powered by FreeFind

Apple iTunes


Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon., Feb. 9) -- CBS and The Bachelor are top scorers

@unclebarkycom on Twitter
CBS led in total viewers from start to stop Monday night, but ABC’s The Bachelor came up roses among advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-olds.

2 Broke Girls fired up with 223,168 D-FW viewers before Mike & Molly (216,194), Scorpion (313,830) and NCIS: Los Angeles (251,064) likewise won their time slots.

In the 18-to-49 measurement, The Bachelor averaged 104,075 viewers from 7 to 9 p.m., winning outright save for a first-place tie with 2 Broke Girls in the 7 to 7:30 p.m. slot.

Fox4’s local 9 p.m. newscast and CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles then shared first place in the final hour of prime-time with 50,461 viewers in the 18-to-49 age range.

AMC’s second episode of Better Call Saul -- and its first in the series’ regular 9 p.m. Monday slot -- had 76,714 total viewers and 40,999 in the 18-to-49 demographic. That put it fourth in both measurements behind Fox4’s news, NCIS: L.A. and ABC’s Castle.

Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and NBC’s State of Affairs continued their struggles. Hollow ran fourth in both ratings measurements at 8 p.m. among the Big Four broadcast networks. It was the same story for State of Affairs at 9 p.m. (The Katherine Heigl spy series also trailed Better Call Saul.)

The Dallas Mavericks could use a ratings pick-me-up, too. Monday’s lopsided home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers (both teams had injuries to key players) drew 90,662 total viewers on Fox Sports Southwest, with 40,999 in the 18-to-49 range.

Monday’s NBC Nightly News without Brian Williams and with substitute Lester Holt ran a close second in total viewers to ABC’s World News Tonight. The score was 167,376 viewers to 153,428. Last week’s Nightly News with Brian Williams won all five Monday through Friday face-offs with World News and the CBS Evening News.

Here are Monday’s local news derby results for the eighth day of the February “sweeps.”

Gannett8 ran first at 10 p.m. in total viewers while Fox4 won among 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

The two stations tied at 6 a.m. in total viewers, but Fox4 had the 25-to-54 gold to itself.

CBS11 broke through with another 6 p.m. win in total viewers while Fox4 had the edge with 25-to-54-year-olds.

NBC5 was tops in total viewers at 5 p.m., giving each station at least one trip to the winner’s circle. The Peacock and Fox4 tied for the 25-to-54 lead.

Email comments or questions to: unclebarky@verizon.net