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[10/20/20 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Pulls in Front with Return of "The Voice"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (10/19/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (6.743 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the network to beat on Monday thanks to the return of "The Voice" (7.961 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and the relocated "Weakest Link" (4.308 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5).

ABC (5.081 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) had to settle for second with fresh installments from "Dancing with the Stars" (6.101 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Emergency Call" (3.041 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Next up was FOX (2.565 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with its "NFL Overrun" (4.399 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) followed by "LA's Finest" (2.025 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Filthy Rich" (2.188 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.107 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up "Big Brother 22" (3.665 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) alongside "One Day at a Time" (1.333 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), another "One Day at a Time" (1.149 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and the Saturday-bound "Manhunt: Deadly Games" (1.415 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.839 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.882 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.801 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.836 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - LA's Finest (vs. 10/5/20)
+33.33% - Weakest Link (vs. 10/13/20)
+33.33% - Filthy Rich (vs. 10/5/20)
+25.00% - Emergency Call
+11.11% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Big Brother 22
0.00% - Manhunt: Deadly Games
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-33.33% - One Day at a Time - 9:00
-33.33% - One Day at a Time - 9:30
-50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+60.00% - Weakest Link (vs. Bluff City Law)
+12.50% - Big Brother 22 (vs. The Neighborhood/Bob (Hearts) Abishola)
+11.11% - Dancing with the Stars
-7.69% - The Voice
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Black Lightning)
-50.00% - Filthy Rich (vs. Prodigal Son)
-50.00% - Emergency Call (vs. The Good Doctor)
-66.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. All American)
-66.67% - LA's Finest (vs. 9-1-1)
-71.43% - Manhunt: Deadly Games (vs. Bull)
-71.43% - One Day at a Time - 9:00 (vs. All Rise)
-71.43% - One Day at a Time - 9:30 (vs. All Rise)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/21/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: ABC and CW results are subject to downward adjustment due to local preemptions for NFL football.]

FOX (4.869 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) pulled in front among adults 18-49 on Monday thanks to new episodes of "9-1-1" (6.307 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "Prodigal Son" (3.430 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6).

ABC (6.837 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) then was a close second with originals from "Dancing with the Stars" (7.090 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "The Good Doctor" (6.331 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Sharing the silver was NBC (6.548 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T2) and its fresh installments of "The Voice" (7.962 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "Bluff City Law" (3.720 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.644 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its mix of "The Neighborhood" (5.697 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.220 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "All Rise" (5.436 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) and "Bull" (6.037 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "All American" (0.963 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Black Lightning" (0.898 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (0.931 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American +50.00% - Black Lightning +16.67% - Bull +16.67% - All Rise +12.50% - The Neighborhood +7.14% - 9-1-1 0.00% - The Good Doctor 0.00% - Prodigal Son 0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola 0.00% - Bluff City Law -7.14% - The Voice -18.18% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - 9-1-1 (vs. The Resident) +42.86% - The Good Doctor (vs. The Rookie (Repeat)) 0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow) -12.50% - Bull -12.50% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I.) -12.50% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Happy Together) -18.18% - The Neighborhood -18.18% - Dancing with the Stars -25.00% - All American (vs. Arrow) -27.78% - The Voice -38.46% - Prodigal Son (vs. 9-1-1) -64.29% - Bluff City Law (vs. Manifest)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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