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[12/03/19 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demos with Fall Finales
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 (12/2/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some local NFL coverage is currently reflected in CBS fast-affiliate averages.]

FOX (5.081 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to the fall finales of "9-1-1" (6.742 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Prodigal Son" (3.420 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

The silver then went to NBC (6.307 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with a new "The Voice" (7.989 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and the return of "Making It" (2.943 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

Next up was CBS (5.408 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its repeat lineup of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (7.042 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1), "All Rise" (4.557 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Bull" (4.624 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #9).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.556 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up the season premiere of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.050 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (3.553 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and the fall finale of "The Good Doctor" (6.066 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4).

And finally, The CW (0.657 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with the fall finale to "All American" (0.735 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and a new "Black Lightning" (0.579 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - 9-1-1
0.00% - The Good Doctor
0.00% - Prodigal Son
0.00% - All American
0.00% - Black Lightning
-8.33% - The Voice

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+180.00% - 9-1-1 (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
+40.00% - Prodigal Son (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
-26.67% - The Voice
-33.33% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-35.71% - The Good Doctor
-36.36% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-36.36% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-50.00% - All American (vs. Arrow)
-50.00% - Making It (vs. Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/3/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The ABC stations in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. markets carried NFL football.]

NBC (7.787 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with a new "The Voice" (8.966 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and the special "Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days" (5.431 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6).

ABC (5.995 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with originals from "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.631 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (5.143 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "The Good Doctor" (7.213 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.653 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with new episodes of "The Neighborhood" (6.492 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) and "Happy Together" (4.556 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) followed by a repeat "The Big Bang Theory" (4.859 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), another "The Big Bang Theory" (4.971 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and a new "Bull" (6.521 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.384 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Resident" (2.265 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11) and "9-1-1" (2.502 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T11).

And finally, new episodes of "Arrow" (1.356 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (0.929 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) rounded out the night on The CW (1.143 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - The Good Doctor
+10.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
0.00% - The Neighborhood
0.00% - Arrow
0.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow
-6.25% - The Voice
-8.33% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
-11.11% - Happy Together
-12.50% - Bull

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - DC's Legends of Tomorrow (vs. Valor)
+16.67% - Bull (vs. S.W.A.T. (Repeat))
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
0.00% - Deal or No Deal: Happy Howie Days (vs. The Wall)
-8.33% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
-8.33% - The Neighborhood (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-17.65% - The Good Doctor
-20.00% - Arrow (vs. Supergirl)
-21.05% - The Voice
-27.27% - Happy Together (vs. Man with a Plan)

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," 1.9/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.8/8; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 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 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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