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[01/22/19 - 08:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges NBC in Tight Demo Race
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/21/19):

ABC (6.041 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) inched past the demo competition on Monday with originals from "The Bachelor" (5.957 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) and "The Good Doctor" (6.209 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

NBC (8.241 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a close second with fresh installments from "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (9.662 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) and "Manifest" (5.399 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.783 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) with the season premiere of "Celebrity Big Brother" (5.396 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) followed by new episodes of "Magnum P.I." (5.268 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #9) and "Bull" (6.686 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8).

Meanwhile, FOX (4.836 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) served up a new "The Resident" (5.369 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5) followed by week two of "The Passage" (4.302 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

And finally, the return of "Arrow" (1.253 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) and "Black Lightning" (0.875 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) on The CW (1.064 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - Manifest
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Good Doctor
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - Magnum P.I.
-5.88% - America's Got Talent: The Champions
-9.09% - The Resident
-23.08% - The Passage
-25.00% - Black Lightning (vs. 12/11/18)
-42.86% - Arrow (vs. 12/10/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Manifest (vs. The Brave)
+52.38% - America's Got Talent: The Champions (vs. The Wall/Better Late Than Never)
+50.00% - Black Lightning (vs. Valor)
+12.00% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. Kevin Can Wait/Man with a Plan)
+11.11% - The Resident (vs. Lucifer)
0.00% - Bull (vs. Scorpion)
0.00% - The Passage (vs. The Resident)
-11.11% - The Bachelor
-20.00% - Arrow (vs. Supergirl)
-22.22% - Magnum P.I. (vs. Superior Donuts/9JKL)
-29.41% - The Good Doctor

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," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.1/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

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

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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," 1.1/4 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," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 (1/22/18):

ABC (7.378 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with new episodes from "The Bachelor" (6.321 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (9.493 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2).

Second place then went to CBS (5.796 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with originals from "Kevin Can Wait" (7.290 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "Man with a Plan" (6.631 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Superior Donuts" (5.699 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "9JKL" (4.733 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10) and "Scorpion" (5.212 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T10).

Sharing the silver was FOX (4.223 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) with a new "Lucifer" (3.779 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and the time period premiere of "The Resident" (4.667 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, NBC (4.647 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up fresh installments of "The Wall" (5.719 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "Better Late Than Never" (4.835 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "The Brave" (3.387 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12).

And finally, new episodes of "Supergirl" (2.031 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Valor" (1.048 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) closed out the night on The CW (1.539 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Lucifer (vs. 1/1/18)
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Good Doctor
0.00% - Kevin Can Wait
0.00% - Man with a Plan
0.00% - The Wall
0.00% - Valor
-9.09% - Superior Donuts
-10.00% - Better Late Than Never
-11.11% - Scorpion
-14.29% - The Brave
-16.67% - Supergirl
-20.00% - 9JKL
-62.96% - The Resident (vs. 1/21/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+88.89% - The Good Doctor (vs. Quantico)
+20.00% - The Wall (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-10.00% - Better Late Than Never (vs. The Celebrity Apprentice)
-16.67% - The Resident (vs. Lucifer)
-23.53% - Kevin Can Wait
-25.00% - Lucifer (vs. Gotham)
-25.00% - The Bachelor
-25.00% - Man with a Plan
-33.33% - The Brave (vs. Timeless)
-37.50% - Supergirl
-38.46% - Scorpion
-41.18% - Superior Donuts (vs. 2 Broke Girls)
-50.00% - Valor (vs. Jane the Virgin)
-50.00% - 9JKL (vs. The Big Bang Theory (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," 2.7/7; 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," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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," 1.2/4 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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