Ratings: ‘Adele Live in New York City’ Is Top Broadcast Music Special in 10 Years

Perfectly paired with “The Voice,” NBC cruises to comfy Monday win

Adele in New York

This just in: Adele singing is good business.

The “Hello” songstress’s “Live in New York City” concert has become the top music special in the key 18-49 demographic across all of broadcast television in 10 years, per Nielsen fast national numbers. Paired perfectly with “The Voice,” NBC cruised to an easy Monday outright win.

That aforementioned decade-long record comes with the following caveat: the ranking is not counting music award shows and New Year’s Eve specials. “Adele Live in New York City” had the most total viewers on broadcast TV since the Feb. 2014 Grammy Salute to the Beatles.

NBC was first in ratings with a 3.1 rating/10 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 13 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 3.2 and 13.9 million viewers. At 10, Adele scored a 3.0/10 and 11.2 million viewers.

CBS was second in ratings with a 1.6/5 and in viewers with 8.7 million. “Supergirl” at 8 had a 1.5/5 and 7.4 million viewers. At 9, “Scorpion” got a 1.9/6 and 9.4 million viewers. “NCIS: Los Angeles” at 10 posted a 1.4/5 and 9.3 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.2/4 and in viewers with 4.7 million. Beginning at 8, “The Great Christmas Light Fight” received a 1.3/4 and 5.2 million viewers in its first hour, and a 1.3/4 and 4.9 million viewers its second hour. “The Great Holiday Baking Show” at 10 followed with a 1.1/4 and 4.1 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/2 and in viewers with 2.1 million.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.7 million.

Fox and the CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. Fox was sixth in total viewers with 1.4 million, airing just reruns; the CW was seventh with 1.1 million.

For CW, following a repeat, “Jane The Virgin” at 9 received a 0.4/1 and 1 million viewers.