Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, April 25, 2016

Note: The NBC affiliate in Portland, Ore., carried an NBA game, so ratings for the network could be subject to greater than usual revisions in the finals.

The numbers for Monday, which saw two shows return after long hiatuses and two season finales in line with their series’ recent performances:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.1/7 9.56
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/6 11.66
Mike & Molly (CBS) 1.3/4 6.94
Gotham (FOX) – R 0.6/2 2.01
Reign (The CW) 0.3/1 0.96
8:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.2/4 6.19
9 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) – F 1.6/5 8.80
Lucifer (FOX) – F 1.3/4 3.86
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.4/1 0.83
10 p.m. Blindspot (NBC) 1.4/5 5.74
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 1.2/4 7.78
Castle (ABC) 1.1/3 6.35


The return of “Mike & Molly” to CBS scored a 1.3 in adults 18-49 Monday night, below the show’s prior season average of 1.6 but in line with the last few episodes of “Supergirl” in the timeslot. The CW’s “Reign” also returned after a long break; its 0.3 was on par with its season average and that of previous time-period occupant “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

The season finale of “Scorpion” (1.6) was up a tenth vs. last week but down 0.6 from the Season 1 closer. “NCIS: Los Angeles” also rose a tenth to a 1.2. “Lucifer” ended its first season on FOX with a 1.3, even with last week.

At ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” (1.8) was up 0.2 vs. last week,  and “Castle” (1.1) improved a tenth. “The Voice” (2.1) was off a tenth for NBC, but “Blindspot” improved a tenth to 1.4, pending updates. “Jane the Virgin” was steady at 0.4 for The CW.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/6 1.6/5 1.3/4 1.0/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.29 9.89 7.71 2.94 0.89


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.7/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 1.9/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/3, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 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 are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. 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. 
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. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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