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[03/13/18 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Voice" Hold Off Push from ABC, "Idol"
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 (3/12/18):

NBC (9.395 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) held off the competition on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (11.721 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Good Girls" (4.744 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

ABC (8.834 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) then was a close second with night two of "American Idol" (8.359 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and "The Good Doctor" (9.785 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.511 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.143 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), a new "Man with a Plan" (6.402 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Young Sheldon" (5.852 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), a new "Living Biblically" (4.655 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "NCIS" (4.506 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.378 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up originals from "Lucifer" (2.936 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "The Resident" (3.820 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8).

And finally, fresh installments of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.292 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "iZombie" (0.739 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.015 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - The Good Doctor (vs. 2/26/18)
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Living Biblically
0.00% - Lucifer
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - iZombie
-4.17% - The Voice
-11.11% - The Resident
-15.38% - Good Girls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala (Repeat))
+14.29% - The Resident (vs. APB)
-8.33% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
-9.09% - Man with a Plan
-11.54% - The Voice
-25.00% - The Good Doctor (vs. The Bachelor: After the Final Rose)
-30.00% - Lucifer (vs. 24: Legacy)
-30.77% - American Idol (vs. The Bachelor)
-33.33% - iZombie (vs. Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala (Repeat))
-36.36% - Living Biblically (vs. 2 Broke Girls)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/6.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/4 in metered-market households); CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49); "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 and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (3/13/17):

ABC (8.080 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) took over the top spot on Monday with the season finale of "The Bachelor" (8.222 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T1) followed by "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" (7.796 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.4, #3).

NBC (9.986 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then had to settle for second place with new episodes of "The Voice" (11.997 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #T1) and "Taken" (5.967 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

Next up was CBS (6.278 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "Kevin Can Wait" (6.761 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Man with a Plan" (6.325 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "Superior Donuts" (6.185 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6), "2 Broke Girls" (5.409 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6) and "Scorpion" (6.495 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.555 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up originals from "24: Legacy" (3.804 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and "APB" (3.307 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, a rebroadcast of "Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala" (0.973 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.973 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - The Bachelor
+11.11% - 24: Legacy
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 2/27/17)
-3.70% - The Voice
-7.69% - Taken
-8.33% - Man with a Plan (vs. 2/27/17)
-8.33% - Superior Donuts
-8.33% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 2/27/17)
-12.50% - APB
-14.29% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 2/20/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-7.14% - The Bachelor
-7.69% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. Supergirl)
-11.11% - The Bachelor: After the Final Rose
-13.33% - The Voice
-15.38% - Scorpion (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-15.38% - Man with a Plan (vs. Supergirl)
-23.08% - 24: Legacy (vs. Gotham)
-26.67% - Superior Donuts (vs. Scorpion)
-26.67% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Scorpion)
-29.41% - Taken (vs. Blindspot)
-41.67% - APB (vs. Lucifer)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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