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NBC's THE VOICE is No. 1 Show of Monday Night


From 8-10:01 p.m. ET, "The Voice" (3.3 rating, 9 share in adults 18-49, 12.7 million viewers overall) currently ranks #1 in the time period among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults, men and women 18-49; adults, men and women 25-54; adults and women 18-34; and total viewers. "The Voice" is currently running within a tenth of a point of last week's 3.4 from 8-9 p.m. in these preliminary fast-affiliate ratings, and within 0.2 of last week's 3.5 in official nationals, pending updates. "The Voice" currently leads the Big 4 competition by a 43% margin in adults 18-49 (3.3 rating vs. a 2.3 for CBS's second-place comedies), pending updates. "The Voice" is the #1 telecast of the night on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49, total viewers and other key measures.

From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, "The Sing-Off" (2.0/6 in adults 18-49, 7.3 million viewers overall) is up versus its prior telecast on Thursday by+54% (2.0 vs. 1.3) and up +11% versus the edition before that Wednesday night (2.0 vs. 1.8). "The Sing-Off" retained 83% of last week's two-hour season premiere in 18-49 (2.0 vs. 2.4 from 9:02-11 on Monday, Dec. 9) and 87% in total viewers (7,277 million vs. 8.388 million). Versus the fourth telecast of the prior cycle, last night's "Sing-Off" is up 33% in 18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.5 from 8-10 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011) and up 67% in total viewers (7.277 million vs. 4.348 million).

Last night's 7.3 million viewers for "Sing-Off" tops every telecast of the prior "Sing-Off" cycle from the fall of 2011 and matches or tops every telecast of the first "Sing-Off" cycle in December 2009.

"The Sing-Off" ranked #1 in the time period versus original competition on ABC and CBS in every key ratings category: adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/8; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.9/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/3.

From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households with an encore telecast) beat CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

For the Week:

NBC has won the Primetime ratings week of Dec. 9-15, with "Sunday Night Football" and the Monday and Tuesday editions of "The Voice" accounting for three of the top eight shows of the week in adults 18-49 on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

NBC has now finished #1 or tied for #1 seven weeks in a row and during 11 of 12 weeks so far this season, finishing #2 only once during a week in which FOX carried World Series coverage on four of seven nights. In addition to winning last week in adults 18-49, NBC also led the Big 4 networks in women 18-34, women 18-49 and adults 25-54 (tie).

NBC's top Primetime series of the week included "Sunday Night Football" (#1 among Big 4 programs in adults 18-49), the Monday edition of "The Voice" (tied for #3), Tuesday's "Voice" (#8), Monday's debut of "The Sing-Off" (tied for #15), "Chicago Fire" (tied for #20) and "The Biggest Loser" (tied for #26). Rankings exclude sports pre- and post-game shows.

"Sunday Night Football" ranked #1 among Primetime programs on the Big 4 in adults 18-49, adults 18-34, all key adult-male demos and teens 12-17.

Through 12 weeks of the new season, NBC ranks #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in adults 18-49 and is also #1 in every other key demo - adults, men and women 18-34; men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54, including a tie with CBS in women 25-54.

NBC leads the season by 0.5 of a rating point (with a 3.2 vs. second-place CBS's 2.7), the biggest margin for any network 12 weeks into the season in 11 years (since NBC led by 0.8 of a point in 2002).

In total viewers, NBC ranks #2 for the season with an average of 9.9 million viewers, which is its biggest overall audience 12 weeks into the season in seven years (since 2006, 10.3 million). Versus one year ago, NBC is up 12% season to date in total viewers (9.9 million vs. 8.8 million).

Averages for the Week, "Live Plus Same Day"

Net...18-49 Rtg...Total Viewers

NBC...2.2...7.508 million

CBS...2.0...9.315 million

ABC...1.5...5.621 million

Fox...2.0...6.116 million

Season Averages, "Most Current"

Net... 18-49 Rtg...Total Viewers

NBC...3.2...9.896 million

CBS...2.7...11.744 million

ABC...2.4...8.486 million

Fox...2.5...7.313 million

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Season figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."

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