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

Note: Local NFL pre-emptions on ABC will result in greater adjustments than usual for the network in the finals.

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 9.30
The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.1/5 5.39
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.0/5 6.47
The Resident (FOX) 0.9/4 5.15
Arrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.32
8:30 p.m. The Neighborhood (CBS) – R 0.8/3 4.83
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.4/5 6.05
Magnum P.I. (CBS) – R 0.6/3 4.06
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.3/1 0.99
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.2/5 7.43
Manifest (NBC) 1.1/5 5.97
Bull (CBS) – R 0.5/2 4.77


NBC led the Monday primetime ratings again, with “The Voice” ticking back up two-tenths from its Monday night low a week ago to a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 this week. The fall finale of “Manifest” rounded out the night for the network, steady with a 1.1 for the third straight week.

Elsewhere, the fall finale of FOX’s “The Resident” matched its previous episode’s 0.9 , and hit a season high in viewers with 5.15 million, while “9-1-1” finished off its 2018 run by rising from a 1.2 to a 1.4.

ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” premiered with a 1.1, a tenth above its fifth season debut last year. “The Good Doctor” is currently up one-tenth to a 1.2 as well. However, due to the network’s NFL preemptions in the Houston and Nashville markets, ratings for both shows will likely adjust down in the finals.

On the CW, “Arrow” (0.4) ticked up one-tenth week-to-week, and “Legends of Tomorrow” continued its season-long 0.3 streak. CBS took the night off with a lineup of repeats.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.4/5 1.2/5 1.1/5 0.7/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.19 5.60 6.07 4.82 1.15


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 2.1/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.5/3, 2.0/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.4/7

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.3/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.2/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 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: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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