Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, March 26, 2018

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.0/8 10.37
American Idol (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 7.68
Kevin Can Wait (CBS) 0.9/4 5.68
Lucifer (FOX) 0.8/3 3.16
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.31
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 0.9/4 5.44
9 p.m. The Resident (FOX) 0.9/4 4.21
Superior Donuts (CBS) 0.8/3 4.64
iZombie (The CW) 0.2/1 0.71
9:30 p.m. Living Biblically (CBS) 0.7/3 3.98
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) – F 1.6/6 9.39
Good Girls (NBC) 1.0/4 4.28
Scorpion (CBS) 0.8/3 4.84


The season finale of “The Good Doctor” was even with last week for ABC. As it’s done all season, the show handily won its hour.

“The Good Doctor” scored a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, steady vs. a week ago but a little below its 1.8 season average. “American Idol” also held steady at 1.6 and finished closer to “The Voice,” which fell 0.3 to 2.0.

“Kevin Can Wait” fell a tenth to a series-low 0.9 on CBS, but the rest of the network’s lineup was even with last week. “Good Girls” (1.0) also held steady for NBC. FOX’s “Lucifer” and “The Resident” and The CW’s “Legends of Tomorrow” and “iZombie” were all unchanged as well.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/6 1.6/6 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.34 8.25 4.90 3.69 1.01


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.9/8

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.5/3, 1.9/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.5/3, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/3, 0.9/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4


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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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