Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, January 21, 2019

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 9.66
The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 5.96
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS) – P 1.4/6 5.40
The Resident (FOX) 1.0/5 5.37
Arrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.25
9 p.m. The Passage (FOX) 1.0/5 4.30
Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.7/3 5.27
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.3/1 0.88
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.2/5 6.21
Manifest (NBC) 1.0/5 5.40
Bull (CBS) 0.8/3 6.69


“Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” kicked off its second season Monday night, but failed to match its first season premiere last year.

The CBS reality-competition series scored a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 with 5.40 million viewers, even with its first season finale in the demo, but down from the 1.8 that its series premiere had scored. In a stacked night for unscripted titles too, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” couldn’t beat its 8 p.m. competition from ABC or NBC.

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” and “The Bachelor” tied for the no. 1 spot of the night in 18-49 with matching 1.6s, despite both being down a tenth from their 1.7s last Monday. “The Good Doctor” rounded out the night for ABC in steady fashion with another 1.2, while NBC’s “Manifest” ticked up from its previous season low 0.9 to a 1.0.

On CBS, “Magnum P.I.” followed the “Big Brother” premiere with a season low 0.7. “Bull” capped off the night for the network with a 0.8, up a tenth from its last episode.

Elsewhere, it was a down night for FOX, starting with “The Resident,” which slipped a tenth to a 1.0. “The Passage” experienced a predictable second week dip, and fell three-tenths to a 1.0 as well.

The CW’s “Arrow” returned from its winter hiatus with a 0.4, down from its fall finale’s 0.8 but even with its current season average. “Black Lightning” also made its return last night, and scored a 0.3, similarly down a tenth from its fall finale but on par with the show’s overall performance this season.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/6 1.4/6 1.0/5 1.0/5 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.04 8.24 5.78 4.84 1.06


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

11:35 p.m.

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

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.7/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.8/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 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.

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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