Ratings: “Dancing With The Stars” Falls This Week; “Quantico” Drops In Demo

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Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars” suffered week-to-week losses in adults 18-49 and total viewership. Preliminary data has “Quantico” down in adults 18-49 but up slightly in overall viewership.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Monday’s “Dancing” averaged a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and 10.31 million overall viewers. It drew a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and 10.36 million overall viewers in the 8PM hour before slipping to a 1.5 rating and 10.27 million from 9-10PM.

Last week’s episode averaged a 1.7 and 11.12 million in the 8-10PM timeslot.

It would be irresponsible to analyze Monday’s “Dancing With The Stars” ratings without acknowledging competition from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The decline at 9PM (when the game actually began) seems to suggest an impact.

“DWTS” held steady against last year’s game, but last year’s game aired on TBS (and drew lower — but still substantial — ratings).

Monday’s “DWTS” led into “Quantico,” which drew a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and 3.22 million overall viewers in the fast national report.

Last week’s episode drew a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating and 3.15 million in the finals.

Since Monday “Quantico” episodes have been regularly adjusting down in the final report, it stands to reason that this week’s episode will indeed remain below last week’s in adults 18-49. When all is said and done, it may also end up down in overall viewership.

Written by Brian Cantor

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