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Monday Final Nationals: Colts-Jets on ESPN Delivers ‘Monday Night Football’ Record-Low Among Adults 18-49

NBC wrestled the Monday night total-viewer crown away from ESPN with the combo of “The Voice” and “Timeless,” averaging 8.44 million total viewers in prime time.

Indianapolis Colts’ walloping 41-10 Week 13 victory over the New York Jets on ESPN drew the second lowest viewership ever for a “Monday Night Football” game — 8.091 million total viewers, just 44,000 above the all-time “MNF” low of 8.047 million for Falcons-Saints from Sep. 26 which had taken place opposite the first Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton presidential debate. Among adults 18-49, Colts-Jets delivered an all-time “MNF” low of 3.351 million viewers within the demographic.

ESPN still managed to win Monday night among all key male and adult demos.

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, December 5, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4733 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
8:00 Great Christmas Light Fight (s) 248 88 3.2/5 5429 0.6/3 1.1/4 1.5/4
10:00 Conviction 248 93 2.2/4 3340 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.8/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.2/7 6459 1.2/5 1.6/5 2.0/6
8:00 Kevin Can Wait 255 94 4.5/8 7141 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.1/6
8:30 Man with a Plan 255 94 4.0/6 6184 0.5/2 1.2/4 1.8/5
9:00 2 Broke Girls 255 94 3.7/6 5680 0.7/3 1.3/4 1.9/5
9:30 Big Bang Theory (rs) 255 94 4.2/7 6407 0.8/3 1.4/4 2.0/5
10:00 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (s) 255 94 4.3/8 6772 2.2/9 2.1/7 2.2/7
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.2/9 8441 1.0/4 1.8/6 2.5/7
8:00 The Voice 246 94 6.2/10 10082 1.2/5 2.1/7 2.9/8
10:00 Timeless 246 94 3.2/6 5075 0.6/3 1.2/4 1.6/5
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.4/4 3831 0.8/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
8:00 Showtime at the Apollo (s) 256 94 2.4/4 3832 0.8/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.8/1 1335 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 247 91 0.9/1 1384 0.2/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
9:00 Supergirl (r) 247 91 0.8/1 1285 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1972 0.7/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1841 0.7/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.9/2 1634 0.5/2
9:00 Vino el Amor 1.3/2 2245 0.8/3
10:03 El Color de la Pasión 1.2/2 2026 0.7/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 565 0.2/1
7:00 Qué Pobres Tan Ricos 0.2/0 316 0.1/1
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.5/1 967 0.4/1
9:00 La Viuda Negra 0.2/0 447 0.2/1
10:00 Bloque de Búsqueda 0.2/0 280 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.1/2 1943 0.8/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.1/2 1862 0.5/2
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.9/1 1478 0.5/2
9:00 La Doña 1.0/2 1708 0.6/2
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote (f) 1.4/2 2642 1.2/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 12/05/16

Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Conviction” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.3/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.8/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Kevin Can Wait” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Man with a Plan” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.6/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

2 Broke Girls” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.4/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 3.1/12
Men 18-34: 1.3/6
Women 18-49: 2.7/9
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/5
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Timeless” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Showtime at the Apollo” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 1.0/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Love and Hip-Hop” (VH1)
1.46 household rating
2.177 million viewers
Women 18-34: 1.84
Men 18-34: 0.54
Women 18-49: 1.71
Men 18-49: 0.59

Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night” (VH1)
0.82 household rating
1.274 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.98
Men 18-34: 0.36
Women 18-49: 0.87
Men 18-49: 0.35

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” (VH1)
0.69 household rating
1.050 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.61
Men 18-34: 0.36
Women 18-49: 0.63
Men 18-49: 0.35

Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo)
1.07 household rating
1.597 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.77
Men 18-34: 0.32
Women 18-49: 0.92
Men 18-49: 0.30

Timber Creek Lodge” (Bravo)
0.39 household rating
0.552 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.19
Men 18-34: 0.11
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.12

Teen Mom: Reunion Part 2” (MTV)
0.89 household rating
1.445 million viewers
Women 18-34: 1.64
Men 18-34: 0.47
Women 18-49: 1.25
Men 18-49: 0.40

American Dad” (TBS, 8:30)
0.67 household rating
1.096 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.54
Men 18-34: 0.72
Women 18-49: 0.47
Men 18-49: 0.73

People of Earth” (TBS)
0.49 household rating
0.821 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.28
Men 18-34: 0.34
Women 18-49: 0.33
Men 18-49: 0.38

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
0.50 household rating
0.807 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.25
Men 18-34: 0.33
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.40

Mars” (NGC)
0.54 household rating
0.866 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.08
Men 18-34: 0.08
Women 18-49: 0.15
Men 18-49: 0.21

Monday Night Football: Indianapolis @ N.Y. Jets” (ESPN, 8:15-11:32 p.m.)
5.03 household rating
8.091 million viewers
Women 18-34: 1.19
Men 18-34: 2.96
Women 18-49: 1.49
Men 18-49: 2.75

NBA Regular Season: Indiana @ Golden State” (NBA TV, 10:35 p.m.-1:06 a.m.)
0.33 household rating
0.495 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.10
Men 18-34: 0.33
Women 18-49: 0.11
Men 18-49: 0.31

WWE Raw” (USA, 8pm)
1.89 household rating
3.153 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.68
Men 18-34: 1.02
Women 18-49: 0.85
Men 18-49: 1.24

WWE Raw” (USA, 9pm)
1.80 household rating
2.981 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.61
Men 18-34: 0.96
Women 18-49: 0.79
Men 18-49: 1.14

WWE Raw” (USA, 10-11:12pm)
1.71 household rating
2.796 million viewers
Women 18-34: 0.57
Men 18-34: 0.99
Women 18-49: 0.71
Men 18-49: 1.14

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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    • The strange idea of doing a “documentary” on something that hasn’t happened may have turned people off…

      I was interested when I thought it was a scripted show and lost interest when I realized it was a weird hybrid.

  1. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Monday 12/05/2016

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Xmas Light Fight …….. 1.09 … 1.23
    Conviction ……………… 0.57 … 0.94
    Kevin Can Wait ……….. 1.45 … 1.91
    Man With a Plan ……… 1.19 … 1.43
    2 Broke Girls …………… 1.26 … 1.64
    Big Bang Theory-r …… 1.39 … 1.58
    Victoria’s Secret ……… 2.13 … 2.53
    The Voice ……………….. 2.06 … 2.40
    Timeless ………………… 1.16 … 1.78
    Showtime/Apollo …….. 1.11 … 1.17
    Supergirl-8pm-r ………. 0.36 … 0.41
    Supergirl-9pm-r ………. 0.33 … 0.37

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    Total Viewers (000)
    ………………………… L+SD … L+3
    Xmas Light Fight … 5432 … 5937
    Conviction …………. 3339 … 4747
    Kevin Can Wait …… 7142 … 8435
    Man With a Plan …. 6186 … 7023
    2 Broke Girls ………. 5683 … 6674
    Big Bang Theory-r . 6413 … 7135
    Victoria’s Secret …. 6692 … 7676
    The Voice …………. 10082 .. 11197
    Timeless ……………. 5075 … 7330
    Showtime/Apollo … 3831 … 4002
    Supergirl-8pm-r ….. 1384 … 1515
    Supergirl-9pm-r ….. 1285 … 1383