Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, December 16, 2019

Note: Local NFL preemptions on NBC, CBS, and ABC may result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks in the finals later today.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.3/6 9.07
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.9/4 6.56
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – F 0.7/3 3.42
Nick Cannon’s Hit Viral Videos: Holidays 2019 (FOX) – S 0.4/2 1.83
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.82
8:30 p.m. Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) 0.8/3 6.24
9 p.m. All Rise (CBS) 0.7/3 5.57
Prodigal Son (FOX) – R 0.2/1 1.11
Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown 2019 (The CW) – S 0.1/1 0.77
10 p.m. Bull (CBS) 0.7/4 6.49
Holidays With the Houghs (NBC) – S 0.7/4 4.68
Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special (ABC) – S 0.4/2 1.81


It was a strong night for CBS in this week’s Monday primetime ratings.

“The Neighborhood” kicked the night off for the network with a 0.9 rating in adults 18-49, matching its rating from a week ago, while hitting a new season high in total viewers (6.56 million). “Bob Hearts Abishola” followed it with a 0.8, up one-tenth from its previous episode, and similarly raked in its largest audience to date (6.24 million viewers). “All Rise” rose from a 0.5 to a 0.7 rating week-to-week as well, and “Bull” returned from a 2-week break with a 0.7, also up a tick from its last outing.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “The Voice” stayed on top of its primetime competition, winning the night with a 1.3 rating and 9.07 million viewers, up a bit from its episode last Monday (1.2, 8.22 million). The “Holidays With the Houghs” special capped off the night for the network with a 0.7 and 4.68 million viewers.

On ABC, the season finale of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” averaged a 0.7 rating, even with its penultimate episode from last week. At 10 p.m., the network’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live After Darth: A Star Wars Special” posted only a 0.4 rating and a 1.81 million viewer audience.

Rounding out the night, the CW aired the 2019 edition of its “Greatest Holiday Commercials Countdown” special, but only managed to generate a 0.1 rating from it.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 0.7/3 0.6/3 0.3/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.61 6.15 2.88 1.47 0.79



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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