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Solid NBC Monday Victory Despite Modest Week Two of ‘Taken’

ABC Airs an Evening of 'The Bachelor'

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.3/10, ABC: 4.5/ 7, CBS: 3.7/ 6, Fox: 2.5/ 4, CW: 1.2/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

CW: +71, ABC: – 8, CBS: -10, NBC: -11, Fox: -17

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Ratings Breakdown:
NBC stood well above the Monday competition care of rock-solid “The Voice,” which scored a 7.5 rating/12 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. (peaking in the 9 p.m. half-hour at an 8.0/13). In week two news on NBC was drama “Taken,” which won the 10 p.m. hour with a 3.8/ 6 in the overnights. Comparably, however, overnight retention for “Taken” out of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (7.9/13) was only 48 percent. This was also 14 percent below “Blindspot” on the year-ago evening (4.4/ 8 on 3/07/16). And “Taken” dropped by 17 percent from the 4.6/ 8 opener one week earlier, which translated into 7.45 million viewers and a 1.6 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

On ABC, a one-hour edition of “The Bachelor” (#2: 5.3/ 8 at 8 p.m.), which was on par with the year-ago evening, led into a 4.2/ 7 for 9-11 p.m. ET special, “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All.” Next Monday “The Bachelor” concludes for the season.

Aside from recent sitcom entry “Superior Donuts” (#3: 4.1/ 6 in the 9 p.m. half-hour), CBS was in all repeats. An encore of “The Big Bang Theory” opened with a 5.0/ 8 at 8 p.m. (#3), followed by a 3.9/ 6 (#3) for “Man With a Plan” at 8:30 p.m. A 9:30 p.m. encore edition of “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 3.2/ 5), which won’t have to wait long for a second season renewal, led into a 3.1/ 5 (#3) for a “Scorpion” repeat at 10 p.m. Next Monday, “Superior Donuts” tackles a serious issue.

Elsewhere, Fox was at typical Monday overnight levels care of recent entries“24: Legacy” (#4: 2.7/ 4) and “APB” (#4: 2.3/ 4), which both seem unlikely to return next season. And “Supergirl” (#5: 1.7/ 3 at 8 p.m.) led into a 0.7/ 1 for a repeat of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 9 p.m.

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, March 6, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.3/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.0/ 8 (#23)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.9/11 (#1)
Fox – “24: Legacy”: 2.8/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.2/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Man With a Plan” (R): 3.9/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.4/12 (#1)
Fox – “24: Legacy”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All”: 4.6/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 4.1/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 8.0/13 (#1)
Fox – “APB”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller Fool Us” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (R): 3.2/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.9/13 (#1)
Fox – “APB”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller Fool Us” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All”: 4.1/ 7 (#1t)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 3.2/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Taken”: 4.1/ 7 (#1t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All”: 3.6/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “Taken”: 3.5/ 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 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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