Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, May 23, 2016

The numbers for Monday, including the season premiere of “The Bachelorette” on ABC and final performances on “The Voice” and “Dancing With the Stars”:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.0/7 10.06
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) 1.9/7 12.14
The Price Is Right Primetime Special (CBS) 1.3/5 6.19
Gotham (FOX) – F 1.2/4 3.61
Reign (The CW) 0.3/1 0.99
9 p.m. The Bachelorette (ABC) (9-11 p.m.) – P 2.0/7 6.73
The Odd Couple (CBS) 1.0/3 4.57
Houdini & Doyle (FOX) 0.6/2 2.60
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – P 0.4/1 1.28
9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (CBS) – F 0.9/3 4.56
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) 0.4/1 1.46
10 p.m. Blindspot (NBC) – F 1.3/4 6.03
Person of Interest (CBS) 0.9/3 5.44


The season premiere of “The Bachelorette” on ABC was on par with its 2015 debut, scoring a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 (vs. 2.1 a year ago). It tied “The Voice” (2.0, even with last week’s fast nationals/-0.1 from the finals) for the top demo rating of the night.

The night’s finales were a mixed bag. “Blindspot” finished its season with a 1.3 for NBC, even with last week but at the low end of its season-long performance (as it’s been the past few weeks). “Gotham” (1.2) was off a tenth for FOX, and the final two “Odd Couple” episodes managed only 1.0 and 0.9, down from 1.3 for its Monday airing last week.

The final “Dancing With the Stars” performances of the season scored a 1.9, up from 1.7 for last week’s two-hour show. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” premiered to a 0.4 for The CW, while “Reign” held last week’s 0.3.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.0/7 1.7/6 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.54 8.71 5.40 3.10 1.18


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/4, 2.6/7

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

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

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 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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