Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, January 6, 2020

Monday’s primetime winner grew its lead over the night’s other shows, thanks to an adjustment from the preliminary adults 18-49 ratings to the finals this afternoon. ABC’s season premiere of “The Bachelor” adjusted up from a 1.8 rating to a 1.9, while the rest of the night’s initial ratings all remained unchanged.

Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue.

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelor (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – P 1.9/9 6.07
America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.3/6 8.06
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.9/5 6.86
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.4/2 2.56
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.63
8:30 p.m. Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) 0.8/4 6.66
9 p.m. All Rise (CBS) 0.5/3 5.96
Prodigal Son (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.39
Crisis Aftermath (The CW) – R 0.1/0 0.27
10 p.m. Manifest (NBC) – P 0.9/5 4.73
Bull (CBS) 0.6/4 6.19

 

Network averages:

ABC NBC CBS FOX CW
Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/9 1.1/5 0.7/4 0.4/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.07 6.40 6.42 1.98 0.45

 

Definitions:

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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