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NBC Wins Monday; Modest Returns for ‘Blindspot’ and ‘Gotham’

ABC and CBS Tie for the Number 2 Spot

What follows are the preliminary national ratings for Monday, February 29broken out by network and by each half-hour. Note that these results are based on the time period averages and are not program based.

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 11.10 million, CBS: 7.94, ABC: 7.18, Fox: 4.05, CW: 904,000

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 2.8 rating/9 share, ABC: 2.0/ 7, CBS and Fox: 1.4/ 4 each, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.24 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 6.82 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#4)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 12.59 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/10 (#1)

Fox – Gotham (return)
Viewers: 4.35 million (#4), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 993,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.06 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 6.71 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#3t)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 13.15 million (#1), A18-49: 3.3/10 (#1)

Fox – Gotham (return)
Viewers: 4.01 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#3t)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 794,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.96 million (#3), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 9.40 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 13.68 million (#1), A18-49: 3.6/11 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.93 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 937,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.21 million (#3), A18-49: 2.8/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 8.91 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 13.53 million (#1), A18-49: 3.5/11 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.90 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 892,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 5.62 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 7.98 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Blindspot (return)
Viewers: 7.67 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 4.98 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 7.80 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Blindspot (return)
Viewers: 6.01 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

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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  1. FROM CBS

    CBS Monday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “SCORPION” IS MONDAY’S MOST WATCHED SCRIPTED BROADCAST

    “NCIS: LOS ANGELES” WINS ITS TIME PERIOD IN VIEWERS AND RANKS

    AS THE NIGHT’S #2 SCRIPTED BROADCAST IN VIEWERS

    At 8:00 PM, SUPERGIRL averaged 6.76m, 1.4 in A18-49 and 1.9 in A25-54.

    At 9:00 PM, SCORPION averaged 9.16m, 1.5 in A18-49 and 2.2 in A25-54. SCORPION was Monday’s number one scripted broadcast in viewers.

    At 10:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (7.89m) and averaged 1.2 in A18-49 and 1.8 in A25-54. NCIS: LOS ANGELES ranked as the night’s number two scripted broadcast in viewers.

    • Marc Supergirl is looking good for a renewal right ? It only returned 0.1 down with The Voice as competition thats pretty good i think and their other shows are down too

      • Yes…definitely. And if CBS was foolish enough to let it do, I am sure it will find another home.

          • I’d be interested just to see how much audience it loses to figure out the “CW Discount” (if any!)

        • That’s one where I disagree with you.

          Supergirl, in spite of all the kind attentions of CBS, has low ratings, is a bad lead-in for the night and keeps going down.

          It will rue the day it renewed it.

            • Give me the reins, Mr. Moonbot and I’ll build you a great wall of programming, and NBC will pay for it!!! 😉

                • The new schedule will be built, its ratings will be very high, not 6 million viewers high, but really high and NBC is going to pay for it… 😉

  2. The Bachelor looks like it will probably adjust up to 2.6 in finals. Pretty durn impressive especially against the season premiere of The Voice… in fact, Variety reported that The Bachelor beat The Voice in 18-34’s! Last season it was the other way around.

    Blindspot sure dropped in the 1/2 hour. I know NBC wants to declare this a hit – and for them, I guess it is – but without its lead-in, I think it would be doing Shades of Blue #’s, or worse.

  3. Gotham is a great show and very under-rated – but should probably be on at a later time (very violent) it should still be a shoo in for season 3 right ?

  4. Blindspot looks weak…the hiatus hurt it. The drop of 20% at the 1/2 is telling and its distance from NCIS:LA isn’t that much either

    • It was looking weak the whole time… 😉

      Greg Berlanti in action.

      He’ll be rewarded with another 5 pilots….:(

  5. What Blindspot’s numbers indicate is that NBC STILL must find a drama to stand alone by itself once moving out of the post-Voice time slot. I happen to like the show but Blindspot is merely lead-in dependent.

  6. I don’t think Blindspot has the longevity that The Blacklist will likely have and you know this show won’t be in this time slot next season. Will be curious how that goes.

    The FOX combo is okay.

    CW is DOA

    Time for NCIS LA to go. Scorpion doing well and SuperGirl is doing alright.

    But I will say it is time for Castle to come to an end. It use to do WAY better than this.

  7. Blindspot collapses out of The Voice’s lead-in… It’s not a hit. Never was. One more mistake by Mr. Greenblatt.

    Supergirl still headed down…