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Monday Overnights: ‘The Voice’ Leads NBC to Victory

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MONDAY 4/09/18

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.1/ 9, ABC: 4.5/ 7, CBS: 3.4/ 6, Fox: 1.3/ 2, CW: 0.9/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +50, NBC: + 2, CBS: – 8, ABC: -18, Fox: -38

Ratings Breakdown:
“The Voice” led NBC to another Monday overnight victory, with a consistent 6.2 rating/10 share in households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that beat ABC’s competing “American Idol” (#2: 5.1/ 8) by 22 percent. “Idol,” meanwhile, was a considerable 29 percent below the 7.2/12 for “Dancing With the Stars” on the year-ago evening. While the gap between the two reality competitions will certainly be smaller in adults 18-49 (and all the key demo groups), these rating results for “American Idol” do not warrant the investment ABC had to make to bring the singing competition back.

In week two news, ABC drama “The Crossing” slipped by 16 percent from its week-ago opener, with a 3.1/ 5 in the household overnights in the 10 p.m. hour. Comparably, that was 14 percent below competing “Scorpion” on CBS (#1: 3.6/ 6), and a slight improvement from recent entry “Good Girls” on NBC (2.9/ 5). And it was actually 55 percent above year-ago time period occupant “Quantico” (2.0/ 4 on 4/10/17), which leads you to wonder why ABC renewed “Quantico” for a third season.

Earlier in the evening on CBS was the 8-10 p.m. sitcom combination of “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 3.8/ 6), “Man With a Plan” (#3: 3.6/ 6), “Superior Donuts” (#3: 3.2/ 5) and recent entry “Living Biblically,” which sunk to a series low 2.6/ 4 at 9:30 p.m.. One year earlier, “2 Broke Girls” scored a 3.1/ 5 in the household overnights in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour. In other words, chances of a second season for “Living Biblically” are nil.

Elsewhere, The CW featured the season-finale of already renewed “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 1.1/ 2 at 8 p.m.) into on-the-fence “iZombie” (#5: 0.6/ 1 at 9 p.m.). And Fox featured encore telecasts of dramas “Lucifer” (#4: 1.2/ 2 at 8 p.m.) and “The Resident” (#4: 1.3/ 2 at 9 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Monday, April 9 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 5.3/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.1/10 (#1)
Fox – “Lucifer” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.2/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Man With a Plan”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.4/10 (#1)
Fox – “Lucifer” (R): 1.2/ 2 (#4)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 1.1/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 5.1/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.3/ 2 (#4)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Living Biblically”: 2.6/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Crossing”: 3.3/ 6 (#2t)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 3.7/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Good Girls”: 3.3/ 6 (#2t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Crossing”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 3.6/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “Good Girls”: 2.9/ 5 (#2)

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. Marc Idol is doing well in all the demos. DWTS skews much older. ABC is very happy with the results IMO of the show. The only thing is they might replace Katy Perry.