The Island Premiere


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.4/5 0.8/3 0.7/2 0.7/2 0.3/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.0/4 1.2/5 0.4/2 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.254 5.288 5.087 1.982 2.293 1.072

NBC was number one among adults 18-49 while ABC won with total viewers.
On NBC, the season 7 premiere of American Ninja Warrior earned a 1.8, up 13 percent from a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating for the season 6 premiere. The series premiere of The Island scored a 1.2, down 14 percent from a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating for the premiere of Running Wild With Bear Grylls.

On ABC, 500 Questions garnered a 1.1, up 10 percent from a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original episode. The Bachelorette notched a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 24 percent from a 2.1 for last week’s premiere.


Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, May 18, 2015 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 NBC American Ninja Warrior (8-10PM) – Season Premiere 1.8/6 5.89
ABC 500 Questions 1.1/4 5.22
CBS 2 Broke Girls – R 1.0/4 5.31
FOX Master Chef – R (8-10PM) 0.7/2 2.29
CW Memorial Day -R (8-10PM) 0.3/1 1.07
8:30 CBS Mike & Molly – R 1.0/3 5.19
9:00 ABC The Bachelorette (9-11PM) 1.6/5 5.32
CBS Scorpion – R 0.8/2 4.96
10:00 NBC The Island – Series Premiere 1.2/4 3.98
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles – R 0.7/2 5.06

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:



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, 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.

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