It was a pretty steady Monday all round in primetime last night – unless you were a certain Supergirl (1.7/5). Once again without The Big Bang Theory as a lead-in, the third week of the protector of National City on CBS saw fall 23% from its November 2 show among adults 18-49. That’s a 45% drop from the super debut that the WBTV series had on October 26 in the demo.
With a 1.6/5 rating, CBS was third among the Big 4, just behind the 1.7/5 of ABC. After the big drop of Supergirl, the rest of CBS’ night saw a Monday a lot like last week with Scorpion (1.8/5) and NCIS: LA (1.2/4) dipping a respective 5% and 8% from November 2. There’s a caveat of sorts to CBS’ numbers last night as the net’s San Diego affiliate aired the Chargers game against the Chicago Bears, which could lead to greater adjustments than usual.
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Gotham (1.5/4), that other WBTV-produced superhero show of the Monday 8 PM time slot, was sturdy and steady for Fox with just a 6% dip from last week.
The night’s big winner undoubtedly will be ESPN’s flagship Monday Night Football, with what was true roller coaster of a game the Bears won with a late comeback. In metered-market results, last night’s MNF scored a 8.1 rating with a peak of 9.2 between 9:45 to 10 PM. After a terrible start, the Windy City team jumped back in and eventually won the game 22-19. However, though MNF will hold the top spot of the night, that lopsided start might have tuned a number of viewers out. Monday’s game saw a dip of 8% from the close battle between the Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts on November 2.
Among the Big 4, NBC took the top spots of the night with a 2.9/9 rating among the key demo and 10.53 million viewers overall. The top show of the broadcast night in the demo was The Voice (3.2/10). The two-hour show held steady with last week with a 3% demo dip from the final numbers of November 2. Lead-out Blindspot (2.2/7), which got picked up for a second season Monday, was even with last week and the second-highest-rated show of the night.
ABC had the most watched show of the night with Dancing With The Stars (2.0/6) and its 12.56 million viewers. Among the 18-49s, DWTS bopped up 5% and with its 4% rise in total viewership, the competition show saw its second weekly rise in a row. The same cannot be said for Castle (1.0/3), which was down 9% from its previous original on October 19. That result is a series low for veteran drama in fast nationals.
The CW saw a ratings repeat of last week with both Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (0.3/1) and Jane The Virgin (0.4/1) even with their November 2 shows. In total viewers, Crazy Ex saw a 4% rise over last week to 979,000, hitting a series high for the freshman show.
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