As is common this time of year, there were season enders and some returns last night on the Big 4. That was a mixed blessing for CBS’ Scorpion (1.6/5). The Season 2 finale of the genius misfits drama was up a tenth over last week but took a real sting with a 27% drop among adults 18-49 from its Season 1 ender of April 20 last year.
Part of the weaker demo for the 9 PM Scorpion had to come from the fact it had a The Big Bang Theory (1.2/4) repeat as an immediate lead-in and a declining return for Mike & Molly (1.3/4) at 8 PM. The exiting comedy dropped 19% in the demo from its last original of February 10, a Wednesday. Otherwise the House of Moonves’ night ended on an even stance with NCIS: Los Angeles (1.2/4) matching last week’s result.
Overall, NBC won Monday night in the 18-49 demo with a 1.8/6 rating and thanks to a steady The Voice (2.1/7) and Blindspot (1.4/5). The top show of the night in the demo, Voice was down a tenth from last week while the Jaimie Alexander-starring procedural was up a tenth. For the fourth Monday in a row, ABC was tops in total viewership with 9.89 million watching last night. With its Portland affiliate carrying the NBA Playoffs game last night, NBC might see a small adjustment later but likely nothing to write home about.
The Disney-owned net saw Dancing With The Stars (1.8/6) get a 13% leg-up in the demo from last week’s season low and emerged, again, as the most watched show of Monday night with 11.7 million tuning in. Castle (1.1/4), which has caught a lot of people’s attention lately, was also up – 10% in the demo over its April 18 show.
Fox’s only original of last night was the Season 1 finale of Lucifer. Renewed for another devilish run, the WBTV series was dead even with last week – even though it had a Gotham (0.6/2) encore as a lead-in this week. The CW had the return of Reign (0.3/1) filling the slot previously occupied by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which wrapped its first season last week. While even with Crazy Ex’s result of April 18, Reign was down 25% from its last original of January 22, a Friday. Not that it hurt or helped Jane The Virgin (0.4/1), which was the same as its April 18 show.