Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Oct. 3, 2016

Note: The CW affiliate in New York and the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis aired “Monday Night Football,” which could result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 3.4/13 14.40
The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.9/10 11.58
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.7/5 10.56
Gotham (FOX) 1.0/3 3.14
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.3/1 1.29
8:30 p.m. Kevin Can Wait (CBS) 2.4/8 10.37
9 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) (9-11 p.m.) – P 1.8/6 9.11
Lucifer (FOX) 1.1/4 3.69
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.4/1 1.43
10 p.m. Timeless (NBC) – P 1.9/7 7.66
Conviction (ABC) – P 1.0/3 5.44


NBC’s “Timeless” put up decent, but not great, premiere numbers following “The Voice” Monday night. The show drew a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49, down from both “The Good Place” premiere two weeks ago (2.3) and “Blindspot’s” debut last season (3.1), but in line with your predictions.

It also decisively won the new-show battle over ABC’s “Conviction,” which put up a 1.0 for its premiere — slightly below “Castle’s” 1.1 average in the time period last year and among the lower series premieres of the  season so far. It lost about 41 percent of its lead-in from “Dancing with the Stars” (1.7) vs. 39 percent for “Timeless” from “The Voice” (3.1 for its second hour, 2.9 overall).

CBS’ numbers are subject to change because of a “Monday Night Football” pre-emption. Currently “The Big Bang Theory” (3.4) and “Kevin Can Wait” (2.4) are off 0.2 and 0.3 vs. last week. The two-hour premiere of “Scorpion” earned a 1.8, pending updates, off 0.4 from last season’s premiere but on par with its 2015-16 average.

FOX’s “Gotham” hit a series-low 1.0, and “Lucifer” tied its series low with a 1.1.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.6/9 2.2/7 1.4/5 1.0/4 0.4/1
Total Viewers (millions) 10.28 10.20 8.85 3.42 1.36


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/5, 2.5/7

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.2/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/2, 2.0/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.2/5

“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.4/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 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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