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Fox Inches past ABC for Monday Overnight Dominance

Newbies 'Lucifer' on Fox and 'Superstore' on NBC Still Promising

MONDAY 2/01/16
Metered Markets

Fox: 4.7 rating/7 share, ABC: 4.6/ 7, CBS: 4.3/ 7, NBC: 2.3/ 4, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
Fox: +34, ABC: -19, CBS: -26, CW: -27, NBC: -50


“The X-Files” (Fox), “The Bachelor” (ABC)

-Still Promising:
“Superstore” (NBC), “Lucifer” (Fox)

“Telenovela” (NBC), “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (CW), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Jane the Virgin” (CW)


Ratings Breakdown:

Fox inched past ABC for Monday overnight household dominance with its pairing of “The X-Files” (#1: 5.5 rating/8 share) and week two of drama “Lucifer” (#3: 4.0/ 6). Comparably, this third episode of “The X-Files” revival slipped by 11 percent from the 6.2/ 9 in the overnights one week earlier, but this was still 34 percent above the 4.1/ 6 for year-ago occupant “Gotham.” And that 6.2 in the overnights last week translated into 9.67 million viewers and a 3.2 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

“Lucifer,” meanwhile, was down by an expected 13 percent in the overnights from its 4.6/ 7 debut one week earlier, but was still an improvement of 38 percent from year-ago occupant “Sleepy Hollow.” Overnight retention for “Lucifer” out of “The X-Files” was 73 percent. And that 4.6 overnight household rating translated into 7.16 million viewers and a 2.4/ 7 in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

On ABC, “The Bachelor” scored a 5.4/ 8 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m., which should translate in the vicinity of 7.5-8 million viewers with a 2.1 – 2.3 rating in adults 18-49. And it led into post-show “Bachelor Live” at a second-place 2.8/ 5 at 10 p.m.

Over at NBC, recent sitcom entry “Superstore” is inching closer to a second season renewal with a 3.2/ 5 (#4) in the overnights in the 8 p.m. half-hour, which should be good for about a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49. But lead-out “Telenovela” dipped to a 2.1/ 3 at 8:30 p.m. (#2), which last week fell to a 0.9 in the demo. Next was two more hours of “The Biggest Loser” at a diluted 2.1/ 3 from 9-11 p.m. If you were a fan of NBC’s “The Office,” you should absolutely check out “Superstore.”

Elsewhere, “Supergirl” on CBS dipped to a series-low 4.2/ 6 (#3) from 8-9 p.m., which was 12 percent below the 4.8/ 7 one week earlier. And it led into encore telecasts of “Scorpion” (#2: 4.2/ 6) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 4.6/ 8) from 9-11 p.m.

The CW capped off the night with its critically acclaimed but low-rated combination of one-hour comedies “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (#5: 0.7/ 1) and “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.8/ 1).

Source: Nielsen Media Research