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‘Mike & Molly’ on CBS and ‘Castle’ on ABC Conclude

ABC and NBC Share Monday Leadership

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, May 16 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 10.28 million, NBC: 8.03, CBS: 6.59, Fox: 3.12, CW: 882,000

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.8 rating/6 share, ABC: 1.6/ 5, CBS: 1.3/ 4, Fox: 1.0/ 3, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 11.03 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Mike & Molly
Viewers: 7.74 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.08 million (#2), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 3.89 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#4)

CW – Reign
Viewers: 882,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 11.14 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Mike & Molly (series finale)
Viewers: 8.32 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.39 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 3.68 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#4)

CW – Reign
Viewers: 756,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 11.91 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 7.17 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.66 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Houdini & Doyle
Viewers: 2.51 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin (season finale)
Viewers: 898,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 12.05 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

CBS – The Odd Couple
Viewers: 5.71 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.29 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#1)

Fox – Houdini & Doyle
Viewers: 2.41 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin (season finale)
Viewers: 994,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Castle (series finale)
Viewers: 8.20 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – Person of Interest
Viewers: 5.53 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 5.82 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Castle (series finale)
Viewers: 7.32 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

CBS – Person of Interest
Viewers: 5.08 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 4.95 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

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

    NBC WINS MONDAY AMONG THE BIG 4 IN 18-49 AS “THE VOICE” & “BLINDSPOT” RANK #1 OR TIED FOR #1 FOR SIX OF SIX HALF-HOURS

    “BLINDSPOT” MAINTAINS 100% WEEK TO WEEK IN 18-49 DESPITE LAST NIGHT’S HIGH-RATED NBA PLAYOFF COMPETITION AND ABC’S “CASTLE” SERIES FINALE

    “VOICE” IS THE NIGHT’S #1 SHOW ON ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX IN 18-49

    THIS SEASON, “BLINDSPOT” IS AVERAGING AN +81% LIFT GOING FROM L+SD TO L+7

    Monday Primetime Results:

    NBC wins Monday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and ranks #1 or tied for #1 in all other key demos, while ranking #1 or tied for #1 during six of six half-hours among those nets in adults 18-49.

    “The Voice” (2.0/7 in 18-49, 9.4 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET):

    · Is the #1 program of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and ranks #1 or tied for #1 in nearly all other key demographics(excludes men 18-34).

    · Versus competition from the NBA Playoffs on TNT and the series finale of CBS’s “Mike & Molly,” retains +95% week to week in both 18-49 (2.0 vs. 2.1) and total viewers (9.355 million vs. 9.820 million, retention is 97% vs. last week’s 9.627 million in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Ranks #1 or tied for #1 in the time period among the Big 4 nets in every key demo.

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – so far this season, Monday’s “Voice” has grown by +25% going from L+SD to L+7 in 18-49 rating (from a 2.94 to a 3.67) and more than 2.1 million viewers overall (11.7 million to 13.9 million).

    · Upscale: Monday’s “Voice” has delivered a solidly upscale audience, indexing at a 118 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (“most current,” including L+3). The prior week’s Monday’s “Voice” was the night’s most upscale telecast on the Big 4, indexing at a 116 among adults 18-49 living in $100K+ homes.

    “Blindspot” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):

    · Maintains +100% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.3), despite , facing competition ABC’s season finale of “Castle,” CBS’s “Person of Interest” and high-rated NBA Playoffs coverage on TNT.

    · Ties for #1 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, as well as adults 18-34, men 18-34 and men 25-54.

    · Ranks #1 outright among those nets in men 18-49 and women 18-34.

    · Will grow dramatically via time-shifting and VOD viewership:

    o L+3: Last week’s “Blindspot” grew by +66% going from L+SD to L+3 ratings in 18-49 (1.34 to 2.22) and by 2.9 million viewers overall (5.6 million to 8.5 million).

    o The May 9 “Blindspot” delivered Monday’s biggest L+3 lifts in 18-49 and total viewers.

    o L+7: “Blindspot” has increased by +81% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 1.95 to a 3.52) and 4.9 million viewersoverall (7.2 million to 12.1 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    · Upscale: “Blindspot” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 125 among adults 18-49 living in home with $100K+ incomes (“most current,” including L+3). Monday’s telecast was the #2 most upscale program on the Big 4 that night, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 living in $100K+ homes, behind only the 116 of “The Voice.”

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.3/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.1/5; 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,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.3/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/2.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 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” (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/1).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    For the Week:

    · NBC has finished #2 in total viewers for the primetime ratings week of May 9-15, while also tying for #2 among the Big 4 networks in adults 25-54 and adults 18-34, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.

    · Placing in the top 30 for the week among primetime Big 4 telecasts in the key demographic of adults 18-49 were Monday andTuesday editions of “The Voice” (tied for #3 and #9 respectively), Tuesday’s “Chicago Med” (tied for #16), Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire”(tied for #16), Wednesday’s “Chicago P.D.” (tied for #23), Wednesday’s “Law & Order: SVU” (tied for #23), Monday’s “Blindspot” (tied for #25), and Thursday’s “The Blacklist” (tied for #25).

    · Season to date, NBC is running within 0.2 of a rating point of #1 of Super Bowl-boosted CBS in adults 18-49.

    · NBC’s total-viewer average of 8.154 million is the network’s highest at this point in a season without a Super Bowl or Olympic boost since 2006-07 (8.935 million).

    WEEKLY AVERAGES
    Average rating, share and audience in each category

    ADULTS 18-49

    CBS 1.2/4, 1.6 million

    ABC 1.2/4, 1.5 million

    NBC 1.1/4, 1.4 million

    Fox 0.9/3, 1.2 million

    CW 0.6/2, 0.7 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    CBS 1.8/6, 2.2 million

    NBC 1.5/5, 1.8 million

    ABC 1.5/5, 1.8 million

    Fox 1.1/3, 1.3 million

    CW 0.6/2, 0.7 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    CBS 2.6/8, 7.6 million

    NBC 1.8/5, 5.4 million

    ABC 1.7/5, 5.1 million

    Fox 0.9/3, 2.8 million

    CW 0.5/2, 1.5 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

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

    ADULTS 18-49

    CBS 2.3/8, 2.9 million

    NBC 2.1/7, 2.7 million

    Fox 1.9/6, 2.4 million

    ABC 1.8/6, 2.3 million

    CW 0.8/3, 1.0 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    CBS 3.1/9, 3.7 million

    NBC 2.8/8, 3.3 million

    Fox 2.3/7, 2.7 million

    ABC 2.3/7, 2.7 million

    CW 0.8/2, 1.0 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    CBS 3.7/10, 11.0 million

    NBC 2.7/8, 8.2 million

    ABC 2.3/6, 6.8 million

    Fox 2.0/5, 5.8 million

    CW 0.7/2, 2.0 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million 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. Season-to-date ratings are “most current” – “live plus seven day” except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

  2. FROM CBS

    “MIKE & MOLLY” ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE AS THE

    SERIES FINALE DELIVERS ITS LARGEST AUDIENCE OF THE SEASON

    ·
    At 8:00 PM, MIKE & MOLLY averaged 7.74m, 1.4 in A18-49 and 2.2 in A25-54.

    ·
    At 8:30 PM,
    the special series finale of MIKE & MOLLY averaged a season high
    8.32m, matched its season best A25-54 (2.5) and matched its second
    highest A18-49
    rating of the season (1.6).

  3. Sure am going to miss Mike & Molly. Was glad to see the entire cast got to participate in the last episode. I had missed Samuel’s grandmother on the show.