Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, February 25, 2019

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 2.1/9 10.75
The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/8 6.71
The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.2/6 7.09
The Masked Singer (FOX) – R 0.7/3 2.90
Arrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.65
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 1.0/5 6.00
9 p.m. Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.9/4 6.29
The Passage (FOX) 0.8/4 3.29
Black Lightning (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.43
10 p.m. The Enemy Within (NBC) – P 1.2/6 5.77
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.1/5 6.33
Bull (CBS) 0.8/4 6.66


A night of premieres gave NBC the Monday primetime win this week.

The season premiere of “The Voice” kicked the night off with a 2.1 rating in adults 18-49, not only beating all of the night’s other broadcasts in the demo, but also landing a tenth higher than its fall premiere last year.  The reality-competition series did, however, come in well below its spring premiere’s 2.8 rating last year, but since that had the added momentum from its heavy promotion throughout the Winter Olympics that this year’s didn’t – lower ratings were to be expected.

“The Voice” led the night in total viewers as well, and with 10.75 million, was its most-watched broadcast since March 2018. Its lead-out, the series premiere of “The Enemy Within,” posted a decent 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 with 5.77 million viewers – winning the 10 p.m. hour in the demo.

ABC’s “The Bachelor” took a minor hit, falling from its previous 1.9 to a 1.8, but did climb to a season high in viewers with 6.71 million. “The Good Doctor” followed with the same 1.1 it had scored a week ago.

On CBS, “The Neighborhood” (1.2), “Man with a Plan” (1.0), and “Bull” (0.8) all ticked up a tenth week-to-week, as did “Magnum P.I.” (0.9), which climbed to its highest-rated Monday night broadcast since October.

Elsewhere, without its usual “Resident” lead-in, FOX’s “The Passage” fell one-tenth to its first 0.8, while the CW took the night off.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/8 1.5/6 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.09 6.58 6.50 3.09 0.54


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 2.2/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/4, 2.1/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 1.9/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/4, 1.4/5

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.3/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.0/4


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.

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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