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The loss of The Big Bang Theory was felt in CBS’ Monday lineup. Without TV’s reigning comedy anchoring the block, freshman Kevin Can Wait dipped more than 20 percent to a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49.
With Kevin James’ sitcom now seated in its official slot, Matt LeBlanc vehicle Man With a Plan opened at 8:30 p.m. The sitcom matched James’ score in the key demo and lost little of its lead-in audience, pulling 7.3 million viewers. The demo stat on its own is hardly fantastic, but the retention was a good sign. 2 Broke Girls continued the night with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 — while The Odd Couple returned in line with its recent finale, earning a 1.1 rating.
Drama Scorpion was even at 10 p.m., earning a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.9 million viewers.
NBC topped the night with unmoved episodes of The Voice and Timeless. The singing competition averaged a 2.7 rating in the key demo and 10.98 million viewers, while the drama pulled a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49.
ABC’s Dancing With the Stars held up the night’s steady streak, earning another 1.6 rating in the key demo. Conviction was also steady with a 0.8 rating. ABC’s best news, however, came during late night. Jimmy Kimmel Live! topped both The Tonight Show and The Late Show in both measures, boosted by a visit from President Obama. The show earned a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and a 2.7 household rating — per Nielsen’s metered markets.
Fox had even episodes of Gotham (1.1 adults) and Lucifer (1.0 adults), while the CW saw an even Supergirl (0.9 adults) and a boosted Jane the Virgin (0.6 adults).
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