Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, October 29, 2018

Note: Local NFL pre-emptions 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.) 1.8/7 9.33
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.2/5 8.32
The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.1/5 6.13
The Resident (FOX) 1.0/5 4.93
Arrow (The CW) 0.4/2 1.16
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) 0.8/3 4.40
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.4/6 5.65
Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.8/3 5.59
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (The CW) 0.3/1 0.97
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.3/6 7.98
A Very Wicked Halloween (NBC) – S 1.0/5 4.01
Bull (CBS) 0.9/4 7.03


NBC’s “The Voice” led the Monday primetime ratings yet again, despite falling a tenth from its 1.9 last Monday to a 1.8 average among adults 18-49 this week. “Manifest” took the week off though, as the network’s “A Very Wicked Halloween” special raked in an OK 1.0 with 4.01 million viewers at 10 p.m., well below the numbers that “Manifest” has been scoring, but in line with NBC’s average in the time slot last season.

It should also be noted that while ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (1.2) and “The Good Doctor” (1.3) are both currently up from their last episodes, their numbers are slightly inflated due to some local “Monday Night Football” pre-emptions on the network. The pair are expected to adjust down some in the finals later today, but “The Good Doctor” should still lead the 10 p.m. hour.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “The Neighborhood” (1.1) and “Magnum P.I.” (0.8) stayed even with their episodes a week ago, while “Bull” (0.9) managed to tick up one-tenth. “Happy Together” (0.8) also matched its preliminary rating from last week, but was down a tenth from its 0.9 final.

It was a similar story on FOX, as “The Resident” maintained its previous 1.0 and “9-1-1” rose from a 1.3 to a 1.4. The CW’s “Arrow” (0.4) and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (0.3) also held steady week-to-week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/7 1.3/6 1.2/5 0.9/4 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 7.56 8.14 5.29 5.79 1.06


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.1/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 2.6/7

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.6/4

12:35 a.m.

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

“Nightline”: 0.2/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.2/5


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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