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Thursday, February 18, 2016

RATINGS RECAP: 2/15/16

ABC
8:00 The Bachelor
Viewers: 7.2 million, 18-49 demo: 2.2
10:00 Castle
Viewers: 5.2 million, 18-49 demo: 0.9

CBS
8:00 58th Annual Grammy Awards
Viewers: 25.0 million, 18-49 demo: 7.7

NBC
8:00 Superstore
Viewers: 3.9 million, 18-49 demo: 1.2
8:30 Telenovela
Viewers: 2.3 million, 18-49 demo: 0.7
9:00 The Biggest Loser
Viewers: 2.8 million, 18-49 demo: 0.8

FOX
8:00 The X-Files
Viewers: 7.1 million, 18-49 demo: 2.1
9:00 Lucifer
Viewers: 5.1 million, 18-49 demo: 1.6

Monday night was all about the Grammy Awards on CBS. Airing on a Monday instead of a Sunday, it was actually about even in total viewers from last year, but it was down in the demo. I thought it could have had more of a drop with the move to Monday, we'll see where it goes next year. On ABC, The Bachelor was down 1.4 million viewers and three tenths in the demo, which is not bad since it seems like there would be a sizable crossover audience with the Grammys. At 10pm, Castle was down half a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. This is above the special Sunday airing but an all-time low for Mondays. It has hit the three lowest total viewer counts in its history in the last week alone. Time to announce this as the final season.

The X-Files on FOX was perhaps hit the hardest by the Grammys, which was surprising to me because I thought it might be the one show that wouldn't get hit hard. It was down 1.2 million viewers and four tenths in the demo. Despite the much weaker lead-in and the competition, Lucifer was down just four tenths in viewers and a tenth in the demo. This is the most impressive performance by Lucifer so far and gives it a legitimate chance at a second season. Finally, NBC had a rough night against the Grammys. The comedies were down to their lowest levels since their special airings over the Christmas/New Years weeks. Superstore was down 1.3 million viewers and two tenths in the demo while Telenovela was down a million viewers and two tenths in the demo. At 9pm, The Biggest Loser hit a new series low, falling a million viewers and a rough three tenths in the demo. This show needs to be out to pasture or at the very least, relegated to summer.

WINNER OF THE NIGHT: Lucifer (FOX)
LOSER OF THE NIGHT: The Biggest Loser (NBC)

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