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Ratings News - 5th January 2016

  • Last Week's Final Adjusted Ratings

  • Early Ratings Analysis by Marc Berman (TVMediaInsights)
    The analysis below is based on the early household numbers and are NOT the same as the numbers that will be posted in the above table later. (See the About section below)

    NOTE: The opinions expressed here are NOT those of SpoilerTV but of the Author of this Article, Marc Berman.

    Metered Market Overnights

    Household Rating/Share
    CBS 6.4/10
    ABC 4.6/ 7
    NBC 2.9/ 4
    Fox 2.3/ 4
    CW 1.0/ 2

    Percent Change from the Comparable Year-Ago Period:
    CW: +100, CBS: – 9, ABC: -15, NBC: -34, Fox: -38


    The Bachelor (ABC), “Scorpion” (CBS), “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)

    -Could Be Better/Could Be Worse:
    “Superstore” (NBC), “Telenovela (NBC)

    -Losers (excluding repeats):
    The Biggest Loser (NBC), “Superhuman” (Fox)


    Ratings Breakdown:
    CBS scored an easy Monday overnight household victory care of its combination of “Supergirl” (#2: 5.3 rating/8 share), “Scorpion” (#1 for the night: 7.3/11) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (#1: 6.6/11). But ABC is the network to beat in adults 18-49 (and all the key young adult demographics) thanks to the return of perennial franchise “The Bachelor,” which scored a 5.4/ 8 in the overnights from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was equal to its year-ago season opener (on this evening) and that translated into 7.76 million viewers and a 2.2 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data. All these years later and “The Bachelor” remains solid time period filler in between editions of “Dancing With the Stars.”

    Airing out of “The Bachelor” was post-show “The Bachelor Live,” which slipped to a 3.0/ 5 at 10 p.m. (#2) and will remain in the hour for the next three Mondays.

    In time period premiere news, NBC sitcom “Superstore” got off to a better start than lead-out “Telenovela” with a 4.0/ 6 in households in the 8 p.m. half-hour into a 3.1/ 5 for “Telenovela” at 8:30 p.m. (#3). The pair, on average, was 26 percent the first hour of “Celebrity Apprentice” on the year-ago evening (4.8/ 8 on 1/05/15). Considering NBC is not known for airing comedies in the Monday 8 p.m. hour this is not all that bad…at least initially.

    Disappointing for NBC, however, was the return of “The Biggest Loser,” which slipped to 2.5/ 4 from 9-11 p.m. Head-to-head with “The Bachelor” in the 9 p.m. hour, “The Biggest Loser” trailed by 53 percent.

    Elsewhere, Fox populated the night with two-hour special “Superhuman,” which was not so superhuman at a 2.3/ 4 from 8-10 p.m. And The CW aired encore telecasts of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” (#5: avg. 1.1/ 2) and “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (#5: 1.0/ 1).

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

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