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Updated Monday Scorecard: Three Nets – ABC, NBC and Fox – Dominate

Renewals for NBC's 'Superstore' and Fox's 'The X-Files' Look Positive; 'Telenovela' on NBC is a Goner

What follows are the preliminary national ratings for Monday, February 22 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Note that these results are based on the time period averages and are not program based.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.59 million, ABC: 7.52, Fox: 6.25, NBC: 3.85, CW: 947,000

-Adults 18-49:
ABC and Fox: 2.0 rating/6 share each, CBS: 1.5/ 5, NBC: 1.1/ 4, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.66 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 7.38 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

NBC – Superstore (season finale)
Viewers: 4.64 million (#4), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#4)

Fox – The X-Files (season finale)
Viewers: 7.46 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#2)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 1.11 million (#5), A18-49: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.66 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1t)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 7.38 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

NBC – Telenovela (season or series finale)
Viewers: 4.64 million (#4), A18-49:0.9/ 3 (#4)

Fox – The X-Files (season finale)
Viewers: 7.72 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1t)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viewers: 845,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.47 million (#2), A18-49: 2.4/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 9.86 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Biggest Loser (season finale)
Viewers: 3.68 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 5.10 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 935,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor
Viewers: 8.68 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 9.65 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Biggest Loser (season finale)
Viewers: 3.73 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#4)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 4.71 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 4 (#3)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 900,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 5.73 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.94 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#1)

NBC – The Biggest Loser (season finale)
Viewers: 4.05 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Castle
Viewers: 5.21 million (#2), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.46 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#1t)

NBC – The Biggest Loser (season finale)
Viewers: 4.09 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 CBS

    CBS Monday Live + Same Day Highlights

    “SCORPION” IS MONDAY’S NUMBER ONE BROADCAST IN VIEWERS

    “NCIS: LOS ANGELES” SWEEPS ITS TIME PERIOD IN VIEWERS AND KEY DEMOS

    CBS WINS THE NIGHT IN THE VIEWERS

    · At 8:00 PM, SUPERGIRL averaged 7.31m, 1.5 in A18-49 and 2.1 in A25-54.

    · At 9:00 PM, SCORPION was first in viewers (9.75m) and second in A18-49 (1.7) and A25-54 (2.5). SCORPION wasMonday’s number one broadcast in viewers.

    · At 10:00 PM, NCIS: LOS ANGELES was first in viewers (8.70m), A18-49 (1.3) and A25-54 (1.9).

    · CBS won Monday in viewers (8.56m).

  2. FROM NBC

    “SUPERSTORE” GROWS +17% WEEK TO WEEK IN 18-49, “TELENOVELA” +29%, “BIGGEST LOSER” +50%

    “SUPERSTORE” EQUALS ITS 18-49 HIGH SINCE JAN. 25, PROJECTED TO GROW TO A 2.3; “TELENOVELA” MATCHES ITS BEST SINCE JAN. 18; “LOSER” EQUALS ITS SEASON HIGH, SETS A NEW SEASON HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    Monday Primetime Results:

    “Superstore” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-8:30 p.m. ET):

    · Grows +17% week to week in adults 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.2) and +19% in total viewers (4.637 million vs. 3.889 million).

    · Matches its high since Jan. 25 in 18-49 (1.5).

    · Is projected to grow to a 2.3 after seven days of time-shifting and alternate-platform viewing.

    · Will add substantial viewership with time-shifting and VOD — Last week’s “Superstore” grew by +42% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.21 to 1.72), up from a +29% increase the prior week, and by 1.1 million viewers overall (3.9 million to 5.0 million), up from the previous week’s 856,000. The +0.51 increase in 18-49 is “Superstore’s” biggest L+3 lift to date.

    · Upscale: “Superstore generates a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 112 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    “Telenovela” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 2.9 million viewers overall from 8:30-9 p.m. ET):

    · Increases by +29% versus last week in adults 18-49 (0.9 vs. 0.7) and +25% in total viewers (2.926 million vs. 2.333 million).

    · Equals its high since Jan. 18 in 18-49 (1.1).

    · Will add significant viewership with time-shifting and VOD – Last week’s “Telenovela” grew by +24% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (0.72 to 0.89), up from the prior week’s +18%, and by 501,000 viewers overall (2.3 million to 2.8 million), up from the previous week’s lift of 398,000.

    · Upscale: “Telenovela” has generated a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 114 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    “The Biggest Loser 17” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.9 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET):

    · Grows by +50% week to week in adults 18-49 (1.2 vs. 0.8) and +39% in total viewers (3.887 million vs. 2.803 million).

    · Equals its season high in 18-49 (1.2), previously achieved on Jan. 25 and with the show’s Jan. 4 season premiere.

    · With the “Biggest Loser 17”finale, delivers a new season high in total viewers.

    · For its second hour from 10-11 p.m., ranks #2 among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49.

    · For its second hour, ranks #1 among those networks in women 18-49 and women 18-34 and ties for #1 in adults 18-34..

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – Last week’s “Biggest Loser” grew by +32% in 18-49 (0.82 to 1.08) and733,000 viewers (2.8 million to 3.5 million) going from L+SD to L+3.

    · Upscale: “Loser” delivers a solid upscale audience, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    Estimates After 7 Days of Time-Shifting and Alt-Platform Viewing:

    · “Superstore,” 2.3 rating in 18-49, 6.56 million viewers overall.

    · “Telenovela,” 1.2 in 18-49, 3.75 million.

    · “Biggest Loser,” 1.7 in 18-49, 5.34 million.

    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,” 2.0/5; 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,” 0.8/4; “Late Show,” 0.4/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.6/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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” (1.0/4). 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    For the Week:

    · NBC has averaged a 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 15-21, according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research

    · For the week, NBC finished within 0.1 of a point of its rating for the same week last year in adults 18-49 (1.1 vs. 1.2), matched its year-ago figure in adults 25-54 (1.5 vs. 1.5) and grew +3% in total viewers (5.0 million vs. 4.8 million).

    · Topping NBC’s week were Wednesday’s “Law & Order: SVU” (ranked #19 among Big 4 primetime telecasts for the week in adults 18-49), Tuesday’s “Chicago Fire” (tied for #20), Wednesday’s “Chicago P.D.” (tied for #20), Tuesday’s “Chicago Med” (tied for #27),Sunday’s “All-Star Tribute to James Burrows” (tied for #29) and Thursday’s “Blacklist” (tied for #29).

    · Season to date, NBC is running within 0.1 of a rating point of #1 behind Super Bowl- and Grammy-boosted CBS in adults 18-49 and is tied for #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-34 and women 18-34.

    · NBC’s total-viewer average of 8.697 million is the network’s highest at this point in a season without a Super Bowl or Olympic boost since 2006-07 (9.7 million).

    WEEKLY AVERAGES
    Average rating, share and audience in each category

    ADULTS 18-49

    CBS 2.2/8, 2.8 million

    ABC 1.4/5, 1.8 million

    Fox 1.2/4, 1.5 million

    NBC 1.1/4, 1.4 million

    CW 0.6/2, 0.8 million

    Each rating point equals 1.27 million viewers

    ADULTS 25-54

    CBS 3.0/8, 3.5 million

    ABC 1.7/5, 2.1 million

    Fox 1.5/4, 1.8 million

    NBC 1.5/4, 1.7 million

    CW 0.7/2, 0.8 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    CBS 3.6/10, 10.6 million

    ABC 1.7/5, 5.2 million

    NBC 1.7/5, 5.0 million

    Fox 1.3/4, 4.0 million

    CW 0.6/2, 1.6 million

    Each rating point equals 2.95 million viewers

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

    ADULTS 18-49
    CBS 2.5/8, 3.2 million

    NBC 2.4/8, 3.0 million

    Fox 2.1/7, 2.7 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 3.4/9, 4.0 million

    NBC 3.0/8, 3.6 million

    Fox 2.5.7, 3.0 million

    ABC 2.2/6, 2.6 million

    CW 0.8/2, 1.0 million

    Each rating point equals 1.20 million viewers

    TOTAL VIEWERS

    CBS 4.0/11, 11.7 million

    NBC 2.9/8, 8.7 million

    ABC 2.2/6, 6.6 million

    Fox 2.2/6, 6.4 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.”

  3. FROM ABC

    Live + 3 Day data for Thursday, 2/18/16

    ABC won Thursday’s for the 2nd week in a row among Adults 18-49 in the L+3 ratings, after finishing 2-tenths behind Fox and a 1-tenth behind CBS in the Live + Same Day numbers. During prime in L+3 Adults 18-49, ABC (3.0 rating) beat CBS by 11% (2.7), Fox by 25% (2.4) and NBC by 76% (1.7).

    In L+3, ABC delivered 3 Top 4 TV programs on Thursday in Adults 18-49, with Grey’s Anatomy (3.3 rating – +50% over L+SD), Scandal (2.8 rating – +56% over L+SD) and How to Get Away with Murder (2.7 rating – +80% over L+SD), trailing only CBS’ top-rated The Big Bang Theory on the night. Initially in Live + Same Day, CBS’ Big Bang-led Life in Pieces and Fox’s American Idol finished as the #3 and #4 shows of the night, but dropped to #5 and #7 in L+3, respectively.

  4. So glad the Voice is back next week and Dancing with the Stars coming back on March 21st as Mondays have been boring without them since December.

    Bachelor is just an overall beast right now, that show can’t be stopped and ABC definitely needs to go in the procedural route next season as Castle despite its aging ratings this season was probably the most valuable show they’ve had in the past 5-10 years in the syndication market. As we see with NBC they’re going to make a killing off of the Chicago shows in syndication.

    FOX is definitely going to bring back X-Files but the question is rather it keeps a short-run or goes back to a traditional long season episode order. Lucifer is toast behind low-rated Gotham.

    Off night for CBS as Scorpion was way down but I see Supergirl coming back and NCIS: LA needs to join the other NCIS shows on Tuesdays next season as Castle is starting to cut back into its ratings again and Blindspot will bring it down even more in the coming weeks.

    • Sad when you think about it: FOX brought back a show it premiered in 1994 to disappointingly low-ratings and we hear that it’s a no-brainer to bring it back… 🙁

  5. The NBC comedy situation is getting very interesting because everything is up in the air right now but Superstore is easily the leader of the pack right now and will get renewed but the problem as I mentioned before with Superstore it’s not a franchise player to build around as it’s a very niche comedy that has a limited ceiling so they still need to find that comedy. I think had they gotten Fuller House that would’ve been the comedy to build around but they lost out on that opportunity they may literally need to reboot one of their Must See TV comedies just to bring back old comedy viewers of the network who left them in the mid-2000s.

    After Superstore’s renewal, NBC has limited comedy space on their schedule next season so the rest of their renewals will either depend on that or their development slate which I know has two comedies that they are sure to bring in. I only know about Marlon which would be a great fit with Carmichael next season. There’s another workplace comedy that would fit in with Superstore.

    Telenovela looks pretty dead in my opinion putting up anemic numbers and numbers that have either been below Friday hut-level comedies Undateable or touching Truth Be Told territory. Neither of those comedies had a decent lead-in and aired on a Friday instead of Monday and we know Truth Be Told is gone. Telenovela looks expensive too especially with Eva Longoria on the cast. NBC owns the show so they have to pay for production costs.

    I was talking with TVisME earlier about this and NBC is faced with having to decide between 4 comedies that they own in Superstore which is getting renewed as mentioned before then they Carmichael, yet to debut Crowded, and Telenovela. I totally don’t see them bringing back all 4 shows then there’s the uncertainty with Undateable which is a Warner Bros. project that’s gotta go through the negotiations with Laura in another potential package move.

    If Carmichael does solid numbers behind Little Big Shots like it did in the summer behind Got Talent then it’ll be coming back more than likely with Marlon as the #2 renewal. Carmichael has real potential on the syndication market in the future because the black comedies have a higher demand on networks like BET and several others that will run them.

    Crowded will fight with Telenovela, Undateable, and other development comedies and needs to really standout or its toast as I see this being like One Big Happy as its timeslot is tough to succeed in. Crowded looks pretty good but I don’t see it coming back but if they bring back 3 of their owned comedies Crowded would be ahead of Telenovela since it seems cheaper too than Telenovela. Crowded needs to do real good behind Carmichael in order to comeback if it shows any signs of being DOA the first few weeks it’s toast.

    Even with Crowded failing Telenovela could still be canned as that’ll just mean that NBC moves on next season with Superstore and Carmichael and build the new comedies around them.

    Last is Undateable which can go either way despite its ratings, I’m not sure what happens to it. It may already be cancelled or it might just be waiting for negotiations with Warner Bros. and Laura. This is probably the biggest wild card of them all as I can’t call it as Undateable is a live variety show now more than it is a regular sitcom so we’ll see what happens there.

    • I’ll make the same comment essentially. NBC is going to renew a comedy that ended with 4.6 million viewers (aka disaster) and has “limited comedy space”…

      It has all the space it wants. The whole schedule (except football of course and to a degree The Voice) is a vast open space.

      • Yeah that renewal of Superstore is pretty pathetic honestly and people are only giving the show a pass because NBC hasn’t had a hit comedy on their air since the mid-2000s. They need higher standards for their comedies.

        Don’t forget any of the Dick Wolf shows which take up 4-5 hours of space next season with SVU and the Chicago shows. So they really don’t have that much space but there’s some shows on their schedule outside of football, The Voice, and Dick Wolf shows that shouldn’t be returning.

        • Superstore is a good show…sort of like The Office set in a K-Mart like store. And it deserves more time.

        • We do agree. 🙂

          Wasn’t the last real comedy hit NBC had Will and Grace? Or perhaps Frasier…

          Seriously.

          On the Dick Wolf shows: the man has had immense success and his shows do better than the rest of the NBC schedule, but they’re far from hits.

          How’s producing some Dick Wolf originals NBC?

          • I think it was Will & Grace because it ended in 2006 while Frasier and Friends ended in 2004 so nothing since 2006 has hit for them.

            • Thanks for the more precise info Hello Larry.

              And if we go back to when those shows premiered, NBC hasn’t found a comedy hit in about 15 years!!!

              Yet to listen to their PR, they’re been a House of Hits all those years… 😉

    • I know it’s just a type by Marc of course, but poor CBS, once again winning the night and not even mentioned… 😉

  6. I hope X-Files comes back in some form. You can’t leave us with a finale like that! Cliffhanger! I must say I enjoyed the mini series as a whole. It was better than season 7 or season 9 for me. The premiere and the finale were the most rushed. I Did enjoy Old Smokey again. The middle episodes were very good.

    Lucifer is a well written show and I highly recommend it. Clever and witty writing. I hope it returns.

    Even if CBS doesnt’ think Supergirl fits on their brand they could always ship it to the CW since the whole network is a DC show paradise now.

    Biggest Loser needs to be retired after this. Weight loss shows have burned out.