4, CW: 1.2/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +50, Fox: +14, ABC: -13, NBC: -25, CBS: -34

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-Winners: “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), “The Voice” (NBC), “Supergirl” (CW)
-Modest: “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS), “Man with a Plan” (CBS)
-Losers: “Gotham” (Fox), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “The Odd Couple” (CBS): “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts” (ABC), “Timeless” (NBC)

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Ratings Breakdown:
HUT levels from last night were below typical season to-date Monday levels due to Halloween, of course. With that in mind, ABC topped the evening thanks to veteran “Dancing With the Stars” at a 7.2 rating/12 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. But NBC owns the night in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics) courtesy of “The Voice,” which scored a 6.0/10 in the metered markets opposite “Dancing With the Stars.”

The perennial older-skewing strength of “Dancing With the Stars” did not benefit annual special, “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts,” which dipped to a third-place 3.0/ 5 at 10 p.m. Comparably, the Robin Roberts-hosted hour was down by 17 percent from the 3.6/ 6 on the year-ago evening, which translated into just 4.98 million viewers and a 0.8 rating/3 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

Tops in the 10 p.m. hour was “Scorpion” on CBS at a 4.5/ 8, which was 27 percent below the 6.2/ 9 in the overnights on the year-ago evening at 9 p.m., followed by recent NBC drama entry “Timeless” at a 3.4/ 6. One year earlier, former NBC Monday 10 p.m. time period occupant “The Blacklist” scored a notably stronger 5.1/ 9.

In week two news, Matt LeBlanc CBS sitcom “Man with a Plan” scored a 3.8/ 7 at 8:30 p.m., which was 22 percent below the 4.9/ 7 for the series-opener one week earlier. Comparably, that 4.9 household rating translated into 7.42 million viewers and a 1.6 rating/5 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. Overnight retention for “Man with a Plan” out of lead-in “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 4.2/ 7 at 8 p.m.) was still solid, however, at 90 percent.

Next on CBS was the 9-10 p.m. combination of sitcoms “2 Broke Girls” (#3: 3.3/ 5) and “The Odd Couple” (#3: 2.8/ 4), which combined slipped by 51 percent from aforementioned former time period occupant “Scorpion” one year earlier.

Elsewhere, “Supergirl” remains a solid fit on The CW, with a 1.6/ 3 in the 8 p.m. hour an improvement of 100 percent from year-ago time period occupant “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (0.8/ 1 on 11/03/15). But lead-out “Jane the Virgin” sunk to a 0.8/ 1 (#5) at 9 p.m.

Fox capped off this first Monday of the November sweeps with the drama combination of “Gotham” (#4: 2.4/ 4) and just full-season renewed “Lucifer” (#4: 2.5/ 4), which deserves positive mention for consistently holding the “Gotham” lead-in.

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, October 31:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.2/12 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.6/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.1/12 (#1)
CBS – “Man With a Plan”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.3/12 (#1)
CBS – “2 Broke Girls”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.3/12 (#1)
CBS – “The Odd Couple”: 2.8/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “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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