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Fox Inches past ABC for Monday Overnight Dominance

Newbies 'Lucifer' on Fox and 'Superstore' on NBC Still Promising

MONDAY 2/01/16
Metered Markets

Fox: 4.7 rating/7 share, ABC: 4.6/ 7, CBS: 4.3/ 7, NBC: 2.3/ 4, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
Fox: +34, ABC: -19, CBS: -26, CW: -27, NBC: -50


“The X-Files” (Fox), “The Bachelor” (ABC)

-Still Promising:
“Superstore” (NBC), “Lucifer” (Fox)

“Telenovela” (NBC), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Jane the Virgin” (CW)


Ratings Breakdown:

Fox inched past ABC for Monday overnight household dominance with its pairing of “The X-Files” (#1: 5.5 rating/8 share) and week two of drama “Lucifer” (#3: 4.0/ 6). Comparably, this third episode of “The X-Files” revival slipped by 11 percent from the 6.2/ 9 in the overnights one week earlier, but this was still 34 percent above the 4.1/ 6 for year-ago occupant “Gotham.” And that 6.2 in the overnights last week translated into 9.67 million viewers and a 3.2 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

“Lucifer,” meanwhile, was down by an expected 13 percent in the overnights from its 4.6/ 7 debut one week earlier, but was still an improvement of 38 percent from year-ago occupant “Sleepy Hollow.” Overnight retention for “Lucifer” out of “The X-Files” was 73 percent. And that 4.6 overnight household rating translated into 7.16 million viewers and a 2.4/ 7 in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

On ABC, “The Bachelor” scored a 5.4/ 8 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., which should translate in the vicinity of 7.5-8 million viewers with a 2.1 – 2.3 rating in adults 18-49. And it led into post-show “Bachelor Live” at a second-place 2.8/ 5 at 10 p.m.

Over at NBC, recent sitcom entry “Superstore” is inching closer to a second season renewal with a 3.2/ 5 (#4) in the overnights in the 8 p.m. half-hour, which should be good for about a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49. But lead-out “Telenovela” dipped to a 2.1/ 3 at 8:30 p.m. (#2), which last week fell to a 0.9 in the demo. Next was two more hours of “The Biggest Loser” at a diluted 2.1/ 3 from 9-11 p.m. If you were a fan of NBC’s “The Office,” you should absolutely check out “Superstore.”

Elsewhere, “Supergirl” on CBS dipped to a series-low 4.2/ 6 (#3) from 8-9 p.m., which was 12 percent below the 4.8/ 7 one week earlier. And it led into encore telecasts of “Scorpion” (#2: 4.2/ 6) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 4.6/ 8) from 9-11 p.m.

The CW capped off the night with its critically acclaimed but low-rated combination of one-hour comedies “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (#5: 0.7/ 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 weekly column “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. Telenovela was preempted in the Detroit market so its number may be even worse.
    I am assuming that Biggest Loser is on its last legs.
    Maybe NBC will let Undateable live after Superstore at some point.

  2. When there are only 6 eps of a classic such as X-Files, it really does nobody any good to have one of those eps about a green-lizard transforming man-eating man thing. Absolutely stupid. There are so many better conspiracy type storylines to be continued/told. I’m disappointed.