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Updated Monday Ratings Scorecard: Two Year High in Adults 18-49 for ABC

ABC and NBC Share Monday Dominance

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, March 14 broken out by network and by each half-hour. Keep in mind that these ratings are time period based.

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 10.32 million, ABC: 9.41, CBS: 8.04, Fox: 3.94, CW: 592,000

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 2.8 rating/9 share, NBC: 2.5/ 8, CBS: 1.4/ 5, Fox: 1.2/ 4, CW: 0.2/ 1


8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor (season premiere)
Viewers: 9.25 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/10 (#1)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 6.63 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3t)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.84 million (#1), A18-49: 2.7/10 (#1t)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 4.08 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3t)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (R)
Viewers: 755,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor (season premiere)
Viewers: 9.00 million (#2), A18-49: 2.7/ 9 (#2)

CBS – Supergirl
Viewers: 6.61 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 12.85 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/10 (#1)

Fox – Gotham
Viewers: 3.94 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

CW – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (R)
Viewers: 560,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor (season premiere)
Viewers: 9.53 million (#2), A18-49: 2.9/ 9 (#2)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 8.84 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 12.28 million (#1), A18-49: 3.1/10 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.94 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin (R)
Viewers: 552,000 (#4), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor (season premiere)
Viewers: 10.23 million (#2), A18-49: 3.1/ 9 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 8.69 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.94 million (#1), A18-49: 3.0/ 9 (#2)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.81 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

CW – Jane the Virgin (R)
Viewers: 500,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor: After the Final Rose
Viewers: 9.65 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#1)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.86 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 7.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.9/ 6 (#2)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor: After the Final Rose
Viewers: 8.83 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#1)

CBS – NCIS: Los Angeles
Viewers: 8.60 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

NBC – Blindspot
Viewers: 5.81 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

Source: Nielsen Media Research


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    On Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM, Lindsey, Jeffrey S. wrote:

    ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 9.4 million and 2.8/9 in AD18-49): Featuring the Season 20 finale of The Bachelor and the After the Final Rose special, ABC won Monday in Adults 18-49 (2.8/9), beating runner-up NBC with The Voice and Blindspot by 12% (2.5/8). ABC delivered a Monday season high in Adults 18-49 with its top rating on the night in 2 years – since 3/3/14.

    The Bachelor (8-10pm – 9.5 million and 2.8/9 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelor season finale spiked to season highs, surging over its last regular telecast two weeks ago (on 2/29/16) by double digits in Total Viewers (+16% – 9.5 million vs. 8.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (+12% – 2.8/9 vs. 2.5/8). The Bachelor held even with its year-ago finale in Adults 18-49 (2.8/9 on 3/9/15) and was up in Adults 18-34 (+4%) and Men 18-34 (+15%).

    · The Bachelor Among Season’s Top Shows with Upscale Viewers: Among Adults 18-49 in Homes with $100K+ Annual Income (4.94 rating), ABC’s The Bachelor is the #4 entertainment series on broadcast TV this season (behind only The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and The X-Files, respectively) and is the #1 unscripted series.

    The Bachelor: After the Final Rose (10-11pm – 9.2 million and 2.7/9 in AD18-49): Holding 96% of its lead-in at 10pm, ABC’s The Bachelor: After the Final Rose dominated the 10pm hour in Adults 18-49 (2.7/8), beating NBC’s Blindspot by 59% (1.7/5) and more than doubling CBS’ NCIS: LA (+108% – 1.3/4). It was also the most watched show overall in the time period (9.2 million).

    · Among Adults 18-49, The Bachelor special delivered a season best for ABC in the hour and was even with its year-ago telecast (2.7/8 on 3/9/15).

    • So Marc do you think Supergirl is gonna move to a different timeslot next season. Monday is insane competition from these reality/contest programs. What do you think CBS will do ?

      • If I was CBS I would put comedies back in the Monday 8 p.m. hour. But there is really no ideal spot for Supergirl, unfortunately. So, my guess is it remain in the time period next season. And it will probably return again close to November.

        • Sundays at 8pm. If it stays at monday it could maybe get the 9pm slot and Scorpion at 8pm and see how that goes. I think it come back at the sametime as their other shows late sep or early oct

        • And looking at how their comedies do against much lighter competition now i am certain they would be slaughtered against the insane competition at 8pm. It might be the night with the most competition especially from NBC and ABC with their reality juggernauts. Hell it even faced X-Files from FOX. Supergirl will rise next week when Bachelor is gone i think. It looked like both 8pm dramas are down to 1.3.

          • If CBS had a hit comedy, it would slaughter the weak competition.

            The problem is they haven’t made one since Big Bang Theory.

      • Two moderately-rated reality shows is not “insane competition).

        There’s something like 290 million potential viewers not watching them!

        • Its actually the most competitive night of the week actually in the key demos. These 2 reality shows bring in over 6.0 combined alone

          • But it’s overall audience that is key, not ageist demos used for PR spin.

            And both those shows are (sadly) rare solid shows, but they’re not CSI or Idol when they were juggernauts.





    Monday Primetime Results:

    NBC ranks #1 for Monday night in total viewers, as well as adults 25-54, with “The Voice” scoring as the #1 telecast of the night in 18-49 and total viewers.

    Estimates After 7 Days of Time-Shifting and Alt-Platform Viewing:

    · “The Voice,” 4.1 rating in 18-49, 15.28 million viewers overall.

    · “Blindspot,” 3.7 in 18-49, 12.20 million.

    “The Voice” (3.0/10 in 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET):

    · Is the #1 program of the night in adults 18-49 and total viewers.

    · Wins the 8-10 p.m. time period versus ABC’s finale of “The Bachelor” in 18-49 (3.0 vs. 2.8) and total viewers (12.2 million vs. 9.5 million).

    · Despite this week’s start of Daylight Saving Time and last night’s special competition from the “Bachelor” finale, retains 94% week to week in 18-49 (3.0 vs. 3.2).

    · Grows versus the same episode of the prior cycle in total viewers (12.227 million vs. 12.152 million on Oct. 5).

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – season to date, Monday’s “Voice” has grown by +24% going from L+SD to L+7 in 18-49 rating (from a 3.12 to a 3.88) and more than 2.2 million viewers overall (12.0 million to 14.3 million).

    “Blindspot” (1.7/5 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):

    · Is the #1 scripted show of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49.

    · Retains 100% week to week in 18-49 (1.7 vs. 1.7) and 99% in total viewers (6.498 million vs. 6.588 million), despite last night’s special competition from ABC’s “The Bachelor: After the Final Rose”).

    · Ranks #1 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in in men 18-49 (tie) and men 25-54.

    · Will grow dramatically via time-shifting and VOD viewership:

    o L+7: “Blindspot” has increased by +78% this season in 18-49 rating (from a 2.33 to a 4.14) and more than 5.5 million viewers overall (8.3 million to 13.9 million) going from L+SD to L+7. “Blindspot” is the #1 series on the Big 4 this season in viewership gains going from L+SD to L+7 (+5.533 million).

    o L+3: Last week’s “Blindspot” grew by +64% going from “live plus same day” to “live plus three day” ratings in 18-49 (1.71 to 2.80) and by 3.5 million viewers overall (6.6 million to 10.1 million). “Blindspot” delivered Monday’s biggest L+3 lifts in 18-49 rating (+1.09) and total viewers (+3.5 million)..

    · Upscale: “Blindspot” is generating a strong upscale audience, indexing at a 126 among adults 18-49 living in home with $100K+ incomes (“most current,” including L+3).

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.4/6; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.3/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.4/6.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.9/4; “Late Show,” 0.5/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth

  3. The Bachelor always delivers for ABC this show will be around for ages. Unfortunately I couldn’t make any money off of it as I lost my bet on Jojo but hey at least there’s another chance for me to make that money back with the return of Dancing with the Stars next week. I’m really excited for that show to start as there’s a ton of wild cards who can do well in there and Marissa Cooper from The O.C. is back on my television set.

    Blindspot is weak without The Voice but the ratings are still solid behind it. NBC will need to think hard about leaving Blindspot where it is or send it out on its own.

    Can’t wait to see how Crowded does tonight, hopefully if The Voice is in the high 2s or around 3.0 it can do somewhere between 1.5 and 1.9 for the first episode, the second one is likely to slip to low 1s. If it does beyond expectations then NBC better swap it with Carmichael on Sunday.

    • Disagree with you on Blindspot being “solid”.

      It’s hemorrhaging its lead-in viewers and keeps losing more and more.

      It will do even worse next season as NBC is apparently convinced it can’t do better than extremely poorly.

  4. I think Marc meant to say “Blindspot” not “Blindside” LOL

    Lucifer seems to have an audience in to itself as it doesn’t drop by 50% or anything regardless of how Gotham does at 8PM I assume both will be back next season because Fox is in dire situation NBC use to be in.

    Blindspot won’t be another Blacklist. I Feel it will sink royally when it is removed from the Voice.

    If CBS ever decides to get rid of Supergirl, it would be a good fit on the CW as they air all the other DC properties. Scorpion continues to do well (love the show)

    • NBC is still in a dire situation.

      None of its new scripted shows hit and its schedule is laden with flops. At least it hasn’t announced the wholesale renewal of its flops like CW and ABC!

  5. Supergirl continues to weigh down CBS’ Monday.

    Gotham continues to be a disaster (and FOX of course bought itself more ratings pain for next year by renewing it!)

    Lucifer is doing worse and worse.

    Blindspot is continuing to fall further.

    Just another night in Hitsville…