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Respectable Season-Ending Overnights for ‘Supergirl’ on CBS

ABC Tops Monday Overnights; NBC the Net to Beat in the Key Demos

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MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

Household Rating/Share

ABC: 6.6 rating/11 share, NBC: 5.6/ 9, CBS: 4.8/ 8, Fox: 2.6/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
NBC: -3, Fox: – 7, ABC and CBS: -19 each, CW: -22


Ratings Breakdown:
The immediate observation about last night was the year-to-year household overnight erosion for all five broadcast networks. ABC, as usual, topped the Monday overnights with a 7.9 rating/12 share in households for “Dancing With the Stars” from 8-10 p.m. But competing “The Voice,” which scored a 6.5/10 from 8-10 p.m., will easily lift NBC to dominance in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics).

In the battle of the three 10 p.m. dramas, “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS led with a 5.0/ 9 in the overnights. Next was ABC’s “Castle” (4.1/ 7), which is about to get renewed, followed by “Blindspot” on NBC (#3: 3.7/ 6). But “Blindspot,” which slipped by 40 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice,” is a safe bet to dominant the time period in the key demos.

In season-finale news, “Supergirl” on CBS closed season one with a third-place 3.9/ 6 in the overnights at 8 p.m. While not officially renewed yet, a second season for “Supergirl” is a safe prediction. Next was sophomore drama “Scorpion” at 9 p.m. (#3: 5.5/ 8), which increased by a hefty 41 percent in households.

Elsewhere, compatibility remained the observation for Fox dramas “Gotham” (#4: 2.7/ 4) and “Lucifer” (#4: 2.6/ 5). And The CW capped off the evening with its low-rated, but already renewed, pairing of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (#5: 0.6/ 1) and “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.8/ 1).

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 ( 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. It’s a shame that Jane the Virgin is stuck on the CW. It doesn’t really fit with the rest of the station’s programming. It would do infinitely better on a network like ABC Family (or whatever it’s called these days – Fuge? Forceful? Dynamo? Freedom? )

    • Freeform.

      Such a weird name choice,

      I wonder how the focus groups decided that one.

  2. If Castle is renewed I hope they don’t dwell on Stana Katic’s departure for half the season.

  3. Thanks for the kind words about Supergirl, Marc. It’s been my favorite show this year and the roller coaster ride in the ratings has been wild. Glad to see it adjusted up and tie its season low for the finale…. much better than setting a season low. 🙂