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[02/18/20 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers; ABC Leads Demos
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 (2/17/20):

ABC (6.129 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) remained the demo champ on Monday with fresh installments of "The Bachelor" (6.594 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (5.198 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

NBC (6.309 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) was the most-watched broadcaster with the season finale of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (7.571 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) plus a new "Manifest" (3.785 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was FOX (5.135 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with new episodes of "9-1-1: Lone Star" (6.688 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Prodigal Son" (3.582 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.936 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up originals from "The Neighborhood" (6.442 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (6.063 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "All Rise" (5.322 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Bull" (6.234 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, a new "All American" (0.760 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a repeat "Black Lightning" (0.365 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.563 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - America's Got Talent: The Champions
+20.00% - 9-1-1: Lone Star
+16.67% - Manifest
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Neighborhood
0.00% - The Good Doctor
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
0.00% - Prodigal Son
0.00% - All American
-14.29% - Bull
-14.29% - All Rise

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+33.33% - 9-1-1: Lone Star (vs. The Resident)
-5.26% - The Bachelor
-14.29% - Bull
-18.18% - The Neighborhood
-18.18% - The Good Doctor
-22.22% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Man with a Plan)
-22.22% - Prodigal Son (vs. The Passage)
-25.00% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I.)
-29.41% - America's Got Talent: The Champions
-30.00% - Manifest


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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