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[12/08/20 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, FOX Get Boost from NFL Coverage
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 (12/7/20):

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

ABC (5.288 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and FOX (4.082 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) shared in the demo crown on Monday as the former offered up another simulcast of "Monday Night Football" (5.288 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) while the latter served up special editions of "NFL Overrun/I Can See Your Voice" (6.782 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Cosmos: Possible Worlds" (1.381 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

NBC (5.722 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) however remained the most-watched network with a new "The Voice" (6.760 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) alongside the debut of "Nurses" (3.647 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was CBS (4.275 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) with originals from "The Neighborhood" (5.160 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.169 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and "All Rise" (4.111 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6) plus a repeat "Bull" (3.549 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9).

And finally, The CW (0.655 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.743 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.731 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.573 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
-11.11% - The Voice
-20.00% - All Rise
-22.22% - The Neighborhood

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+300.00% - NFL Overrun/I Can See Your Voice (vs. Beat Shazam)
+50.00% - Monday Night Football (vs. Various)
+33.33% - Cosmos: Possible Worlds (vs. The Moodys)
-14.29% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
-20.00% - All Rise
-20.00% - Nurses (vs. Making It)
-22.22% - The Neighborhood
-27.27% - The Voice


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (12/9/19):

NBC (6.298 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) held off the competition on Monday with new episodes of "The Voice" (8.156 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Making It" (2.582 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

ABC (4.384 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) was a close second with originals from "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.719 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), another "The Great Christmas Light Fight" (4.454 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and a repeat "The Good Doctor" (3.980 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was CBS (5.241 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with new episodes of "The Neighborhood" (6.129 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.948 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "All Rise" (5.228 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) followed by a repeat "Bull" (4.456 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.630 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) offered up a special "Beat Shazam" (1.998 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8), night two of "The Moodys" (1.327 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) and another "The Moodys" (1.196 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).And finally, The CW (1.294 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) closed out the night with part two of its crossover on "Batwoman" (1.685 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7) and the fall finale of "Black Lightning" (0.903 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Batwoman (vs. 12/1/19)
+50.00% - Black Lightning
+28.57% - The Neighborhood (vs. 11/25/19)
+28.57% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00
+14.29% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. 11/25/19)
0.00% - Making It
-16.67% - All Rise (vs. 11/25/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. The Resident (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 9:00 (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
0.00% - The Great Christmas Light Fight - 8:00 (vs. CMA Country Christmas)
-14.29% - Batwoman (vs. Arrow)
-21.43% - The Voice
-25.00% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-28.57% - Making It (vs. Pentatonix: A Not So Silent Night)
-30.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Happy Together)
-30.77% - The Neighborhood
-40.00% - The Moodys - 9:00 (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
-40.00% - The Moodys - 9:30 (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
-50.00% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I.)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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