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NBC Tops Final November Monday

'CMA Country Christmas' Scores Respectfully in the Overnights on ABC

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Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.2/ 8, ABC: 4.1/ 7, CBS: 3.8/ 6, Fox: 2.6/ 4, CW: 1.7/ 3

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +143, Fox: +18, ABC: no change, CBS: -16, NBC: -25,



“The Voice” (NBC), “Supergirl” (CW)

-Honorable Mention:

“CMA Country Christmas” (ABC)


“Gotham” (Fox), “Jane the Virgin” (CW), “Conviction” (ABC), “Timeless” (NBC)


Ratings Breakdown:
‘Tis the season for holiday specials and repeats, so it was no surprise to see “CMA Country Christmas” on ABC and a night of predominantly encore telecasts on CBS. The two-hour “CMA Country Music Special” was on the overnight map with a respectable 4.7 rating/7 share in households from 8-10 p.m., which fluctuated by only four-tenths of a rating point within the four half-hours. Directly opposite it was “The Voice” on NBC, which dominated the block with a 6.3/10.

Both ABC and NBC, however, dropped considerably in the 10 p.m. with ABC’s “Conviction” third at a 2.9/ 5 and NBC’s “Timeless” tied with an encore telecast of CBS’ “Scorpion” at a 3.5/ 6. The arrival of ABC’s “Quantico” into the Monday 10 p.m. hour in January is unlikely to be much of an improvement.

Earlier in the evening on CBS were repeats of sitcoms “The Big Bang Theory” (#2: 5.5/ 9), “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 3.8/ 6) and “Man With a Plan” (#2: 4.8/ 7) from 8-9:30 p.m., followed by an original installment of “The Odd Couple” at a third-place 3.2/ 5 at 9:30 p.m.

Over at The CW, “Supergirl” remains the real deal with a 2.5/ 4 in the 8 p.m. hour up a staggering 257 percent over the 0.7/ 1 for former time period occupant “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on the year-ago evening. “Jane the Virgin,” a worthy entry creatively, stumbled to a 0.9/ 1 in the household overnights at 9 p.m., however.

Fox capped off the night with “Gotham” at a 2.5/ 4 in the 8 p.m. hour, which was down by 19 percent year-to-year, followed by “Lucifer” at 2.8/ 4 at 9 p.m., which remains a vast improvement over short-lived year-ago drama occupant “Minority Report.”

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, November 21:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Country Christmas”: 4.9/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.5/ 9 (#2)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.4/10 (#1)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.5/ 4 (#5)
CW – “Supergirl”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Country Christmas”: 4.8/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (R): 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Gotham”: 2.4/ 7 (#5)
CW – “Supergirl”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Country Christmas”: 4.8/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “Man with a Plan” (R): 3.2/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.8/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.9/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “CMA Country Christmas”: 4.4/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “The Odd Couple”: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/10 (#1)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Conviction”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 3.5/ 6 (#1t)
NBC – “Timeless”: 3.5/ 6 (#1t)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Conviction”: 2.7/ 5 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Timeless”: 3.5/ 6 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I am thinking that that does not bode well for the future of The Odd Couple if CBS threw a new episode in the midst of all those repeats. It indicates that they are just throwing episodes on the air to use them up.

    • Good, it’s awful. So tired of remakes. They were never going to match the quality of Klugman and Randall. And Perry is a one note actor. And that note is very, very stale.

      • I have to agree; especially was thinking the “one note” last night. Every time he says something with emphasis, he does that stupid flick the head move. Its also mostly why his other post Friends shows have been flops.

        • And the other guy, Thomas Lennon, drives me crazy. I actually liked Sean Saves the World, but his scenes were brutal. If they had focused more on Sean’s home life with the teenage daughter and the acerbic mother, I think it would have survived.

          • I tend to agree with you on Sean Saves the World. The office scenes never came to life and the colleagues were just a collection of cliches that never gelled into real characters.