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Positive Season-Ending Overnights for ‘Man with a Plan’ and ‘Scorpion’ on CBS

Anemic Results for 'Quantico' Second Season-Ender on ABC

MONDAY, MAY 15, 2017

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.4/ 9, NBC: 5.0/ 8, CBS: 4.1/ 7, Fox: 2.2/ 4, CW: 1.1/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +57, Fox: no change, CBS: – 5, NBC: – 6, ABC: -25

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Ratings Breakdown:
There were three season-finales last night: CBS sitcom “Man with a Plan,” and dramas “Scorpion” on CBS and “Quantico” on ABC. “Quantico,” which managed to snag a 13-episode third season renewal despite this anemic-rated sophomore season, concluded with a mere 2.1 rating/4 share in the household overnights at 10 p.m. First in the 10 p.m. hour was the “Scorpion” season-ender with a 5.2/ 9, which built from a 9:30 p.m. encore telecast of “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 3.0/ 5) by 73 percent. Competing NBC game show “The Wall” scored a second-place 3.2/ 5.

“Man with a Plan,” meanwhile, finished season one with a third-place 3.8/ 6 in the household overnights at 8:30 p.m., which was on par with an encore telecast of “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. (#3: 3.9/ 7). A second telecast of “The Big Bang Theory” averaged a 3.6/ 6 in the 9 p.m. half-hour.

In the battle of the reality/competitions, “Dancing with the Stars” on ABC (#1: 7.1/12) bested competing “The Voice” on NBC (#2: 5.9/10) by 20 percent in households. As we all know, however, “The Voice” will hold a sizable advantage in adults 18-49 and all the key young adult demographics.

Elsewhere, “Gotham” on Fox (#4: 2.2/ 3), which moves into the Thursday 8 p.m. hour next fall (into new dramedy “The Orville”), led into a comparable 2.3/ 4 for “Lucifer” at 9 p.m. Next fall, “Lucifer” moves up one hour on Monday into new Marvel drama “The Gifted.” For more on Fox’s fall 2017 line-up, click here

The CW capped off the evening with the combination of “Supergirl” (#5: 1.5/ 3), which was a successful addition to the network this season, and “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.6/ 1), which survives via the ongoing critical acclaim.

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, May 15, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 6.9/12 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 3.9/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.5/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.1/12 (#1)
CBS – “Man with a Plan” (season finale): 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.1/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.5/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.2/11 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 3.6/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.2/11 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 5.2/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall: 3.2/ 5 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 5.1/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall: 3.2/ 6 (#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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