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Monday Final Nationals: ‘Blindspot’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Castle’ Each Rise from Prior Monday

ESPN won Monday night in total viewers, households and all key male and adult demos (18-34, 18-49 and 25-54) with “Monday Night Football(Women 18-34: 2.35; Men 18-34: 4.67; Women 18-49: 2.53; Men 18-49: 4.96) featuring a Houston Texans’ 10-6 victory over the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals.

ESPN has won the night on all 10 Mondays this season among households and all key male and adult demos (nine of 10 weeks among viewers).

Texans-Bengals peaked from 9:30-9:45 p.m. ET with an 8.7 rating and 13,817,000 viewers.

In Houston, the game delivered a 15.7 rating on ESPN and a 10.4 on KIAH-CW, for a combined 26.1 rating in the market. In Cincinnati, the game delivered a 15.6 rating on ESPN and a 29.0 on WLWT-NBC, for a combined 44.6 rating in the market.

The top 10 metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): Dayton (20.8), Columbus (13.5), Las Vegas (12.4), New Orleans (12.3), Jacksonville (11.9), Norfolk (11.6), Cleveland (11.5), Buffalo (11.4), San Diego (11.0) and Phoenix (10.9).

The night’s original offerings on the broadcast (and select cable) networks were, as follows:

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars(Women 18-34: 1.8/6; Men 18-34: 0.6/3; Women 18-49: 2.6/8; Men 18-49: 1.0/3)

ABC’s “Castle(Women 18-34: 0.9/3; Men 18-34: 0.6/2; Women 18-49: 1.5/5; Men 18-49: 0.7/2)

CBS’s “Supergirl(Women 18-34: 1.1/4; Men 18-34: 1.2/5; Women 18-49: 1.7/5; Men 18-49: 1.8/6)

CBS’s “Scorpion(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 0.8/3; Women 18-49: 1.6/5; Men 18-49 1.7/5)

CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles(Women 18-34: 0.8/3; Men 18-34: 0.6/2; Women 18-49: 1.4/4; Men 18-49 1.1/4)

NBC’s “The Voice(Women 18-34: 2.8/10; Men 18-34: 1.1/5; Women 18-49: 3.8/11; Men 18-49: 2.2/7)

NBC’s “Blindspot(Women 18-34: 2.0/7; Men 18-34: 0.9/4; Women 18-49: 2.7/8; Men 18-49: 1.6/5)

Fox’s “Gotham(Women 18-34: 0.9/3; Men 18-34: 1.5/6; Women 18-49: 1.2/4; Men 18-49: 1.9/6)

Fox’s “Minority Report(Women 18-34: 0.5/2; Men 18-34: 0.6/2; Women 18-49: 0.6/2; Men 18-49: 0.7/2)

CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend(Women 18-34: 0.3/1; Men 18-34: 0.1/1; Women 18-49: 0.3/1; Men 18-49: 0.2/1)

CW’s “Jane the Virgin(Women 18-34: 0.7/3; Men 18-34: 0.2/1; Women 18-49: 0.6/2; Men 18-49: 0.3/1)

TNT’s “Major Crimes(2.545 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.13; Men 18-34: 0.03; Women 18-49: 0.45; Men 18-49: 0.18)

FX’s “Fargo(10-11:07 p.m.; 1.152 million viewers; Women 18-34: 0.21; Men 18-34: 0.23; Women 18-49: 0.31; Men 18-49: 0.33)

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Monday, November 16, 2015
ABC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.8/11 10486 1.0/4 1.6/5 2.3/6
8:00 Dancing with the Stars 8.0/12 12351 1.2/4 1.8/6 2.6/7
10:01 Castle 4.4/8 6662 0.7/3 1.1/5 1.5/4
CBS PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.2/8 8274 0.9/3 1.6/5 2.2/6
8:00 Supergirl 4.9/8 7769 1.1/4 1.8/5 2.3/6
9:00 Scorpion 5.7/9 9163 0.8/3 1.7/5 2.5/6
9:59 NCIS: Los Angeles 5.1/9 7911 0.7/3 1.3/4 1.9/5
NBC PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.1/10 10051 1.8/7 2.7/8 3.6/9
8:00 The Voice 6.8/11 11208 1.9/7 3.0/9 4.0/10
10:00 Blindspot 4.8/9 7736 1.4/6 2.1/7 2.8/8
FOX PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.9/3 3044 0.9/3 1.1/3 1.2/3
8:00 Gotham 2.7/4 4349 1.2/5 1.5/5 1.8/5
9:00 Minority Report 1.1/2 1740 0.5/2 0.7/2 0.7/2
CW PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.7/1 995 0.4/1 0.4/1 0.4/1
8:00 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 0.6/1 889 0.2/1 0.3/1 0.4/1
9:00 Jane the Virgin 0.8/1 1100 0.5/2 0.5/1 0.4/1
UNI PROGRAM HH/SHR VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.3/2 2440 1.0/3
7:00 Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse 1.2/2 2110 0.8/3
8:03 Antes Muerta Que Lichita 1.2/2 2427 0.9/3
9:03 Pasion y Poder 1.3/2 2510 1.0/3
10:06 Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.3/2 2362 0.9/3
ESPN PROGRAM HH VWRS
(000)
A18-34 A18-49 A25-54
6:00 Monday Night Countdown 2031 0.70 0.80 0.85
8:15 Monday Night Football: Houston @ Cincinnati 7.68 12185 3.51 4.23 4.74
11:32 SportsCenter (thru 1:00a) 3202 1.31 1.40 1.44

Cable Rankings – Monday 11/16/15
What follows are the top 20 most-watched shows in prime time on cable for Monday, November 16:


  1. “Monday Night Football: Houston @ Cincinnati” (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.; 7.68 household rating): 12.185 million

  2. “The O’Reilly Factor” (Fox news Channel, 8 p.m.): 3.859

  3. “WWE Raw” (USA, 8 p.m.): 3.541

  4. “WWE Raw” (USA, 9 p.m.): 3.290

  5. “The Kelly File” (Fox News Channel, 9 p.m.): 3.102

  6. “WWE Raw” (USA, 10 p.m.): 3.047

  7. “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood 2” (VH1, 8 p.m.): 2.700

  8. “Major Crimes” (TNT, 9 p.m.): 2.545

  9. “Street Outlaws” (Discovery, 9 p.m.): 2.432

  10. “Hannity” (Fox News Channel, 10 p.m.): 2.128

  11. “Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.): 1.868

  12. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10 p.m.): 1.741

  13. “Black Ink Crew Chicago” (VH1, 9 p.m.): 1.732

  14. “The Big Bang Theory” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.): 1.648

  15. “Vegas Rat Rods” (Discovery, 10:03 p.m.): 1.490

  16. “House Hunters” (HGTV, 10 p.m.): 1.369

  17. “House Hunters International” (HGTV, 10:30 p.m.): 1.294

  18. “Vanderpump Rules” (Bravo, 9 p.m.): 1.256

  19. Movie: “Naughty or Nice 2012” (Hallmark, 8 p.m.): 1.249

  20. “American Dad” (Adult Swim, 10:30 p.m.): 1.236


Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research




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