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Monday Overnights: ‘The Good Doctor’ Leads ABC to Victory

NBC's Freshman 'The Brave' is Waiting for the Ax to Swing

MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 4.5/ 7, CBS: 3.4/ 5, NBC: 2.7/ 4, Fox: 1.3/ 2, CW: 0.6/ 1

-Percent Change from Year-Ago Evening:
ABC: +25, NBC: + 4, CBS: – 8, CW: -25, Fox: -28

Ratings Breakdown:
ABC topped this second Monday in January care of old faithful “The Bachelor” (4.0 rating/6 share from 8-10 p.m.) and freshman hit “The Good Doctor,” which topped the night at a 5.6/10 at 10 p.m. Comparably, “The Good Doctor” increased from “The Bachelor” by 40 percent.

Despite airing all repeats, CBS finished second with its line-up of “The Big Bang Theory” (#1: 5.1/ 8), an 8:30 p.m. edition of “Kevin Can Wait” (#2: 3.5/ 5), a Monday 9 p.m. edition of “Young Sheldon” (#1” 4.0/ 6), “Superior Donuts” at 9:30 p.m. (#2: 3.0/ 5) and a Monday 10 p.m. installment of “S.W.A.T.” (#2: 2.4/ 4). Comparably, the “S.W.A.T.” encore bested an original edition of NBC’s waiting-to-be canceled “The Brave” (#3: 2.0/ 3) by 20 percent.

Earlier in the evening on NBC was game show “The Wall” (#3: 3.3/ 5 at 8 p.m.) into a 2.7/ 4 for the sophomore season of comical reality series “Better Late Than Never” (#3: 2.8/ 4 at 9 p.m.).

Elsewhere, Fox populated the evening with repeats of dramas “The Gifted” (#5: 1.5/ 2) and “Lucifer” (#5: 1.0/ 2). And The CW aired encores of “Supergirl” (#5: 0.7/ 1) and a Monday 9 p.m. edition of “Arrow” (#5: 0.5/ 1).

What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, January 8, 2018:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.3/ 7 (#2)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 5.1/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “The Wall”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 1.6/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.0/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (R): 3.5/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “The Wall”: 3.3/ 5 (#3)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 1.4/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 3.8/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 4.0/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Better Late Than Never”: 2.8/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.1/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 4.0/ 6 (#1)
CBS – “Superior Donuts” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Better Late Than Never”: 2.7/ 4 (#3)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 1.0/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 5.7/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “SWAT” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “The Brave”: 2.1/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 5.6/10 (#1)
CBS – “SWAT” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “The Brave”: 1.9/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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