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Monday Overnights: ‘Scorpion’ on CBS Concludes Season – or Series – on a Quiet Note

'The Voice' Leads NBC to More Monday Overnight Victory

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  • MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018

    Household Rating/Share
    NBC: 4.8/ 8, ABC: 4.2/ 7, CBS: 3.4/ 6, Fox: 2.7/ 4, CW: 1.0/ 2

    Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:

    CW: +67, Fox: +23, NBC: – 4, CBS: -11, ABC: -30

    Ratings Breakdown:
    “The Voice” led NBC to another Monday overnight victory, with a 5.8 rating/10 share in households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was close to year-ago levels, with an 18 percent advantage over competing “American Idol” on ABC (4.9/ 8). While the variation in the key demos will be smaller, “American Idol” trailed year-ago time period occupant “Dancing with the Stars” (8.0/13 on 4/17/17) by a considerable 39 percent.

    In season (or series) finale news, CBS drama “Scorpion” concluded with a 3.6/ 7 in the household overnights at 10 p.m. Comparably, that bested competing “The Crossing” on ABC and “Good Girls” on NBC (each at a 2.7/ 5) by 33 percent. But “Scorpion” was also 16 percent below the 4.3/ 8 on the year-ago evening, and a lack of available time periods for new dramas on the Eye net could make a fifth season renewal for “Scorpion” unlikely. CBS announces its programming plans for next fall on Wednesday, May 16.

    In return series news was “Supergirl” on The CW at a 1.5/ 2 (#5) in the 8 p.m. hour, which was 36 percent above the 1.1/ 2 was “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” one week earlier. Next on The CW was on the fence “iZombie” at a modest 0.6/ 1 (#5) at 9 p.m., which did not benefit from the improved lead-in support.

    Elsewhere, CBS had nothing unusual to report with its 8-10 p.m. sitcom combination of “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 3.6/ 6), “Man With a Plan” (#3: 3.5/ 6), “Superior Donuts” (#3: 3.2/ 5) and recently introduced “Living Biblically” (#4: 2.6/ 4), which has no chance of a second season. And growth of 35 percent for freshman Fox medical drama “The Resident” (#3: 3.1/ 5 at 9 p.m.) out of sophomore “Lucifer” (#4: 2.3/ 3 at 8 p.m.) is a positive sign for a second season renewal. Comparably, “The Resident” was also 63 percent above failed year-ago time period occupant “APB” (1.9/ 3 on 4/17/17).

    What follows are the household overnight ratings for Monday, April 16 broken out by half-hour:

    8:00 p.m.
    ABC – “American Idol”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
    CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
    NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#1)
    Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
    CW – “Supergirl” (return): 1.5/ 2 (#5)

    8:30 p.m.
    ABC – “American Idol”: 4.8/ 8 (#2)
    CBS – “Man With a Plan”: 3.5/ 6 (#3)
    NBC – “The Voice”: 6.1/10 (#1)
    Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.2/ 3 (#4)
    CW – “Supergirl” (return): 1.4/ 2 (#5)

    9:00 p.m.
    ABC – “American Idol”: 4.7/ 7 (#2)
    CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
    NBC – “The Voice”: 5.7/ 9 (#1)
    Fox – “The Resident”: 3.1/ 5 (#4)
    CW – “iZombie”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

    9:30 p.m.
    ABC – “American Idol”: 4.7/ 8 (#2)
    CBS – “Living Biblically”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
    NBC – “The Voice”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
    Fox – “The Resident”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
    CW – “iZombie”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

    10:00 p.m.
    ABC – “The Crossing”: 2.9/ 5 (#2t)
    CBS – “Scorpion” (season or series finale): 3.7/ 6 (#1)
    NBC – “Good Girls”: 2.9/ 5 (#2t)

    10:30 p.m.
    ABC – “The Crossing”: 2.6/ 5 (#2)
    CBS – “Scorpion” (season or series finale): 3.7/ 6 (#1)
    NBC – “Good Girls”: 2.6/ 5 (#3)

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

    Written by Marc Berman

    Marc Berman

    Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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    1. Not sure why, but I really enjoy Man With a Plan. And I am still holding out hope for a second season of 9JKL.

      • Me too. I really enjoy the dynamic between him and his wife. It’s cute. Hopefully they don’t decide to kill her off for next season…