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Monday Final Nationals: ‘Young Sheldon’ – Most-Viewed TV Comedy Debut in 6 Years; ‘Good Doctor’ – Top ABC Monday Drama Debut Among Adults 18-49 in 8 Years

It was the first night of the 2017-18 traditional TV season and the winning network was…

…still ESPN, with the Week 3 “Monday Night Football” game – a Dallas Cowboys’ 28-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. ESPN won Monday night among all networks (broadcast or cable) in households, viewers and all key male and adult demos (18-34, 18-49 and 25-54) for the third consecutive week.

In Dallas, the game delivered a 9.2 rating on ESPN and a 19.8 rating on WFAA-ABC, for a combined 29.0 rating in the market. In Phoenix, the game delivered a 13.6 rating on ESPN and an 8.6 on KUTP-IND, for a combined 22.2 rating in the market.

The top 10 metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): San Antonio (20.9), Austin (20.3), Norfolk (15.1), Richmond-Petersburg (14.0), Albuquerque-Santa Fe (13.7), Memphis (13.4), Washington D.C. (13.3), New Orleans (12.9), Philadelphia (12.6) and Buffalo (11.2).

Leading in most key figures among broadcast networks was CBS. Leading out of the eleventh season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory,” its spinoff “Young Sheldon” was the biggest comedy premiere on any network in viewers since 2011 (“2 Broke Girls”) and adults 18-49 since 2013 (“The Crazy Ones” ). CBS research projects “Young Sheldon” to increase its audience to 22 million and a 5.6 in adults 18-49 in Live+7 day viewing.

ABC was also the recipient of positive ratings milestone news with the series debut of “The Good Doctor”. Among adults 18-49, it opened as ABC’s top Monday drama debut in 8.5 years – since “Castle” from Mar. 9, 2009.

(Sources: ESPN, CBS, ABC)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, September 25, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.1/11 9503 1.2/5 1.6/6 2.1/6
8:00 Dancing with the Stars 254 91 5.6/9 8668 1.0/4 1.4/5 1.8/5
10:01 The Good Doctor (p) 254 92 7.2/13 11216 1.6/8 2.2/8 2.7/8
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 6.4/11 10680 1.2/6 2.3/8 3.3/10
8:00 Big Bang Theory (p) 254 92 10.5/18 17653 2.1/11 4.1/16 5.8/18
8:30 Young Sheldon (p) 255 92 10.0/17 17209 1.9/9 3.8/14 5.5/16
9:00 Kevin Can Wait (p) 255 92 6.1/10 10259 1.2/5 2.3/8 3.4/9
9:30 Me, Myself & I (p) 255 92 4.5/8 7455 0.8/4 1.6/5 2.4/7
10:00 Scorpion (p) 255 92 3.7/7 5754 0.6/3 1.0/4 1.6/5
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.5/10 9058 1.4/7 2.2/8 2.8/8
8:00 The Voice (p) 244 92 6.4/11 10570 1.8/8 2.6/9 3.3/10
10:01 The Brave (p) 244 92 3.8/7 5958 0.7/3 1.3/5 1.7/5
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.2/2 1910 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance (f) 257 92 1.2/2 1910 0.4/2 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 900 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 254 89 0.6/1 877 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us (s) 254 89 0.6/1 924 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.8/1 1465 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1747 0.6/3
8:00 Enamorándome de Ramón 0.8/1 1438 0.5/2
9:00 Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.0/2 1774 0.6/2
10:00 Hoy Voy a Cambiar 0.7/1 1183 0.4/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.3/1 590 0.2/1
7:00 La Tierra Prometida (r) 0.2/0 363 0.1/0
8:00 La Tierra Prometida 0.4/1 780 0.2/1
9:00 Totalmente Diva 0.4/1 589 0.2/1
10:00 Lady, Vendedora Rosas (p) 0.2/0 402 0.1/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1643 0.6/3 0.7/2
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 0.9/2 1436 0.3/2 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.8/1 1334 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 0.9/2 1649 0.6/3 0.7/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.1/2 1946 0.9/4 0.9/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 9/25/17

Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 0.6/3
Women 18-49: 1.9/6
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

The Good Doctor” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.1/10
Men 18-34: 1.2/6
Women 18-49: 2.8/10
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 2.4/11
Men 18-34: 1.9/11
Women 18-49: 4.5/17
Men 18-49: 3.7/15

Young Sheldon” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 2.1/9
Men 18-34: 1.7/9
Women 18-49: 4.1/14
Men 18-49: 3.5/13

Kevin Can Wait” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 1.3/6
Men 18-34: 1.1/5
Women 18-49: 2.5/8
Men 18-49: 2.1/7

Me, Myself & I” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.9/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.8/6
Men 18-49: 1.5/5

Scorpion” (CBS)
Women 18-34: 0.7/3
Men 18-34: 0.5/2
Women 18-49: 1.1/4
Men 18-49: 0.9/3

The Voice” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 2.3/10
Men 18-34: 1.3/7
Women 18-49: 3.3/11
Men 18-49: 2.0/17

The Brave” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.5/5
Men 18-49: 1.1/4

So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/2
Men 18-49: 0.4/1

Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.3/1

People of Earth” (TBS, 10:30)
0.40 household rating
0.612 million viewers
0.25 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.18
Men 18-34: 0.25
Women 18-49: 0.19
Men 18-49: 0.32

Monday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys @ Arizona Cardinals” (ESPN)
8.16 household rating
13.691 million viewers
5.05 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 2.60
Men 18-34: 5.80
Women 18-49: 3.12
Men 18-49: 7.00

Live+3 Days Ratings – Monday 9/25/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC DANCING WITH THE STARS O 1.35 1.65 22% 8670 10092 16%
ABC GOOD DOCTOR P 2.19 3.72 70% 11352 16855 48%
CBS BIG BANG THEORY P 4.09 5.50 35% 17657 22022 25%
CBS YOUNG SHELDON P 3.82 5.18 36% 17215 21498 25%
CBS KEVIN CAN WAIT P 2.34 2.87 23% 10263 12032 17%
CBS ME, MYSELF & I P 1.63 2.02 24% 7458 8820 18%
CBS SCORPION P 0.97 1.69 75% 5757 8889 54%
NBC VOICE P 2.63 3.26 24% 10570 12722 20%
NBC BRAVE P 1.33 1.86 40% 5958 8516 43%
FOX SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE O 0.54 0.70 28% 1910 2475 30%
CW SUPERGIRL R 0.18 0.19 4% 877 942 7%
CW PENN & TELLER-9/25 S 0.25 0.30 20% 924 1115 21%

Cable Rankings – Monday 9/25/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, September 25:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
72 55 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 576 0.20
74 41 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:30 PM 30 560 0.23
60 27 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 646 0.30
41 21 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:30 PM 30 759 0.35
28 15 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:00 PM 30 880 0.39
24 12 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1051 0.51
78 90 AMC MOVIE: TOMBSTONE AMC 7:00 PM 180 533 0.13
86 90 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 422 0.13
13 9 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 1587 0.61
33 21 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 832 0.35
85 55 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 438 0.20
87 48 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 416 0.21
89 55 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 395 0.20
93 65 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 373 0.18
84 41 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 443 0.23
97 55 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 343 0.20
23 41 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1065 0.23
14 27 DEBATE NIGHT (0.97 HH, 0.22 A18-34) CNN 9:00 PM 90 1446 0.30
15 30 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:30 PM 30 1335 0.28
79 55 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 525 0.20
26 20 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 9:00 PM 61 918 0.36
49 38 GEAR DOGS DISC 10:01 PM 61 695 0.24
52 81 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 692 0.15
66 86 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:30 PM 25 612 0.14
31 48 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 8:00 PM 30 858 0.21
29 69 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 864 0.17
27 86 BIZAARDVARK DSNY 9:00 PM 30 887 0.14
37 98 LIV AND MADDIE DSNY 10:00 PM 30 774 0.12
12 7 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN (1.23 HH, 0.56 A18-34) ESPN 6:00 PM 135 1871 0.71
1 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: DALLAS @ ARIZONA (8.16 HH, 4.21 A18-34) ESPN 8:15 PM 215 13691 5.05
43 36 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP FOOD 8:00 PM 60 742 0.25
20 14 HALLOWEEN BAKING CHAMP 3 FOOD 9:00 PM 60 1143 0.40
47 31 SP HALLOWEEN WARS FOOD 10:00 PM 60 723 0.27
6 34 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2619 0.26
2 26 HANNITY FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 3270 0.31
9 34 FOX NEWS TONIGHT FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2044 0.26
87 74 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: COMING TO AMERICA FRFM 6:30 PM 150 416 0.16
83 74 FX MOVIE PRIME: WE BOUGHT A ZOO FX 8:00 PM 150 466 0.16
90 81 FX MOVIE PRIME: WE BOUGHT A ZOO FX 10:30 PM 150 389 0.15
99 90 THE SIMPSONS FXX 8:00 PM 30 280 0.13
39 74 TINY LUXURY HGTV 8:00 PM 30 766 0.16
48 69 TINY LUXURY HGTV 8:30 PM 30 712 0.17
36 69 TINY LUXURY HGTV 9:00 PM 30 775 0.17
32 69 TINY LUXURY HGTV 9:30 PM 30 852 0.17
21 41 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1134 0.23
16 38 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1242 0.24
30 74 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 859 0.16
34 81 AMERICAN PICKERS AC HIST 9:00 PM 63 827 0.15
45 74 PAWN STARS AC HIST 10:03 PM 30 738 0.16
38 69 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 767 0.17
59 90 20/20 ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 650 0.13
40 61 EVIL TWINS ID 10:00 PM 60 762 0.19
11 48 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1913 0.21
5 24 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2662 0.32
8 48 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2066 0.21
91 41 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 8:00 PM 60 379 0.23
17 6 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 9:00 PM 60 1205 0.73
69 17 SIESTA KEY MTV 10:00 PM 62 598 0.38
44 48 FULL HOUSE NAN 8:00 PM 30 739 0.21
61 65 FULL HOUSE NAN 8:30 PM 30 635 0.18
58 65 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 653 0.18
70 61 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 584 0.19
77 48 FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 10:00 PM 30 534 0.21
65 31 FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR NAN 10:30 PM 30 613 0.27
63 90 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:00 PM 30 627 0.13
57 86 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:30 PM 30 654 0.14
53 86 PEPPA PIG NKJR 9:00 PM 30 686 0.14
56 74 PAW PATROL NKJR 9:30 PM 30 661 0.16
81 90 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:00 PM 27 523 0.13
75 98 PAW PATROL NKJR 10:27 PM 27 557 0.12
70 65 COPS SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 584 0.18
79 81 COPS SPIKE 8:30 PM 30 525 0.15
82 90 COPS SPIKE 9:00 PM 30 519 0.13
76 81 COPS SPIKE 9:30 PM 30 555 0.15
73 74 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:00 PM 30 574 0.16
68 55 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 599 0.20
46 15 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 737 0.39
50 19 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:30 PM 30 694 0.37
42 17 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:00 PM 30 755 0.38
51 21 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 30 693 0.35
62 24 FAMILY GUY TBS 10:00 PM 30 632 0.32
66 36 PEOPLE OF EARTH TBS 10:30 PM 30 612 0.25
18 29 COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 60 1187 0.29
53 61 MEET THE PUTMANS TLC 10:00 PM 62 686 0.19
55 31 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE TNT 8:00 PM 181 666 0.27
100 98 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 8:00 PM 30 233 0.12
96 48 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 8:30 PM 30 346 0.21
94 47 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 9:00 PM 30 368 0.22
98 61 CARBONARO EFFECT TRU 9:30 PM 30 342 0.19
95 41 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:00 PM 30 364 0.23
92 38 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 378 0.24
64 90 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 9:30 PM 30 619 0.13
3 3 WWE RAW (1.81 HH, 0.83 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 60 3121 1.04
4 3 WWE RAW (1.80 HH, 0.86 A18-34) USA 9:00 PM 60 3081 1.04
7 5 WWE RAW (1.54 HH, 0.74 A18-34) USA 10:00 PM 72 2568 0.88
10 2 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2002 1.10
19 8 HIP HOP SQUARES 1B VH1 9:00 PM 30 1179 0.64
22 10 HIP HOP SQUARES 1B VH1 9:30 PM 30 1080 0.60
25 11 HIP HOP SQUARES 1B VH1 10:00 PM 30 955 0.53
35 13 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 10:30 PM 60 776 0.42

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  • moshane58

    The Actor on The Good doctor was great in Bated Motel. He will bring another hit..I thought Young Sheldon was good.