Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, October 14, 2019

Note: Local NFL preemptions on ABC and FOX 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.) 1.4/6 7.89
9-1-1 (FOX) 1.4/6 6.38
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 7.29
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.8/4 5.34
All American (The CW) 0.2/1 0.73
8:30 p.m. Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) 0.7/3 4.86
9 p.m. Prodigal Son (FOX) 0.8/4 3.61
All Rise (CBS) 0.6/3 5.02
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.2/1 0.63
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.0/5 6.55
Bull (CBS) 0.6/3 5.73
Bluff City Law (NBC) 0.5/3 3.62


Monday’s primetime ratings winners stayed the same week-to-week, despite several shows taking notable hits.

NBC’s “The Voice” tied for the night’s no. 1 spot among adults 18-49, with a 1.4 rating, down one-tenth from its 1.5 last Monday. The NBC unscripted series also raked in the night’s largest audience (7.89). “Bluff City Law” followed it with a 0.5 and 3.62 million viewers, down yet another tenth from its previous episode and placing it last in the night’s 10 p.m. hour.

Elsewhere, FOX’s and ABC’s ratings may be subject to some greater adjustments than usual in the final ratings later today, due to both networks airing NFL broadcasts in local stations last night.

For now, FOX’s “9-1-1” is currently tied with “The Voice” for the night’s demo win with a 1.4 rating of its own – down three-tenths from its episode a week ago – and 6.38 million viewers. At 9 p.m., “Prodigal Son” similarly slipped from a 0.9 to a 0.8.

On ABC, “Dancing with the Stars” (1.1) is up three-tenths from its last outing’s 0.8 rating. Pending updates, “The Good Doctor” (1.0) is also currently up a tenth week-to-week. Meanwhile, it was a steady night across the board for CBS, as “The Neighborhood” (0.8), “Bob Hearts Abishola” (0.7), “All Rise” (0.6), and “Bull” (0.6) all matched their ratings from a week ago.

The same could not, however, be said for the CW’s “All American” (0.2) and “Black Lightning” (0.2), both of which ticked down one-tenth from their season premiere ratings last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 1.1/5 1.0/5 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.47 5.00 7.04 5.28 0.68



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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