Scoreboard NBC CBS ABC FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 3.4/11 2.3/8 1.6/5 1.3/4 0.4/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 11.645 11.211 10.109 3.792 1.221 x

NBC was number one among adults 18-49 and with total viewers. 

Note: ABC carried NFL football in the Indianapolis market and CW carried the game in New York. Ratings may be Inflated. 

On NBC, the season premiere of The Voice earned a 3.5, down from last fall’s 3.9 adults 18-49 rating. The series premiere of Blindspot earned a 3.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, the season premiere of The Big Bang Theory earned a 4.5, down from 5.5 last season’s premiere earned. The series premiere of Life in Pieces earned a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating. The second season premiere of Scorpion earned a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, down from the 3.2 last year’s series premiere earned, and even with the 2.2 last season’s finale earned. The season premiere of NCIS: LA earned a series low 1.2, way down from last year’s premiere, which earned a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing with the Stars earned a 1.8, down from last week’s 2.3 adults 18-49 rating. The season premiere of Castle earned a 1.2, way down from last season’s 2.2 premiere rating.

On FOX, the season premiere of Gotham notched a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down from last year’s 3.3 series premiere rating, and down a tenth from the 1.7 last season’s finale earned. The series premiere of Minority Report earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, Penn & Teller Fool Us earned a 0.4, down a tenth from last week’s 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Significant Mother earned a 0.3, up a tenth from last week’s 0.2 adults 18-49 rating.
Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 21, 2015 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM CBS The Big Bang Theory -P 4.5 16 17.48
NBC The Voice -P 3.5 11 12.10
ABC Dancing With the Stars 1.8 6 11.62
FOX Gotham -P 1.6 5 4.49
CW Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.4 1 1.34
8:30PM CBS Life in Pieces -P 2.7 9 11.52
9:00PM CBS Scorpion -P 2.2 7 10.98
FOX Minority Report-P 1.1 3 3.09
CW Whose Line is it Anyway -R 0.4 1 1.32
9:30PM CW Significant Mother 0.3 1 0.88
10:00PM NBC Blindspot -P 3.1 10 10.60
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles -P 1.2 4 8.00
ABC Castle -P 1.2 4 7.09

via NBC press note:-

In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 3.2/8; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.5/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.9/5. 

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.2/6; “Late Show,” 0.6/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.4/2. 

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show” (1.0/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.2/2).

At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.


Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)


Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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