NBC Wins Monday Night Among Big 4 in All Key Measures; One Broadcast Drama Series Appears to Be in Trouble

Oct 6, 2015  •  Post A Comment

NBC’s Monday night lineup continues to show strength, with the network winning prime time last night in all key measures among the big 4 broadcast networks, based on Nielsen overnights.

TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC’s two-hour “The Voice” delivered a 3.2 average rating in the key 18-49 demo, second only to CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” with a 3.7. Leading out from “The Voice,” NBC’s new drama series “Blindspot” averaged a 2.5 rating in the demo, with both “The Voice” and “Blindspot” essentially retaining their 18-49 audience from a week ago. “Blindspot” retained 96% of its 18-49 rating, based on fast-affiliate data, while “The Voice” retained 97%, according to NBC.

NBC reported that it won prime time by a 53% margin over its closest competitor, CBS, in the 18-49 demo, while “Blindspot” won its 10 p.m. time slot by 92% over ABC’s “Castle” and equaled the combined ratings of “Castle” (1.3 average) and CBS’s “NCIS: L.A.” (1.2).

The news wasn’t as good for Fox, where the new drama series “Minority Report” is off to a less-than-stellar start in the fall ratings. Leading out from “Gotham,” which pulled a 1.5 average rating in 18-49, “Minority Report” fell to a 0.7 average.

Leading out from “Big Bang,” CBS’s comedy “Life in Pieces” scored a 1.9 average in adults 18-49; at 9 p.m. “Scorpion” delivered a 1.8.

ABC’s two-hour “Dancing with the Stars” had a 1.7 in the 18-49 demo.

For prime time overall, NBC led the broadcast nets with a 2.9 average rating in 18-49, followed by CBS (1.9 average), ABC (1.6), Fox (1.1) and CW (0.4). The results were closer in total viewers, where NBC led with 10.95 million to place just ahead of ABC (10.3 million), followed closely by CBS (9.93 million); well behind were Fox (3.25 million) and CW (1.16 million).


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  1. How did all of that compare to the ESPN Monday Night Football ratings?

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