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[01/16/18 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelor," "Good Doctor" Top Charts for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/15/18):

ABC (7.460 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with originals from "The Bachelor" (6.559 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "The Good Doctor" (9.261 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

CBS (5.984 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the number two draw with the return of "Kevin Can Wait" (7.119 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Man with a Plan" (6.648 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Superior Donuts" (5.891 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "9JKL" (5.130 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "Scorpion" (5.557 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

Next up was NBC (5.068 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with new episodes of "The Wall" (5.825 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Better Late Than Never" (5.474 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and "The Brave" (3.905 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.392 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) offered up a new "The Gifted" (3.397 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) followed by the season finale of "The Gifted" (3.387 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7).

And finally, the return of "Supergirl" (2.147 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13) and a new "Valor" (1.044 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.595 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+42.86% - 9JKL (vs. 12/18/17)
+42.86% - The Gifted (vs. 1/1/18)
+37.50% - Superior Donuts (vs. 12/18/17)
+33.33% - Man with a Plan (vs. 12/18/17)
+28.57% - The Bachelor
+25.00% - Better Late Than Never
+20.00% - The Wall
+20.00% - Supergirl (vs. 12/4/17)
+18.18% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 12/18/17)
+16.67% - The Brave
+12.50% - Scorpion (vs. 12/18/17)
+6.25% - The Good Doctor
0.00% - Valor (vs. 1/1/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - The Good Doctor (vs. Big Fan)
+50.00% - Supergirl (vs. Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala)
0.00% - The Wall (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-9.09% - 9JKL (vs. The Odd Couple)
-9.09% - The Gifted - 9:00 (vs. Lucifer)
-16.67% - Better Late Than Never (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-16.67% - The Gifted - 8:00 (vs. Gotham)
-20.00% - Man with a Plan
-21.74% - The Bachelor
-22.22% - The Brave (vs. Timeless)
-23.53% - Kevin Can Wait
-25.00% - Scorpion
-26.67% - Superior Donuts (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - Valor (vs. Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.9/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.3/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/16/17):

ABC (5.641 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ for the fourth week in a row behind "The Bachelor" (7.108 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and week two of "Big Fan" (3.181 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #10) and another "Big Fan" (2.234 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12).

CBS (7.301 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then snagged the silver with originals from "Kevin Can Wait" (8.640 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2), "Man with a Plan" (7.673 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "2 Broke Girls" (6.461 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3), "The Odd Couple" (5.649 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8) and "Scorpion" (7.693 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5).

Next up was FOX (3.836 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with the return of "Gotham" (3.685 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and "Lucifer" (3.987 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.019 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up a new "The Celebrity Apprentice" (4.299 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and the return of "Timeless" (3.458 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #11).

And finally, The CW (1.424 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with its two-hour special "Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala" (1.424 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. 1/2/17)
+21.43% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. 1/2/17)
+15.38% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. 1/2/17)
+10.00% - The Odd Couple
+9.52% - The Bachelor
+9.09% - The Celebrity Apprentice
+9.09% - Gotham (vs. 11/28/16)
0.00% - Scorpion (vs. 1/2/17)
0.00% - Big Fan - 10:00
0.00% - Big Fan - 10:30
-8.33% - Lucifer (vs. 11/28/16)
-25.00% - Timeless (vs. 12/12/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Big Fan - 10:00 (vs. The Bachelor Live)
+9.52% - The Bachelor
+1.69% - The Celebrity Apprentice (vs. Various)
0.00% - Howie Mandel All-Star Comedy Gala (vs. Various)
-5.56% - Kevin Can Wait (vs. Supergirl)
-10.00% - Timeless (vs. The Biggest Loser)
-16.67% - Man with a Plan (vs. Supergirl)
-20.00% - Gotham (vs. MasterChef: Celebrity Showdown)
-22.22% - Big Fan - 10:30 (vs. The Bachelor Live)
-25.00% - 2 Broke Girls (vs. Scorpion)
-25.00% - Scorpion (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles)
-26.67% - Lucifer (vs. MasterChef: Celebrity Showdown)
-45.00% - The Odd Couple (vs. Scorpion)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.1/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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