Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

Note: ABC affiliates in Nashville and Indianapolis pre-empted their regular schedules for “Monday Night Football.” Ratings for the network may be subject to greater adjustments than usual.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2.7/11 12.62
The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.3/8 10.10
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.5/5 9.76
Lucifer (FOX) 0.8/3 3.13
Supergirl (The CW) 0.5/2 1.75
8:30 p.m. 9JKL (CBS) 1.3/5 6.82
9 p.m. Kevin Can Wait (CBS) 1.1/4 6.07
The Gifted (FOX) 1.1/4 3.50
Valor (The CW) 0.2/1 1.04
9:30 p.m. Me, Myself & I (CBS) 0.8/3 4.33
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 2.1/8 10.90
The Brave (NBC) 1.0/4 5.16
Scorpion (CBS) 0.8/3 4.77


“The Big Bang Theory” remained Monday’s No. 1 show, but its ratings were down from last week — and in that, the show was far from alone.

“Big Bang” scored a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 Monday, down a tenth of a point from last week’s fast nationals (it adjusted up in the finals). “9JKL” (1.3), “Kevin Can Wait” (1.1) and “Me, Myself & I” (0.8) were all down a tenth as well on CBS, while “Scorpion” was even with last week’s 0.8.

“The Voice” (2.3) and “The Brave” (1.0) each slipped 0.1 for NBC, as did “Lucifer” (0.8) and “The Gifted” (1.1) on FOX. ABC’s numbers are inflated by a couple of “Monday Night Football” pre-emptions, but “Dancing With the Stars” (1.5, pending updates) and “The Good Doctor” (2.1) are likely to end up even or perhaps slightly down vs. last week’s 1.3 and 1.9.

“Supergirl” was even with the 0.5 for its premiere last week on The CW, but “Valor” dipped a tenth to 0.2.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/7 1.7/6 1.2/5 1.0/4 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.45 10.14 6.56 3.32 1.40


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 2.5/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” – R: 0.5/3, 1.7/4

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.3/2, 2.0/5

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.5/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/3, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

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:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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