Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, January 6, 2020

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating/share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelor (ABC) (8-11 p.m.) – P 1.8/9 6.03
America’s Got Talent: The Champions (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) – P 1.3/6 8.03
The Neighborhood (CBS) 0.9/5 6.91
9-1-1 (FOX) – R 0.4/2 2.57
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.1/1 0.67
8:30 p.m. Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS) 0.8/4 6.70
9 p.m. All Rise (CBS) 0.5/3 5.91
Prodigal Son (FOX) – R 0.3/1 1.44
Crisis Aftermath (The CW) – R 0.1/0 0.28
10 p.m. Manifest (NBC) – P 0.9/5 4.77
Bull (CBS) 0.6/3 6.20


“The Bachelor” returned in fine form Monday night.

The season premiere of the ABC reality-competition series averaged a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.03 million viewers across its 3-hour run time. Those premiere numbers not only gave “The Bachelor” (and ABC) the night’s demo win, but also put it noticeably above the 1.5 rating and 5.13 million viewer audience that its previous season’s premiere episode scored a year ago.

The same could not be said for the season 2 premiere of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” which placed second in the night’s 18-49 rankings with a series low 1.3 rating. That puts the spin-off series down quite a bit from the 1.8 rating that its series premiere posted last year, though, the series still managed to top “The Bachelor” in total viewers, and raked in the largest audience of the night (8.03 million viewers).

Following the return of “AGT: The Champions,” the season 2 premiere of “Manifest” capped off the night for NBC with a 0.9 rating and a 4.77 million viewer audience in the 10 p.m. hour. While the series, unsurprisingly, failed to match the massive 2.2 rating that its series premiere scored in the fall of 2018, its numbers last night were on par with how it performed throughout the tail end of its first season last year.

On CBS, “The Neighborhood” returned from the holiday break with a 0.9, matching its last outing’s demo rating, and generated its largest audience of the season so far (6.91 million). “Bob Hearts Abishola” (0.8) similarly hit a new season high in total viewers (6.7 million), and managed to return with a small uptick from its last episode’s 0.7 rating. “All Rise” (0.5) and “Bull” (0.6), however, both returned with lower ratings than their previous outings.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.8/9 1.1/6 0.7/4 0.3/2 0.1/1
Total Viewers (millions) 6.03 6.94 6.30 2.00 0.48



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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