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[04/09/19 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: National Championship Game Wins Big for CBS
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 (4/8/19):

CBS (13.606 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) eclipsed the competition on Monday thanks to its primetime coverage of the "NCAA Men's Basketball National Championship Game" (16.236 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 4.4, #1). Leading off the night were a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (8.485 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #3) and the pre-game special "Capital One Championship Central" (8.206 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2).

NBC (6.423 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then was a distant second with new episodes of "The Voice" (7.523 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) and "The Enemy Within" (4.222 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6).

Next up was ABC (5.370 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments from "American Idol" (6.403 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5) and "The Fix" (3.304 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.539 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Resident" (2.512 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "9-1-1" (2.565 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

And finally, a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.985 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) and a repeat "Arrow" (0.428 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) rounded out the night on The CW (0.706 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Fix
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-9.09% - American Idol
-20.00% - The Voice
-25.00% - The Enemy Within

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-25.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-33.33% - American Idol
-36.84% - The Voice
-37.50% - The Fix (vs. The Crossing)
-40.00% - The Enemy Within (vs. Good 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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," delayed by an NCAA overrun; 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," 0.3/2; "Late Show," delayed by an NCAA overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," delayed by an NCAA overrun. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," delayed by an NCAA overrun.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/3 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 (4/9/18):

NBC (8.005 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with fresh installments of "The Voice" (9.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Good Girls" (4.512 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

ABC (6.592 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with a new "American Idol" (7.630 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and week two of "The Crossing" (4.517 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Next up was CBS (5.157 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its original lineup of "Kevin Can Wait" (5.831 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Man with a Plan" (5.530 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Superior Donuts" (4.884 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Living Biblically" (3.861 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9) and "Scorpion" (5.417 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.688 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) again opted for repeats of "Lucifer" (1.685 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and "The Resident" (1.692 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12).

And finally, the season finale of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.429 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T10) and a new "iZombie" (0.799 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.114 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Good Girls
+7.14% - American Idol
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 3/26/18)
0.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. 3/26/18)
0.00% - Superior Donuts (vs. 3/26/18)
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-12.50% - Scorpion (vs. 3/26/18)
-20.00% - The Crossing
-25.00% - Living Biblically
-33.33% - iZombie

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
+33.33% - The Crossing (vs. Quantico)
+25.00% - Good Girls (vs. Taken)
0.00% - American Idol (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
0.00% - iZombie (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-5.00% - The Voice
-10.00% - Man with a Plan
-18.18% - Kevin Can Wait
-20.00% - Superior Donuts
-30.00% - Scorpion
-40.00% - 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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; 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," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/4 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 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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