Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, October 22, 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 9.21
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 7.59
The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.1/5 6.41
The Resident (FOX) 1.0/5 4.81
Arrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.18
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) 0.8/3 4.74
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.3/5 5.62
Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.8/3 5.56
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) – P 0.3/1 1.01
10 p.m. Manifest (NBC) 1.4/6 7.34
Bull (CBS) 0.8/3 6.67
The Rookie (ABC) – R 0.7/3 4.39


A special Disney Night edition of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” helped the reality-competition series to tick up slightly week-to-week, from its previous 0.9 to a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49. ABC’s night was rounded out by a rerun of “The Rookie” pilot (0.7), as “The Good Doctor” took the week off. However, ABC’s numbers may be inflated by a live football pre-emption in Atlanta, which means “DWTS” could adjust down in the finals later today.

Elsewhere, while the CW’s “Arrow” maintained the same 0.4 that its premiere had scored last Monday, the season 4 premiere of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (0.3) was not only down from its premiere a year ago (0.6), but also saw the superhero show hit a new series low.

On FOX, “The Resident” continued to hold steady with another 1.0, while “9-1-1” fell a tenth from a 1.4 to a 1.3 this time around. Similarly, CBS’ “The Neighborhood” (1.1) and “Bull” (0.8) were even with their previous episodes, but the same could not be said for “Magnum P.I.” (0.8) and “Happy Together” (0.8), as both inched down one-tenth week-to-week.

NBC won the night yet again though, with “The Voice” (1.9) currently matching its Monday night broadcast last week, and “Manifest” (1.4) slipping another tenth, but still winning the 10 p.m. hour.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/7 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.8/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.58 5.22 6.52 5.85 1.09


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.7/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.9/5

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.0/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.1/1, 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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