Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, October 1, 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 9.94
The Neighborhood (CBS) – P 1.3/6 8.07
The Resident (FOX) 1.0/5 4.82
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.9/4 7.32
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – F 0.3/1 1.17
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) – P 1.0/5 5.93
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.5/6 6.09
Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.9/4 6.32
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) 0.2/1 0.72
9:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.63
10 p.m. Manifest (NBC) 1.8/8 8.48
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.2/5 7.50
Bull (CBS) 0.8/4 6.64


It was another solid Monday night for NBC this week, starting with “The Voice,” which scored the same 2.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo as it did last Monday. Meanwhile, “Manifest” was the highest-rated scripted broadcast show of the night, despite losing some of its lead-in audience from “The Voice” and falling four-tenths from its series premiere’s 2.2 to score a still strong 1.8 for itself this week, with 8.48 million viewers.

Elsewhere, CBS kicked the night off with the back-to-back series premieres of two new comedies. First up was “The Neighborhood” (1.3) at 8 p.m., which matched the highest-rated episode of “Kevin Can Wait” in the time slot last year. The debut of “Happy Together” (1.0) didn’t perform as well, shedding three-tenths of its predecessor’s 1.3 and losing around 27% of its total viewers (8.07 million vs. 5.93 million).

Without the help of its “Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon” lead-ins too, “Magnum P.I.” (0.9) went fractional with its second episode, falling three-tenths from the 1.2 of its premiere. “Bull” experienced less of a loss, slipping from a 0.9 to a 0.8 this time around.

FOX’s “9-1-1” (1.6) and “The Resident” (1.0) held fairly well this week, falling one-tenth from what they had scored a week ago. ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (0.9) and “The Good Doctor” (1.2) were also both down just a tenth week-to-week.

On The CW, the season finale of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” ticked up from a 0.2 to a 0.3, while “Whose Line is it Anyway?” maintained its previous 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.0/8 1.2/5 1.0/5 1.0/5 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.46 5.45 6.74 7.38 0.84


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/4, 1.9/5

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

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 2.0/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/4, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

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


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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