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Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.

Note: The NBC affiliate in Cincinnati aired the “Monday Night Football” telecast, so ratings for the network could be subject to greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (ABC) – S 1.1/4 4.80
Supergirl (CBS) – R 0.9/3 5.28
Superstore (NBC) – R 0.9/3 3.56
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.5/2 1.87
Gotham (FOX) – R 0.4/1 1.54
 
8:30 p.m. Telenovela (NBC) – R 0.7/2 2.71
 
9 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) – R 1.0/3 6.40
Superstore (NBC) 0.9/3 3.05
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (ABC) – S 0.7/3 3.05
Bones (FOX) – R 0.5/2 1.96
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.5/2 1.83
 
9:30 p.m. Telenovela (NBC) 0.8/3 2.63
 
10 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.9/3 5.98
Blindspot (NBC) – R 0.6/2 2.25
Castle (ABC) – R 0.5/2 2.86

 

The only new programming on Monday was episodes of “Superstore” and “Telenovela” on NBC, and even those weren’t entirely new as the episodes had been available on demand and to stream for several weeks. That, coupled with an NFL pre-emption for NBC, makes it tough to read anything into their numbers.

Now, here’s why the ratings came in some nine hours later than usual: Nielsen is expanding its sample of TV viewers to include new homes with meters that record the channel being watched — but not the demographics of the people watching. That will be estimated using data modeling and an algorithm Nielsen has developed, and added to the current sample that does include people meters that measure demos.

The upshot? Well, other than waiting around all day for Nielsen to check its new system, nothing looks much different from last week’s crop of specials and repeats, and the numbers are all in line with what you would expect for this time of year. It remains to be seen if there will be much (or any) effect on ratings when the networks return to originals next week.

Network averages:

CBS  ABC  NBC  CW  FOX
Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/3 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.5/2  0.4/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.89 3.57 2.74 1.85  1.75

 

Definitions:
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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