Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, October 7, 2019

Note: A local NFL preemption on NBC 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. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.6/7 7.11
The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.5/7 8.66
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.8/3 6.40
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.8/4 5.61
All American (The CW) – P 0.3/1 0.93
8:30 p.m. Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) 0.7/3 5.33
9 p.m. Prodigal Son (FOX) 0.9/4 3.80
All Rise (CBS) 0.6/3 5.23
Black Lightning (The CW) – P 0.3/1 0.90
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 0.9/4 5.62
Bluff City Law (NBC) 0.7/3 4.08
Bull (CBS) 0.6/3 5.95


It was another strong Monday night for “9-1-1.”

The FOX drama topped the night’s primetime ratings yet again, with its third straight 1.6 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 7.11 million viewers. “Prodigal Son” followed it with a 0.9 and 3.8 million viewers, down just a tick from its 1.0 rating and 3.9 million viewers last Monday. Combined, the two shows carried FOX to a solo 18-49 win over the other networks.

Meanwhile, NBC’s “The Voice” (1.5) is currently holding steady with its rating from a week ago, as is “Bluff City Law” (0.7). Despite coming second in the 18-49 demo too, “The Voice” is also currently the night’s most-watched broadcast, pending updates. Both shows may experience minor adjustments in the finals later today, thanks to an NFL broadcast on NBC’s Cleveland station.

On the CW, “All American” premiered its second season with a 0.3 rating, up one-tenth from both its series premiere last fall and its overall 2018-19 average. The “All American” premiere’s 926,000 viewer audience also marked a new all-time high for the series in total viewers. The season 3 premiere of “Black Lightning” followed “All American” with a 0.3 as well, on par with its average last season.

Elsewhere, CBS’ “The Neighborhood” posted a 0.8, down a tenth from its last outing’s 0.9, while “Bob Hearts Abishola” (0.7), “All Rise” (0.6), and “Bull” (0.6) all stayed even week-to-week. ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” (0.8) and “The Good Doctor” (0.9) similarly matched their ratings from a week ago.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/5 1.2/5 0.8/4 0.7/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.46 7.14 6.14 5.55 0.91



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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