Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Oct. 19, 2015.

Note: The CW affiliate in New York carried the “Monday Night Football” telecast, so ratings for that network may be subject to greater revisions than usual in the final nationals.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.7/12 14.30
The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 3.0/9 11.15
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.9/6 12.27
Gotham (FOX) 1.3/4 4.12
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) 0.4/1 1.15
8:30 p.m. Life in Pieces (CBS) 2.1/6 8.69
9 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) 1.8/5 9.34
Minority Report (FOX) 0.6/2 1.89
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.5/1 1.36
10 p.m. Blindspot (NBC) 2.1/7 7.83
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 1.3/4 8.74
Castle (ABC) 1.1/3 6.94


“The Voice” came in lower Monday night, and that in turn pushed “Blindspot” down to its lowest 18-49 rating of the season (2.1, -0.4 vs. last week). It’s still NBC’s top-rated scripted show, so alarm bells don’t need to go off just yet, but it’s a sizable drop.

At ABC, “Castle” matched its number from last week, but that’s cold comfort since it’s a series-low 1.1. CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” was down a tenth, but “Life in Pieces” halted its downward trend for the moment with a 2.1 (+0.2). “Scorpion” was steady, and “NCIS: Los Angeles” moved up 0.1.

“Gotham” dropped two tenths for FOX, hitting a same-day series low, and dead show walking “Minority Report” also fell by a tenth. Both “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin” are currently showing gains from their premieres, but they could be inflated slightly due to “Monday Night Football” running on The CW affiliate in New York.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.7/8 2.0/6 1.6/5 1.0/3  0.4/1
Total Viewers (000s) 10.04 9.86 10.49 3.00  1.26


Late-night metered market results (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 1.0/5, 2.9/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.1/6

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.5/4, 1.4/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.4/5

“Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 0.9/3

: 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.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

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