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CBS Leads Monday Night Among Total Viewers and Key Demos

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, January 18, 2016 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

Prime Averages
Network Viewers
10.233 1.8/5
6.334 1.7/5
4.130 1.5/4
3.839 1.1/3
1.911 0.8/2
1.774 0.7/2
1.482 0.4/1
1.406 0.4/1

Monday, January 18, 2016
8:00 PROGRAM Viewers
The Bachelor 7.891 2.2/7
Supergirl 8.832 1.8/6
Superstore 5.606 1.6/5
MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (s) 4.193 1.4/4
Just for Laughs (s) 1.702 0.4/1
Antes Muerta que Lichita 2.064 0.8/2
Celia 2.031 0.7/2
Criminal Minds (r) 1.603 0.4/1
8:30 PROGRAM Viewers
The Bachelor 7.400 2.1/6
Supergirl 8.809 1.8/5
Telenovela 3.832 1.1/3
MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (s) 4.244 1.5/4
Just for Laughs (s) 1.531 0.4/1
Antes Muerta que Lichita 2.008 0.8/2
Celia 1.858 0.6/2
Criminal Minds (r) 1.633 0.4/1
9:00 PROGRAM Viewers
The Bachelor 7.300 2.1/6
Scorpion 11.565 2.0/6
The Biggest Loser 3.442 0.9/3
MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (s) 4.115 1.5/4
Just for Laughs (s) 1.343 0.3/1
Pasion y Poder 1.945 0.8/2
Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.823 0.7/2
Criminal Minds (r) 1.530 0.4/1
9:30 PROGRAM Viewers
The Bachelor 7.515 2.2/6
Scorpion 11.270 2.0/6
The Biggest Loser 3.331 0.9/3
MasterChef Celebrity Showdown (s) 3.969 1.4/4
Whose Line is it Anyway? (r) 1.048 0.3/1
Pasion y Poder 1.859 0.7/2
Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.862 0.7/2
Criminal Minds (r) 1.581 0.5/1
10:00 PROGRAM Viewers
Bachelor Live 4.508 1.1/3
NCIS: Los Angeles 10.656 1.6/5
The Biggest Loser 3.360 1.0/3
Pasion y Poder 1.883 0.8/2
La Querida del Centauro 1.580 0.7/2
Criminal Minds (r) 1.327 0.4/1
10:30 PROGRAM Viewers
Bachelor Live 3.393 0.8/3
NCIS: Los Angeles 10.266 1.6/5
The Biggest Loser 3.461 1.0/3
Pasion y Poder 1.709 0.7/2
La Querida del Centauro 1.490 0.6/2
Criminal Minds (r) 1.221 0.4/1

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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  1. I am impressed at how Supergirl has leveled off and maintained decent numbers. Not a fan of the show, but have to give kudos.
    NBC needs either to move Biggest Loser away from other reality or just let it ride out this season & end it.

    • I wouldn’t give kudos to a show that is at bad levels in spite of repeated hype by its network and that is the lowest-rated on that day.

      Speaking of CBS, all their shows seemed to do better than normal. I smell a measurement error, not an improvement.

  2. Superstore is hanging in there, but Telenovela is probably not strong enough to get a renewal (at least not based on the live ratings.)

    Supergirl and Scorpion has absolutely benefited from The Voice (and perhaps DWTS) being on hiatus. NCIS:LA has also benefited from being the only scripted choice at 10PM.

    Biggest Loser is currently living up to it name. I think it definitely needs a rest after this season.

  3. I have to admit, I’m missing the analysis you guys used to do daily on the ratings. Are you planning on bringing that back?

  4. I’m still surprised that Superstore is hanging in there. On the NBC comedy front, I wonder where The Carmichael Show and Crowded will end up. Fridays after Undateable ends?




    L+3 Ratings for Thursday, Jan. 14:

    · Week 2 of “Shades of Blue” generated a +72% lift going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” Nielsens (from a 1.32 rating to a 2.27).

    · That’s up from a +58% increase in L+3 for the show’s Jan. 7 series debut (1.81 in L+SD to 2.86 in L+3).

    · The +72% lift for the Week 2 telecast (which aired versus competition from a Republican Presidential Debate) is the biggest for any primetime telecast on the Big 4 networks reported so far through the first four nights of the Nielsen week, Jan. 11-14.

    · The increase of +0.95 of a rating point (1.32 to 2.27) is the #3 biggest L+3 gain this season for Week 2 of a new series on the Big 4 networks, behind only “Blindspot” (+1.60) and “Quantico” (+1.42).

    · In total viewers, “Shades” grew by 3.750 million viewers, down just 5% from a 3.961 increase for Week 1 – which is the #3 biggest total-viewer lift ever for an NBC series premiere.

    · On a percentage basis, the Week 2 lift in total viewers is up to +56% (6.6 million vs. 10.4 million), from +46% in Week 1 (8.6 million vs. 12.5 million).

    • This PR release is a bit misleading (I know, surprise surprise!)

      The way I’m reading it is in the 18-49 demo, SOB grew by about 1 rating point in both weeks 1 and 2, which isn’t bad.

      But the downside is: the week 2 same-day audience was smaller than week 1’s and the DVR gain is the same both week, so the net result is fewer people saw the second episode than the first.

      • NBC mislead people?!!!!??! Perish the thought!!! 😉

        You have to remember, high percentage increases go mechanically with lower ratings and are also an accurate predictors of ratings erosion (which is what happened this week.)

  6. While CBS won the night I must say the difference in the big 4 is quite small….less viewers of course. 1.8 -1.1 is only .7….what incentive to networks have to give for producing shows? Mediocrity seems to be the name of the game in today’s world….how sad.

    • The incentive is to make loads of money if you produce good ones (or even simply decently-made ones).

      The networks keep hiring the same small cadre of flop-makers (who happen to also be their buddies) and are rationalizing away the bad results (heck, Marc said ABC was pretending in public that Quantico was a huge hit!!!!(????!)).

      But you are right and the way things are going, we are going to see more and more reality shows and I won’t be surprised to see game shows coming back in force.

      Frankly, at this point, I think there’s so little scripted to see that if they stopped making the shows, it would make next to no difference to my viewing, which is a very, very sad thing to say! 🙁

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