Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Note: ABC affiliates in Washington and Kansas City 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) 3.0/11 13.66
The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.5/9 10.79
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 9.52
Lucifer (FOX) – P 1.1/4 3.88
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.91
8:30 p.m. 9JKL (CBS) – P 1.6/6 8.31
9 p.m. The Gifted (FOX) – P 1.5/5 4.85
Kevin Can Wait (CBS) 1.4/5 6.77
Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.59
9:30 p.m. Me, Myself & I (CBS) 1.0/4 5.20
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 2.4/9 11.49
The Brave (NBC) 1.2/5 5.36
Scorpion (CBS) 0.9/3 5.25


FOX’s new drama “The Gifted” put up pretty good — but not world-beating — ratings for its premiere Monday night. The Marvel-produced, “X-Men”-adjacent series drew a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. That’s an improvement on the 1.3 for “Lucifer’s” premiere in the time period last year.

“Lucifer” slid back to 8 p.m. and scored a 1.1, a tenth of a point above its 2016-17 average.

ABC’s “The Good Doctor” looks to be holding pretty well in its second week. It’s currently at 2.4, and while that will come down in the finals after factoring out a pair of “Monday Night Football” pre-emptions, it should still end up in the 1.9-2.2 range. “Dancing With the Stars” is currently at 1.6.

CBS’ comedies took a sizble hit in week 2. “The Big Bang Theory” (3.0) was the night’s No. 1 show but is off 27 percent from the 4.1 for last week’s premiere. “Me, Myself & I” (1.0) dipped 37.5 percent, and “Kevin Can Wait” (1.4) fell by 39 percent. Behind “Big Bang,” new comedy “9JKL” debuted to a 1.6, more than a point below the week 2 rating for “Kevin Can Wait” in the same spot last year. “Scorpion” slipped a tenth of a point to 0.9.

“The Voice” (2.5) was fairly steady for NBC, dipping a tenth from last week’s premiere. “The Brave” (1.2) is off 0.1 vs. last week’s final rating and 0.2 from its preliminary number.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.1/8 1.9/7 1.5/5 1.3/5 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.98 10.17 7.40 4.36 0.75


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.8/4, 2.6/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.6/3, 2.1/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.6/7

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.5/4, 1.6/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.3/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

Note: An earlier version of this post mistakenly listed a “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” episode at 9 p.m. on The CW, rather than the “Legends of Tomorrow” repeat that actually aired.

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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