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Supergirl/Flash Crossover Gives CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ a Boost

ABC Tops Final March Monday in the Household Overnights; NBC the Network to Beat in the Key Demographics

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 6.6 rating/11 share, NBC: 6.3/10, CBS: 5.3/ 9, Fox: 2.6/ 4, CW: 0.6/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +50, Fox: +44, NBC: + 3, CBS: – 7, ABC: -20

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Ratings Breakdown:
ABC led this final March Monday in the household overnights, besting No. 3 NBC by three-tenths of a rating point (or five percent). But the home of “The Voice” is a lock for dominance in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics).

ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” topped the night in the overnights with an 8.4 rating/13 share from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was 14 percent above competing “The Voice” on NBC (7.4/12), but 12 percent below the 9.6/15 on the year-ago evening. Last week, “Dancing With the Stars” opened this edition with an 8.8/14 in the household overnights, and that translated into 12.46 million viewers and a 1.8 rating/6 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

“Dancing With the Stars” led into a third-place 3.0/ 5 for a repeat of the encore telecast of Shonda Rhimes drama “The Catch” at 10 p.m., which trailed competing “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS (#1: 5.6/10) and “Blindspot” on NBC (#2: 4.1/ 7) by 46 percent and 27 percent, respectively.

Earlier in the evening on CBS was the Supergirl/Flash crossover on CBS’ “Supergirl” at a third-place 4.7/ 8 from 8-9 p.m., which was 21 percent above the 3.9/ 6 one week earlier. At this point, there is every reason to believe “Supergirl” will be renewed for a second season.

Next on the Eye net was sophomore “Scorpion” at a 5.7/ 9 from 9-10 p.m. (#3), which built by 21 percent from “Supergirl.”

Elsewhere, “Gotham” on Fox, which was recently renewed for a third season, scored a 2.7/ 4 at 8 p.m. (#4), which was equal to one week earlier. And it led into a 2.5/ 4 for recently introduced drama “Lucifer” (#4), which is perfectly compatible (albeit also low-rated).

Last, and very least, was The CW’s perennially low-rated combination of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (#5: 0.6/ 1) and sophomore “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.7/ 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. I have to think this cements the Supergirl renewal (which I don’t think was even in doubt- it’s the highest-rated new CBS show I believe). The big question is if it stays on Mondays or not; I might consider moving it to Sundays after 60 Minutes (I know there will be issues in the fall with NFL overruns, but OUAT is starting to age a bit, and there might be an opportunity there- Madam Secretary always seemed to be a 9pm show than an 8pm one, and with TGW ending it’s be a simple move)

    • Seen that idiot Dean in s1 finale thread on spoilertv. Wow just wow. He is really living under a rock

      • I assume he changed his last name , unless I’m looking at a different thread. No big deal. PEople are ignoring him. 🙂

          • Okay, i was talking about SG’s popularity. Go to tvline and they have an article -we’ve got lots of questions. Out of 20 or so questions they have of diff shows in the article, notice what show’s pic they use…. And then the ew spoiler article they posted today, what pic they used. Are these publications owned by cbs or does it attract a lot of clicks/comments. Even the comments talk about SG in these articles…