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Monday Final Nationals: Spectacular Ratings for ‘Adele Live in New York City’ on NBC

NBC was television’s top network on Monday night in total viewers (13.11 million) and adults 25-54 (4.3 rating/11 share). It’s NBC’s most-watched Monday night (13.1 million) since Aug. 25, 2014 (Emmys, 15.6 million).

The penultimate edition of “The Voice(Women 18-34: 3.1/12; Men 18-34: 1.4/6; Women 18-49: 4.3/13; Men 18-49: 2.1/6) this season scored the series’ most-watched live-plus-same-day telecast since Tuesday, March 3 (15.5 million). “The Voice” jumped +23% versus the final competition episode of the prior cycle (3.2 vs. 2.6 on May 18) and +24% in total viewers (14.0 million vs. 11.3 million); Versus the same night last year, is up +14% in 18-49 (3.2 vs. 2.8 on Dec. 15, 2014) and +16% in total viewers (14.0 million vs. 12.1 million); and delivered the show’s most-watched final performance show ever.

Adele’s extraordinary success with her new album “25” extended to television with her hourlong special “Adele Live in New York City(Women 18-34: 2.8/11; Men 18-34: 1.3/6; Women 18-49: 3.9/12; Men 18-49: 2.1/6) from the legendary Radio City Music Hall which was the highest-rated primetime music special on the broadcast networks in adults 18-49 in 10 years, since NBC’s “Eagles Farewell Tour” on Wednesday June 1, 2005 from 8-10 p.m. (3.1, excludes music award shows and New Year’s Eve specials). In addition:

· In total viewers, it’s the top broadcast music special since Feb. 9, 2014 (CBS’s “Beatles Grammy Salute,” 14.0 million, excludes music award shows and New Year’s Eve specials).

· It’s NBC’s most-watched concert special (excluding award shows) in 12 years since “Cher: Farewell Tour” on Tuesday, April 8, 2003 from 9-11 p.m. (16.6 million).

· Delivers NBC’s most-watched Monday 10 p.m. hour since the second season premiere of The Blacklist on Sept. 22, 2014 (12.6 million).

· Is also NBC’s most-watched 10-11 p.m. telecast on any night of the week, excluding sports, since the “Blacklist” premiere on Sept. 22, 2014.

· Scores NBC’s highest 18-49 rating in the hour since the “Blindspot” series premiere (3.1 on Sept. 21)

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

ABC’s “Great Christmas Light Fight(Women 18-34: 1.0/4; Men 18-34: 0.4/2; Women 18-49: 1.3/4; Men 18-49: 0.8/3)

ABC’s “Great Holiday Baking Show(Women 18-34: 0.7/3; Men 18-34: 0.3/1; Women 18-49: 1.2/4; Men 18-49: 0.6/2)

CBS’s “Supergirl(Women 18-34: 1.0/4; Men 18-34: 0.8/4; Women 18-49: 1.5/5; Men 18-49: 1.5/5)

CBS’s “Scorpion(Women 18-34: 1.0/4; Men 18-34: 1.0/4; Women 18-49: 1.9/6; Men 18-49: 1.7/6)

CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles(Women 18-34: 0.6/2; Men 18-34: 0.6/3; Women 18-49: 1.6/5; Men 18-49: 1.2/4)

CW’s “Jane the Virgin(Women 18-34: 0.5/2; Men 18-34: 0.2/1; Women 18-49: 0.5/1; Men 18-49: 0.2/1)

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” (Giants-Dolphins) (Women 18-34: 1.98; Men 18-34: 4.54; Women 18-49: 2.20; Men 18-49: 5.49)

TNT’s “Major Crimes(Women 18-34: 0.21; Men 18-34: 0.18; Women 18-49: 0.66; Men 18-49: 0.21)

TNT’s “Legends(Women 18-34: 0.03; Men 18-34: 0.05; Women 18-49: 0.17; Men 18-49: 0.10)

FX’s “Fargo” (season finale) (Women 18-34: 0.29; Men 18-34: 0.47; Women 18-49: 0.38; Men 18-49: 0.60)

Syfy’s “Childhood’s End” (part one) (Women 18-34: 0.15; Men 18-34: 0.36; Women 18-49: 0.40; Men 18-49: 0.46)

Syfy’s “The Expanse” (series premiere) (Women 18-34: 0.06; Men 18-34: 0.26; Women 18-49: 0.31; Men 18-49: 0.46)

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Monday, December 14, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.4/4 4034 0.6/3 1.0/3 1.3/4
8:00 Great Christmas Light Fight (s) 2.6/4 4388 0.7/3 1.1/3 1.4/4
10:00 Great Holiday Baking Show 2.1/4 3328 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.2/3
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.4/9 8589 0.8/3 1.6/5 2.3/6
8:00 Supergirl 4.6/7 7275 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.1/6
9:00 Scorpion 5.8/9 9276 1.0/4 1.8/6 2.7/7
9:59 NCIS: Los Angeles 6.0/10 9216 0.6/3 1.4/5 2.1/6
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 8.0/13 13114 2.2/9 3.2/10 4.3/11
8:00 The Voice 8.5/14 14033 2.2/9 3.2/10 4.4/12
10:00 Adele: Live in New York City (s) 7.0/12 11274 2.1/8 3.0/10 4.0/11
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.9/2 1402 0.2/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
8:00 Gotham (r) 0.9/1 1338 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.6/2
9:00 Bones (r) 1.0/2 1467 0.2/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
CW PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 1089 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.4/1
8:00 The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (r) 0.8/1 1195 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
9:00 Jane the Virgin 0.7/1 983 0.3/1 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 2262 0.8/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.0/2 1841 0.6/2
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.1/2 2017 0.7/2
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.2/2 2369 0.8/3
10:04 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.3/2 2403 0.9/3

Cable Rankings – Monday 12/14/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Monday, December 14:


  1. “Monday Night Football: N.Y. Giants @ Miami” (ESPN, 8:15-11:46 p.m.; 7.40 household rating): 11.547 million

  2. “WWE Raw” (USA, 8-9 p.m.; 2.36 household rating): 4.043

  3. “WWE Raw” (USA, 10-11:14 p.m.; 2.29 household rating): 3.825

  4. “WWE Raw” (USA, 9-10 p.m.; 2.26 household rating): 3.786

  5. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.201

  6. “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 p.m.): 2.999

  7. “Love & Hip Hop 6” (VH1, 8 p.m. – season premiere): 2.665

  8. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 2.269

  9. “Fargo” (FX, 10 p.m. – season finale): 1.821

  10. Movie: “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013) (FX, 7 p.m.): 1.728

  11. “Black Ink Crew Chicago” (VH1, 9 p.m.): 1.713

  12. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 1.673

  13. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.559

  14. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 1.554

  15. Movie: “Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” (2006) (ABC Family, 8:45 p.m.): 1.551

  16. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10 p.m.): 1.493

  17. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 1.455

  18. Miniseries: “Childhood’s End” (Part 1) (Syfy, 8 p.m.): 1.447

  19. Movie: “Just in Time for Christmas” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 1.401

  20. “Austin & Ally” (Disney Channel, 9 p.m.): 1.325


  • “The Expanse” (Syfy, 10 p.m.): 1.189

  • “Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals” (ID, 9 p.m.): 0.956

  • “Legends” (TNT, 10 p.m.): 0.514


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research





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