Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Note: ABC affiliates in New York and Indianapolis aired the “Monday Night Football” telecast, so ratings for the network 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.) 2.0/7 9.99
Kevin Can Wait (CBS) 1.5/5 7.17
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.3/4 6.08
Showtime at the Apollo (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – S 1.1/4 3.81
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.4/1 1.43
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 1.2/4 6.20
9 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) 1.2/4 5.64
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.29
9:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.4/5 6.37
10 p.m. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS) – S 2.1/7 6.65
Timeless (NBC) 1.2/4 5.20
Conviction (ABC) 0.8/3 3.97


CBS’ broadcast of “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” fell to an all-time low Monday night with a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49. That was down 0.2 vs. last year’s 2.3, which was the previous low. “Kevin Can Wait” (1.5) was even with its last episode, but “Man with a Plan” (1.2) and “2 Broke Girls” (1.2) both dipped a little.

NBC led the night, as “The Voice” (2.0) was even with last week’s fast nationals (it rose to 2.1 in the finals) and “Timeless” ticked up a tenth of a point to 1.2. FOX got a 1.1 for its “Showtime at the Apollo” special.

ABC’s numbers are likely inflated by “Monday Night Football” pre-emptions, but pending updates “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (1.3) is up slightly from the 1.2 for last year’s premiere and “Conviction” (0.8) is off 0.2 week to week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/6 1.6/6 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.39 6.44 5.37 3.81 1.36


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.5/7

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.1/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

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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