TV Ratings Monday: ‘The Voice’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ stay on top

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

Note: The ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh and NBC affiliate in Cincinnati pre-empted their regular schedules for “Monday Night Football.” Ratings for those networks may be subject to greater adjustments than usual.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.9/7 10.04
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.2/5 7.68
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.1/4 5.61
Lucifer (FOX) 0.9/4 3.44
Supergirl (The CW) 0.5/2 1.76
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 1.1/4 6.32
9 p.m. Superior Donuts (CBS) 0.9/4 5.50
The Gifted (FOX) 0.8/3 2.79
Valor (The CW) 0.2/1 0.99
9:30 p.m. 9JKL (CBS) 0.8/3 4.65
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.7/7 9.41
The Wall (NBC) 1.0/4 4.75
SWAT (CBS) – R 0.6/2 3.70


“The Voice” and “The Good Doctor” were Monday’s top two shows, each of them matching their numbers from a week ago. For now, at least.

NBC and ABC each had “Monday Night Football” pre-emptions, so it’s not certain that “The Voice” will maintain its 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 or “The Good Doctor” its 1.7. Even with downward adjustments in the finals, however, they’ll still sit 1-2 for the night.

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” premiered to a 1.1 for ABC, pending updates. “Man with a Plan” was steady for CBS at 1.1, but “Superior Donuts” (0.9) and “9JKL” (0.8) each slipped a tenth of a point.

After last week’s crossover boost, “Supergirl” returned to its usual 0.5 on The CW. “Valor” was on its average at 0.2. FOX’s “Lucifer” was steady at 0.9, but “The Gifted” fell a tenth to 0.8.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.6/6 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.9/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.28 6.87 5.26 3.12 1.38


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 2.0/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/3, 1.9/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 3.1/8

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.2/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/4

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.