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Modest Returns for ‘The Odd Couple’ and ‘Jane the Virgin’

New Monday Dramas 'Conviction' and 'Timeless' Continue to Lag

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.1/10, ABC: 6.0/10, CBS: 5.1/ 8, Fox: 2.5/ 4, CW: 1.4/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +100, Fox: +19, NBC: -8, ABC: -18, CBS: -20

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-Winners:
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “The Voice” (NBC), “Supergirl” (CW), “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)

-Modest:
“2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “The Odd Couple” (CBS)

-Losers:

“Gotham” (Fox), “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “Conviction” (ABC), “Timeless” (NBC)

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Ratings Breakdown:

NBC topped the Monday overnights, inching past No. 2 ABC by two percent in households. But the home of “The Voice,” of course, will hold a far larger advantage in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics). In the 8-10 p.m. overnight battle of “The Voice” (7.3 rating/11 share) versus “Dancing With the Stars” (7.4/11), ABC held a one-tenth of a rating point advantage. But year-to-year, “Dancing With the Stars” slipped by 14 percent (versus a 8.6/13 on 10/19/15), while “The Voice” was on par the 7.5/11 one year earlier.

Both ABC and NBC continue to lag in the new drama department at 10 p.m., with NBC’s “Timeless” (#2: 3.8/ 6) and ABC’s “Conviction” (#3: 3.2/ 6) trailing year-ago time period occupants “Blindspot” (4.8/ 8 on 10/19/15) and “Castle” (4.7/ 8) by 21 percent and 32 percent, respectively. Compared to the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, “Timeless” slipped from “The Voice” (7.4/11) by 49 percent, while “Conviction” dropped from “Dancing With the Stars” (7.5/12) by 37 percent.

Tops in the Monday 10 p.m. hour was CBS’ relocated “Scorpion” at a 4.8/ 8, which was a stronger attraction airing one hour earlier.

There were two season three premieres last night: “Jane the Virgin” on The CW and “The Odd Couple” on CBS. “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.9/ 1 at 9 p.m.) squandered the lead-in support from “Supergirl” (#5: 1.9/ 3 at 8 p.m.), with a loss of 53 percent. But what is particularly positive for “Supergirl” was more than triple the overnight household rating than year-ago time period occupant “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (0.6/ 1 on 10/19/15).

“The Odd Couple,” meanwhile, scored a 3.1/ 5 at 9:30 p.m., which was a loss of a less severe 18 percent out of “2 Broke Girls” (#3: 3.8/ 6 at 9 p.m.). Together, however, “2 Broke Girls” and “The Odd Couple” were, on average, 43 percent below year-ago time period occupant “Scorpion” (6.1/ 9).

Earlier in the evening on CBS was the night’s highest-rated show, “The Big Bang Theory,” at a 9.1/14 at 8 p.m. That led into a typical 5.3/ 8 for recent comedy entry “Kevin Can Wait” at 8:30 p.m. But the true test for the Kevin James sitcom will come next Monday when it anchors Monday at 8 p.m. (into the debut of “Man With a Plan,” starring Matt LeBlanc).

Fox capped off this fifth Monday of the new television season with its drama combination of “Gotham” (#4: 2.5/ 4) and “Lucifer” (#4” 2.6/ 4). While neither overnight performance is exactly stellar, “Lucifer” was 86 percent above short-lived “The Minority Report” one year earlier (1.4/ 2).

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, October 17:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.2/11 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory”: 9.1/14 (#1)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.0/11 (#3)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.9/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.4/11 (#3)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 5.3/ 8 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.3/11 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 2.0/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.6/12 (#1)
CBS – “2 Broke Girls”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.4/11 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.6/ 6 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin” (season premiere): 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.5/12 (#1)
CBS – “The Odd Couple” (season premiere): 3.1/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 7.4/11 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.5/ 6 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin” (season premiere): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Conviction”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.8/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 4.2/ 7 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Conviction”: 2.8/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.7/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 3.4/ 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 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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  1. Kudos again for telling it like it is. The “record viewership” for Jane The Virgin is better described the way you did. 🙂