×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Dancing’ Gains on ‘The Voice,’ ‘Five-0’ Exits Monday a Winner

NBC wins in demos as music show is night's top program; Fox's 'Goodwin Games' bows meekly

The final performance show of the season gave ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” a boost on Monday, as it hit a nine-week high and narrowed the demo gap with NBC’s “The Voice,” which remained the night’s top show despite declines. Closing things out, CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O” won its timeslot with its final original episode on a Monday.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Dancing With the Stars” averaged a 2.5 rating/7 share in adults 18-49 and 14.7 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m., up 25% (0.5) from last week and pulling within 3 shares of NBC’s “The Voice” in 18-49 (3.4/10 in 18-49, 10.6 million viewers overall), which was off about 10% to a Monday low.

“Dancing” narrowed the gap with “The Voice” in adults 25-54 (3.5 vs. 4.2) and easily beat out the NBC show and everything else on Monday in total viewers. A year ago, “Dancing” wrapped its spring edition with a 2.9 rating for an final Monday performance show.

At 10 p.m., a special preview of new crime drama “Motive” averaged a 1.4/4 in 18-49 and drew 6.8 million viewers overall. It’s hard to make much of these numbers, in part because ABC consistently promoted the show’s Thursday 9 p.m. episode this week as its “premiere” and likely confused many potential viewers.

Elsewhere, CBS aired a couple of finales and some repeats, with the planned “Mike & Molly” season-ender postponed due to a tornado-related storyline that the net felt was inappropriate to air on a day that Oklahoma was ravaged by a tornado.

Following a special “2 Broke Girls” encore at 8 (1.2/4 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall), the series finale of “Rules of Engagement” averaged a 1.8/5 in 18-49 and 6.2 million viewers overall. It was followed by a special repeat of “The Big Bang Theory” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 7.6 million viewers overall) and a repeat “Mike & Molly” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 8.0 million viewers overall). And at 10, “Hawaii Five-O” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 9.0 million viewers overall) won its timeslot in 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers; the show shifts to Friday nights in the fall.

Hawaii Five-0” held an 18-49 edge on NBC’s “Revolution” (1.9/5 in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall), which won’t wrap its first season until June 3.

Fox premiered its early-summer comedy lineup to weak results, with “The Goodwin Games” bowing softly at 8:30 p.m. (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.7 million viewers overall), on par with the repeat of “Raising Hope” leading off the night (0.7/2 in 18-49, 1.8 million viewers overall). It was followed by encores of “New Girl” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall) and “The Mindy Project” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 1.4 million viewers overall). Fox will be airing “So You Think You Can Dance” on Tuesdays this summer, so it needed to find space on its lineup to air encores of its live-action half-hours and to squeeze in “Goodwin Games.”

And CW went with two episodes of gameshow “Oh Sit” (0.3/1 in 18-49, 0.9 million viewers overall at 8 and 0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.6 million viewers overall at 9).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.9/8; ABC, 2.1/6; CBS, 1.9/5; Univision, 1.5/4; Fox, 0.6/2; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: ABC, 12.1 million; NBC, 9.0 million; CBS, 7.5 million; Univision, 3.8 million; Fox, 1.6 million; CW, 0.8 million.

More TV

  • 50 Cent Power

    NYPD Officer Under Investigation for Allegedly Telling Police to Shoot 50 Cent 'on Sight'

    A New York City precinct commander is under investigation for allegedly telling officers to shoot rapper 50 Cent on sight, a police rep confirmed to Variety on Sunday. “The matter is under internal review,” an NYPD rep said, declining to answer further questions. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez is accused of telling officers during a June 7 roll [...]

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

    Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual CAS Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.” In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes [...]

  • Marvelous Mrs Maisel Vice

    'Vice,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

    Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night. The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period [...]

  • Jussie Smollett Good Morning America

    Jussie Smollett Angrily Denies Complicity in Attack

    Attorneys for “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett issued a statement Saturday denying that he orchestrated his Jan. 29 assault, and saying he is “angered” and “devastated” by recent developments in the case. Chicago police want to interview Smollett, after learning new evidence from two Nigerian brothers who were released on Friday night. Local media outlets have [...]

  • Jussie Smollett Empire

    Chicago Police Want to Talk to Jussie Smollett as New Evidence Emerges

    Chicago police are seeking to re-interview “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, after new evidence emerged in his alleged assault. Smollett has claimed that two men attacked him at 2 a.m. on Jan. 29, yelled racial and homophobic slurs, poured bleach on him, and put a noose around his neck. The Chicago Police Department has consistently said [...]

  • Five Takes on Canal Plus, Federation’s

    Just Days Left to Catch Canal Plus’ ‘The Bureau’ on MyFFF

    The most lauded of titles on this year’s MyFrenchFilmFestival, UniFrance’s online showcase featured by over 50 OTT services around the world, may not be a film but a drama series. With four seasons aired, and a milestone in world sales on a French TV show, slow-boiling espionage series ‘Le Bureau des légendes’ (“The Bureau”) is [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content