Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, December 10, 2018

Note: Local NFL pre-emptions on CBS will result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the finals.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.4/6 8.40
The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.3/6 7.13
CMA Country Christmas (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – S 0.8/3 6.23
Arrow (The CW) 0.7/3 2.04
The Resident (FOX) – R 0.4/2 2.26
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) 1.0/4 5.21
9 p.m. Magnum P.I. (CBS) 1.0/4 6.00
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.5/2 2.34
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.11
10 p.m. Bull (CBS) 1.0/4 7.97
Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night (NBC) – S 0.7/3 3.73
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) 0.6/3 3.36


It was a solid Monday night for the CW this week.

With its second installment, the network’s “Elseworlds” superhero crossover boosted “Arrow” to a season high 0.7 rating in adults 18-49 – up three-tenths from its previous episode – with 2.04 million viewers. Pending updates, this puts “Arrow” even in the demo with “The Flash” episode this past Sunday night, which kicked off the crossover.

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” followed it with a season high 0.4 of its own, despite the series not participating in the crossover event this year.

Elsewhere, CBS’ ratings are currently inflated due to the local NFL pre-emptions in the Seattle and Minneapolis markets, and will likely adjust down in the finals later today. So with that being said, “The Neighborhood” (1.3) is currently up three-tenths from its last episode, as is “Bull” (1.0). “Magnum P.I.” (1.0) and “Happy Together” (1.0) are both up two-tenths.

On NBC, “The Voice” kicked the night off with a 1.4, back down a tenth from last Monday, while the holiday special, “Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night” scored a 0.7 with 3.73 million viewers.

Similarly, ABC’s “CMA Country Christmas” posted an unremarkable 0.8 average, and pushed “The Great Christmas Light Fight” to 10 p.m., where it fell five-tenths to a low 0.6. FOX took the night off with “The Resident” (0.4) and “9-1-1” (0.5) repeats again.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.2/5 1.1/5 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 6.85 6.71 5.28 1.58 2.30


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/4, 1.7/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.7/7

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/5


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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