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[03/27/18 - 08:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off ABC Once Again
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 (3/26/18):

NBC (8.340 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) continued to hold off the competition on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (10.371 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Good Girls" (4.278 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

ABC (8.247 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a very close second with a new "American Idol" (7.677 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) alongside the season finale of "The Good Doctor" (9.387 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

Next up was CBS (4.904 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its mix of "Kevin Can Wait" (5.678 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (5.442 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Superior Donuts" (4.644 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Living Biblically" (3.977 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Scorpion" (4.841 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.685 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up fresh installments from "Lucifer" (3.163 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "The Resident" (4.207 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

And finally, new episodes of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.308 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "iZombie" (0.715 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.011 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Good Doctor
0.00% - American Idol
0.00% - Good Girls
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - The Resident
0.00% - Scorpion
0.00% - Superior Donuts
0.00% - Lucifer
0.00% - Living Biblically
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - iZombie
-10.00% - Kevin Can Wait
-13.04% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Good Doctor (vs. Quantico)
+50.00% - The Resident (vs. APB)
0.00% - American Idol (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-9.09% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
-11.11% - Lucifer (vs. 24: Legacy)
-13.04% - The Voice
-18.18% - Man with a Plan (vs. Kevin Can Wait (Repeat))
-22.22% - Living Biblically (vs. The Great Indoors)
-25.00% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-27.27% - Superior Donuts (vs. Superior Donuts)
-42.86% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)
-50.00% - iZombie (vs. Jane the Virgin)

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; 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," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 05/3 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore); CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night" (0.3/3 in 18-49 with an encore); "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 (3/27/17):

NBC (8.636 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) was back in the top spot on Monday with new episodes from "The Voice" (10.330 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Taken" (5.249 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

ABC (8.467 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with new episodes of "Dancing with the Stars" (10.976 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "Quantico" (3.450 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Next up was CBS (5.026 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) and "Kevin Can Wait" (5.233 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4) followed by a new "Superior Donuts" (5.276 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), a special "The Great Indoors" (4.075 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and a repeat "Scorpion" (4.449 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.009 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "24: Legacy" (3.188 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T7) and "APB" (2.831 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, The CW (1.568 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) likewise served up originals from "Supergirl" (2.198 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.939 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Jane the Virgin
+16.67% - Supergirl
+12.50% - 24: Legacy
+10.00% - Superior Donuts
+10.00% - Taken
0.00% - Quantico
-4.17% - The Voice
-10.00% - The Great Indoors
-14.29% - APB
-20.00% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Supergirl (vs. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
+14.29% - Quantico (vs. The Catch (Repeat))
0.00% - Jane the Virgin
-5.88% - Dancing with the Stars
-17.86% - The Voice
-30.77% - 24: Legacy (vs. Gotham)
-31.25% - Superior Donuts (vs. Scorpion)
-31.25% - Taken (vs. Blindspot)
-43.75% - The Great Indoors (vs. Scorpion)
-50.00% - APB (vs. Lucifer)

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," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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