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Monday Final Nationals: ‘The Bachelor’ Season Premiere Delivers ABC’s Season-Best Monday 8-10 p.m. Adults 18-49 Figures

CBS won the first Monday evening of the 2016 calendar year among total viewers (10.3 million), adults 18-49 (1.9 rating/6 share) and adults 25-54 (2.6/7).

ABC was tops among adults 18-34 (1.7/6), thanks to the 20th season premiere of “The Bachelor” with Ben Higgins. It was Monday’s #1 TV show in with adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and across all key Women.

It ranked #1 in each half-hour from 8-10pm, and won its slot by +10 percent over its closest competition (CBS’ Supergirl/Scorpion) in adults 18-49 with a season high in that demo for ABC in the 2-hour time period.

Among adults 18-49, NBC’s new comedy “Superstore” scored the network’s best regular-slot comedy premiere, excluding nights with “Voice” on the schedule, since the fall of 2013 (“The Michael J. Fox Show” on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 2.2). It retained 90 percent of its Nov. 30 preview in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 2.0), which benefited from a well-rated “Voice” lead-in (2.9 from 9:30-10 p.m.).

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Monday, January 4, 2016
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 4.3/7 6445 1.7/6 1.8/6 2.2/6
8:00 The Bachelor (p) 5.0/8 7554 2.1/8 2.2/7 2.6/7
10:01 Bachelor Live (r) 2.9/5 4172 0.9/4 1.0/3 1.3/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.3/11 10303 1.0/4 1.9/6 2.6/7
8:00 Supergirl 5.3/8 8746 1.0/4 1.9/6 2.5/7
9:00 Scorpion 7.2/12 11668 1.2/4 2.2/6 3.0/8
9:59 NCIS: Los Angeles 6.7/12 10513 1.0/4 1.6/5 2.3/6
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.7/4 4337 0.8/3 1.3/4 1.7/5
8:00 Superstore 3.7/6 6036 1.0/4 1.8/6 2.3/6
8:30 Telenovela 2.9/5 4563 0.8/3 1.3/4 1.7/5
9:00 The Biggest Loser (p) 2.4/4 3856 0.7/3 1.2/4 1.6/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.2/3 3604 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.5/4
8:00 Superhuman (s) 2.2/3 3604 0.8/3 1.2/4 1.5/4
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.9/1 1417 0.4/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
8:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 1.0/2 1576 0.4/1 0.5/2 0.6/2
8:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (r) 0.9/1 1466 0.4/1 0.4/1 0.6/1
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (r) 0.8/1 1314 0.3/1 0.4/1 0.5/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.2/2 2131 0.8/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.1/2 2013 0.7/3
8:00 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.1/2 1968 0.8/3
9:00 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2273 0.9/3
10:03 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.2/2 2144 0.8/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Sunday 1/03/16

The Bachelor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 3.1/11
Men 18-34: 1.0/4
Women 18-49: 3.2/9
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Bachelor Live” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/5
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

Supergirl” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 1.8/6

Scorpion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/4
Men 18-34: 1.1/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/7
Men 18-49: 2.0/6

NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.1/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.4/5

Superstore” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.2/7
Men 18-49: 1.3/5

Telenovela” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/2
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.0/3

The Biggest Loser” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

Superhuman” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

Cable Rankings – Monday 1/04/16
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Monday, January 4:


  1. “WWE Raw” (USA, 8-9 p.m.): 3.707

  2. “WWE Raw” (USA, 9-10 p.m.): 3.516

  3. “WWE Raw” (USA, 10-11:09 p.m.): 3.503

  4. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.327

  5. “Fast N Loud” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 2.946
  6. “Love & Hip Hop 6” (VH1, 8 p.m.): 2.923

  7. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 2.800

  8. “College Basketball: Oklahoma @ Kansas” (ESPN, 9:08 p.m.-12:03 a.m.; 1.74 household rating): 2.753

  9. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 2.079

  10. “Diesel Brothers” (Discovery, 10:02 p.m.): 2.044
  11. “Teen Mom” (MTV, 10 p.m.): 1.988

  12. “Kids Baking Champion” (Food Network, 9 p.m.): 1.916

  13. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 1.847

  14. “The Breaks” (VH1, 9 p.m.): 1.812

  15. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 1.774
  16. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.695

  17. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30 p.m.): 1.653

  18. “Love It or List It” (HGTV, 9 p.m.): 1.643

  19. “Zapped” (Disney Channel, 8 p.m.): 1.641

  20. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.605

  • “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9 p.m.): 1.452

  • “College Basketball: North Carolina @ Florida State” (ESPN, 7:00-9:08 p.m.; 0.89 household rating): 1.344


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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