Primetime Ratings: Scores Soar Against Halloween Comps

Broadcast showed gains Monday, with the previous Monday’s offerings affected by Halloween trick or treating. NBC was the big winner at 2.2 in adults 18-49 and a 7 share, according to Nielsen’s overnights, with The Voice up 15% to 2.3. A Saturday Night Live election special did a 2.1 at 10 p.m.

ABC and CBS had twin 1.3/4s, Fox did a 1.1/4, and The CW scored a 0.6/2.

On ABC, Dancing With the Stars ticked up 7% to a 1.6 and Conviction was down a tenth of a point at 0.7.

CBS had been relatively unaffected by Halloween the week before. Kevin Can Wait grew 21% to 1.7 and Man With a Plan and 2 Broke Girls both fell 7% to 1.4. The Odd Couple lost 25% at 0.9 before drama Scorpion weighed in at 1.1, down 21%.

Fox’s Gotham grew 33% to 1.2 and Lucifer climbed 11% to 1.0.

On CW, Supergirl increased 17% to 0.7 and Jane the Virgin leaped 25% to 0.5.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.