In its second outing on Monday night, Fox’s new Almost Human slipped 17% compared to previous Monday in the demo, clocking a 1.9 rating, and about 6 million viewers, which put it in fourth place among broadcasters on both counts. It held 100% of its audience throughout the hour. The show also retained 100% of its teen audience, week to week. One week earlier, the futuristic cop drama had logged about 6.3 million viewers and landed in a three-way tie for second place in the demo with a 2.2 rating in fast nationals, tumbling 29% in its move to Monday after a Sunday premiere behind an NFL double-header. Fox projects the new drama episode will climb to a 3.1 or 3.2 demo rating when Live+7 Day stats come out and estimates the episode will be viewed by more than 14 million via 30-day multi-platform viewing. Following Almost Human, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow slid 12% from previous Monday in the demo (2.2) but was nonetheless the No. 2 drama of the night overall. (Last week Sleepy Hollow went up a tenth in the finals to a 2.6 rating, as had NBC’s The Voice.)
ABC was Monday’s most watched broadcaster for the fourth consecutive week, and equaled its best demo number since season-premiere Monday, tying for No. 2 on the night in the demo. But its Dancing With The Stars season finale (2.2) fell 19% compared to last year’s Monday night performance finale (this season ABC took the competition series from two nights a week to one). After Dancing, Castle (2.1) climbed compared to previous Monday, though it got trounced by NBC’s Blacklist (3.2) in the demo; Castle was the night’s most watched scripted TV show for the sixth week in a row.
Due to a NFL pre-emption in San Francisco (the market represents 2.2% of the country), fast nationals for CBS shows are approximate; they suggest No. 2 timeslot status for How I Met Your Mother (2.9), 2 Broke Girls (2.7), and Mike & Molly (2.5), a Mom tie for third (2.2) at 9:30 PM, and third-place status at 10 for Hostages (1.1). HIMYM slipped 6% to its season low, pending more reliable stats, and 2BG came in flat, week to week; but M&M, Mom, and Hostages climbed by double digits.
NBC won six of six half-hours among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox Monday night in adults 18-49, with the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked shows of the night on the those nets, The Voice and The Blacklist.
The Voice (3.3 demo rating, 11.3 million viewers) ranked or tied for No. 1 among broadcasters in every key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. The Blacklist (3.0) matched its prior rating, on November 11, despite last week’s preemption. In total viewers, it was the most-watched Blacklist since Oct. 14 (10.9 million). Blacklist has generated the three biggest total-viewer increases going from L+SD to L+7 in U.S. TV history.