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Typical Monday Leadership Between ABC and NBC

CBS Firmly Entrenched in This Place, Followed by Fox and Lowly The CW

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

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 10.42 million, NBC: 8.66, CBS: 7.59, Fox: 3.57, CW: 1.36

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 2.0 rating/7 share, ABC: 1.7/ 6, CBS: 1.4/ 5, Fox: 1.1/ 4, CW: 0.5/ 2

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 11.97 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 6.25 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3t)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.10 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 3.78 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3t)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 1.34 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 12.74 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 6.16 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.31 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 3.58 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 1.29 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 12.28 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 8.57 million (#3), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.35 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.53 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 1.47 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 12.45 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 8.42 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.85 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.41 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 1.36 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 7.10 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.21 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 6.25 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 5.99 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 7.96 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 5.12 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

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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  1. FROM ABC

    ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 10.4 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49):
    Featuring Disney Night on Dancing with the Stars and Castle, ABC was Monday’s most watched TV network (10.4 million) and again ran a
    strong #2 in Adults 18-49 (1.7/6). In addition, ABC tied NBC for #1 on Monday in Adults 18-34 while leading with Women 18-34 and Kids 2-11. In fact, Dancing was the night’s
    most-watched television show overall and also topped The Voice to rank as Monday’s top-rated program in Adults 18-34.

    Dancing with the Stars
    (8-10pm – 12.4 million and 1.7/6 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was Monday’s most-watched TV series for the 4th straight week, outdrawing NBC’s The Voice
    by a season-best 2.2 million viewers (12.4 million vs. 10.2 million). In addition, Dancing
    nearly tied The Voice in Adults 18-49 (2.0/7 vs. 2.2/7) for its closest finish this season, while
    beating The Voice in the 2-hour time slot with Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Men 18-34 and Kids 2-11.
    ·
    Dancing was up week to week in Total Viewers (+6%) and Adults 18-49
    (+18%), hitting a season high with young adults. Disney Night on DWTS
    also grew to season bests with Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54, Teens 12-17 and Kids 2-11.

    Castle (10-11pm – 6.5 million and 1.1/4 in AD18-49): During the 10pm hour,
    ABC’s Castle outdrew NBC’s Blindspot for its 3rd straight first-run airing in Total Viewers (+14% – 6.5 million vs. 5.7 million). Castle held even week to week in Adults 18-49 (1.1/4).
    Castle Live + 7 Season to Date: On average this season, Castle delivers a 2.0 rating among Adults 18-49 in the Live + 7 Day data, representing an
    +82% jump over its L+SD average (1.1 rating).

    • We saw something similar last year. Disney Night is a big night for DWTS, so I don’t know if it will sustain 2.0+ the remainder of the year outside of its finale – but it is telling that it got within .02 of The Voice (probably its closest finish yet). This is the portion of the season where The Voice shows its weaknesses and DWTS shows its legacy strengths. The Voice will still win – but it’s losing audience much quicker than DWTS is…

  2. Supergirl doing fine. Best rated comic book show on network tv its also CBS Best rated new drama. This is spring time ratings are down across the board especially 8pm shows that are hit more with DST. It will rise in the Fall again

  3. Disney Night is always one of the biggest nights of the season for the spring edition of DWTS so no surprise here we saw some big numbers out of DWTS. It was a very good show last night as I just got through watching it on my DVR but I’m still pissed that Mischa Barton was eliminated last week, she was showing promise when she actually started to care about the competition.

    My prediction is that DWTS will definitely outlast The Voice and I have it as one of the few shows around today that will still be around come 2030. I think what makes DWTS so special is that every season it refreshes itself with new stars and the pros have their own audiences so it never gets old really.

  4. Although Supergirl is on the low side it’s still doing better than a lot of CBS’ newest shows outside of Scorpion from the past couple of years. Supergirl looks much stronger to me than 10pm flops Beyond Borders, Limitless, Code Blue, and Rush Hour since Supergirl has no lead-in and has to self-start.

    The 2nd half run for Blindspot has been so surprisingly low. If there’s one show hurt deeply by its hiatus it’s Blindspot. If Blindspot loses its Monday slot then I can’t imagine how much lower it will rate by itself on Thursdays.

    • Beyond Borders is not a flop but not a huge success either. It might draw just enough to push out CSI Cyber.

      NBC should try a new show next fall for Mondays at 10. Move Blindspot to Thursdays to join Blacklist.

      • I disagree that it’s not a flop, it really needed to be real competitive with Chicago PD in that slot and hold most of Criminal Minds lead-in. It also did pretty bad behind Survivor which is a higher lead-in for it. The trajectory is heading downward on the show as well. In other words only Supergirl is doing nicely for them out of the Freshmen for them we all know Life in Pieces would do horrendous numbers without BBT in front of it.

        As for NBC, Thursdays are a hard read on what they will do with that night especially if LBS returns for the fall it will land there and boost a comedy hour then NBC must choose between Blacklist and Blindspot what to air at 10pm. They could do a Blacklist and Blindspot combo at some point during the season when LBS is on hiatus.

        I also think NBC needs to try a new show for 10pm especially while they still have The Voice that high as a lead-in the question is what show? Only the Chicagoans have really worked for them over the years consistently.

  5. Scorpion while not big is consistent…NCIS:LA is really closing in (or should I say Blindspot is really falling to NCIS:LA) Blindspot.

    The Voice is looking very similar to Idol’s ratings isn’t it? 2.2 vs 1.9 is very close.

    • Scorpion is surprisingly almost on the solid side. It’s not a tentpole, but not a non-starter like Supergirl