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[01/08/19 - 08:19 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent: The Champions" Puts NBC on Top
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/7/19):

NBC (8.579 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top broadcaster on Monday thanks to the premiere of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (9.927 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and the return of "Manifest" (5.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

ABC (5.104 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second among adults 18-49 with its full night season premiere of "The Bachelor" (5.104 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.337 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.285 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), a new "Happy Together" (4.244 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "Young Sheldon" (3.871 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6), "The Neighborhood" (3.336 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Bull" (4.144 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.064 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up repeats of "The Resident" (2.037 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "9-1-1" (2.091 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) likewise opted for second runs of "The Flash" (0.717 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Arrow" (0.661 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Happy Together (vs. 12/17/18)
0.00% - Manifest (vs. 11/26/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Got Talent: The Champions (vs. The Wall/Better Late Than Never)
+83.33% - Manifest (vs. The Brave)
0.00% - The Bachelor (vs. The Bachelor/The Good Doctor)
-27.27% - Happy Together (vs. Kevin Can Wait (Repeat))

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," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· 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," 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/8/18):

ABC (6.410 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) was still the top draw on Monday with new episodes of "The Bachelor" (5.506 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2) and "The Good Doctor" (8.218 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1).

CBS (5.103 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was the number two network despite an all-repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.685 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T2), "Kevin Can Wait" (5.485 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Young Sheldon" (5.908 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Superior Donuts" (4.435 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "SWAT" (3.551 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Next up was NBC (4.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with "The Wall" (5.042 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6), "Better Late Than Never" (4.094 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and the return of "The Brave" (2.963 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.741 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Lucifer" (2.057 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "The Gifted" (1.425 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12).

And finally, second runs of "Supergirl" (1.053 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) and "Arrow" (0.832 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (0.942 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Wall
+14.29% - Better Late Than Never
-5.88% - The Good Doctor (vs. 12/4/17)
-6.67% - The Bachelor
-33.33% - The Brave (vs. 11/20/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.24% - The Good Doctor (vs. Big Fan)
-9.09% - The Wall (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-25.00% - The Brave (vs. The Wall (Repeat))
-27.27% - Better Late Than Never (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-33.33% - The Bachelor

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," 1.5/3; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/7; 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," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/5 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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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