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Monday Final Nationals: ‘Timeless’ on NBC and ‘Conviction’ on ABC Underwhelm in Series Premieres

ESPN again is the Monday night winner in all key measures with the “Monday Night Football” matchup of New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings (which the Vikings had won 24-10).

At 10 p.m., the series debuts of “Conviction” (ABC) and “Timeless” (NBC) couldn’t top the third season premiere of “Scorpion” (CBS) in total viewers (although ‘Timeless’ eked past ‘Scorpion’ in all key adult demos).

‘Conviction’ had the more disappointing start of the night:

‘Conviction’ retention from “Dancing with the Stars” lead-in:
Total Viewers: 48 percent (5.174 million from 10.728 million)
Adults 18-49: 53 percent (0.9 rating from a 1.7 rating)

And while ‘Timeless’ did better than ‘Conviction’, it also didn’t impress in its start:

‘Timeless’ retention from “The Voice” lead-in:
Total Viewers: 64 percent (7.597 million from 11.783 million)
Adults 18-49: 60 percent (1.8 rating from a 3.0 rating)

‘Timeless’ looks even worse when comparing its premiere figures to those of most recent post-‘Voice’ fall debuts, ‘Blindspot’ from 2015 and ‘The Blacklist’ from 2013:

‘Blindspot’ retention from “The Voice” lead-in from 9/21/15:
Total Viewers: 86 percent (10.605 million from 12.371 million)
Adults 18-49: 89 percent (3.1 rating from a 3.5 rating)

‘The Blacklist’ retention from “The Voice” lead-in from 9/23/14:
Total Viewers: 84 percent (12.580 million from 14.983 million)
Adults 18-49: 75 percent (3.8 rating from a 5.1 rating)

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, October 3, 2016
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.8/10 8908 1.0/4 1.4/5 1.9/5
8:00 Dancing with the Stars 249 94 6.9/11 10728 1.1/5 1.7/6 2.2/6
10:01 Conviction (p) 249 94 3.5/6 5174 0.6/3 0.9/3 1.2/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.9/10 9551 1.1/5 2.0/7 2.9/8
8:00 Big Bang Theory 254 94 8.6/15 14319 1.9/9 3.5/13 4.9/15
8:31 Kevin Can Wait 254 94 5.8/9 9595 1.2/5 2.2/7 3.3/9
9:00 Scorpion (p) 254 94 5.2/9 8298 0.9/4 1.5/5 2.3/6
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.5/11 10387 1.6/7 2.6/9 3.4/10
8:00 The Voice 244 94 7.3/12 11783 1.9/8 3.0/10 3.9/11
10:00 Timeless (p) 244 94 4.9/9 7597 1.1/5 1.8/6 2.4/7
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 2.2/4 3425 0.7/3 1.0/3 1.3/4
8:00 Gotham 255 94 2.0/3 3185 0.7/3 1.0/4 1.2/4
9:01 Lucifer 255 94 2.3/4 3674 0.7/3 1.1/3 1.4/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 924 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 245 85 0.6/1 969 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Supergirl (r) 245 85 0.6/1 880 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1819 0.6/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1690 0.6/3
8:00 Despertar Contigo 0.9/1 1599 0.5/2
9:00 Tres Veces Ana 1.2/2 2086 0.7/2
10:00 El Color de la Pasión 1.0/2 1774 0.6/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/0 484 0.2/1
7:00 Mi Corazon es Tuyo 0.2/0 297 0.1/0
8:00 Moisés y Los Diez Mandamientos 0.4/1 657 0.3/1
9:00 La Ronca de Oro 0.3/1 562 0.2/1
10:00 El Príncipe 0.1/0 234 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1903 0.8/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 1.1/2 1803 0.5/2
8:00 Silvana Sin Lana 0.9/1 1483 0.6/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.1/2 1996 0.9/3
10:00 Señora Acero 3: La Coyote 1.2/2 2229 1.0/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 10/03/16

Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.6/6
Men 18-34: 0.7/3
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

Conviction” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.3/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 2.1/9
Men 18-34: 1.7/9
Women 18-49: 3.8/13
Men 18-49: 3.2/12

Kevin Can Wait” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/5
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 2.4/8
Men 18-49: 2.0/7

Scorpion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.9/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/5
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.3/9
Men 18-34: 1.4/7
Women 18-49: 3.8/12
Men 18-49: 2.2/8

Timeless” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.4/6
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 2.1/7
Men 18-49: 1.6/6

Gotham” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 1.2/4

Lucifer” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.8/3
Men 18-34: 0.6/2
Women 18-49: 1.2/4
Men 18-49: 1.0/3

Mary & Jane” (MTV)
Women 18-34: 0.31
Men 18-34: 0.10
Women 18-49: 0.25
Men 18-49: 0.09

Monday Night Football: N.Y. Giants @ Minnesota” (ESPN)
8.02 household rating
13.167 million viewers

Women 18-34: 2.27
Men 18-34: 5.65
Women 18-49: 2.71
Men 18-49: 6.62

WWE Raw” (USA, 8pm)
1.69 household rating
2.877 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.66
Men 18-34: 1.06
Women 18-49: 0.80
Men 18-49: 1.19

WWE Raw” (USA, 9pm)
1.68 household rating
2.870 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.63
Men 18-34: 1.12
Women 18-49: 0.77
Men 18-49: 1.26

WWE Raw” (USA, 10pm)
1.58 household rating
2.644 million viewers

Women 18-34: 0.55
Men 18-34: 1.04
Women 18-49: 0.72
Men 18-49: 1.19

Cable Rankings – Monday 10/03/16
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, October 3:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
100 74 THE FIRST 48 A&E 8:00 PM 60 445 0.14
87 58 60 DAYS IN XTRA A&E 9:30 PM 3 507 0.19
92 66 60 DAYS IN FIRST A&E 9:33 PM 13 471 0.18
45 26 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 9:00 PM 30 783 0.29
38 20 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 894 0.33
22 13 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1221 0.51
21 12 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1250 0.52
89 94 YUKON MEN APL 8:00 PM 60 488 0.09
94 100 YUKON MEN APL 9:00 PM 60 468 0.07
11 9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 60 1714 0.66
65 50 YOURS, MINE OR OURS BRAVO 10:00 PM 30 641 0.21
75 60 YOURS, MINE OR OURS BRAVO 10:30 PM 30 580 0.18
29 40 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1041 0.23
34 42 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 949 0.22
35 62 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 942 0.18
53 25 FAST N LOUD DISC 8:00 PM 60 732 0.29
15 11 FAST N LOUD DISC 9:00 PM 60 1516 0.60
49 28 SACRED STEEL BIKES DISC 10:00 PM 60 755 0.28
19 35 GIRL VS. MONSTER DSNY 7:20 PM 100 1299 0.24
23 55 BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER DSNY 9:00 PM 30 1203 0.20
36 78 GIRL MEETS WORLD DSNY 9:30 PM 30 936 0.14
37 67 MY BABYSITTERS (SERIES) DSNY 10:00 PM 30 906 0.17
41 71 BUNK’D DSNY 10:30 PM 30 857 0.15
61 79 SHERIFF CALLIES WILD WEST DISJR 8:00 PM 25 673 0.14
70 87 KATE & MIM-MM MUSIC VIDE0 DISJR 8:25 PM 5 619 0.10
81 86 KATE & MIM-MIM DISJR 8:30 PM 25 541 0.10
93 88 MY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH DISJR 8:55 PM 25 469 0.10
98 93 LION GUARD DISJR 9:20 PM 25 449 0.09
96 95 SOFIA THE FIRST DISJR 10:10 PM 25 456 0.08
10 8 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN ESPN 6:00 PM 135 1730 0.67
1 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: NY GIANTS / MINNESOTA ESPN 8:15 PM 199 13167 4.65
31 19 CHOPPED FOOD 8:00 PM 60 992 0.33
20 14 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP 2 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1298 0.48
28 16 CHOPPED FOOD 10:00 PM 60 1049 0.38
2 41 THE O’REILLY FACTOR FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2991 0.22
6 36 THE KELLY FILE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2395 0.23
8 49 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2062 0.21
72 39 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: FORREST GUMP FRFM 8:00 PM 180 617 0.23
68 32 FX MOVIE PRIME: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 FX 8:00 PM 150 629 0.25
91 82 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:00 PM 30 477 0.12
90 81 LAST MAN STANDING HALL 8:30 PM 30 480 0.13
85 61 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 518 0.18
79 64 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 548 0.18
25 33 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1149 0.24
14 21 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 9:00 PM 63 1555 0.30
39 52 LONE STAR RESTORATION HIST 10:03 PM 60 891 0.20
32 51 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:00 PM 30 971 0.21
30 37 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1021 0.23
33 43 MASTERS OF FLIP HGTV 9:00 PM 60 964 0.22
18 31 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1305 0.25
23 29 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1203 0.27
83 68 20/20 ON ID ID 8:00 PM 60 537 0.17
55 34 20/20 ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 725 0.24
58 44 MIND OF A MURDERER ID 10:00 PM 60 693 0.21
16 65 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1391 0.18
9 30 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 1762 0.25
12 54 LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1611 0.20
26 10 TEEN MOM SSN 6 MTV 9:00 PM 62 1136 0.64
84 89 LIVE FREE COMPILATION NGC 10:00 PM 60 529 0.10
64 75 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:00 PM 30 642 0.14
73 84 SHIMMER AND SHINE NKJR 8:30 PM 30 600 0.11
47 72 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 772 0.15
56 77 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:30 PM 30 722 0.14
68 90 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:00 PM 24 629 0.09
81 92 TEAM UMIZOOMI NKJR 10:24 PM 24 541 0.09
95 99 WALLYKAZAM! NKJR 10:48 PM 24 462 0.08
46 46 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 773 0.21
51 45 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 737 0.21
57 48 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 711 0.21
53 38 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 732 0.23
27 47 NICKY, RICKY, DICKY &DAWN NICK 8:00 PM 30 1132 0.21
40 70 SCHOOL OF ROCK NICK 8:30 PM 30 859 0.17
86 76 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 511 0.14
97 83 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 455 0.11
99 73 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 447 0.15
78 69 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 549 0.17
76 56 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 568 0.19
48 15 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 760 0.40
60 17 AMERICAN DAD TBS 8:30 PM 30 680 0.36
67 18 AMERICAN DAD TBS 9:00 PM 30 637 0.33
70 23 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 30 619 0.30
74 27 FAMILY GUY TBS 10:00 PM 30 588 0.28
43 53 REGULAR SHOW TOON 8:00 PM 30 822 0.20
44 57 STEVEN UNIVERSE TOON 8:30 PM 30 786 0.19
88 63 90 DAY FIANCE TLC 8:00 PM 60 496 0.18
63 59 TOO CLOSE TO HOME TLC 9:00 PM 61 663 0.18
52 22 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: WE’RE THE MILLERS TNT 8:00 PM 150 735 0.30
66 24 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: WEDDING CRASHERS TNT 10:30 PM 150 638 0.29
59 91 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 7:36 PM 36 687 0.09
77 96 ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW TVL 8:12 PM 36 565 0.08
79 98 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 8:48 PM 36 548 0.08
62 97 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:24 PM 36 668 0.08
50 85 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 754 0.11
42 80 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 824 0.14
3 4 WWE RAW USA 8:00 PM 60 2877 0.99
4 3 WWE RAW USA 9:00 PM 60 2870 1.01
5 5 WWE RAW USA 10:00 PM 70 2644 0.95
7 2 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 3 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2134 1.10
13 6 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 2 VH1 9:00 PM 60 1563 0.87
17 7 BLACK INK CREW CHICAGO 2 VH1 10:00 PM 60 1385 0.77

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Could Conviction be the first show cancelled? It might drop to a 0.7 in the demo in a couple of weeks.

    • No.
      Disney has too much invested in Haley Atwell to cancel her show outright. Perhaps they’ll cut the episode order from 13 to 10. But that’s it.

      • The question (and it is a real question) is why they’d be so invested in an unproven actress of dubious appeal…

  2. Hi!
    If possible, half-hour breakdown for CBS’ ”Scorpion,” please.
    As always, Thanks in advance.

    • Scorpion (CBS, 10/03)

      Total viewers, in millions (adults 18-49 rating/share)

      9:00-9:30 8.941 (1.7/6)
      9:30-10:00 8.194 (1.5/5)
      10:00-10:30 8.060 (1.5/5)
      10:30-11:00 8.020 (1.4/5)

  3. Live+3 vs. Live+SD data for Monday 10/03/2016

    Adults 18-49
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Dancing/Stars ………… 1.70 … 2.04
    Conviction ……………… 0.92 … 1.41
    Big Bang Theory ……… 3.50 … 4.95
    Kevin Can Wait ……….. 2.23 … 2.85
    Scorpion ………………… 1.55 … 2.16
    The Voice ……………….. 2.98 … 3.69
    Timeless ………………… 1.83 … 2.74
    Gotham …………………. 1.02 … 1.60
    Lucifer …………………… 1.07 … 1.72
    Supergirl-r 8pm………… 0.24 … 0.25
    Supergirl-r 9pm………… 0.22 … 0.24

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    Total Viewers (000)
    …………………………….. L+SD … L+3
    Dancing/Stars ………. 10729 .. 12122
    Conviction ……………… 5174 … 7307
    Big Bang Theory …… 14320 .. 18226
    Kevin Can Wait ………. 9616 .. 11342
    Scorpion ……………….. 8353 .. 10855
    The Voice …………….. 11783 .. 13834
    Timeless ………………… 7597 .. 11067
    Gotham …………………. 3185 … 4686
    Lucifer …………………… 3674 … 5680
    Supergirl-r 8pm…………. 969 … 1027
    Supergirl-r 9pm…………. 880 …. 939