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ABC Opens Week on a Winning Overnight Note; NBC the Net to Beat in Adults 18-49

'Scorpion' on CBS and 'Lucifer' on Fox Conclude for the Season

MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 6.9 rating/11 share, NBC: 5.5/ 9, CBS: 5.0/ 8, Fox: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.7/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
CBS: + 4, NBC: – 7, ABC: -16, CW: -22, Fox: -37


Ratings Breakdown:
ABC topped the Monday household overnights as usual, besting No. 2 NBC by 25 percent. But the home of “The Voice” is still poised for victory in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demos). “Dancing With the Stars” scored an 8.3 rating/13 share from 8-10 p.m., which was 11 percent below the 9.3/14 one year earlier. And it led into waiting-to-be officially renewed “Castle” at a second-place 4.3/ 7 at 10 p.m., which trailed competing “NCIS: Los Angeles” on CBS (#1: 5.0/ 8) by 14 percent.

NBC’s “The Voice” scored a 6.3/10 from 8-10 p.m., which was also 11 percent below the 7.1/11 on the year-ago evening. And it led into a third-place 3.8/ 7 for “Blindspot” at 10 p.m., which dipped from the 9:30 p.m. portion of “The Voice” (6.0/ 9) by a significant 37 percent. One year earlier, NBC medical drama “Night Shift” averaged a 3.5/ 6 in the household overnights in this hour.

There were two season finales last night and they both aired at 9 p.m.: “Scorpion” on CBS and “Lucifer” on Fox. “Scorpion” concluded its sophomore season with a third-place 5.8/ 9 in the 9 p.m. hour. Comparably, that increased from a lead-in of “The Big Bang Theory” (#3: 3.9/ 6 at 8:30 p.m.) by 46 percent. And it was 123 percent above the 2.6/ 4 for the freshman season-ending installment of “Lucifer.” Comparably, “Lucifer” increased from a repeat of “Gotham” (#4: 1.3/ 2) by 100 percent.

Earlier in the evening on CBS was the return of “Mike & Molly” for its final set of episodes at a third-place 4.5/ 7 at 8 p.m.

The CW could not compete, as always, with its pairing of of the return of period drama “Reign” (#5: 0.7/ 1) and “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.6/ 1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research