Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, October 8, 2018

Note: Local NFL pre-emptions on NBC and ABC will result in greater adjustments than usual in the finals for those networks.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) – (8-10 p.m.) 2.0/8 9.72
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.1/5 7.63
The Neighborhood (CBS) 1.1/5 6.43
The Resident (FOX) 0.9/4 4.85
iHeart Radio Music Festival (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) – S 0.2/1 0.61
8:30 p.m. Happy Together (CBS) 0.9/4 4.96
9 p.m. 9-1-1 (FOX) 1.4/6 5.92
Magnum P.I. (CBS) 0.9/4 5.96
10 p.m. Manifest (NBC) 1.7/7 7.84
The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.2/5 7.43
Bull (CBS) 0.7/3 6.44


It should be noted that the fast affiliate ratings for last night’s ABC and NBC shows are slightly inflated right now, due to local “Monday Night Football” pre-emptions on both networks, and they will likely adjust down in the finals this afternoon.

So pending updates, “The Voice” kicked off the night in fairly steady fashion for NBC, maintaining the same preliminary 2.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo that it had scored last Monday (it later adjusted up to a 2.1). “Manifest” rounded out the night at 10 p.m. with a 1.7 and 7.84 million viewers, down just a tenth from its previous 1.8.

ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” is currently up three-tenths week-to-week with a 1.1, while “The Good Doctor” is up a tenth from a 1.1 to a 1.2.

In their second weeks, CBS’ freshman comedies experienced some survivable post-premiere dips. “The Neighborhood” fell two-tenths from its premiere’s 1.3 to a 1.1, and “Happy Together” (0.9) slipped a tenth. In addition, “Magnum P.I.” was even with a 0.9 for the second week in a row, while “Bull” slipped from a 0.8 to a 0.7.

On FOX, “9-1-1” (1.4) and “The Resident” (0.9) each fell a tenth from what they had scored a week ago. Elsewhere, the CW’s broadcast of the second night of the “iHeart Radio Music Festival” scored a 0.2 with 610,000 viewers.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.9/8 1.2/5 1.1/5 0.9/5 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 9.10 5.39 7.57 5.95 0.61


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

11:35 p.m.

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.5/3, 2.0/6

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 2.1/6

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” – R: 0.4/2, 2.0/6

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.3/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” – R: 0.3/2, 1.2/5

“The Late Late Show with James Corden” – R: 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: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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