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Monday Final Nationals: ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on ABC Draws Its Best Monday Viewership of the Season

It was a good Monday night for the networks of Disney.

ESPN won Monday night in total viewers, households and all key male and adult demos (18-34, 18-49 and 25-54) with “Monday Night Football” (Bills-Patriots) (Women 18-34: 2.64; Men 18-34: 5.89; Women 18-49: 3.10; Men 18-49: 7.17).

Bills-Patriots peaked from 9:45-10 p.m. ET with a 10.2 rating and 16.502 million viewers.

In Buffalo, the game delivered a 15.1 rating on ESPN and a 27.1 on WKBW-ABC, for a combined 42.2 rating in the market. In Boston, the game delivered a 10.9 rating on ESPN and a 31.5 on WMUR-ABC and WCVB-ABC, for a combined 42.4 rating in the market.

The top 10 metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): Providence (28.2), West Palm Beach (16.1), Hartford (16.0), Denver (13.8), Las Vegas (13.5), New Orleans (12.9), Charlotte (12.7), Phoenix (12.7), Jacksonville (12.6) and Ft. Myers-Naples (12.1).

ABC was the top Big-4 network in total viewers, thanks to the final Monday fall season edition of “Dancing with the Stars(Women 18-34: 2.3/8; Men 18-34: 0.8/3; Women 18-49: 3.1/9; Men 18-49: 1.1/3). For its current season from Sep. 21 thru Nov. 23, it delivered its most-watched telecast in total viewers and tied its best adults 18-49 performance. Its 2-hour season finale airs on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

The night’s original offerings on the broadcast (and select cable) networks were, as follows:

ABC’s “Castle(Women 18-34: 1.0/4; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 1.5/5; Men 18-49: 0.7/2)

CBS’s “Supergirl(Women 18-34: 0.9/3; Men 18-34: 1.0/4; Women 18-49: 1.5/4; Men 18-49: 1.6/5)

CBS’s “Scorpion(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 0.8/3; Women 18-49: 1.7/5; Men 18-49 1.7/5)

CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 1.4/4; Men 18-49 1.1/3)

NBC’s “The Voice(Women 18-34: 2.2/8; Men 18-34: 1.1/5; Women 18-49: 3.3/10; Men 18-49: 1.8/6)

NBC’s “Blindspot(Women 18-34: 1.6/6; Men 18-34: 0.9/4; Women 18-49: 2.3/7; Men 18-49: 1.4/5)

Fox’s “Gotham(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 1.2/5; Women 18-49: 1.1/3; Men 18-49: 1.6/5)

Fox’s “Minority Report(Women 18-34: 0.3/1; Men 18-34: 0.5/2; Women 18-49: 0.5/1; Men 18-49: 0.6/2)

CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend(Women 18-34: 0.3/1; Men 18-34: 0.2/1; Women 18-49: 0.4/1; Men 18-49: 0.2/1)

CW’s “Jane the Virgin(Women 18-34: 0.7/2; Men 18-34: 0.2/1; Women 18-49: 0.6/2; Men 18-49: 0.2/1)

TNT’s “Major Crimes(2.490 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.18; Men 18-34: 0.12; Women 18-49: 0.49; Men 18-49: 0.23)

FX’s “Fargo(10-11:31 p.m.; 1.237 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.13; Men 18-34: 0.28; Women 18-49: 0.32; Men 18-49: 0.35)

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Monday, November 23, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 7.1/11 11113 1.3/5 1.8/6 2.5/7
8:00 Dancing with the Stars 8.3/13 13287 1.5/6 2.1/6 2.9/8
10:01 Castle 4.4/8 6654 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.6/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.0/8 7972 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.2/6
8:00 Supergirl 4.4/7 7187 1.0/4 1.5/5 2.1/5
9:00 Scorpion 5.7/9 8949 0.8/3 1.7/5 2.5/6
9:59 NCIS: Los Angeles 5.0/9 7801 0.6/2 1.2/4 1.9/5
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.7/9 9204 1.5/6 2.3/7 3.2/8
8:00 The Voice 6.3/10 10293 1.7/6 2.6/8 3.5/9
10:00 Blindspot 4.4/8 7026 1.2/5 1.9/6 2.5/7
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.8/3 2780 0.7/3 1.0/3 1.2/3
8:00 Gotham 2.5/4 3997 1.0/4 1.4/4 1.6/4
9:01 Minority Report 1.0/2 1523 0.4/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
CW PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 932 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 0.6/1 882 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Jane the Virgin 0.7/1 982 0.4/2 0.3/1 0.4/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2393 0.9/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.0/2 1892 0.6/2
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.1/2 2268 0.9/3
9:01 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2550 0.9/3
10:04 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.3/2 2354 0.9/3

Cable Rankings – Monday 11/23/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Monday, November 23:


  1. “Monday Night Football: Buffalo @ New England” (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.; 8.87 household rating): 14.256 million

  2. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox news Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.476

  3. “WWE Raw” (USA, 8 p.m.): 3.190

  4. “WWE Raw” (USA, 9 p.m.): 2.990

  5. “WWE Raw” (USA, 10 p.m.): 2.712

  6. “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 p.m.): 2.490

  7. “Street Outlaws” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 2.452

  8. “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood 2” (VH1, 8 p.m.): 2.411

  9. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 2.408

  10. Movie: “The Princess and the Frog” (Disney Channel, 7 p.m.): 1.835

  11. “Black Ink Crew Chicago” (VH1, 9 p.m.): 1.752

  12. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 1.723

  13. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 1.688

  14. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.680

  15. “Gravity Falls” (DXD, 8 p.m.): 1.670

  16. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.572

  17. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 1.555

  18. Movie: “Home Alone” (1990) (AMC, 7 p.m.): 1.508

  19. “Love It or List It” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 1.414

  20. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30 p.m.): 1.404


  • “College Basketball: Northwestern @ North Carolina” (ESPN, 9:30 p.m.; 0.27 household rating): 0.480


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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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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