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Updated Monday Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Improves Upon ABC Monday 8-10 p.m. Slot

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, March 12, 2018 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

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  • Total Viewers (in millions):
    NBC: 9.395 million, ABC: 8.83, CBS: 5.51, Fox: 3.38, CW: 1.02

    Adults 18-49 (rating / share):
    NBC: 1.9 rating/7 share, ABC: 1.8/ 7, CBS and Fox: 0.8/ 3 each, CW: 0.3/ 1

    Adults 18-34 (rating / share):
    ABC: 1.2 rating/6 share, NBC: 1.1/ 6, CBS and Fox: 0.4/ 2 each, CW: 0.2/ 1

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    ABC’s Monday was up from the same night last year with The Bachelor finale by 7% in viewers (8.8 million vs. 8.2 million).

    American Idol (8-10pm – 8.4 million and 1.8/7 in AD18-49): Opposite NBC’s The Voice from 8-10pm, ABC’s American Idol improved the 2-hour time period for ABC over its L+SD season average for Dancing/The Bachelor by 6% in Total Viewers (8.4 million vs. 7.9 million) and by 20% in Adults 18-49 (1.8/7 vs. 1.5/6). Idol tied The Voice as Monday’s #1 TV show with Men 18-34 and Male Teens 12-17.

    (Source: ABC)

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    8:00 PM

    ABC – American Idol (time period premiere)
    Viewers: 7.99 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.6/7 (#2). Adults 18-34: 1.1/7 (#2)

    CBS – The Big Bang Theory (RS)
    Viewers: 7.14 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.1/5 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#3)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.09 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.1/9 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.2/7 (#1)

    Fox – Lucifer
    Viewers: 2.98 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.4/3 (#4)

    CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
    Viewers: 1.36 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.4/2 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#5)

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    8:30 PM

    ABC – American Idol (time period premiere)
    Viewers: 8.29 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.8/7 (#2). Adults 18-34: 1.2/7 (#2)

    CBS – Man with a Plan
    Viewers: 6.40 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 1.0/4 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 11.66 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.3/9 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.3/7 (#1)

    Fox – Lucifer
    Viewers: 2.89 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#3)

    CW – D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow
    Viewers: 1.23 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.4/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#5)

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    9:00 PM

    ABC – American Idol (time period premiere)
    Viewers: 8.63 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 2.0/7 (#2). Adults 18-34: 1.3/7 (#2)

    CBS – Young Sheldon (RS)
    Viewers: 5.85 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/3 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.4/2 (#4)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 12.08 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.5/9 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.4/7 (#1)

    Fox – The Resident
    Viewers: 3.75 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.5/2 (#3)

    CW – iZombie
    Viewers: 0.79 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.3/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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    9:30 PM

    ABC – American Idol (time period premiere)
    Viewers: 8.53 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.9/7 (#2). Adults 18-34: 1.2/6 (#2)

    CBS – Living Biblically
    Viewers: 4.66 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.7/3 (#4), Adults 18-34: 0.3/1 (#4)

    NBC – The Voice
    Viewers: 12.05 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 2.5/9 (#1), Adults 18-34: 1.4/7 (#1)

    Fox – The Resident
    Viewers: 3.89 million (#4), Adults 18-49: 0.8/3 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.5/2 (#3)

    CW – iZombie
    Viewers: 0.68 million (#5), Adults 18-49: 0.2/1 (#5), Adults 18-34: 0.2/1 (#5)

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    10:00 PM

    ABC – The Good Doctor
    Viewers: 9.98 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.9/7 (#1). Adults 18-34: 1.1/6 (#1)

    CBS – Scorpion
    Viewers: 4.49 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.6/2 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.3/2 (#3)

    NBC – Good Girls
    Viewers: 5.28 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 1.2/4 (#2), Adults 18-34: 0.7/3 (#2)

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    10:30 PM

    ABC – The Good Doctor
    Viewers: 9.59 million (#1), Adults 18-49: 1.7/7 (#1). Adults 18-34: 1.0/6 (#1)

    CBS – Scorpion
    Viewers: 4.52 million (#2), Adults 18-49: 0.6/2 (#3), Adults 18-34: 0.3/1 (#3)

    NBC – Good Girls
    Viewers: 4.21 million (#3), Adults 18-49: 0.9/4 (#2), Adults 18-34: 0.5/3 (#2)

    Source: Nielsen Media Research

    Written by Douglas Pucci

    Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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