Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, October 28, 2019

Note: A local NFL preemption on ABC may result in greater adjustments than usual for the network 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.) 1.3/6 8.04
9-1-1 (FOX) 1.3/6 6.05
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.0/4 6.86
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.9/5 5.80
All American (The CW) 0.2/1 0.75
8:30 p.m. Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) 0.8/4 5.66
9 p.m. All Rise (CBS) 0.7/3 5.45
Prodigal Son (FOX) 0.7/4 3.45
Black Lightning (The CW) 0.2/1 0.52
10 p.m. Bull (CBS) 0.7/4 6.52
Bluff City Law (NBC) 0.6/3 3.81
The Good Doctor (ABC) – R 0.6/3 3.65


This week’s Monday primetime ratings saw one CBS freshman comedy experience its first uptick since its series premiere.

At 8:30 p.m., “Bob Hearts Abishola” scored a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49, up one-tenth from the 0.7s its previous four episodes scored. “The Neighborhood” (0.9), “All Rise” (0.7), and “Bull” (0.7) rounded out an overwhelmingly steady night for CBS by matching their ratings from a week ago.

Elsewhere, NBC’s “The Voice” tied for the night’s no. 1 spot in the adults 18-49 demo, with the same 1.3 rating as its last Monday broadcast. The reality-competition series also generated the night’s largest total audience (8.04), while “Bluff City Law” followed it with a 0.6, back up one-tenth from its 0.5 rating last week.

On FOX, “9-1-1” ticked down from its previous 1.5 to a 1.3, tying with “The Voice” for the night’s top spot among adults 18-49. “Prodigal Son” avoided a similar downtick, and instead, held steady with another 0.7.

The CW’s “All American” (0.2) and “Black Lightning” (0.2) both stayed even week-to-week as well. Meanwhile, ABC’s preliminary numbers are likely inflated due to NFL preemptions in the Miami and Pittsburgh markets. So for now, “Dancing with the Stars” is currently at a 1.0, up three-tenths from its 0.7 last Monday.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.0/5 1.0/5 0.9/4 0.8/4 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.63 4.75 5.79 5.86 0.63



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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