Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Note: The ABC affiliate in Kansas City pre-empted its regular schedule 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 Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.9/7 9.43
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.5/5 10.06
Kevin Can Wait (CBS) 1.2/5 6.31
Lucifer (FOX) 0.8/3 3.33
Supergirl (The CW) 0.5/2 1.83
8:30 p.m. 9JKL (CBS) 0.8/3 5.06
9 p.m. The Gifted (FOX) 1.1/4 3.49
Superior Donuts (CBS) – P 0.8/3 4.84
Valor (The CW) 0.2/1 1.01
9:30 p.m. Me, Myself & I (CBS) 0.7/2 3.98
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 2.0/8 10.88
The Brave (NBC) 0.8/3 4.69
Scorpion (CBS) 0.7/3 4.77


“The Gifted” was up week to week for FOX, and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Good Doctor” are currently ahead of last week, pending updates. That’s about it for good news on the ratings front Monday night.

“The Gifted” posted a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, up 0.1 from a week ago. “Lucifer” was steady at 0.8 for FOX. ABC had a “Monday Night Football” pre-emption in Kansas City, so its ratings may adjust down a bit in the finals. “DWTS” (1.5) and “The Good Doctor” (2.0) are for the moment up 0.2 and 0.1 over last week.

CBS struggled with the departure of “The Big Bang Theory” from its Monday lineup, falling to fourth in the network 18-49 race. “Kevin Can Wait” (1.2) held steady with last week, but “9JKL” tumbled six tenths of a point to 0.8 without a “Big Bang” lead-in. “Superior Donuts” premiered to a series-low 0.8, and “Me, Myself & I” and “Scorpion” (0.7) were also at their lows.

“The Voice’s” 1.9 is off two tenths from last week’s preliminary ratings (it adjusted up in the finals) for NBC, and “The Brave” scored a season-low 0.8. The CW’s “Supergirl” and “Valor” were even with last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.7/7 1.5/6 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.4/2
Total Viewers (millions) 10.34 7.85 3.41 4.95 1.42


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.7/4, 2.3/6

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 2.0/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.5/6

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.4/4, 1.5/5

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.2/4

“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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