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Minimal Interest for ‘Taken’ Season – or Series – Finale on NBC

Acceptable Return for 'Lucifer' on Fox

MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.5/ 9, NBC: 4.9/ 8, CBS: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 2.2/ 4, CW: 1.0/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

CW: +43, Fox: no change, NBC: -11, CBS: -17, ABC: -20,

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Ratings Breakdown:
It was the usual scenario on this first Monday in May. ABC led in the household overnights thanks to a dominant 7.2 rating/12 share for “Dancing with the Stars” from 8-10 p.m. And the home of “The Voice,” NBC, will win the night in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics). “The Voice” scored a 5.9/10 in the household overnights. But both ABC’s “Quantico” (#3: 2.0/ 3) and the season (or series) finale of “Taken” on NBC (#2: 3.0/ 6) lost considerably steam in the 10 p.m. hour. Chances of a second season of “Taken” are highly unlikely.

In return series news, Fox drama “Lucifer” finished fourth in the 9 p.m. hour with a 2.3/ 4. Comparably, that was a slight improvement from lead-in “Gotham” (#4: 2.2/ 3 at 8 p.m.) and 28 percent above the season (or series) finale of crime solver “APB” one week earlier (1.8/ 3 on April 24).

On CBS, it should now be officially curtains for sitcom “The Great Indoors” which moved into the Monday 9:30 p.m. half-hour with a mere 2.7/ 4 in the household overnights, which slipped from lead-in “Superior Donuts” (#3: 3.3/ 5 at 9 p.m.) by 18 percent. Earlier in the evening on CBS were already renewed comedies “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 4.2/ 7 at 8 p.m.), featuring a guest appearance by Kevin James’ former “The King of Queens” co-star Leah Remini, and “Man with a Plan” (#3: 3.5/ 6). Both sitcoms, and “Superior Donuts,” are worthy of a larger audience on the Eye net.

“Scorpion” on CBS capped off the evening with a dominant 4.7/ 8 at 10 p.m.

Over at The CW, “Jane the Virgin” at 9 p.m. (#5: 0.6/ 1) slipped by an extensive 57 percent from lead-in “Supergirl” (#5: 1.4/ 2 at 8 p.m.).

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, May 1, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.1/12 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.1/11 (#1)
CBS – “Man with a Plan”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.3/12 (#1)
CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer” (return): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.5/12 (#1)
CBS – “The Great Indoors” (new time period): 2.7/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.8/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer” (return): 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.7/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Taken”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Taken”: 2.7/ 5 (#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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