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Repeats on CBS Rule in the Monday Overnights; ABC the Net to Beat in the Key Demos

'Superstore' on NBS Still Promising

MONDAY 1/11/16

CBS: 4.8 rating/7 share, ABC: 4.2/ 7, NBC: 2.6/ 4, Fox: 1.6/ 2, CW: 0.9/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CBS: + 7, CW: no change, ABC and Fox: -16 each, NBC: -33


“The Big Bang Theory” R (NBC), “The Bachelor” (ABC)

-Still Promising:
“Superstore” (NBC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“The Biggest Loser” (NBC)


Ratings Breakdown:
A night of all repeats on CBS — two episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” (#1: avg. 5.4 rating/8 share from 8-9 p.m.), “Scorpion” (#2: 4.6/ 7) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 4/.6/ 7) – was enough for CBS to still reign supreme in the household overnights. But two hours of “The Bachelor” on ABC (5.0/ 7 from 8-10 p.m.: down seven percent from one week earlier) should be more than enough to ABC to take the night in adults 18-49 (and all the key demos). Expect a low-rating in adults 18-49 for “The Bachelor.”

“Bachelor Live” at 10 p.m., which is scheduled in the hour for two more weeks, finished second with a 2.8/ 4.

On NBC, week two of comedies “Superstore” (#3: 3.6/ 6) and “Telenovela (#3: 2.6/ 4) in the 8 p.m. hour dropped by 10 percent and 16 percent, respectively, from one week earlier. One year earlier, “Celebrity Apprentice” scored a 4.5/ 7 in this time period. Anticipate in the vicinity of a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 for “Superstore,” which is a very livable performance. “Telenovela” could be more like a 1.1 or a 1.2.

Out of the two NBC comedies was “The Biggest Loser,” which at a 2.3/ 4 from 9-11 p.m. is well below any prior season.

Elsewhere, Fox populated this second Monday in January with back-to-back repeats of “MasterChef Junior” at a 1.6/ 2 from 8-10 p.m. And The CW aired repeats of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (#5: 0.9/ 1 from 8-9 p.m.) and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (1.0/ 1).

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 ( 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. Telenovela should unfortunately be put in the Loser category as well… It posted numbers almost identical to The Biggest Loser… Apparently the Eva Longoria publicity tour didn’t help…