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[02/19/19 - 08:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Finales Top Viewers; ABC Wins 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/18/19):

ABC (6.391 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) pulled in front among adults 18-49 on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Bachelor" (6.482 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (6.207 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

NBC (8.828 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was the most-watched network with the season finales of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (10.534 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "Manifest" (5.415 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #5).

Next up was FOX (4.314 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with fresh installments from "The Resident" (5.129 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6) and "The Passage" (3.499 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (6.186 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up its mix of "The Neighborhood" (6.498 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), "Man with a Plan" (5.295 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T6), "Magnum P.I." (5.927 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and "Bull" (6.734 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.536 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for repeats of "Arrow" (0.650 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) and "Black Lightning" (0.422 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) to rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+10.00% - The Good Doctor (vs. 2/4/19)
+5.56% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Passage
0.00% - Magnum P.I.
0.00% - Bull
-5.56% - America's Got Talent: The Champions
-9.09% - Manifest
-10.00% - The Resident
-15.38% - The Neighborhood
-18.18% - Man with a Plan

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+125.00% - The Passage (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
+125.00% - The Resident (vs. Lucifer (Repeat))
+75.00% - Bull (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+57.14% - The Good Doctor (vs. The Good Doctor (Repeat))
+23.08% - Magnum P.I. (vs. The Big Bang Theory/Young Sheldon (Repeats))
+18.75% - The Bachelor
-8.33% - The Neighborhood (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-25.00% - Man with a Plan (vs. Celebrity Big Brother)
-54.05% - America's Got Talent: The Champions (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)
-72.97% - Manifest (vs. 2018 Winter Olympics)

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets (the Seattle market is currently excluded), household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.0/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters (Seattle is excluded), adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/4 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," 1.2/5 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.2/5. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

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


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/19/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the nature of live events, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (15.715 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) was the network to beat on Monday as its "2018 Winter Olympics" (15.715 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.7, #1) coverage entered its final week.

ABC (5.554 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then took home the silver with a new "The Bachelor" (6.231 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and a repeat "The Good Doctor" (4.201 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Next up was CBS (3.956 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with "Celebrity Big Brother" (5.088 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) followed by repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (3.680 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Young Sheldon" (3.771 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6) and "Bull" (3.054 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.830 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "Lucifer" (1.896 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and "The Resident" (1.765 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, a new "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (1.430 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) and second runs of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.674 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.660 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the night on The CW (1.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - The Bachelor
-7.69% - Celebrity Big Brother
-20.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-28.85% - 2018 Winter Olympics

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-11.11% - Celebrity Big Brother (vs. Kevin Can Wait/Man with a Plan)
-15.79% - The Bachelor
-33.93% - 2018 Winter Olympics (vs. 2/17/14)
-42.86% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Supergirl)

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

Late-night metered market ratings will return following NBC's Olympics coverage.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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