Although it was the most watched show of the night with 10.98 million viewers, DWTS went down 24% among adults 18-49 on Monday from its March 20 season premiere. That’s a comparison to the final numbers of last week, which saw a rise of tenth for the show. Fast affiliates to fast affiliates, DWTS is down 20% in the key demo. Compared with the comparable Week 2 of spring 2016’s Season 22, last night’s DWTS was in OK shape – with just a drop of a tenth from what the March 28, 2016, show delivered.
At 10 PM, Quantico (0.8/3) was even with last week’s fast-affiliate results, which went down a tenth in the final numbers.
Also down a tenth was last night’s Voice, but even with that dip from its March 20 airing, the NBC series again was the top-rated show of Monday’s primetime. Take that and add that newbie Taken (1.1/4) was up 22% in the key demo over last week at 10 PM, and NBC eased to a nice overall victory for the night with a 1.9/7 rating and 8.64 million total viewers. Dipping a bit in viewers, the overall 18-49 is exactly the same as last week for the Comcast-owned net.
Fox will be feeling a little less pressure as 24: Legacy (0.9/3) broke out of its ratings lethargy of the past few weeks and ticked up a tenth over last week. However, another clock might be ticking on the struggling APB (0.6/2), which was down a tenth to hit a demo low. That other channel with two hours of primetime had better overall news with both Supergirl (0.7/3) and Jane the Virgin (0.4/2) up 17% and 33% among the 18-49s respectively on the CW.
NCAA Tournament-free for a few days, CBS only had two originals last night with Superior Donuts (1.1/4) and The Great Indoors (0.9/3). It was a mixed bag of the former staying the same as last week and the latter hitting a season low on a rare Monday airing.
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