Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
Note: The ABC affiliate in Dallas 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||
|8 p.m.||The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – P||3.9/16||16.97|
|The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – P||2.6/9||10.37|
|Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.5/5||9.07|
|So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) – F||0.6/2||1.94|
|Supergirl (The CW) – R||0.2/1||0.89|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon (CBS) – P||3.7/13||16.57|
|9 p.m.||Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – P||2.3/8||10.10|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW)||0.2/1||0.94|
|9:30 p.m.||Me, Myself & I (CBS) – P||1.7/6||7.39|
|10 p.m.||The Good Doctor (ABC) – P||2.4/9||11.82|
|The Brave (NBC) – P||1.4/5||6.17|
|Scorpion (CBS) – P||1.0/4||5.73|
The 2017-18 season officially began Monday with strong ratings from a pair of new series.
“Young Sheldon” put up a big 3.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 16.57 million viewers 0n CBS, retaining nearly all of its lead-in from “The Big Bang Theory” (3.9, 16.97 million). “Big Bang” was up a tenth of a point vs. last year’s premiere.
On ABC, “The Good Doctor” drew a very solid 2.4, pending updates. (TV by the Numbers readers predicted it would do fairly well.) That may come down a bit in the finals due to a “Monday Night Football” pre-emption on the network’s Dallas affiliate but should still be in the 2.0-2.2 range, which would be a massive improvement on last season. (It also gave “Jimmy Kimmel Live” a boost; see late-night ratings below.)
The news was not as good at NBC. “The Voice” (2.6) had its lowest-rated premiere ever, and “The Brave” (1.4) debuted to lower numbers than either “Timeless” (1.8) or “Taken” (1.6) last season.
Circling back to CBS, “Kevin Can Wait” (2.3) had its best outing since week 2 of last season (it was off 0.3 vs. the series premiere), and new comedy “Me, Myself & I” debuted to a decent 1.7. “Scorpion,” however, tied a series low with at 1.0.
The season finale of “So You Think You Can Dance” drew a 0.6 for FOX.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||2.3/8||2.2/8||1.8/7||0.6/2||0.2/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||10.41||8.97||9.99||1.94||0.91|
Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.3/6
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.5/7
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.5/3, 1.8/5
“Nightline”: 0.4/3, 1.4/5
“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/3, 1.2/4
“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/2, 1.1/4
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.
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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.