Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, September 10, 2018

As expected, the only Monday night shows to adjust down from the early adults 18-49 ratings in the finals this afternoon, were on ABC and the CW – with the networks’ major-market NFL pre-emptions factored out.

ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” adjusted down from an initial 1.4 to a 1.1 rating – making it even with its episode from last Monday. The network’s additional “Good Doctor” rerun also ticked down from a 0.6 to a 0.4. All three of the CW’s repeats throughout the night adjusted down a tenth from their initial ratings as well.

Upward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in blue, downward adjustments are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – F 1.2/5 5.69
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 4.23
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.9/4 5.46
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – F 0.6/3 2.60
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.2/1 1.00
8:30 p.m. CBS Fall Preview (CBS) – S 0.7/3 4.30
9 p.m. Salvation (CBS) 0.4/2 2.74
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.87
9:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.88
10 p.m. America’s Got Talent (NBC) – R 0.6/3 3.17
Elementary (CBS) 0.4/2 3.17
The Good Doctor (ABC) – R 0.4/2 2.75


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 0.9/5 0.8/4 0.6/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.43 3.49 2.60 3.92 0.91



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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