Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.

Note: The ABC affiliate in Phoenix and the NBC affiliate in Baltimore aired the “Monday Night Football” telecast, so ratings for those networks could be subject to greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (000s)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 4.2/14 15.87
The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 3.1/10 11.86
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.9/6 12.10
Gotham (FOX) 1.5/5 4.25
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) 0.2/1 0.70
8:30 p.m. Supergirl (CBS) – P (8:30-9:30 p.m.) 3.2/10 12.94
9 p.m. Minority Report (FOX) 0.6/2 2.05
Jane the Virgin (The CW) 0.3/1 0.92
9:30 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) (9:30-11 p.m.) 1.9/6 9.64
10 p.m. Blindspot (NBC) 2.2/7 8.08
Castle (ABC) – R 0.9/3 4.93


“Supergirl” scored a 3.2 in adults 18-49 and 12.94 million viewers, both of which are the best for a series premiere this fall. The 3.2 is a little higher than most readers predicted in the guess-the-ratings poll. The premiere also grew in its second half-hour, which is be an encouraging sign, and the audience was fairly well-balanced between men and women.

“The Big Bang Theory” also had its best numbers since the season premiere, while the “Supergirl” lead-in also pushed “Scorpion” slightly higher.

FOX’s “Gotham” was up week to week, improving by 0.2 to a 1.5. NBC’s “Blindspot” (2.2) also rose a tenth, pending updates. The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin” each fell a tenth.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.8/9 2.7/8 1.5/5 1.0/3  0.3/1
Total Viewers (000s) 10.60 11.78 9.71 3.15  0.81

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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 1.2/6, 3.3/9

“Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/2, 2.2/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/2, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/4, 1.5/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

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

: 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, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. 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. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live baseball game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.-
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. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)
Time Shifted Viewing 
– Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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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