Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, January 28, 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.) 1.8/8 10.38
The Bachelor (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.8/8 6.35
Big Brother: Celebrity Edition (CBS) 1.1/5 4.67
The Resident (FOX) 0.9/4 5.38
Arrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.21
9 p.m. The Passage (FOX) 0.9/4 3.92
Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.7/3 5.62
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.3/1 0.92
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.1/5 6.55
Manifest (NBC) 1.0/5 5.59
Bull (CBS) – R 0.6/3 5.20


ABC’s “The Bachelor” tied for the no. 1 spot Monday night, and rose from a 1.6 to a 1.8 rating in adults 18-49 with 6.35 million viewers – topping its previous season highs in both measures. “The Good Doctor,” however, slipped a tenth from a 1.2 to a 1.1 this week.

Similar to “The Bachelor,” NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” ticked up two-tenths to a 1.8 last night, tying its previous season high in the demo and scored its most-watched episode of the season so far with 10.38 million viewers. “Manifest” finished off the network’s night in steady fashion, and posted a 1.0 for the second week in a row.

On CBS, “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition” posted a 1.1, down four-tenths from its Monday premiere last week, but up a tenth from its Friday and Sunday night broadcasts. The recently-renewed “Magnum P.I.” followed with another 0.7.

It was a down night for FOX, as “The Resident” and “The Passage” both fell a tenth from their previous 1.0s to matching 0.9s this week. Meanwhile, the CW’s “Arrow” (0.4) and “Black Lightning” (0.3) stayed steady.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.6/7 1.5/7 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.42 8.78 4.65 5.16 1.07


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 3.1/9

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 1.9/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.3/5


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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