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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

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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

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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