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Respectable Sampling for ‘Taken’ on NBC; ‘When We Rise’ a Bust on ABC

Monday Metered Marker Overnight Results

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.9/11, CBS: 4.5/ 7, ABC: 3.2/ 5, Fox: 2.6/ 4, CW: 1.1/ 2

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +57, NBC: – 3, Fox: – 7, CBS: -10, ABC: -37

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Ratings Breakdown:
NBC stood well above the competition last night, ignited by the return of singing competition “The Voice” at a hefty 8.0 rating/13 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. ET. That was right on par with the year-ago season opener, and it led into the debut of drama “Taken” at a respectable second-place 4.6/ 9 at 10 p.m. While “Taken” did trail competing “Scorpion” on CBS (#1: 4.8/ 9) by four percent and held only 55 percent of the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (8.3/13), it is a lock for dominance in the hour in adults 18-49 (and all the key demographics). “Taken” was also equal to year-ago time period occupant “Blindspot.” And this was NBC’s best overnight performance in the time period since the “SNL Election Special” on Nov. 7.

Also debuting last night was ABC limited series “When We Rise,” which was a bust at a mere 2.1/ 4 in the household overnights from 9-11 p.m. Comparably, that dropped from the 8:30 p.m. portion of lead-in “The Bachelor” (#2: 5.2/ 8) by 60 percent. And it declined by 21 percent from the first to second hour (2.4/ 4 to 1.9/ 4). Considering that most new series drop by 10 to 20 percent in week two, consider “When We Rise” very limited.

Overall, a one-hour edition of “The Bachelor” (5.4/ 8) was squashed by the first hour of NBC’s competing “The Voice” (7.7/12).

Earlier in the evening on CBS was a repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” (#3: 5.0/ 8 at 8 p.m.) into typical overnights for the 8:30-10 p.m. combination of “Man with a Plan” (#3: 4.6/ 7), recently introduced “Superior Donuts” (#2: 4.3/ 7) and “2 Broke Girls” (#2: 3.8/ 6).

Elsewhere, both “24” Legacy” (#4: 2.9/ 5) and “APB” (#4: 2.4/ 4) on Fox sunk to series lows, while both “Supergirl” (#5: 1.7/ 3) and “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.6/ 1) were below average on The CW.

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, February 27, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.6/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.0/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (season premiere): 7.6/12 (#1)
Fox – “24: Legacy”: 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.2/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Man With a Plan”: 4.6/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice” (season premiere): 7.8/12 (#1)
Fox – “24: Legacy”: 2.8/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.6/ 2(#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise” (series premiere): 2.1/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “2 Broke Girls”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice” (season premiere): 8.3/13 (#1)
Fox – “APB”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise” (series premiere): 2.6/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice” (season premiere): 8.5/13 (#1)
Fox – “APB”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise” (series premiere): 1.9/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.8/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “Taken” (series premiere): 5.0/ 9 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “When We Rise” (series premiere): 1.9/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.8/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Taken” (series premiere): 4.1/ 8 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “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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  • Marc, the table seems to be from last week. Can you fix it?

    And ouch When We Rise.

  • Star-Lord

    Yeah can you fix the table

  • Alvin

    JTV seems to be calculated incorrectly.

  • Steven

    I watched 15 minutes (that’s all I could take) of “Man with a Plan” last night because Stacy Keach and the delightful Swoosie Kurtz were guest staring. The writing, the obvious/forced jokes, the laugh track…..awful. Do we know if “Episodes” is definitely finished now or will there be another season? It was great to see Matt LeBlanc in something that wasn’t really bad.

  • Louis

    Is When We Rise basically a miniseries? Looks like it is only 4 episodes.

    • jfmjr

      Miniseries for four nights only.

  • RidingTheLine

    I recorded “When We Rise,” watched part of it Monday and the rest of it on Tuesday in place of listening to the President’s latest set of lies. I plan to record and watch the rest of the mini-series. I can see why it faired poorly, being a strong message of inclusion in this new era of Trump-incited intolerance and hate. Trump’s social insensitivity has become infectious, making the message of When We Rise all the more import to see.