×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Monday Ratings: ‘The Voice’ Lifts NBC to Victory; CBS Comedies Sink

NBC won Monday’s primetime ratings race behind “The Voice,” the night’s top show, while CBS saw a modest return for rookie drama “Stalker,” though it was the top Kevin Williamson drama in its timeslot.

(Note that the affiliate-based preliminary nationals from Nielsen for last night are subject to revision for CBS, which aired a news report on its Baltimore station, and for NBC, which aired an NBA playoff game in Portland and news coverage in Baltimore.)

According to the prelim Nielsens, “The Voice” averaged a 2.6 rating/8 share in adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers overall from 8 to 10 p.m. — on par with last week’s demo score and again Monday’s No. 1 program. It was followed by “The Night Shift” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 5.4 million viewers overall), which was also on par with last week.

CBS opened with “2 Broke Girls” (1.7/6 in 18-49, 7.1 million viewers overall) and “Mike & Molly” (1.8/6 in 18-49, 7.5 million viewers overall), with both down multiple ticks week to week. The half-hours may have been lower because they weren’t leading into “Scorpion,” which ended its successful rookie season last week. Instead, it was the return of “Stalker” at 9 p.m. for CBS (1.4/4 in 18-49, 6.0 million viewers overall); it was up 0.2 from its final Wednesday originals in February but down about 33% from the timeslot firstrun average for “Scorpion.” Head-to-head, it beat Fox’s “The Following” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall), which like “Stalker” comes from Williamson.

At 10 p.m., “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall) managed to tie last week’s score and edge out its drama competitors in 18-49 even though it had a considerably weaker lead-in this week.

At ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” (2.0/6 in 18-49, 13.0 million viewers overall) was off a smidge from last week, placing second to “The Voice” from 8 to 10. And at 10 o’clock, “Castle” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall) was down a tenth from last week and was part of a three-network scrum for broadcast leadership among adults 18-49.

Fox’s “Gotham” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall) and “The Following” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) were about at last week’s levels. Ditto for CW’s “The Originals” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.1 million viewers overall) and “Jane the Virgin” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.1 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 2.2/7; ABC, 1.7/5; CBS, 1.5/5; Fox, 1.4/4; Univision, 0.9/3; Telemundo, 0.7/2; CW, 0.4/1.

In total viewers: ABC, 11.5 million; NBC, 9.0 million; CBS, 7.1 million; Fox, 4.1 million; Univision, 2.4 million; Telemundo, 1.7 million; CW, 1.1 million.

More TV

  • A Man Walks Into the Cnn

    CNN Puts Former Sessions Aide in Newsroom Role

    Sarah Isgur Flores, a press aide to former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has been hired to help direct and plan political coverage for CNN, a move that generated some pushback on social media Tuesday. Politico previously reported the CNN hire. Flores in the past has criticized CNN coverage. A spokesperson for the AT&T-owned media [...]

  • Gerald Blum, Inspiration for 'WKRP In

    Gerald Blum, Inspiration for 'Big Guy' Carlson on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' Dies at 86

    Gerald “Jerry” Blum, the inspiration for the character of radio station general manager Art “Big Guy” Carlson on the long-running TV sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” died Saturday at 86. The Atlanta radio veteran was affectionately transformed into the fictional Carlson by veteran comic actor Gordon Jump on “WKRP,” which ran for four seasons on CBS [...]

  • Arrested Development Season 5 review

    TV News Roundup: 'Arrested Development' Sets Season 5 Return Date at Netflix

    In today’s TV news roundup, the second half of “Arrested Development” season five gets a release date and Netflix announces the voice cast for “Green Eggs and Ham.” CASTING Netflix has announced the ensemble voice cast for the upcoming “Green Eggs and Ham” series executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres and based on the Dr. Seuss book. [...]

  • LA Rams running back Todd Gurley

    Live+7 Ratings for Week of Jan. 28: Super Bowl LIII Clobbers Competition

    In a shock to no one, the 2019 Super Bowl handily defeated all of its broadcast competition in the Live+7 numbers for the week of Jan. 28. Live sports typically receive virtually no lift in delayed viewing, and Super Bowl LIII was no exception. The game did, however, rise from a 31.1 rating in adults [...]

  • Jussie Smollett

    Jussie Smollett Faces Prison, Career Ruin if He Lied About Attack

    Jussie Smollett is facing prison time and the implosion of his career if it turns out he lied about being the target of a hate crime, legal and public relations experts say. “The best thing that Jussie can do is pray and pray a lot,” said Ronn Torossian, founder of 5W Public Relations. “If he [...]

  • BETTER THINGS "Chicago" Episode 1 (Airs

    TV Review: 'Better Things' Season 3

    A few episodes into the new season of “Better Things,” fed-up mother Sam (creator Pamela Adlon) tries a new tactic to break up one of the countless petty fights between her daughters. Instead of forcing them apart and hoping for the best, she throws up her hands and decides to just let them go at it, [...]

  • Anna Paquin, Sophie Okonedo in Flack

    TV Review: 'Flack' Starring Anna Paquin

    There’s a familiar, acrid aftertaste to “Flack,” Pop’s new drama about the controlled chaos of the publicity industry. The grim behind-the-scenes machinations of the glossy entertainment industry have always been one of TV’s favorite subjects, as are the people tasked with pulling the strings without anyone ever realizing. Over just six episodes, the show manages [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content