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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Leads ABC to Monday Overnight Victory

The Home of the Voice, However, is Still the Network to Beat in Adults 18-49

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Household Rating/Share
ABC: 6.3/10, NBC: 5.2/ 8, CBS: 4.1/ 7, Fox: 2.6/ 4, CW: 1.4/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +75, Fox: +18, ABC: -10, NBC: -21, CBS: -23


“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), “The Voice” (NBC), “Supergirl” (CW)

-Honorable Mention:
“Scorpion” (CBS)

“Kevin Can Wait” (CBS)

“Gotham” (Fox), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “The Odd Couple” (CBS), “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “Conviction” (ABC), “Timeless” (NBC)


Ratings Breakdown:
ABC led this second Monday in November in the metered market overnights care of the 8.0 rating/12 share in households for “Dancing With the Stars” from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that bested competing “The Voice” on NBC (6.3/10 from 8-10 p.m.) by 27 percent. NBC, of course, will have the advantage among adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics).

Both ABC and NBC, however, continue to underperform in the Monday 10 p.m. hour with freshman dramas “Conviction” and “Timeless.” Each scored a modest 3.1/ 5 in the overnights, with erosion of 30 percent for “Conviction” versus “Castle” (4.4/ 7 on 11/16/15) and 37 percent for “Timeless” versus “Blindspot” (4.9/ 8 on 11/16/15) on the year-ago evening. And both trailed competing “Scorpion” on CBS (4.8/ 8) by 35 percent.

Of positive note for “Scorpion” was building from “The Odd Couple” (#3: 3.1/ 5 at 9:30 p.m.) by 55 percent.

Earlier in the evening on CBS were sitcoms “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 4.6/ 7), “Man with a Plan” (#3: 3.9/ 6) and “2 Broke Girls” (#3: 3.5/ 5) from 8-9:30 p.m., which were all virtually identical to one week earlier. Despite the additional six episode order for “Man with a Plan,” “Kevin Can Wait” with Kevin James at 8 p.m. is the comedy newbie on CBS that shows the most promise this season.

Elsewhere, “Supergirl” on The CW opened with a 2.0/ 3 at 8 p.m., which almost tripled the 0.7/ 1 in the overnights for year-ago time period occupant “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (0.7/ 1 on 11/16/15). But overnight slippage of 60 percent for “Jane the Virgin” at 9 p.m. (0.8/ 1) is far too severe.

Fox had nothing unusual to report with its drama pairing of “Gotham” (#4: 2.6/ 4) and “Lucifer” (2.7/ 4).

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, November 14:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 8.0/12 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 4.6/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.4/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 2.0/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 8.1/12 (#1)
CBS – “Man With a Plan”: 3.9/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.4/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.9/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.9/12 (#1)
CBS – “2 Broke Girls”: 3.5/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.5/10 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 8.0/12 (#1)
CBS – “The Odd Couple”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Conviction”: 3.4/ 6 (#2t)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 3.4/ 6 (#2t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Conviction”: 2.7/ 5 (#2t)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.8/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 2.7/ 5 (#2t)

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. Ouch for Timeless. I think it does well in L+3 and L+7 but ouch. I enjoy the show. It is in the same category as MacGyver for me…kind of a throw back show that is not too deep but fun to watch.

  2. After a poor pilot episode, i was surprised at how quickly Man With A Plan found its footing. If they continue to keep the kids at a minimum like Raymond did, I think this show has a chance now.

    • I agree. I only watched the second episode just to give it another shot, after the pilot, and I am liking it. And I agree about the kids. I remember in one of the openings of ELR, he even told the audience, “it’s not about the kids.”

      • Interesting to read, thanks. I gave up halfway through the pilot (tip of the hat to SotB as I agree that it was a lot less than stellar 🙂 ).

        But then again Big Bang Theory’s pilot was awful…

      • Agreed, Marc. Seems like we have flipped from the early age of television where the wife was only good for cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids to the opposite now – the wife has all the brains with the husband as an insensitive doofus.
        Although, Mike & Molly did a good job of the two of them being 3-dimensional. One or the other would mess up and the other would support and clean up the mess.

        • Great point on Mike and Molly. The show never managed to really click but it steered quite successfully away from that cliche.

        • I don’t think the husband being the doofus is anything new. Several early shows also had the husband as the doofus and the wife the smart one. Make Room For Daddy, The Honeymooners, The Dick Van Dyke Show. I Love Lucy was one of the few where the wife was the doofus.

          • I think DVD was also a mix. Laura did some pretty goofy things…it also had the premise of each of them doing something silly then the other one fixing it.

            • In Leave It to Beaver both the parents were for the most part level headed, leaving the screw-ups to the kids. Most comedies featuring the kids as the stars were like that.

      • Anything less would get you branded a sexist imposing a hetero-normative and male-centric view of life on impressionable minds… 😉

        Wish I was kidding…

      • I’m not sure, but making Matt LeBlanc the smart one just wouldn’t work and would have required a casting change as that’s the appealing part about the actor (Episodes) Given that they did that last minute casting change with his wife (good call), they are probably still trying to make the wife’s character more 3 dimensional. I think that will come as the show progresses. Other than the kids, I am finding the supporting cast to be quite appealing, which is what is essential for new shows to succeed. I haven’t felt the same yet with their other new shows.. .

  3. What I don’t understand is, if 2 Broke Girls had the same identical rating this week, that it had last week, why is it a loser this week, when last week it was a winner?

    • At this point I have to factor in the erosion from last season and there just is very little life left in 2 Broke Girls.

    • Marc would never give that show a winner rating as he has grown tired of it. (I dissent on that one.. love the new direction the show has gone in with the love interest… and Jennifer Coolidge cracks me up whatever she does.) But he has a point with the demo ratings going down again. I hope they end it nicely. -:)

      • Marc was very kind to ever call it a winner. It never did well and is one of the shows that have been bringing CBS slowly down over the past 5 years.

  4. Wasn’t Crazy Ex Girlfriend he networks’ lowest-rated show last season?

    Just saying that improving on that just isn’t enough to claim any stars.

    • Very few shows see a ratings improvement from the previous season. So when one does that is significant.

      • The “improvement” got it from worse-rated to worse -rated…

        That is definitely not significant except for the people at CW PR…