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[12/10/19 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Onto Top Spots
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (12/9/19):

NBC (6.298 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held off the competition on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (8.156 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Making It" (2.582 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

ABC (4.384 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) was a close second with originals from "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.719 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.454 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and a repeat "The Good Doctor" (3.980 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.241 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with new episodes of "The Neighborhood" (6.129 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.948 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "All Rise" (5.228 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) followed by a repeat "Bull" (4.456 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.630 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) offered up a special "Beat Shazam" (1.998 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), night two of "The Moodys" (1.327 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and another "The Moodys" (1.196 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).And finally, The CW (1.294 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) closed out the night with part two of its crossover on "Batwoman" (1.685 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and the fall finale of "Black Lightning" (0.903 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Batwoman (vs. 12/1/19)
+50.00% - Black Lightning
+28.57% - The Neighborhood (vs. 11/25/19)
+28.57% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
+14.29% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. 11/25/19)
0.00% - Making It
-16.67% - All Rise (vs. 11/25/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00 (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
-14.29% - Batwoman (vs. Arrow)
-21.43% - The Voice
-25.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-28.57% - Making It (vs. Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night)
-30.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Happy Together)
-30.77% - The Neighborhood
-40.00% - The Moodys - 9:00 (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
-40.00% - The Moodys - 9:30 (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
-50.00% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I.)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/10/18):

NBC (6.846 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) once again held off the competition on Monday with a new "The Voice" (8.404 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and the special "Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night" (3.729 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

CBS (6.712 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was a close second with originals from "The Neighborhood" (7.127 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2), "Happy Together" (5.214 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "Magnum P.I." (5.997 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and "Bull" (7.967 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Next up was ABC (5.277 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its specials "CMA Country Christmas" (6.235 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) and "The Great Christmas Light Fight: All Stars" (3.363 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

Meanwhile, The CW (1.578 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) got a boost from the fall finales to "Arrow" (2.043 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.113 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, repeats of "The Resident" (2.256 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and "9-1-1" (2.344 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10) on FOX (2.300 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Arrow
+42.86% - Bull
+33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
+25.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. 11/19/18)
+25.00% - Happy Together
+18.18% - The Neighborhood
-6.67% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+133.33% - Arrow (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
+100.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Valor)
+25.00% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Superior Donuts/9JKL)
+18.18% - The Neighborhood (vs. Kevin Can Wait)
+11.11% - Bull (vs. Scorpion)
0.00% - Happy Together (vs. Man with a Plan)
-25.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight: All Stars (vs. The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie)
-26.32% - The Voice
-33.33% - CMA Country Christmas (vs. The Great Christmas Light Fight)
-36.36% - Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night (vs. Better Late Than Never)

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "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 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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