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"Top 100 Shows" - Monday, October 26 2015

Top 100 Primetime Telecasts

It was a big night for CBS. The network's new drama, Supergirl, premiered to strong ratings, and The Big Bang Theory threatened a mediocre edition of Monday Night Football for the #1 spot in the P18-49 category.

  • Supergirl grabbed a 3.2 rating in P18-49 and 13 million total Live+SD viewers. That makes it the #1 series premiere of the season, edging NBC's Blindspot by a very slim margin in P18-49.
  • The Big Bang Theory earned a 4.4 rating in P18-49, up one-half of a ratings point from its 10/19 episode.
  • Monday Night Football plummeted in viewership from the previous week. Apparently Baltimore vs. Arizona doesn't lure viewers to their set.


Despite a strong performance from CBS, the Peacock edged the Eye and finished as the #1 network in P18-49 (2.8 vs. 2.7, Live+SD). Here are how the other Monday night broadcast series performed:

  • Blindspot (2.2) improved one-tenth from the previous week's series-low rating in P18-49. The same was true for its lead-in The Voice (3.1).
  • On Fox, Gotham (1.5) was up two-tenths from its poor performance last week in P 18-49 and +200,000 in Total Viewers (4.3 mil vs 4.1 mil).The introduction of a new female character may have boosted viewership.
  • Minority Report continues to struggle, though it held steady with last week in P18-49 (.6).
  • On ABC, Dancing with the Stars scored a 1.8 in the core demo, a one-tenth improvement from last Monday’s episode.
  • The Network aired a re-run of Castle (.8) after DWTS
  • There's no sugarcoating it - The CW had a poor Monday evening.Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (.2) lost half of its P18-49 audience from last Monday’s episode.Jane the Virgin (.3) also appears to be struggling, hitting its series low in Live + Same Day


Love & Hip Hollywood was the #1 cable entertainment program of the night in P18-49, while Raw was the #1 cable entertainment program in Total Viewers. Other noteworthy Monday night cable entertainment programs included:

  • A special edition of The Real Housewives of OC (1.1) improved two-tenths of a point from the 10/19 episode.
  • The premiere of Black Ink Crew - Chicago averaged a 1.0 in the demo, slightly down from the original iteration of the series.
  • Discovery's Street Outlaws averaged a .9 P18-49 rating in its return.Its lead out Vegas Rat Rods (.5) moved up a tenth from the previous episode.
  • Halloween Baking Champ (.5) and Beat Bobby Flay (.4) aired on Food Network.
  • FX's Fargo (.4) continues to struggle in Live+SD viewership, though it was up from the 10/19 episode.

Sorted by Adults 18-49, Live+Same Day Data