Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, September 30, 2019

Note: Local NFL preemptions on ABC and NBC may result in greater adjustments than usual for those networks in the finals later today.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/7 8.78
9-1-1 (FOX) 1.6/7 7.21
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 0.9/4 6.90
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.9/5 5.87
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (The CW) – F 0.2/1 0.92
8:30 p.m. Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) 0.7/3 5.36
9 p.m. Prodigal Son (FOX) 1.0/5 4.12
All Rise (CBS) 0.6/3 5.61
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.58
9:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.58
10 p.m. The Good Doctor (ABC) 1.0/5 6.45
Bluff City Law (NBC) 0.8/4 4.67
Bull (CBS) 0.6/3 5.82


Monday’s primetime ratings winners stayed the same week-to-week, thanks to some steady week 2 showings from several shows.

NBC’s “The Voice” remained the night’s no. 1 broadcast with a 1.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 8.78 million viewers, down just a bit from its season premiere’s 1.7 rating and 8.93 million viewer audience last Monday. “Bluff City Law,” meanwhile, maintained its series premiere’s 0.8 rating, and managed to tick up slightly in total viewers from 4.61 million to 4.67 million this time around.

Now, it should be noted that NBC’s ratings may be subject to some downward adjustments later today, as NBC’s Cincinnati station carried NFL Football last night. The same goes for ABC, which aired an NFL broadcast in Pittsburgh last night too.

Elsewhere, it was another impressive Monday night for FOX. At 8 p.m., “9-1-1” tied with “The Voice” for the night’s demo win, scoring the same 1.6 rating as its season premiere a week ago. The second episode of “Prodigal Son” followed “9-1-1,” and similarly posted the same 1.0 as its series premiere. Pending updates, both shows also grew a little in total viewers week-to-week.

On ABC, “Dancing with the Stars” averaged a 0.9 with 6.9 million viewers, up from its 0.8 and 6.4 million viewer audience last week. “The Good Doctor” followed it with a 1.0 for the second week in a row, and won the night’s 10 p.m. hour yet again.

It wasn’t quite as steady a night for CBS. At 8 p.m., “The Neighborhood” maintained its season premiere’s 0.9 rating, but the same could not be said for “Bob Hearts Abishola” at 8:30 p.m., which fell from its premiere’s 0.9 to a 0.7 this week. “All Rise” (0.6) and “Bull” (0.6) each ticked down one-tenth as well.

The season finale of the CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” grabbed a 0.2, matching its episode from a week ago.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.3/6 1.3/6 0.9/4 0.7/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 7.41 5.66 6.75 5.68 0.75


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/3, 3.2/9

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/3, 1.7/5

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.4/3, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/3, 1.1/4

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.2/3, 1.1/4

“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. 
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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