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[02/13/18 - 10:40 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: Winter Olympics Continue Win Streak for NBC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/12/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (20.459 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1) was of course the top draw on Monday with its primetime coverage of the "2018 Winter Olympics" (20.459 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 5.2, #1).

ABC (5.505 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with a new "The Bachelor" (5.884 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and a repeat "The Good Doctor" (4.746 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was CBS (3.941 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Celebrity Big Brother" (5.143 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) alongside second runs of "The Big Bang Theory" (4.080 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Man with a Plan" (3.260 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "SWAT" (3.011 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.829 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) opted for repeats of "Lucifer" (1.875 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "The Resident" (1.784 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, the return of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.497 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) led into repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.829 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.815 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (1.159 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. 12/5/17)
-16.67% - The Bachelor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-10.34% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. Kevin Can Wait/Man with a Plan)
-18.75% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/10/14)
-34.78% - The Bachelor
-37.50% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

Late-night metered market ratings will return following NBC's Olympics coverage.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/13/17):

ABC (5.844 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) held onto the demo crown on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (7.495 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Quantico" (2.542 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

CBS (7.084 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with its mix of "Kevin Can Wait" (7.900 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "Man with a Plan" (7.137 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "Superior Donuts" (7.185 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3), "2 Broke Girls" (5.969 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Scorpion" (7.157 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Next up was FOX (4.802 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with fresh installments from "24: Legacy" (5.070 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "APB" (4.535 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8).

Meanwhile, NBC (3.419 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a repeat of "The Wall" (3.838 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), the season finale of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (3.448 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9) and a new "Timeless" (2.970 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12).

And finally, originals from "Supergirl" (2.498 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (1.108 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #14) closed out the night on The CW (1.803 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Jane the Virgin
+16.67% - Timeless
+14.29% - Supergirl
+7.69% - Superior Donuts
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Kevin Can Wait
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Scorpion
0.00% - The Celebrity Apprentice
0.00% - Quantico
-7.69% - 2 Broke Girls
-20.00% - 24: Legacy
-33.33% - APB

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Supergirl (vs. Mortal Kombat X: Machinima's Chasing the Cup)
+100.00% - Jane the Virgin (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. The Biggest Loser)
+4.55% - The Bachelor
-12.50% - Timeless (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-22.22% - Quantico (vs. Castle)
-37.50% - APB (vs. Lucifer)
-42.86% - 24: Legacy (vs. The X-Files)
-79.73% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards)
-81.08% - Superior Donuts (vs. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards)
-81.08% - Man with a Plan (vs. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards)
-83.78% - Scorpion (vs. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards)
-83.78% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. The 58th Annual Grammy Awards)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.8/6; "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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.3/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/3.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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