It was Disney Night on a rising Dancing With the Stars (1.7/6) on Monday, there were exits on The Voice (2.0/7), and a death and a resurgence of sorts fueled the Season 1 finale of 24: Legacy (0.8/3).
Staying even with its April 10 results among adults 18-49 and seeing a very small uptick to 3.33 million viewers, the still-in-renewal-limbo reboot of the time-sensitive spy series ended more on a continuing whimper than a bang, despite what was happening onscreen. The ratings the Corey Hawkins-led Legacy snared last night matched the season-low results that the series has been stuck at for several weeks, which makes that renewal all the more in doubt. Lead-out and fellow newbie APB (0.6/2) was also the same as its offering of last week.
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The top-rated show of the night, The Voice, also was even with the fast affiliates of its April 10 show and later on today might see the uptick of a tenth that it commonly has. At 10 PM, Taken (0.93) was up a tenth from last week to come second in the slot behind Scorpion (1.1/4), which also rose a tenth, and an even Quantico (0.6/2).
Before that Priyanka Chopra starrer, the big show of the Disney-owned net’s Monday was making some moves of its own. The Disney-themed DWTS show was up 6% in the key demo and 7% in viewers (11.01 million) over last week to hit its best 18-49 numbers since its Season 24 debut on March 20. DWTS also was the most-watched show of primetime and topped The Voice by more than 1.5 million viewers. All of that made ABC the most-watched net of the night with 8.36 million to second-place NBC’s 7.85 million, though the Comcast-owned network was the highest rated again with the 1.7/6 it scored last week.
CBS’ night started off with a slipping Kevin Can Wait (1.0/4) declining 9% among the 18-49s from its fast affiliate of last week, which went up a tenth in the final numbers. Other than the Kevin James comedy and drama Scorpion at 10 PM, the rest of the House of Moonves’ Monday saw Man with a Plan (1.0/4), newbie Superior Donuts (1.0/4) and the Season 6 finale of 2 Broke Girls (1.0/4) all the same as their April 10 shows. Compared with last year’s ender, the veteran sitcom starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs was down 41% in the demo from that Season 5 finale of May 12, 2016, a Thursday with a Mom lead-in.
The CW had Supergirl and Penn & Teller: Fool Us encores on last night.
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