Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, May 2, 2016

The numbers for Monday, which saw a CBS veteran tick up with its finale and a FOX newcomer start out with meager ratings:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.1/7 9.85
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/6 11.64
Mike & Molly (CBS) 1.3/5 6.97
Gotham (FOX) 1.2/4 3.61
Reign (The CW) 0.3/1 1.00
8:30 p.m. Mike & Molly (CBS) 1.4/5 7.20
9 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.5/5 7.00
Houdini & Doyle (FOX) – P 0.7/2 2.62
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.3/1 0.90
9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (CBS) 1.3/4 5.98
10 p.m. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – F 1.3/4 7.91
Blindspot (NBC) 1.3/4 5.54
Castle (ABC) 1.0/3 6.23


The premiere of “Houdini & Doyle” didn’t provide any magic for FOX, managing only a 0.7 in adults 18-49 Monday.

On the (somewhat) more positive side, the season finale of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (1.3) was up a tenth week to week, tying “Blindspot” (which was down 0.1) for the lead at 10 o’clock.

Both “The Voice” (2.1) and “Dancing With the Stars” (1.8) held steady vs. last week’s fast nationals (“The Voice” ended up adjusting down to 2.0). “Castle” ticked down a tenth for ABC to 1.0

At CBS, “Mike & Molly” (1.3 and 1.4) was on par with last week’s return, while the Monday debut of “The Odd Couple” (1.3) was off 0.3 from its Thursday average thus far. “Gotham’s” 1.2 was even with its last episode on FOX. “Reign” (0.3) was steady for The CW, and “Jane the Virgin” slipped a tenth to 0.3.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/6 1.5/5 1.4/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.41 9.84 7.16 3.11 0.95


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/4, 2.5/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/2, 1.9/5

“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”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.0/3

: 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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