Scoreboard CBS NBC ABC FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 5.6/17 2.4/17 1.6/5 0.7/2 0.4/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 18.01 9.05 10.92 2.43 1.02 x

CBS was number one among adults 18-49 and with with total viewers.

Note: Due to the nature of live sports coverage, ratings for CBS (NCAA Basketball Tournament) are tentative and subject to more than normal adjustments.

On CBS, coverage of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament earned a preliminary 7.2 adults 18-49 rating from 9-11PM.

On NBC, The Voice earned a 2.9, down three tenths from last week’s 3.2 adults 18-49 rating. The Night Shift garnered a 1.4, up two tenths from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.0, down a tenth from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating.

The Following fell to a new series low 0.9, down two tenths from last week’s series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, The Originals matched its last original’s series low 0.5 adults 18-49 rating. Jane the Virgin earned a series low tying 0.4, down a tenth from the 0.5 it earned three weeks ago.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, April 6, 2015 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM NBC The Voice (8-10PM) 2.9 9 10.70
CBS Mike & Molly -R 2.4 8 9.94
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0 6 13.50
FOX Gotham -R 0.5 2 1.99
CW The Originals 0.5 2 1.11
8:30PM CBS Championship Central 2.3 7 7.65
9:00PM CBS NCAA Basketball Tournament (9-11PM) 7.2 21 22.60
FOX The Following 0.9 3 2.88
CW Jane the Virgin 0.4 1 0.93
10:00PM NBC The Night Shift 1.4 4 5.71
ABC Castle -R 0.8 2 5.77

via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:


·         In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 2.9/7; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.0/7 with an encore delayed by a basketball overrun; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.8/5 with an encore. 


·         In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.1/5; “Late Show,” 0.5/3 with an encore delayed by a basketball overrun; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/2 with an encore. 


·         From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.


·         From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS’s “Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.1/5 delayed by a basketball overrun).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.3/3 delayed by a basketball overrun).


·         At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.



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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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