Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 3.4/11 13.24
The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.5/8 8.12
Gotham (FOX) 1.5/5 4.18
Supergirl (CBS) 1.4/5 6.76
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) 0.3/1 0.89
9 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) 1.5/5 9.16
Lucifer (FOX) 1.3/4 3.92
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.3/1 0.92
10 p.m. Blindspot (NBC) 1.8/6 6.84
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) 1.2/4 7.89
Castle (ABC) 1.1/4 5.30


The return of “The Voice” and “Blindspot” carried NBC to the top of Monday’s ratings, but both shows came back a little bit lower. “The Voice” drew a 3.4 in adults 18-49 for its premiere, down slightly from the 3.5 for its fall debut and more substantially from the 4.1 for last spring’s opener. “Blindspot” came back from three months off to a 1.8, off a tenth from its fall finale and its lowest number of the season.

“Gotham’s” return to FOX scored a 1.5, right in line with its season average, while “Lucifer” dipped two tenths to a 1.3. CBS suffered declines for the second straight week, with “Supergirl” (1.4), “Scorpion” (1.5) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.2) all down.

“The Bachelor” and “Castle” were both even with last week for ABC. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin” each drew a 0.3 on The CW.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.8/9 2.0/7 1.4/4 1.4/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 11.10 7.18 7.94 4.05 0.90


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/5, 2.6/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“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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