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[02/25/20 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Holds Off "The Voice" Return in Demos
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/24/20):

ABC (6.383 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the network to beat in demos on Monday with fresh installments from "The Bachelor" (6.790 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (5.569 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

NBC (7.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) had to settle for the silver with the return of "The Voice" (8.959 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Little Big Shots" (4.900 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was FOX (3.744 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "9-1-1: Lone Star" (5.602 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and a repeat of "Prodigal Son" (1.886 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.368 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Neighborhood" (4.931 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (4.430 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7), "All Rise" (4.101 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8) and "Bull" (4.324 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.700 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with originals from "All American" (0.768 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and "Black Lightning" (0.631 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - The Bachelor
0.00% - All American
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. 2/10/20)
-11.11% - The Good Doctor
-25.00% - 9-1-1: Lone Star

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Black Lightning (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
+50.00% - All American (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+28.57% - 9-1-1: Lone Star (vs. The Masked Singer (Repeat))
+5.56% - The Bachelor
-25.00% - Little Big Shots (vs. The Enemy Within)
-27.27% - The Good Doctor
-28.57% - The Voice


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/25/19):

NBC (9.093 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to the season premiere of "The Voice" (10.753 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and the debut of "The Enemy Within" (5.774 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3).

ABC (6.583 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was the number two network with fresh installments from "The Bachelor" (6.711 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and "The Good Doctor" (6.327 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5).

Next up was CBS (6.499 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with originals from "The Neighborhood" (7.088 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3), "Man with a Plan" (5.995 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Magnum P.I." (6.293 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and "Bull" (6.664 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.094 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) opted for a repeat "The Masked Singer" (2.899 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10) plus a new "The Passage" (3.288 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

And finally on The CW (0.538 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5), repeats of "Arrow" (0.647 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Black Lightning" (0.430 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Bull
+12.50% - Magnum P.I.
+11.11% - Man with a Plan
+9.09% - The Neighborhood
0.00% - The Good Doctor
-5.26% - The Bachelor
-11.11% - The Passage

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Neighborhood (vs. Kevin Can Wait)
+5.88% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Superior Donuts/Living Biblically)
0.00% - Bull (vs. Scorpion)
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Passage (vs. The Resident)
-15.38% - The Good Doctor
-20.00% - The Enemy Within (vs. Good Girls)
-22.22% - The Voice

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," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/6.

· The 2.2 rating is "Tonight's" highest for a Monday edition in five months, since Sept. 17, 2018 (2.3), the night of the Emmys. Guests on Monday's telecast, which saluted "The Larry Sanders Show," included Tina Fey, Ben Stiller, Robert Irwin, Robert De Niro and musical guest Florida Georgia Line.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 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," 1.4/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/4 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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