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[02/27/18 - 10:22 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Voice" Return, "Good Girls" Premiere
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/26/18):

NBC (10.140 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) was still the network to beat on its first post-Olympics evening thanks to the return of "The Voice" (12.223 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1) and the launch of "Good Girls" (5.976 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3).

ABC (6.922 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the number two draw with originals from "The Bachelor" (6.493 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "The Good Doctor" (7.780 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.338 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its original lineup of "Kevin Can Wait" (6.049 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (5.856 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Superior Donuts" (5.132 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), the premiere of "Living Biblically" (5.003 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "Scorpion" (4.995 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.524 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up the return of "Lucifer" (3.199 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "The Resident" (3.850 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally, a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.517 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and the season opener to "iZombie" (1.007 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (1.262 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Scorpion (vs. 2/5/18)
+12.50% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. 2/5/18)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-10.00% - Superior Donuts (vs. 2/5/18)
-16.67% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 2/5/18)
-20.00% - The Resident (vs. 2/5/18)
-20.00% - Lucifer (vs. 2/5/18)
-23.53% - The Good Doctor (vs. 2/5/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+85.71% - The Good Doctor (vs. When We Rise)
+16.13% - The Bachelor (vs. The Bachelor/When We Rise)
0.00% - The Resident (vs. APB)
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-6.25% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
-12.90% - The Voice
-16.67% - Man with a Plan
-20.00% - Lucifer (vs. 24: Legacy)
-23.08% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-25.00% - Superior Donuts
-27.27% - Scorpion
-33.33% - Living Biblically (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-42.86% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)

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," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

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

· 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, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

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


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/27/17):

NBC (11.141 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) reclaimed the top spot on Monday with the season premiere of "The Voice" (12.990 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) and the launch of "Taken" (7.444 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

ABC (4.532 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then had to settle for second place with a special hour-long "The Bachelor" (7.702 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.4, #2) and part one of "When We Rise" (2.947 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

Next up was CBS (6.624 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (7.372 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #4), followed by new episodes from "Man with a Plan" (6.619 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Superior Donuts" (6.402 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (5.731 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Scorpion" (6.810 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.681 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up new episodes of "24: Legacy" (3.975 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and "APB" (3.388 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

And finally, originals from "Supergirl" (2.157 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.944 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) rounded out the night on The CW (1.550 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Superior Donuts
0.00% - 2 Broke Girls
0.00% - 24: Legacy
0.00% - APB
0.00% - Supergirl
-4.00% - The Bachelor
-7.69% - Man with a Plan
-8.33% - Scorpion
-25.00% - Jane the Virgin

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Supergirl (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-4.00% - The Bachelor
-8.33% - Scorpion (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-8.82% - The Voice
-11.11% - Taken (vs. Blindspot)
-14.29% - Man with a Plan (vs. Supergirl)
-20.00% - Superior Donuts (vs. Scorpion)
-20.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Scorpion)
-33.33% - 24: Legacy (vs. Gotham)
-38.46% - APB (vs. Lucifer)
-61.11% - When We Rise (vs. The Bachelor/Castle)

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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.6/7.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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 Meyers" (1.2/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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