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Split Monday Leadership; ‘Superstore’ on NBC Still Promising

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, January 11 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 7.63 million, ABC: 5.87, NBC: 3.82, Fox: 2.51, CW: 1.29

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.6 rating/5 share, CBS: 1.4/ 4, NBC: 1.1/ 3, Fox: 0.9/ 3, CW: 0.4/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.23 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#1)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 8.91 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Superstore
Viewers: 5.35 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef Junior (R)
Viewers: 2.67 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CW –Whose Line is it Anyway? (R)
Viewers: 1.23 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 6.90 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#1)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 8.29 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#2)

NBC – Telnovela
Viewers: 3.62 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef Junior (R)
Viewers: 2.63 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CW –Whose Line is it Anyway? (R)
Viewers: 1.25 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 6.59 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 7.62 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#2)

NBC – The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.46 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef Junior (R)
Viewers: 2.40 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 2 (#4)

CW –Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)
Viewers: 1.34 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 6.69 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 7.17 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.42 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

Fox – MasterChef Junior (R)
Viewers: 2.34 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#4)

CW –Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)
Viewers: 1.32 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor Live
Viewers: 4.38 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
Viewers: 6.98 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

NBC – The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.54 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor Live
Viewers: 3.43 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles (R)
Viewers: 6.79 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2)

NBC – The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 3.53 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#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 (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 NBC

    “SUPERSTORE” FINISHES WITHIN 12% OF LAST WEEK’S PREMIERE IN FAST AFFILS, DESPITE THIS WEEK’S COMPETITION FROM ALABAMA-CLEMSON FOOTBALL AND A SPECIAL “BIG BANG” ENCORE

    ‘BIGGEST LOSER’ TAKES ON THE BIG FOOTBALL COMPETITION AND FINISHES WITHIN 8% OF LASTS WEEK’S SEASON PREMIERE

    “LOSER” LEADS THE 10 P.M. HOUR AMONG ABC, CBS & NBC IN 18-49

    Monday Primetime Results:

    “Superstore” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET):

    · Finished within 12% of last week’s regular-slot premiere rating in 18-49 in these prelim fast affiliate ratings, and within 17% of last week’s official-national 1.8.

    · Facing ESPN’s high-rated college-football championship and special competition from CBS’s “Big Bang Theory” encore, finishes within 11% of last week in total viewers (5.350 million vs. 6.036 million).

    · Will increase with time-shifting: Last week’s “Superstore” grew by +18% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.75 to 2.06) and by 726,000 viewers overall (6.0 million to 6.8 million).

    “Telenovela” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET):

    · Will grow with time-shifting: The prior week’s “Telenovela” increased by +14% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.30 to 1.48) and by 491,000 viewers overall (4.6 million to 5.1 million).

    · Upscale: Has generated a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 121 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes

    “The Biggest Loser 17” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 3.5 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):

    · Finished within 8% of last week’s season premiere in 18-49, despite last night’s high-rated competition from ESPN’s college-football championship.

    · In total viewers, finished within 10% of last week’s debut (3.488 million vs. 3.856 million).

    · For its second hour from 10-11 p.m., ranks #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and other key demos, topping ABC’s “Bachelor Live” in those categories.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.5/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.9/4; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.6/4.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/1).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    For the Week:

    · NBC’s telecast of the “The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards” has scored as the #1 entertainment telecast on the Big 4 networks for the primetime week of Jan. 4-10, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, which also rank the “Globes” #1 among non-sports programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demos. For the week, NBC averaged a 1.9 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers overall.

    · Excluding sports programming, NBC ranked #1 for the week in adults 18-49, as well as adults 25-54, men 18-49 (tie) and all key adult-female demos.

    · NBC’s week was also paced by solid regular-slot premieres for Monday’s “Superstore” and “Telenovela,” a potent “Chicago” triple-crossover on Tuesday and Wednesday that generated 14-month highs for “Chicago P.D.,” and NBC’s most-watched Thursday series premiere in seven years from the debut of “Shades of Blue.”

    · For the week, Sunday’s “Golden Globes” ranked #2 among Big 4 primetime programs in adults 18-49 and most other key demos, behind only CBS’s Saturday primetime NFL playoff game, and the “Globes” finished #1 among entertainment programs. In total viewers, the “Globes” finished the week #3 overall and #2 among entertainment programs, behind only CBS’s “NCIS” Tuesday crossover episode. Note that rankings exclude sports overruns and pre- and post-game shows.

    · For the season, NBC is leading by a +17% margin in adults 18-49 (2.7 vs. a 2.3 for #2 CBS), up from the year-ago +13%, for thebiggest margin through 16 weeks of the season for any network in 14 years, since NBC ’s +18% lead at this point in 2001-02.

    · NBC is retaining 100% of its year-ago season average in adults 18-49 (2.7 vs. 2.7, “most current”) and total viewers (9.384 million vs. 9.383 million), and is the only Big 4 network maintaining its full year ago results in either category.

    · Through the opening 16 weeks of the 2015-16 season, NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demos, while placing #2 in total viewers.

    NOTE: Monday primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  2. Considering that SS went up against BBT (repeat) and football, it held up pretty well. Telenovela, not so much.

  3. FROM CBS

    CBS DOMINATES THE MOST-WATCHED LIST IN ERA OF “PEAK TV”

    In a Landscape of 409 Shows Across Broadcast, Cable and Streaming Services…

    …CBS Has the Two Most-Watched Series… 6 of the Top 10… and 28 of the Top 50

    In a crowded landscape of 409 scripted shows, CBS programming stands the tallest, dominating the most-watched list in an era of “peak TV.”

    Last month, FX issued an updated 2015 tally highlighting the explosion of original scripted content. This “peak TV” era now numbers 409 dramas, comedies and limited series spanning broadcast networks, basic and pay cable and OTT services.

    Across all these platforms, among the shows whose ratings are readily available, CBS had television’s two most-watched programs with THE BIG BANG THEORY (21.18m) and NCIS (20.83m). The Network delivered 6 of the top 10,18 of the top 30 and 28 of the top 50 most-watched series.

    The four broadcast networks collectively account for 47 of the top 50 (94%), with only AMC’s “Walking Dead” (#3) and “Fear The Walking Dead” (#20) and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” (#39) ranked among the top 50 programs.

    • Did you have the patience to check their findings, Marc? I am having trouble buying what FX is selling…

      Kudos to you for talking about CBS’ dominance.

      It’s no coincidence that the least-ageist network is getting the best results. When you don’t work hard to antagonize part of your potential audience, things get a little less hard.

  4. FROM NBC

    NBC’S TELECAST OF ‘THE GOLDEN GLOBES’ SCORES AS THE #1 ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM IN 18-49 FOR THE JAN. 4-10 PRIMETIME WEEK

    NBC Wins the Week in 18-49, Excluding Sports, Paced by the “Globes,” Strong Premieres for “Shades of Blue,” “Superstore” and “Telenovela,” Plus a Potent “Chicago” Triple Crossover

    NBC Leads the Season by +17% in 18-49, the Biggest Margin For Any Net at This Point in the Season in 14 Years

    Monday’s “Superstore” Jumps +125% Vs. the Prior Week’s 9 p.m. Original, Retains 90% of Its Earlier Post-“Voice” Preview; “Telenovela” Grows +113% Week to Week, Retains 93% of Its Preview

    Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med” Remain Strong on a Night With No “Voice” Lead-in; “Med” Wins the 10 p.m. Hour Among ABC, CBS & NBC in Every Key Measure

    In L+3, “Chicago Med” Hits Series Highs, Despite Airing for the First Time Without a “Voice” Lead-In

    “Chicago P.D.” Delivers Its Top Numbers Since Nov. 2014 and Its 2nd-Most-Watched Episode Ever; NBC’s Wednesday Dramas Grow +23% Vs. Their Prior Night of Originals

    “Shades of Blue” Is NBC’s Most-Watched Thursday Premiere in Seven Years; “Blacklist” Nabs Its Top Numbers Since the Show’s Season Premiere

    In L+3, “Shades” Grows to a 2.9 Rating in 18-49 and 12.5 Million Viewers Overall, With the Third Biggest L+3 Total-Viewer Increase Ever for an NBC New Series Premiere

    Friday’s “Undateable” Delivers Its Most-Watched Telecast of the Season; “Dateline” Matches Its Friday High in 18-49 Since March

    Sunday’s “Golden Globes” Coverage Grows +10% Vs. the Prior Ricky Gervais-Hosted Telecast, Triples NBC’s Time-Slot Average Last Season Excluding Sports

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Jan. 12, 2016 — NBC’s telecast of the “The 73rdAnnual Golden Globe Awards” has scored as the #1 entertainment telecast on the Big 4 networks for the primetime week of Jan. 4-10, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, which also ranks the “Globes” #1 among non-sports programs on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-34, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demos. For the week, NBC averaged a 1.9 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 7.5 million viewers overall.

    Excluding sports programming, NBC ranked #1 for the week in adults 18-49, as well as adults 25-54, men 18-49 (tie) and all key adult-female demos.

    NBC’s week was paced by the “Globes,” solid regular-slot premieres for Monday’s “Superstore” and “Telenovela,” a potent “Chicago” triple-crossover on Tuesday and Wednesday that generated 14-month highs for “Chicago P.D.,” and NBC’s most-watched Thursday series premiere in seven years from the debut of “Shades of Blue.”

    For the week, Sunday’s “Golden Globes” ranked #2 among Big 4 primetime programs in adults 18-49 and most other key demos, behind only CBS’s Saturday primetime NFL playoff game, and the “Globes” finished #1 among entertainment programs. In total viewers, the “Globes” finished the week #3 overall and #2 among entertainment programs, behind only CBS’s “NCIS” Tuesday crossover episode. Note that rankings exclude sports overruns and pre- and post-game shows.

    For the season, NBC is leading by a +17% margin in adults 18-49 (2.7 vs. a 2.3 for #2 CBS), up from the year-ago +13%, for the biggest margin through 16 weeks of the season for any network in 14 years, since NBC ’s +18% lead at this point in 2001-02.

    NBC is retaining 100% of its year-ago season average in adults 18-49 (2.7 vs. 2.7, “most current”) and total viewers (9.384 million vs. 9.383 million), and is the only Big 4 network maintaining its full year ago results in either category.

    Through the opening 16 weeks of the 2015-16 season, NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demos, while placing #2 in total viewers.

    Primetime averages for the week of Jan. 4-10 in adults 18-49 are: CBS, 2.6 rating, 9 share; Fox, 2.6/8; NBC, 1.9/6; ABC, 1.1/4 and CW, 0.3/1. In overall total viewers, the weekly averages were: CBS, 12.1 million; Fox, 8.2 million; NBC, 7.5 million; ABC, 4.4 million; and CW, 1.0 million.

    “Most current” averages for the season to date are: NBC, 2.7/9; CBS, 2.3/8; Fox, 2.0/7; ABC, 1.9/6; and CW, 0.7/2. In overall total viewers, the season averages are: CBS, 11.1 million; NBC, 9.4 million; ABC, 7.1 million; Fox, 6.0 million; and CW, 1.9 million.

    NBC highlights for the week of Jan. 4-10:

    Monday

    “Superstore” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) jumped +125% versus the prior week’s original telecast at 9 p.m. in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 0.8) and +130% or 3.4 million persons in total viewers (6.0 million vs. 2.6 million). “Superstore” also retained 90% of its Nov. 30 preview in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 2.0), which benefited from a high-rated “Voice” lead-in (2.9 from 9:30-10 p.m.). In 18-49, “Superstore” was NBC’s highest-rated regular-slot comedy premiere, excluding nights with “Voice” on the schedule, since the fall of 2013 (“The Michael J. Fox Show” on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 2.2).

    “Live Plus Three Day” Ratings: “Superstore” grew by +18% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.75 to 2.06) and by 726,000 viewers overall (6.0 million to 6.8 million).

    “Telenovela” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET) surged +117% versus last the previous week’s original telecast at 9:30 in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 0.6) and +104% or more than 2.3 million persons in total viewers (4.6 million vs. 2.2 million). “Telenovela” also retained 93% of its Dec. 7 preview in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.4), which benefited from a high-rated “Voice” lead-in (2.9 from 9:30-10 p.m.). L+3: “Telenovela” grew by +14% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.30 to 1.48) and by 491,000 viewers overall (4.6 million to 5.1 million). Upscale: “Telenovela” has generated a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 121 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes

    The premiere of “The Biggest Loser 17” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) equaled its average for the month of January one year ago in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2) to pull +20% ahead of “The Bachelor Live” in the 10-11 p.m. hour in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.0). L+3: “Loser” grew by +28% in 18-49 (1.22 to 1.56) and 914,000 viewers (3.9 million to 4.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    Tuesday

    “Hollywood Game Night” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.4 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) equaled the show’s finale from last season in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.2 on Sept. 8) and ranked #2 among the Big 4 networks in the time period in total viewers and tied for #2 in 18-49. “HGN” grew from its first half-hour to its second by +18% in 18-49 (1.1 to 1.3).

    “Chicago Fire” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) finished within 0.1 of its season average for originals (1.8 vs. 1.9), despite a four-week break between episodes and competition in a special earlier time period from the second half of CBS’s “NCIS” crossover. “Fire” was up +13% versus its average last season when airing without a “Voice” lead-in in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.6). L+3: “Chicago Fire” grew by +48% in 18-49 (1.83 to 2.71) and 3.2 million viewers (7.4 million to 10.6 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    “Chicago Med” (1.9/6 in 18-49, 8.4 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in every key measure, including a +36% margin of victory among those networks in adults 18-49 (1.9 vs. 1.4 for CBS’s #2 “Limitless”). Airing in original without a “Voice” lead-in for the first time, “Med” finished within 0.1 of its season average for originals (1.9 vs. 2.0). L+3: “Chicago Med” increased by +51% in 18-49 (1.88 to 2.84) and 3.4 million viewers (8.4 million to 11.8 million) going from L+SD to L+3. With its biggest L+3 lifts to date (+0.96 vs. a previous biggest increase of +0.63 in 18-49, and +3.429 million versus a previous high of +2.173 million), “Chicago Med” set new L+3 series highs in both 18-49 (2.84) and total viewers (11.821 million, despite airing without a “Voice” lead-in for the first time.

    Wednesday

    “The Mysteries of Laura” (1.0/3 in 18-49, 6.8 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) improved on its total-viewer result for the same night last year (6.841 million vs. 6.812 million).L+3: “Laura” grew +34% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.04 to 1.39) and by more than 1.5 million persons in total viewers (6.8 million vs. 8.4 million). Upscale: “Laura” is delivering a solidly upscale audience, indexing at a 111 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) locked up its highest rating, excluding a Nov. 11 telecast (2.0 in 18-49) which benefited from a “Voice” lead-in, since premiere week (1.8 on Sept. 23) in 18-49. Excluding that “Voice”-boosted Nov. 11 telecast, “SVU” matched its highest-rated regular-slot telecast since Nov. 12, 2014 (2.0). In total viewers, it was the most-watched “SVU” since Sept. 23 (8.3 million). “SVU” grew +29% versus its prior original in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.4) and +25% or 1.6 million persons in total viewers (7.839 million vs. 6.287 million). L+3: “SVU” grew +48% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.76 to 2.60) and by 2.2 million persons in total viewers (7.8 million vs. 10.0 million).

    “Chicago P.D.” (1.9/6 in 18-49, 8.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) captured the show’s top 18-49 and total-viewer results since Nov. 12, 2014 (2.2 in 18-49, 9.5 million viewers overall), jumping +36% versus its prior original in 18-49 (1.9 vs. 1.4 on Nov. 18) and +34% or more than 2.2 million persons in total viewers (8.7 million vs. 6.5 million). In total viewers, it was “P.D.’s” second-most-watched episode ever, behind only the 9.6 million of Nov. 12, 2014. With the third part of a three-way crossover between “Chicago Fire,” “Med” and “P.D,” Wednesday’s “P.D.” won the slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in all key measures and has now finished #1 or tied for #1 in adults 18-49 versus the time period’s regular ABC and CBS drama competition with its last 25 regular-slot originals, dating back to November 2014. L+3: “Chicago P.D.” increased by +52% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.88 to 2.86) and by more than 3.4 million persons in total viewers (8.7 million vs. 12.2 million). The 3.448 million lift for “Chicago P.D.” is the show’s biggest-ever increase going from L+SD to L+3.

    NBC jumped +23% versus it prior night of regular Wednesday originals seven weeks earlier in 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.3 on Nov. 18)), to earn the regular drama lineup’s top rating since premiere week (also a 1.6 on Sept. 23).

    Thursday

    “Heroes Reborn” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grew versus its previous telecast seven weeks earlier in total viewers (3.739 million vs. 3.719 million).L+3: “Heroes Reborn” grew by +56% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.00 to 1.56) and by 1.3 million persons in total viewers (3.7 million vs. 5.0 million).

    “The Blacklist” (1.6/5 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) captured the show’s highest 18-49 and total-viewer results since its season premiere (1.8 in 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall on Oct. 1). “Blacklist” grew +7% versus the show’s prior original seven weeks ago in 18-49 (1.5 on Nov. 19) and by +9% in total viewers (7.5 million vs. 6.9 million). L+3: “Blacklist” increased by +68% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.58 to 2.66) and by 3.6 million persons in total viewers (7.5 million vs. 11.1 million). Upscale: “Blacklist” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 155 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current” including L+3).

    The debut of “Shades of Blue” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 8.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) was NBC’s top Thursday drama debut in 18-49 in nearly four years (since March 1, 2012, “Awake,” 2.0, excludes the return of “Heroes”) and was NBC’s most-watched Thursday series premiere in nearly seven years (since April 9, 2009, “Southland,” 9.9 million), a span covering 32 debuts. “Shades” won the slot among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49, total viewers and all other key measures. It’s the first in-season NBC regular entertainment program to win Thursday at 10 versus original ABC and CBS competition in nearly six years in 18-49 (since March 4, 2010 with “The Marriage Ref”) and in total viewers in nearly eight years, (since March 27, 2008, with “The Apprentice”). “Shades” captured NBC’s top rating in the slot with in-season regular programming in nearly four years in 18-49 (since March 1, 2012, “Awake,” 2.0) and in nearly seven years in total viewers (since April 16, 2009, “Southland,” 9.6 million). “Shades” was up +64% versus NBC’s season average in the slot in 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.1, L+SD non-sports) and up +70% or more than 3.5 million persons in total viewers (8.6 million vs. 5.0 million).

    L+3: “Shades of Blue” grew by +58% in 18-49 going from L+SD to L+3 (1.81 to 2.86) and by more than 3.9 million persons in total viewers (8.6 million vs. 12.5 million), moving it ahead of the Thursday season premiere of “American Idol” as the #2 most-watched broadcast of the night. Among NBC new series premieres, “Shades of Blue” delivered the #3 biggest L+3 increase ever in total viewers (3.961 million), behind only “Blindspot” (4.587 million) and “The Blacklist” (+4.362 million).

    NBC grew +36% versus it prior night of regular Thursday originals seven weeks earlier in 18-49 (1.5 vs. 1.1 on Nov. 19) and by +41% or 1.9 million persons in total viewers (6.6 million vs. 4.7 million). That 1.5 is the top rating for an NBC regularly schedule Thursday since Oct. 1 (also a 1.5) and the 6.6 million makes this NBC’s most-watched regular-schedule Thursday since Feb. 5 (6.7 million).

    Friday

    “Undateable” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET) matched its highest 18-49 rating since Oct. 16 (0.9) and hit a season high in total viewers. “Undateable” grew by +14% versus its prior telecast on Dec. 11 in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.7) and by +15% in total viewers (3.1 million vs. 2.7 million). Upscale: “Undateable” is delivering a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 108 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current” including L+3).

    An encore telecast of “Superstore” averaged a 0.6/2 in 18-49 and 2.3 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET.

    “Dateline NBC” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) equaled its season high in 18-49 and adults 25-54 (1.6) and matched its highest Friday 18-49 rating since March 20, 2015 (1.3). “Dateline” increased by +20% versus the prior week in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.0), by +14% in 25-54 (1.6 vs. 1.4) and by +18% in total viewers (5.633 million vs. 4.787 million).

    Sunday

    “The 73rdAnnual Golden Globe Awards” (5.5/16 in 18-49, 18.5 million viewers overall) grew +10% versus the prior telecast hosted by Ricky Gervais in 2012 in both 18-49 (5.5 vs. 5.0 on Jan. 15, 2012) and total viewers (18.511 million vs. 16.851 million). Despite facing 15 minutes of high-rated NFL Playoff coverage this year, the “Globes” retained 95% of last year’s 18-49 rating (5.5 vs. 5.8) and 96% of the year-ago total-viewer result (18.511 million vs. 19.314 million). The 2016 ceremony out-delivered every “Golden Globes” in total viewers from 2008 through 2012 in total viewers and equaled the event’s highest 18-49 rating over that five-year span. The “Globes” tripled NBC’s non-sports average in the time period last season (5.5 vs. 1.8, L+SD excluding sports) and was up 11.8 million persons in total viewers (18.511 million vs. 6.745 million,

    Note that last night’s Golden Globes delivered easily the best year-to-year retentions among major award shows on the broadcast networks: while the Globes retained 95% of last year’s 5.8 rating in 18-49, it topped the retentions of each of these other major awards shows versus their year-earlier results: “The Academy Awards,” 84% (11.0 vs. 13.1); “The Grammys,” 86% (8.5 vs. 9.9); “The Emmys,” 86% (3.6 vs. 4.2); “The CMA Awards,” 84% (3.8 vs. 4.5); “The People’s Choice Awards,” 72% (1.3 vs. 1.8); and “The Tonys,” 83% (1.0 vs. 1.2). And while the “Globes” retained 96% of last year’s 19.314 million in P2+, it topped the retentions of each of these other major awards shows versus their year-earlier results: “The Academy Awards,” 85% (37.257 vs. 43.610 million); “The Grammys,” 89% (25.299 vs. 28.510 million); “The Emmys,” 76% (11.872 vs. 15.599 million); “The CMA Awards,” 84% (13.620 vs. 16.249 million); “The People’s Choice Awards,” 70% (6.033 vs. 8.625 million); and “The Tonys,” 91% (6.461 vs. 7.105 million).

    This year’s “Golden Globes” delivered NBC’s top non-sports result in 18-49 in the time-period, excluding previous “Golden Globes” telecasts and last February’s “SNL 40” special, in nearly 12 years (since May 2, 2004, 6.2 for “Dateline” and “10.5, Part 1”), while generating NBC’s top non-sports total-viewer result in the time period excluding prior “Golden Globes” and the “SNL 40” special, in more than 13 years (since Sept. 22, 2002, 19.991 million for that year’s “Emmy Awards”).The “Globes” has delivered over the last four years the event’s four top results in total viewers since 2007.

    WEEKLY AVERAGES
    Average rating, share and audience in each category

    ADULTS 18-49

    CBS 2.6/9, 3.4 million

    Fox 2.6/8, 3.3 million

    NBC 1.9/6, 2.4 million

    ABC 1.1/4, 1.4 million

    CW 0.3/1, 0.4 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    CBS 3.5/9, 4.1 million

    Fox.3.2/8, 3.8 million

    NBC 2.4/7, 2.8 million

    ABC 1.4/4, 1.7 million

    CW 0.4/1, 0.4 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    CBS 4.1/11, 12.1 million

    Fox 2.8/7, 8.2 million

    NBC 2.5/7, 7.5 million

    ABC 1.5/4, 4.4 million

    CW 0.3/1, 1.0 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

    SEASON TO DATE
    Average rating, share and audience in each category

    ADULTS 18-49

    NBC 2.7/9, 3.4 million

    CBS 2.3/8, 2.9 million

    Fox 2.0/7, 2.5 million

    ABC 1.9/6, 2.4 million

    CW 0.7/2, 0.9 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    NBC 3.3/9, 3.9 million

    CBS 3.1/9, 3.7 million

    ABC 2.4/7, 2.8 million

    Fox 2.3/7, 2.8 million

    CW 0.8/2, 0.9 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    CBS 3.7/10, 11.1 million

    NBC 3.2/9, 9.4 million

    ABC 2.4/7, 7.1 million

    Fox 2.0/5, 6.0 million

    CW 0.6/2, 1.9 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

  5. FROM ABC

    Primetime Rating Report for the Week of January 4, 2016

    (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)

    ABC Hits a 4-Week High in Adults 18-49 with 5 of the Top 15 Non-Sports Shows

    “The Bachelor” Opens Season 20 as Monday’s No. 1 TV Show in Adults 18-49, Delivering
    a Season High for ABC in Its 2-Hour Monday Time Period

    “The Bachelor Live” Debuts at No. 1 in Monday’s 10 p.m. Hour in Women 18-34

    “Beyond the Tank” Equals the Net’s Top 10 p.m. Tuesday Telecast in 15 Weeks

    “The Middle” Grows to Its 2nd-Highest Adult 18-49 Rating This Season

    “The Goldbergs” Hits Its Best Young Adult Number Since Mid-November

    “Modern Family” Scores Its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since September

    “black-ish” Spikes 24% in Adults 18-49 to a Best-Since-Premiere Rating

    “American Crime” Is Up on Its Move from Thursday to Wednesday at 10 p.m.

    “Beyond the Tank” Thursday Premiere Boosts Its Slot by Double Digits Year to Year

    “Last Man Standing” Returns to Original and Ties a Season High in Adults 18-49

    Week No. 16

    During the first full week of
    2016 (w/o 01/04/16), ABC delivered 5 of the Top 15 non-sports TV programs in
    Adults 18-49, including all 4 of its Wednesday comedies: “Modern Family” – No. 5, “The Bachelor” – No. 9, while “The Middle,”
    “The Goldbergs” and “black-ish” tied at No. 11.
    ·
    ABC’s primetime delivery grew for the 2nd
    week in Total Viewers (+7% –
    4.4 million vs. 4.1 million) and Adults
    18-49 (+10% – 1.1/4 vs. 1.0/3), hitting
    a 4-week high with young adults – since w/o 12/07/15.

    Monday

    With the Season 20 opener of “The
    Bachelor” and “The Bachelor Live” premiere, ABC ran in a virtual tie for No. 1
    on Monday with CBS’ all-original schedule in Adults 18-49 (1.8/6 vs. 1.9/6
    for “Supergirl”/”Scorpion”/”NCIS: LA”), while leading by double digits over
    premiere/debut competition on NBC (+38% – 1.3/4 for
    “Superstore”/”Telenovela”/”The Biggest Loser”) and Fox (+50% – 1.2/4 for
    “Superhuman”). ABC’s “The Bachelor” was Monday’s No. 1 TV show
    with Adults 18-49 (tie), Adults
    18-34 and across all key Women. The Net won the night by
    70% in Adults 18-34 over its closest broadcast competition (1.7/6 vs. 1.0/4
    – CBS).

    “The Bachelor” (8:00-10:01 p.m. –
    7.6 million and 2.2/7 in AD18-49):

    Ranking No. 1 in each half-hour from 8:00-10:01
    p.m., the season opener of “The Bachelor” won its slot by 10% over its
    closest competition in Adults 18-49 (2.2/7 vs. 2.0/6 – CBS’
    “Supergirl”/”Scorpion”), with a season high for ABC in the 2-hour
    time period.

    “The Bachelor” held even with its year-ago opener (on 1/5/15) in
    Adults 18-49 (2.2/7) while growing with Adults 18-34 (+5%) and
    Women 18-34 (+7%).

    “The Bachelor Live” (10:01-11:00 p.m.
    – 4.2 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

    At 10:00 p.m., ABC’s premiere of “The
    Bachelor Live” outdrew the final hour of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” premiere
    in Total Viewers (4.2 million vs. 3.9 million). “The Bachelor Live”
    ranked No. 1 in the hour in Women 18-34 (1.5/5) among the broadcasters. Further, the unscripted
    series scored season highs for ABC in the slot among Adults 18-34 (0.9/3) and Women 18-34 (1.4/5).

    Tuesday

    “Shark Tank” (9:00-10:00 p.m. –
    4.3 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

    Doubling its lead-in at 9:00 p.m.
    (+100%), ABC’s special “Shark Tank” beat Fox’s comedy premieres in the hour
    by 20% in Adults 18-49 (1.2/4 vs. 1.0/3 – “Brooklyn 9-9”/”The Grinder”).

    “Beyond the Tank” (10:00-11:00 p.m.
    – 3.9 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

    Holding 92% of its lead-in at 10:00 p.m.
    against original dramas on CBS and NBC, a special preview of “Beyond the Tank” tied ABC’s highest Adult
    18-49 rating (1.1/4) with a 10:00 p.m. telecast in the hour since season-premiere
    Tuesday 15 weeks ago – since 9/22/15.
    Please note: “Beyond the Tank” premieres in its regular time slot on Thursday
    (1/7/16) at 8:00 p.m.

    Wednesday

    With its Wednesday comedies returning to
    originals for the first time in 4 weeks (since 12/9/15) and the Season 2
    premiere of “American Crime,” ABC ran a strong second on Wednesday in
    Adults 18-49 (1.9/6) to the 2-hour final season premiere of “American
    Idol” on Fox. Each of ABC’s comedies ranked as the No. 1 scripted shows
    in their respective half-hours with Adults 18-49.

    ·
    ABC was up from its most recent Wednesday of
    originals by 12% in Adults 18-49, matching a best-since-premiere number
    on the night with regular programming – since 9/23/15.

    Please
    Note: “American Crime” premiered in its new Wednesday 10:00 p.m. time period last night. The
    critically acclaimed ABC drama’s first season was on Thursday at 10:00 p.m. where it had the advantage of following all-originals of ABC hits “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.”

    “The Middle” (8:00-8:30 p.m. –
    7.8 million and 2.1/7 in AD18-49):

    At 8:00 p.m., ABC’s “The Middle” beat CBS’
    time-slot premiere of ”2 Broke Girls” by 24% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7 vs. 1.7/6) and also topped the CBS comedy in Total Viewers (+24% – 7.8 million vs.
    6.3 million). “The Middle” was up from
    its last original in Adults 18-49 (+5% – 2.1/7 vs. 2.0/7) to match its 2nd-highest
    rating this season.

    “The Goldbergs” (8:30-9:00 p.m. –
    6.6 million and 2.1/7 in AD18-49):

    At 8:30 p.m., ABC’s “The Goldbergs”
    defeated CBS’ premiere of “Mike & Molly” by an even greater number than its
    lead-in at 31% in Adults 18-49 (2.1/7
    vs. 1.6/5). “The Goldbergs” returned up in Adults 18-49 (+5% –
    2.1/7 vs. 2.0/7) with its best rating since mid-November – since 11/18/15.

    “Modern Family” (9:00-9:31 p.m. – 8.4
    million and 2.8/9 in AD18-49):

    At 9:00 p.m., ABC’s “Modern Family”
    spiked 33% from its lead-in (2.8/9
    vs. 2.1/7) and is projected to rank as Wednesday’s No. 1 show in Adults
    18-49 in the Live + 7 Day ratings.
    “Modern Family” built on its last first-run telecast in Adults 18-49 (+8% – 2.8/9 vs. 2.6/9)
    for its highest number since September
    – since 9/30/15.

    “black-ish” (9:31-10:00 p.m. –
    6.3 million and 2.1/6 in AD18-49):

    In the 9:30 p.m. half-hour, ABC’s
    “black-ish” shot up 24% from its last original in Adults 18-49 (2.1/6 vs.
    1.7/5) and added 5% in Total Viewers
    (6.3 million vs. 6.0 million), earning best-since-premiere
    numbers on both counts – since 9/23/15.

    “American Crime” (10:00-11:00 p.m.
    – 4.7 million and 1.2/4 in AD18-49):

    On its new night, the second season
    premiere of “American Crime” was up by double digits from its Thursday
    finale out of the “Scandal” closer last season in Total Viewers (+12% –
    4.7 million vs. 4.2 million), Adults 18-49 (+20% – 1.2/4 vs. 1.0/3) and
    Adults 25-54 (+33% – 1.6/5 vs. 1.2/4). Despite the move, “American
    Crime” topped its final 7 telecasts of Season 1 across all 3
    measures – since 3/26/15.
    ·
    The “American Crime” premiere matched season
    highs for ABC in Wednesday’s 10 o’clock hour with a series among Adults
    18-49 and Adults 25-54.

    Thursday

    “Beyond the Tank” (8:00-9:00 p.m. –
    4.3 million and 1.0/3 in AD18-49):

    In its regular 8:00 p.m. slot premiere, ABC’s
    “Beyond the Tank” outdrew NBC’s original “Heroes Reborn” in the hour by 16%
    among Total Viewers (4.3 million vs. 3.7 million) and tied the NBC drama
    among Adults 18-49 (1.0/3). “Beyond the Tank” improved its hour
    year to year for ABC by 30% in Total Viewers and by 11% in Adults 18-49
    (over original programming). And excluding only “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Beyond the Tank” delivered ABC’s best in-season series
    Adult 18-49 rating in the time slot in almost 2 years – since
    3/27/14.

    “My Diet Is Better Than Yours” (9:00-11:00 p.m.
    – 2.4 million and 0.7/2 in AD18-49):

    From 9:00-11:00
    p.m. opposite strong all-original competition on the other major nets, including
    Fox’s Thursday premiere of “American Idol” (9:00-10:00 p.m.), CBS’
    debut of “Angel from Hell” (9:30-10:00 p.m.) and NBC’s debut of “Shades
    of Blue” (10:00-11:00 p.m.), ABC’s debut of “My Diet Is Better Than
    Yours” held completely steady in each half-hour during its 2-hour
    telecast with Adults 18-49 (0.7/2). In addition, the new unscripted
    show grew from its first to second hour by double digits in Adults 18-34 (+25%),
    Women 18-34 (+17%) and Women 18-49 (+13%).

    Friday

    “Last Man Standing” (8:00-8:31
    p.m. – 7.3 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):

    “Last Man Standing” held even
    with its last original telecast 4 weeks ago among Adults 18-49 (1.3/4) to
    match a season high, while growing by 7% in Total Viewers (7.3
    million vs. 6.8 million) to draw its 2nd-biggest overall audience this
    season.

    “Dr. Ken” (8:31-9:00
    p.m. – 5.4 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49):

    Returning to original for the
    first time in 4 weeks, “Dr. Ken” grew over its most recent original airing by
    13% in Total Viewers (5.4 million vs. 4.8 million) and was even in Adults
    18-49 (1.1/4).

    “Shark Tank” (9:00-10:01
    p.m. – 5.8 million and 1.3/5 in AD18-49):

    On its first original airing
    on the night in 4 weeks, “Shark Tank” was up from Tuesday’s special broadcast
    by 8% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/5 vs. 1.2/4) and held steady with its
    most-recent Friday original (1.3/5 vs. 1.4/5).

    WEEK
    NO. 16: ADULTS 18-49 TOTAL VIEWERS

    No.1
    CBS 2.6 No.1 CBS 12,100,000

    No.1 FOX 2.6 No.2 FOX 8,210,000

    No.3 NBC 1.9
    No.3 NBC 7,460,000

    No.4 ABC 1.1 No.4 ABC 4,350,000

    No.5 CW 0.3
    No.5 CW 990,000

    Source: The Nielsen Company, National, Live+ Same
    Day Program Ratings for week of 01/04/16.

  6. Also CBS is rebooting Nancy Drew as a NYPD detective in her 30’s. CBS is really got to quit it with rebooting things as boring police procedurals. It didn’t work for Limitless and I don’t think it will work here.

    • Agreed!!! It’s a completely silly idea and CBS is following in the uncreative footsteps of the competitors it’s been clobbering for 15 years or so. I don’t understand why Less Moonves is losing the plot.

  7. Superstore appears to be a keeper . . . . for now.

    Holy crap at how bad Biggest Loser is doing. Looks like the Voice and Blindspot can’t come back fast enough for NBC

  8. Even considering they were following the BBT re-run, Scorpion’s numbers are really not bad for a re-run. A sign of relative strength.

    On the new shows, Telenovela is DOA and Superstore only looks good because it is paired with Telenovela…