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Updated Monday Ratings: ABC and NBC Share Leadership


What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, March 20, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

ABC: 9.17 million, NBC: 8.68, CBS: 5.64, Fox: 3.08, CW: 1.46

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.9 rating/7 share, ABC: 1.6/ 6, CBS: 1.1/ 4, Fox: 0.8/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 2


8:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars (season premiere)
Viewers: 11.97 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 5.95 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.14 million (#2), A18-49: 2.1/ 9 (#1)

Fox – 24: Legacy
Viewers: 3.32 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supergirl
Viewers: 2.03 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars (season premiere)
Viewers: 11.80 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#2)

CBS – Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 5.39 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.44 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#1)

Fox – 24: Legacy
Viewers: 3.20 million (#4), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supergirl
Viewers: 2.01 million (#5), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#5)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars (season premiere)
Viewers: 12.28 million (#1), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#2)

CBS – Superior Donuts
Viewers: 5.26 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.72 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#1)

Fox – APB
Viewers: 2.91 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 997,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars (season premiere)
Viewers: 11.69 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#2)

CBS – 2 Broke girls
Viewers: 4.61 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.13 million (#2), A18-49: 2.6/ 9 (#1)

Fox – APB
Viewers: 2.88 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin
Viewers: 810,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – Quantico
Viewers: 4.35 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 6.43 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1t)

NBC – Taken
Viewers: 5.21 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1t)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – Quantico
Viewers: 2.94 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2(#3)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 6.19 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

NBC – Taken
Viewers: 4.47 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 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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      • Jane the Virgin has already been renewed. Out of the remaining shows, I’ll go with 24: Legacy.

        • What a joke that megaflop Jane The Virgin got renewed. It shows once again the networks are intent of killing themselves.

          I mean who cares that it supposedly has “critical acclaim”? NOBODY watches it!!! [yes I mean that in the rhetorical sense!]

      • JTV is already renewed, as for the rest, it depends on how desperate they are to drag on lower ratings next season.

      • This is a hard one as Jane was already renewed so that’s out. I really want to say none of them will return. I think Quantico is definitely out but FOX is a different story since the rest of the network is doing so terribly they might keep 24. I think APB is a goner though, I would be shocked if they renewed that one. Taken is gone because it’s on the top network in the game right now and NBC doesn’t need it.

        • I don’t think they will keep 24 around either at this rate. I believe this is a series low

        • I think 24 & APB are goners haven’t done well for FOX. Was better to have kept Gotham & Lucifer for winter than putting 24 & APB on as they are duds.

        • They should can each and every one of them. They’ll likely renew at least 80% of them! 🙁

  1. I think for the first time in a long time Dancing with the Stars seemed to have been more anticipated than usual and the ratings lived up to that as it scored very well last night doing better than last spring’s premiere and btw last spring’s season was the worst season of all of them completely boring group and a boring irrelevant final 3. This cast was very entertaining last night and the dance performances were awesome for a first night. I think the competition will be stacked this season as Simone Biles is going to have a tough time winning the mirror ball like her teammate and friend Laurie Hernandez from the season before. All in all this full year of DWTS with the fall season included were two very good seasons huge upgrade from a very bad previous year.

    Like it is every year there seems to always be channel switching between DWTS and The Voice. The two shows can still co-exist against each other. My thinking is that it seems like NBC is likely reducing The Voice to only the fall season especially if Idol is a go next season so the question for them is rather they go with Idol or a spring edition of AGT which I agreed with Son of the Bronx on would be a bad idea to ever move AGT out of summer they will have to know that Idol or AGT can compete against DWTS like The Voice.

    I would actually be in favor of them going with the Tuesday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Thursday format for either one of them shows. I think The Voice should be the only one to air on Mondays for them plus Idol has always aired during the middle of the week. I think the last time it aired on a Monday was back in its first or second season. So we’ll see what NBC does with that.

    Taken should be gone to nobody’s surprise along with Quantico and APB. 24 should be gone too but FOX might keep it on because the rest of the network is doing so terribly.

    As for the CBS comedies I actually don’t think these are bad numbers in terms of the competition they’re facing right now. For me my test for the CBS comedies was back in January and February before The Voice came because I already knew they would slide in the spring. None of them went fractional on a night where they could’ve easily gone fractional. I think another good thing about the CBS comedies right now is that they’re all extremely stable and retention isn’t as large as it is on Thursdays and these Monday comedies are all new so they’re probably still lead-in dependent and people forget about that thinking they can self-start against blockbusters DWTS and The Voice. If anybody expected that they are idiots.

    • The numbers are bad for all scripted shows. They’re terrible shows with terrible ratings, but we’ll soon read they’re doing “great for the time/in the fill-in-the-blank demo/on social media/for the CW” and they’ll be back to kill ratings one more season (and more importantly to keep buds employed).

  2. I think it is safe to say FOX should not have done a long hiatus on Gotham and Lucifer. They put up better numbers. The lovely part is they promoted this 24 show after the Superbowl and it STILL is doing worse than Gotham in that hour. Put a fork in 24 and APB.

    Quantico I like the show but the convoluted nature of it is turning people off. It can’t even muster a rating after Dancing with the Stars. Put a fork in it.

    Scorpion is a 9PM show so I wish they’d move it. Love this show.

    • The 24 disaster is indeed spectacular, but like the rest of the implosion of American scripted TV, it remains not covered by the pliant media).

  3. Sad to see the complete humiliation of the US scripted TV industry by reality shows tonight… 🙁

    What a shellacking!!!

    Of course bringing back flops like CW did with Supergirl and Jane The Virgin or ABC did with Quantico (over 60% lead-in loss – way to go Channing Dungey!!) makes Reality’s job easier…