Scoreboard NBC ABC CBS FOX CW x
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 2.7/8 1.8/6 1.8/6 1.2/4 0.3/1 x
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share x x x x x x
Total Viewers (million) 9.85 11.86 8.80 3.80 0.885 x

NBC was number one among adults 18-49 while ABC won with total viewers.

On NBC,The Voice earned a 3.3, down a tenth from last week’s 3.4 adults 18-49 rating. The Night Shift garnered a 1.6, up from last week’s 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, 2 Broke Girls earned a 1.9, down two tenths from its last original’s 2.1 adults 18-49 rating. Mike & Molly earned a 1.8, down two tenths from last week’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Scorpion matched its last original’s 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. NCIS: LA returned to a 1.6, down two tenths from the 1.8 it earned two weeks ago.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars scored a 2.0, down a tenth from last week’s 2.1 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Castle notched a 1.4, down a tenth from last week’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, back to back episodes of The Following earned a 1.2 at both 8PM and 9PM, up a tenth from last week’s series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, March 23, 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) 3.3 10 11.88
ABC Dancing With the Stars (8-10PM) 2.0 7 13.70
CBS 2 Broke Girls 1.9 7 7.33
FOX The Following 1.2 4 3.89
CW The Originals -R 0.3 1 0.95
8:30PM CBS Mike & Molly 1.8 6 7.80
9:00PM CBS Scorpion 2.0 6 9.57
FOX The Following 1.2 3 3.72
CW Jane the Virgin -R 0.3 1 0.82
10:00PM CBS NCIS: LA 1.6 5 9.25
NBC The Night Shift 1.6 5 5.78
ABC Castle 1.4 4 8.20

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,” 2.4/6; CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” 2.2/6; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.4/6. 


In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.0/5; “Late Show,” 0.4/2; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.7/3. 


From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 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) trailed CBS’s “Late Late Show with James Corden” (1.4/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, “Late Night” (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped “Late Late Show” (0.4/2).


Note that “Late Night” finished within a tenth of its Monday season average in metered-market households (1.2 vs. 1.3) and matched its season average in 18-49 in the LPMs (0.5 vs. 0.5).


At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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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