Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, November 4, 2019

Note: Local NFL preemptions on ABC and the CW may result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks in the finals later today.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.3/6 7.83
9-1-1 (FOX) 1.3/6 5.99
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/4 6.85
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.9/4 5.95
All American (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.77
8:30 p.m. Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) 0.7/3 5.65
9 p.m. Prodigal Son (FOX) 0.7/4 3.19
All Rise (CBS) 0.6/3 5.10
Black Lightning (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.73
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 0.9/5 5.91
Bull (CBS) 0.6/3 5.71
Bluff City Law (NBC) 0.5/3 3.36


A steady Monday night kept both FOX and NBC on top of the night’s primetime ratings this week.

NBC’s “The Voice” and FOX’s “9-1-1” tied for the night’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo, as both shows scored the same 1.3 ratings as they did last Monday. “The Voice” also raked in the night’s largest total audience yet again, with 7.83 million viewers. FOX’s “Prodigal Son” (0.7) also held steady week-to-week, and matched its rating from a week ago, as did NBC’s “Bluff City Law” (0.5).

Elsewhere, it was a less steady night for CBS, as “Bob Hearts Abishola” (0.7), “All Rise” (0.6), and “Bull” (0.6) all ticked down one-tenth from their last outings. On the bright side, “The Neighborhood” not only maintained a 0.9 for the second week in a row, but also rose to a new season high in total viewers (5.95 million).

ABC’s preliminary numbers are, once again, likely inflated by an NFL preemption in the Dallas market. So, for now, “Dancing with the Stars” is currently sitting at a 1.0, up one-tenth from its 0.9 final rating last week. “The Good Doctor” is also back from a week off with a 0.9, similarly up a tenth from its most recent episode.

The CW took the night off, airing only “Black Lightning” and “All American” reruns. Similar to ABC, its numbers this morning are likely a little inflated, due to an NFL preemption in New York.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 1.1/5 1.0/4 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.34 4.59 6.54 5.60 0.75



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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