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[03/19/19 - 08:09 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Off New Competition
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 (3/18/19):

NBC (7.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) pulled in front on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (9.734 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "The Enemy Within" (4.529 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

FOX (5.510 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a new "The Resident" (5.075 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and the return of "9-1-1" (5.945 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2).

Next up was ABC (5.486 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) with the Monday premiere of "American Idol" (6.047 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) followed by the launch of "The Fix" (4.366 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.294 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up its combination of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.777 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), a new "Man with a Plan" (5.077 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), another "The Big Bang Theory" (4.578 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "The Neighborhood" (3.672 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and a new "Bull" (6.330 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with a new "Arrow" (1.025 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and the season finale of "Black Lightning" (0.849 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - Black Lightning
-10.00% - The Resident (vs. 3/4/19)
-12.50% - Bull (vs. 2/25/19)
-14.29% - 9-1-1 (vs. 11/26/18)
-15.00% - The Voice
-20.00% - The Enemy Within

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - 9-1-1 (vs. The Resident)
+12.50% - The Resident (vs. Lucifer)
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. iZombie)
-12.50% - Bull (vs. Scorpion)
-20.00% - The Enemy Within (vs. Good Girls)
-25.00% - Arrow (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-26.09% - The Voice
-31.25% - American Idol
-56.25% - The Fix (vs. The Good Doctor)

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," 1.6/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/8; 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," 0.4/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.1/1 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 (3/19/18):

NBC (8.538 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was still the top draw on Monday with originals from "The Voice" (10.670 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and "Good Girls" (4.274 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4).

ABC (8.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then took home the silver with new episodes from "American Idol" (7.742 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2) and "The Good Doctor" (9.128 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T2).

Next up was CBS (5.105 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its mix of "Kevin Can Wait" (5.919 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Man with a Plan" (5.624 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Superior Donuts" (5.111 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Living Biblically" (4.207 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Scorpion" (4.886 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.731 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up originals from "Lucifer" (3.235 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8) and "The Resident" (4.227 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

And finally, new episodes of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.274 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and "iZombie" (0.755 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.014 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Lucifer
+12.50% - The Resident
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Superior Donuts
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 3/5/18)
0.00% - Living Biblically (vs. 3/5/18)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
0.00% - iZombie
-9.09% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 3/5/18)
-9.09% - Good Girls
-10.00% - Man with a Plan
-11.11% - The Good Doctor
-11.11% - American Idol

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Good Doctor (vs. Quantico)
+28.57% - The Resident (vs. APB)
0.00% - Lucifer (vs. 24: Legacy)
0.00% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
-4.17% - The Voice
-9.09% - Kevin Can Wait
-10.00% - Man with a Plan
-20.00% - Superior Donuts
-20.00% - American Idol (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-27.27% - Scorpion
-30.00% - Living Biblically (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-33.33% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)
-33.33% - 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," 2.2/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.4/6.

· 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," 0.7/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.3/5 in metered-market households); CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). 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 0.7/3 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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