Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, October 15, 2018

Note: A local NFL pre-emption on ABC may 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.) 1.9/8 9.85
The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.1/5 6.41
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/5 7.12
The Resident (FOX) 1.0/5 4.79
Arrow (The CW) – P 0.4/2 1.42
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) 0.9/4 4.76
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.5/7 6.16
Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.8/3 5.42
Constantine: The Legend Continues (The CW) – S 0.2/1 0.61
10 p.m. Manifest (NBC) 1.5/7 7.53
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.1/5 6.97
Bull (CBS) 0.7/3 6.34


The season 7 premiere of The CW’s “Arrow” raked in a 0.4 rating in adults 18-49 with 1.42 million viewers Monday night. Like most other veteran shows this year, it was down from its fall premiere a year ago (0.6), but even with its overall 2017-18 season average. A “Constantine: The Legend Continues” special rounded out the night for the network with a 0.2.

On ABC, “Dancing with the Stars” (1.0) matched its broadcast from last Monday in the demo, and “The Good Doctor” fell one-tenth from its previous 1.2 to a 1.1.

Similarly, NBC’s “The Voice” scored the same 1.9 average it had a week ago, while “Manifest” (1.5) experienced another small ratings slip, but pending updates, did manage to grow slightly in total viewers (7.53 vs. 7.45 million).Both shows led in their respective time slots and secured NBC another dominant Monday night win among the big 4 networks.

CBS’ freshman comedies, “The Neighborhood” (1.1) and “Happy Together” (0.9), held steady in their third weeks. The same could not be said for “Magnum P.I.” (0.8), which ticked down a tenth week-to-week, as did “Bull” (0.7).

Elsewhere, it was another strong night for FOX, as “9-1-1” tied with “Manifest” as the night’s no. 1 scripted show, ticking back up from a 1.4 to a 1.5 this week, and “The Resident” (1.0) matched its last episode.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/8 1.3/5 1.1/5 0.9/5 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.08 5.48 5.73 5.95 1.02


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/4, 2.1/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.9/8

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

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.3/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.3/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 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: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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