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Updated Monday Scorecard: ABC and NBC Split Leadership

Anemic Opening Ratings for Fox Drama 'Houdini and Doyle'

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, May 2 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 9.84 million, NBC: 8.41, CBS: 7.16, Fox: 3.11, CW: 951,000

-Adults 18-49:

NBC: 1.8 rating/6 share, ABC: 1.5/ 5, CBS: 1.4/ 5, Fox: 0.9/ 3, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 11.08 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Mike & Molly
Viewers: 6.97 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.55 million (#2), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 3.74 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

CW – Reign
Viewers: 1.08 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 11.58 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Mike & Molly
Viewers: 7.20 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.84 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 3.49 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

CW – Reign
Viewers: 921,000(#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 11.74 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 6.99 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.10 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Houdini and Doyle (series premiere)
Viewers: 2.65 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 4 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 982,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 12.17 million (#1), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#2)

CBS – The Odd Couple (time period premiere, second weekly airing)
Viewers: 5.98 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.89 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Houdini and Doyle (series premiere)
Viewers: 2.59 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 4 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 883,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 6.78 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles (season finale)
Viewers: 7.99 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 6.11 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 5.68 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles (season finale)
Viewers: 7.83 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 4.98 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 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 NBC

    “VOICE” GROWS WEEK TO WEEK, NBC WINS MONDAY AMONG THE BIG 4 NETWORKS IN EVERY KEY DEMO AS “VOICE” & “BLINDSPOT” RANK #1 OR TIED FOR #1 FOR SIX OF SIX HALF-HOURS IN 18-49

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

    ON A NIGHT OF NBA PLAYOFF COMPETITION, “VOICE” GROWS +5% WEEK TO WEEK IN 18-49, +4% IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    THIS SEASON, “BLINDSPOT” IS AVERAGING AN +80% LIFT GOING FROM L+SD TO L+7; LAST WEEK’S “BLINDSPOT” LOCKED UP THE BIGGEST L+3 INCREASES OF THE NIGHT

    Monday Primetime Results:

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

    “The Voice” (2.1/7 in 18-49, 9.8 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET):

    · Grows +5% week to week in 18-49 (2.1 vs. 2.0) and +4% total viewers (9.845 million vs. 9.489 million).

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

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – so far this season, Monday’s “Voice” has grown by +24% going from L+SD to L+7 in 18-49 rating (from a 3.03 to a 3.77) and 2.2 million viewers overall (11.9 million to 14.1 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).

    “Blindspot” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):

    · Ranks #1 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 (tie), adults 25-54, women 25-54 and women 18-49 versus CBS’s season finale of “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

    · Retains +93% week to week in 18-49 (1.3 vs. 1.4) and +99% in total viewers (5.544 million vs. 5.582 million), pending updates.

    · On a night of high viewer interest in TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs, retains 100% week to week in adults 25-54 (1.9 vs. 1.9),women 18-49 (1.6 vs. 1.6) and women 25-54 (2.3 vs. 2.3).

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

    o L+3: Last week’s “Blindspot” grew by +62% going from L+SD to L+3 ratings in 18-49 (1.41 to 2.28) and by 3.0 million viewers overall (5.6 million to 8.6 million).

    o That April 25 “Blindspot” delivered Monday’s biggest L+3 lifts in 18-49 and total viewers.

    o L+7: “Blindspot” has increased by +80% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 2.02 to a 3.63) and more than 5.0 million viewers overall (7.4 million to 12.5 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). Last week’s “Blindspot” was the night’s #2 most upscale telecast on the Big 4, behind only “The Voice,” indexing at a 118.

    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,” 2.1/5; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/5.

    · 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,” 0.5/2.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 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” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    • Not that good. Except if you compare to CW or FOX or NBC…

      Doing about what a Big Bang re-run does is hardly cause to scream for joy.

      As for the show, I find it watchable and enjoyable to a point, but not a show I ever want to watch again.

      The woman who plays Molly is just not very good. She keep making grimaces and faces, which is the downfall of the show, but characteristically, she’s the one Hollywood is pushing instead of the fine actor that is Billy Gardell.

    • At least it was consistent through the hour. It’s pretty much a summer burn off at this point and I don’t think Fox has really got anything to replace it with other than repeats.

      • I DVR’ed it but now may not even bother to watch it. With those ratings and the poor reviews I read, it won’t be worth investing time in it.

        • Frankly, it looked like yet another “wanna-be-fake-edgy” show with yet another Holmes theme (which should be rested for ten years at this point!)

  2. Houdini and Doyle was okay. Nothing special. With such a late series premiere when most things are gearing up for finales, the ratings do not surprise me. But will Fox pull it after next week? These numbers are worse than Friday night numbers.

    Blindspot will not survive without the Voice. It’s not surviving now.

    • You’re very right about Blindspot.

      That was a hugely bad launch for FOX with Houdini and Doyle. The result of years of bad, overhyped shows.