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Monday Final Nationals: NBC Dominates the Night with Return of ‘The Voice’

The winter premiere of the hit singing competition “The Voice” boosted NBC to a solid Monday victory among total viewers (11.17 million), adults 18-49 (2.9 rating/9 share) and adults 25-54 (3.9/11). As for how strong the return of “The Voice” was, only two episodes of the show from the fall 2015 season drew more viewers: Dec. 14 and Sep. 29.

ABC managed an adults 18-34 win (1.9/8) due to “The Bachelor”.

Also returning from hiatus on the night was Fox’s “Gotham” which was on-par in adults 18-49 (1.5 rating) but a bit below its season average in total viewers (4.31 million) to-date. It was the first week “Lucifer” did not have the benefit of an “X-Files” lead-in. Compared to the prior week (Feb. 22, 2016), the freshman drama dropped 20 percent in total viewers and 13 percent in adults 18-49, but still maintains a healthy lead over Fox’s previous time slot occupant this season, “Minority Report”.

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Programming Insider Monday, February 29, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.7/8 7216 1.9/8 2.0/7 2.4/6
8:00 The Bachelor 5.3/9 8171 2.4/9 2.5/8 2.8/7
10:01 Castle 3.5/6 5258 0.7/3 1.1/4 1.4/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.1/9 7946 0.8/3 1.4/4 2.0/5
8:00 Supergirl 4.2/7 6690 0.7/3 1.4/5 1.9/5
9:00 Scorpion 5.8/9 9228 0.8/3 1.5/5 2.2/6
9:59 NCIS: Los Angeles 5.2/9 7942 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.8/5
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.8/11 11170 1.7/7 2.9/9 3.9/11
8:00 The Voice (p) 8.0/13 13332 2.0/8 3.4/11 4.7/12
10:00 Blindspot (p) 4.3/8 6848 1.1/5 1.8/6 2.4/7
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.5/4 4019 0.9/4 1.4/4 1.7/4
8:00 Gotham (p) 2.6/4 4124 1.0/4 1.5/5 1.7/5
9:01 Lucifer 2.4/4 3910 0.9/3 1.3/4 1.6/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 884 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 0.6/1 863 0.3/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Jane the Virgin 0.6/1 905 0.4/1 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 1911 0.8/2
7:00 Un Camino Hacia El Destino 1.1/2 1843 0.6/2
8:02 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.0/2 1731 0.6/2
9:02 Pasion y Poder 1.2/2 2180 0.9/3
10:03 El Hotel de Los Secretos 1.0/2 1810 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 2/29/16

The Bachelor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 3.5/13
Men 18-34: 1.3/6
Women 18-49: 3.6/11
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Castle” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

Supergirl” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/4
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Scorpion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.0/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.4/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.6/9
Men 18-34: 1.4/6
Women 18-49: 4.2/12
Men 18-49: 2.6/8

Blindspot” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.2/5
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 2.0/6
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Gotham” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 1.0/5
Women 18-49: 1.3/3
Men 18-49: 1.7/6

Lucifer” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.2/3
Men 18-49: 1.3/4

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.4/1
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.4/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

Jane the Virgin” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.5/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Women 18-34: 0.60
Men 18-34: 1.14
Women 18-49: 0.65
Men 18-49: 1.33

Major Crimes” (TNT)
Women 18-34: 0.15
Men 18-34: 0.13
Women 18-49: 0.48
Men 18-49: 0.30

Cable Rankings – Monday 2/29/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Monday, February 29:


  1. WWE Raw” (USA, 8-9 p.m., 2.39 household rating): 3.961 million (1.38 adults 18-49 rating)

  2. WWE Raw” (USA, 9-10 p.m., 2.25 household rating): 3.660 (1.31)

  3. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8-9 p.m.): 3.563 (0.32)

  4. WWE Raw” (USA, 10-11:14 p.m., 2.17 household rating): 3.551 (1.26)

  5. “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9-10 p.m.): 2.943 (0.39)
  6. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9-10 p.m.): 2.772 (0.32)

  7. “Love and Hip-Hop” (VH1, 8-9 p.m.): 2.486 (1.35)

  8. “Better Call Saul” (AMC, 10-11 p.m.): 2.201 (0.99)

  9. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10-11 p.m.): 2.141 (0.31)

  10. “Swamp People” (History, 9-10 p.m.): 1.985 (0.52)
  11. “Street Outlaws: New Orleans” (Discovery, 9-10 p.m.): 1.938 (0.79)

  12. “Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood” (VH1, 9:00-9:30 p.m.): 1.903 (0.98)

  13. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.726 (0.73)

  14. “K.Michelle: My Life” (VH1, 9:30-10 p.m.): 1.616 (0.86)

  15. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.596 (0.42)
  16. “Ellen’s Design Challenge” (HGTV, 9-10 p.m.): 1.534 (0.43)

  17. Movie: “Enchanted” (2007) (Disney Channel, 8-9:55 p.m.): 1.519 (0.31)

  18. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30-11 p.m.): 1.507 (0.39)

  19. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10-10:30 p.m.): 1.473 (0.56)

  20. “Rockin’ Roadsters” (Discovery, 10-11 p.m.): 1.458 (0.54)
  21. College Basketball: Syracuse @ North Carolina” (ESPN, 7:00-9:03 p.m., 0.95 household rating): 1.457 (0.44)


  • “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9-10:01 p.m.): 1.429 (0.70)

  • “The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC, 9-10 p.m.): 1.344 (0.18)

  • “House Hunters” (HGTV, 8-8:30 p.m.): 1.329 (0.37)

  • “Teen Mom: Check Up with Dr. Drew” (MTV, 10-11:03 p.m.): 1.295 (0.76)

  • “Hit The Floor” (VH1, 10-11 p.m.): 1.249 (0.66)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 8-9 p.m.): 1.229 (0.25)

  • College Basketball: Kansas @ Texas” (ESPN, 9:03-11:10 p.m., 0.81 household rating): 1.214 (0.38)

  • “Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” (MSNBC, 10-11 p.m.): 1.190 (0.17)

  • “Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN, 9-10 p.m.): 1.156 (0.24)

  • “CNN Tonight” (CNN, 10-11 p.m.): 1.117 (0.25)

  • “American Dad” (TBS, 8:30-9 p.m.): 1.026 (0.55)

  • “Murder Comes to Town” (ID, 10-11 p.m.): 1.011 (0.25)

  • “Fashion Police: 2016 Academy Awards” (E!, 8-9 p.m.): 0.980 (0.28)

  • “Billion Dollar Wreck” (History, 10-11:03 p.m.): 0.974 (0.29)

  • “Cake Wars” (Food Network, 9-10 p.m.): 0.942 (0.31)

  • “Vanity Fair Confidential” (ID, 9-10 p.m.): 0.866 (0.25)

  • “Watch What Happens Live” (Bravo, 10:01-10:31 p.m.): 0.824 (0.33)

  • “Hate in America” (ID, 8-9 p.m.): 0.751 (0.20)

  • “The Magicians” (Syfy, 9-10 p.m.): 0.702 (0.25)

  • “Full Frontal” (TBS, 10:30-11 p.m.): 0.675 (0.30)

  • “The Fosters” (Freeform, 8-9 p.m.): 0.673 (0.26)

  • “Vanderpump Rules After Show” (Bravo, 10:31-11:01 p.m.): 0.575 (0.21)

  • “Angie Tribeca” (TBS, 9-9:30 p.m.): 0.553 (0.25)


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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