Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Note: The ABC affiliate in Boston and the NBC affiliate in Baltimore aired the “Monday Night Football” telecast, so ratings for those networks may be subject to greater adjustments than usual.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.2/7 11.40
Kevin Can Wait (CBS) 1.4/5 7.33
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.3/5 5.48
Gotham (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.67
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.19
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 1.2/4 6.63
9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 1.2/4 5.82
Lucifer (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.80
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2016 (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.90
9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (CBS) 1.0/4 5.27
10 p.m. Timeless (NBC) 1.2/4 5.30
Scorpion (CBS) 1.1/4 6.96
The Great American Baking Show (ABC) – R 0.8/3 3.66


“The Voice” led Monday night’s ratings in both adults 18-49 and viewers, and it’s currently showing an improvement over last week’s numbers. But those numbers don’t necessarily paint a great picture.

The show’s 2.2 rating in adults 18-49 may come down as NBC’s Baltimore affiliate aired “Monday Night Football.” Regardless, the show is at least a point off its final performance episode last fall (3.2) and will likely end up at or slightly above the comparable episode last spring (2.0).

Also Monday, “Timeless” is currently even with last week’s 1.2, pending updates. CBS’ lineup was fairly steady, with “Kevin Can Wait” (1.4) and “Scorpion” (1.1) down a tenth from their last episodes, “The Odd Couple” (1.0) up a tenth and “Man with a Plan” (1.2) and “2 Broke Girls” (1.2) even.

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” matched its preliminary 1.3 from last week, pending updates for an “MNF” pre-emption in Boston. It came down to 1.1 in last week’s finals after adjustments.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/7 1.2/4 1.2/4 0.5/2 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.37 6.49 4.87 1.74 1.04


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.3/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 2.1/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.1/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

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 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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