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ABC Tops Halloween Evening; NBC the Network to Beat in Adults 18-49

Week Two of CBS Sitcom 'Man with a Plan' Drops by 22 Percent in Households

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.8/10, NBC: 5.1/ 8, CBS: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 2.4/ 4, CW: 1.2/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +50, Fox: +14, ABC: -13, NBC: -25, CBS: -34

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-Winners: “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC), “The Voice” (NBC), “Supergirl” (CW)
-Modest: “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS), “Man with a Plan” (CBS)
-Losers: “Gotham” (Fox), “2 Broke Girls” (CBS), “The Odd Couple” (CBS): “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts” (ABC), “Timeless” (NBC)

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Ratings Breakdown:
HUT levels from last night were below typical season to-date Monday levels due to Halloween, of course. With that in mind, ABC topped the evening thanks to veteran “Dancing With the Stars” at a 7.2 rating/12 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. But NBC owns the night in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics) courtesy of “The Voice,” which scored a 6.0/10 in the metered markets opposite “Dancing With the Stars.”

The perennial older-skewing strength of “Dancing With the Stars” did not benefit annual special, “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts,” which dipped to a third-place 3.0/ 5 at 10 p.m. Comparably, the Robin Roberts-hosted hour was down by 17 percent from the 3.6/ 6 on the year-ago evening, which translated into just 4.98 million viewers and a 0.8 rating/3 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

Tops in the 10 p.m. hour was “Scorpion” on CBS at a 4.5/ 8, which was 27 percent below the 6.2/ 9 in the overnights on the year-ago evening at 9 p.m., followed by recent NBC drama entry “Timeless” at a 3.4/ 6. One year earlier, former NBC Monday 10 p.m. time period occupant “The Blacklist” scored a notably stronger 5.1/ 9.

In week two news, Matt LeBlanc CBS sitcom “Man with a Plan” scored a 3.8/ 7 at 8:30 p.m., which was 22 percent below the 4.9/ 7 for the series-opener one week earlier. Comparably, that 4.9 household rating translated into 7.42 million viewers and a 1.6 rating/5 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. Overnight retention for “Man with a Plan” out of lead-in “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 4.2/ 7 at 8 p.m.) was still solid, however, at 90 percent.

Next on CBS was the 9-10 p.m. combination of sitcoms “2 Broke Girls” (#3: 3.3/ 5) and “The Odd Couple” (#3: 2.8/ 4), which combined slipped by 51 percent from aforementioned former time period occupant “Scorpion” one year earlier.

Elsewhere, “Supergirl” remains a solid fit on The CW, with a 1.6/ 3 in the 8 p.m. hour an improvement of 100 percent from year-ago time period occupant “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (0.8/ 1 on 11/03/15). But lead-out “Jane the Virgin” sunk to a 0.8/ 1 (#5) at 9 p.m.

Fox capped off this first Monday of the November sweeps with the drama combination of “Gotham” (#4: 2.4/ 4) and just full-season renewed “Lucifer” (#4: 2.5/ 4), which deserves positive mention for consistently holding the “Gotham” lead-in.

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, October 31:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.2/12 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.6/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.1/12 (#1)
CBS – “Man With a Plan”: 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.7/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.3/12 (#1)
CBS – “2 Broke Girls”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 7.3/12 (#1)
CBS – “The Odd Couple”: 2.8/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.4/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “All Access Nashville: Celebrating the CMA Awards with Robin Roberts”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 3.1/ 6 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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