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Updated Monday Ratings: ABC and NBC Share Dominance


What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, May 1, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 7.71 million. NBC: 7.41, CBS: 5.76, Fox: 3.17, CW: 1.27

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.4 rating/5 share, ABC: 1.2/ 5, CBS and Fox: 1.0/ 4 each. CW: 0.4/ 1


8:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 9.78 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 6.22 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.72 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 2.94 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#4)

CW – Supergirl
Viewers: 1.76 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 9.74 million (#1), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#3)

CBS – Man with a Plan
Viewers: 5.30 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3t)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.88 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 2.85 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#3t)

CW – Supergirl
Viewers: 1.71 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 10.31 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Superior Donuts
Viewers: 5.17 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 9.07 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer (return)
Viewers: 3.46 million (#4), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 874,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing with the Stars
Viewers: 10.63 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

CBS – The Great Indoors
Viewers: 4.14 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 8.71 million (#2), A18-49: 1.8/ 7 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer (return)
Viewers: 3.40 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 738,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – Quantico
Viewers: 3.42 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 6.76 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Taken (season or series) finale
Viewers: 4.93 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – Quantico
Viewers: 2.33 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 6.94 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Taken (season or series) finale
Viewers: 4.14 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#2)

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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    PROGRAM IN A18-49

    “Scorpion” Audience Grows, Wins Time Period in
    Viewers and Key Demos

    · At 8:00 PM, KEVIN CAN WAIT, with guest star Leah Remini, averaged 6.22m (up +5% from its last original broadcast on 4/17), 1.2 in A18-49 (up +9%) and 1.8 in A25-54 (up +6%). KEVIN CAN WAIT was Monday’s #1 scripted broadcast in A18-49 and A25-54.

    · At 8:30 PM, MAN WITH A PLAN averaged 5.30m, 0.9 in A18-49 and 1.5 in A25-54.

    · At 9:00 PM, SUPERIOR DONUTS averaged 5.17m (up +2%), 0.9 in A18-49 and 1.5 in A25-54 (nc).

    · At 9:30 PM, THE GREAT INDOORS (S) averaged 4.14m, 0.8 in A18-49 and 1.2 in A25-54.

    · At 10:00 PM, SCORPION was first in viewers (6.85m, up +4%), A18-49 (1.0) and A25-54 (1.3). SCORPION was the night’s #1 scripted broadcast in viewers


    ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 7.7 million and 1.2/5 in AD18-49): ABC qualified as the most watched network on Monday for the 3rd straight week (7.7 million) and nearly caught The Voice-led NBC for #1 in Adults 18-49 (1.2/5 vs. 1.4/5) to The Voice-led NBC. For the 2nd week in a row, ABC won Monday over NBC in Adults 18-34 (+14%) and Women 18-34 (+22%).

    · Dancing finished as Monday’s #1 most watched television show overall (10.1 million) and outdelivered NBC’s The Voice as the night’s top-rated broadcast for the 2nd week running with Adults 18-34 (+11% = 1.0/5 vs. 0.9/4).

    Dancing with the Stars (8-10pm – 10.1 million and 1.6/6 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars stood as Monday’s most-watched TV series for the 7th week in a row, attracting 1.3 million more viewers than NBC’s The Voice to the 2-hour slot (10.1 million vs. 8.8 million). In addition, Dancing paced within 1-tenth of The Voice in Adults 18-49 (1.6/6 vs. 1.7/6) as the top show, marking its closest finish this season and the narrowest-ever non-finale margin between the two shows. DWTS held exactly even week to week with young adults.

    Quantico (10-11pm – 2.9 million and 0.6/2 in AD18-49): At 10pm, ABC’s Quantico remained even with its week-ago Fast Affiliate Adult 18-49 rating and grew 20% over its National rating (0.6/2 vs. 0.5/2)

    L+3 for Prior Week’s Quantico Telecast (4/24/17): The week-earlier telecast of Quantico shot up by +80% in Adults 18-49 after just 3 days of TV Playback (0.5 rating to 0.9 rating), making it Monday’s top gainer on the major nets from L+SD to L+3. And season to date in the Live + 7 Day ratings, Quantico spikes by +114% over its L+SD average.

    • Um Marc, look at FOX 9PM. You had some random repeat numbers then you put Lethal Weapon repeat at 9:30PM for whatever reason. Lucifer had a 1.0 Demo and higher viewership than Gotha.






    Monday Primetime Results:

    NBC finishes #1 Monday night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, led by the #1 show of the night on those nets, “The Voice.” NBC has now ranked #1 or tied for #1 among those nets for the last four nights in a row (Friday through Monday).

    “The Voice” (1.7/6 in 18-49, 8.8 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET):
    · Is extremely close to rounding up to a 1.8 in 18-49 (currently reporting a 1.748 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).
    · Wins the time period in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and other key demos.
    · Is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49.
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD:
    o Last week’s “Voice” increased by +22% in 18-49 (from a 1.89 rating to a 2.30) and +1.4 million viewers overall (9.3 million to 10.7 million) going from “live plus same day” Nielsens to L+3.
    o It was the night’s biggest L+3 lift in total viewers.
    o So far this season, “The Voice” is growing by +26% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 2.50 to a 3.16) and +2.0 million viewers overall (10.9 million to 12.9 million).
    · Upscale: Monday’s “The Voice” is delivering a strong upscale audience this season, indexing at a 115 among adults 18-49 in $100K+ homes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

    “Taken” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):
    · Versus this week’s return of original competition from CBS’ “Scorpion,” plus high-rated NBA Playoff coverage on TNT, maintains 100% week to week in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.8).
    · Is currently growing week to week by +9% in adults 25-54 (1.2 vs. 1.1) and +2% in total viewers (4.536 million vs. 4.426 million), pending updates.
    · Ranks #2 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54: and total viewers.
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – so far this season, “Taken” has increased by +31% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.08 to a 1.42) and +1.9 million viewers overall (5.4 million to 7.3 million).

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.0/5; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.5/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.7/5.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.6/3; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “live plus same day” data from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

    • Lucifer numbers are way off. I commented on his post below so I hope he gets the notification

  4. FOX should leave the Gotham/Lucifer combo alone. And stop with the stupid scheduling already. Lucifer was great last night. Glad to have it back!

    NBC needs to consider the Voice’s future. They are wearing it in to the ground. I wonder if they are still high on American Idol reboot?

    • I have to disagree. FOX should leave the night alone only if they want to continue to be a distant fourth…

      But don’t worry, they probably will. 🙂

      • Rena would make a great programmer if internet, watching things later, not watching things at all, cable, streaming and basically anything was available. Rena, President of network TV 1982. If people who no longer program who did in that era don’t even say the things you say. Non stop negativity.

        • Is it “negative” to point out that FOX is a distant fourth and keeping that night as is will result in more of the same?

          I think it’s highly realistic.

          You keep attacking me by implying that I am not in touch with modern trends, but the trend is uniformly awful shows with awful ratings.

          I have no clue what makes you think I am not aware of the internet. I am using it as I type this… I don’t know what makes you think that I don’t use a DVR (I only watch things on DVR), etc…

          You are being insulting again and again when I am not insulting to you. It’s too bad as you can be very interesting and I don’t get where that urge to insult me comes from.

          Interestingly you say I am not in with the itmes because I see bad ratings where they are, but when I point out that today flops get renewed as a matter of course, you tell me networks don’t do that. They do. THAT is something that’s changed.

          And it’s destroying the US scripted industry.

          Cancelling flops is just good management. That it seems “passe’ to you is proof that there is something deeply wrong with the way TV is managed today.

          And THAT is why they keep failing.

          Pointing it out is just telling it like it is.