Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, May 14, 2018

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 8.63
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/4 7.64
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.0/5 6.05
Lucifer (FOX) – F 0.8/4 3.23
Supergirl (The CW) 0.5/2 1.55
8:30 p.m. Man with a Plan (CBS) 0.9/4 5.36
9 p.m. The Resident (FOX) – F 0.9/4 4.25
Superior Donuts (CBS) – F 0.9/4 4.59
iZombie (The CW) 0.3/1 0.73
9:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 0.8/3 4.15
10 p.m. Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC) 0.8/3 3.24
Elementary (CBS) 0.6/3 4.42
The Crossing (ABC) 0.5/2 3.71


The finale of “Lucifer” on FOX improved slightly on last week’s ratings. The show was canceled last week, making Monday’s show the series ender on the network.

It scored a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49, up from last week’s 0.7 but off a tenth of a point from last season’s finale. Following “Lucifer,” “The Resident” closed its first season with a 0.9, even with last week.

“The Voice” (1.6) led the night and improved by a tenth over last week for NBC. “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” slipped a tenth to 0.8.

“Supergirl” (0.5) and “iZombie” (0.3) held steady for The CW, as did “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Crossing” on ABC. “Man with a Plan” (0.9, +0.1) and the “Superior Donuts” finale (0.9, +0.2) improved week to week on CBS, and “Elementary” was steady at 0.6.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/5 0.9/4 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 6.83 6.33 3.74 4.83 1.14


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

11:35 p.m. 

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.5/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

12:35 a.m.

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

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 0.9/3


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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