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Ratings: CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin’ Hits Demo High; ‘Scorpion’ Leads CBS to Victory

In its first airing since star Gina Rodriguez won at the Golden Globes, CW rookie “Jane the Virgin” hit some series highs Monday, a night that also saw CBS edge past ABC for the demo lead behind “Scorpion” and “2 Broke Girls.”

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Jane the Virgin” averaged a 0.53 rating/1 share in adults 18-49 and drew its largest overall audience (1.4 million) since the show’s series premiere. It had its best ratings to date in both adults 18-34 (0.6/2) and women 18-34 (0.9/3), up 20% and 29% respectively vs. its prior original.

“Jane,” which has already been picked up for a second season, has been more of a critical darling than a strong ratings performer, but it may have found some new viewers after Rodriguez scored a surprising victory at the Golden Globes for best actress in a TV comedy.

“The Originals” (0.63/2 in 18-49, 1.5 million viewers overall) provided a solid lead-in for “Jane the Virgin” on Monday, rising in most demos from its prior original and hitting a season high in total viewers.

Elsewhere, CBS either tied or won outright all six half-hours of the night in 18-49, starting with “2 Broke Girls” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 8.9 million viewers overall) and “Mike & Molly” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall); the former was down 0.2 from its most recent original while the latter held steady.

One night after getting extra exposure with an original episode following an NFL playoff game, “Scorpion” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 12.3 million viewers overall) led the 9 o’clock hour in most categories, tying with “2 Broke Girls” and Fox’s “Gotham” as the night’s top show in 18-49 while ruling as the outright leader in total viewers. “Scorpion” didn’t seem to get any lift from the special Sunday episode as it was down from its most recent Monday original of Jan. 5 (2.4), but up from its final five original episodes of 2014.

CBS stayed on top at 10 p.m. with “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 9.5 million viewers overall), though it matched its season low.

ABC won the 8-10 p.m. reality showdown, as “The Bachelor” (2.1/6 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall) bounced back 0.3 from its low score of last week to overtake NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” (1.8/5 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall), which was up 0.1 from last week.

Closing out the night, the Alphabet’s “Castle” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall) was up a tick from its season low of last week when it was up against the college football championship game and came within an eyelash of “NCIS: Los Angeles” for the 18-49 lead. NBC’s “State of Affairs” (1.1/3 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall) also bounced back, rising 0.4 for its best performance in its three airings to date without a lead-in from “The Voice.”

Fox was below average, as “Gotham” (2.2/7 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall) was down 0.3 from its most recent original to match its lowest score to date. And “Sleepy Hollow” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) matched its low with a fourth-place performance in the 9 o’clock hour.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 2.0/6; ABC, 1.9.6; Fox, 1.7/5; NBC, 1.6/5; Univision, 1.2/4; Telemundo, 0.7/2; CW, 0.6/2.

In total viewers: CBS, 10.2 million; ABC, 7.5 million; NBC, 5.8 million; Fox, 5.3 million; Univision, 3.0 million; Telemundo, 1.6 million; CW, 1.5 million.

 

 

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