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Updated Monday Ratings: CBS and ABC Open 2018 on a Winning Note

MONDAY FAST AFFILIATE RATINGS

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, January 1 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 5.34 million, ABC: 5.03, NBC: 4.20, Fox: 2.84, CW: 844,000

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.2 rating/4 share, CBS: 0.8/ 3, NBC: 0.8/ 2, Fox: 0.7/ 2, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.59 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (R)
Viewers: 2.89 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#2)

NBC – The Wall
Viewers: 4.24 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 2 (#3)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.13 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 967,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.47 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Young Sheldon (R)
Viewers: 6.25 million (#1), A18-49: 1.0/ 3 (#2)

NBC – The Wall
Viewers: 4.41 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.16 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 824,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.22 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 4 (#1)

CBS – Young Sheldon (R)
Viewers: 5.99 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Better Late Than Never
Viewers: 4.28 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 2.56 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

CW – Valor
Viewers: 816,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – The Bachelor (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.51 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

CBS – Young Sheldon (R)
Viewers: 6.03 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#2)

NBC – Better Late Than Never
Viewers: 4.11 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 2.51 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#3t)

CW – Valor
Viewers: 767,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Good Doctor (R)
Viewers: 4.21 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

CBS – SEAL Team (R)
Viewers: 3.78 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Better Late Than Never
Viewers: 4.22 million (#1), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#1t)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Good Doctor (R)
Viewers: 4.17 million (#1), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#1t)

CBS – SEAL Team (R)
Viewers: 3.39 million (#3), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#3)

NBC – Better Late Than Never
Viewers: 3.95 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#1t)

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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  1. FROM NBC

    DESPITE BOWL-GAME AND “BACHELORETTE” COMPETITION, “THE WALL” RETAINS 98% OF ITS PRIOR MONDAY TELECAST IN TOTAL VIEWERS

    Monday Primetime Results:

    “The Wall” (0.8/2 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET):

    · Retains 98% of the show’s prior Monday telecast, which benefited from a “Voice” lead-in, in total viewers (4.324 million vs. 4.404 million from 10:01-11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4) and finished within 0.1 of a point in 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.9), despite last night’s competition from high-rated bowl-game coverage on ESPN and ABC’s premiere of “The Bachelor.”

    · Maintains or increases its rating from half-hour to half-hour in all key ratings categories.

    · Ties for #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-34.

    · Will grow via time-shifting and VOD – last season, “The Wall” increased by +14% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (1.22 to a 1.35) and +619,000 viewers overall (5.4 million to 6.0 million).

    · Upscale: “The Wall” delivers a solid upscale audience, last season indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes (with 100 representing an average concentration of those homes).

    “Better Late Than Never” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 4.1 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET):

    · Is close to rounding up to a 0.8 in 18-49 (currently reporting a 0.74 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings).

    · Maintains 100% of its lead-in from the 9 p.m. “Better Late” in 18-49 and 97% in total viewers.

    · Ties for the timeslot win among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49.

    · Ranks #1 outright among those networks in adults 25-54.

    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – in its first season, “Better Late Than Never” increased by +23% in 18-49 rating (from a 1.60 to a 1.96) and +1.6 million viewers overall (7.4 million to 9.0 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    A 9-10 p.m. ET telecast of “Better Late Than Never” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall):

    · Retains 97% of its total-viewer lead-in and finishes within 0.1 of a point in 18-49, despite facing competition from high-rated bowl-game coverage on ESPN and ABC’s premiere of “The Bachelor.”

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 1.7/4 with an encore; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 1.5/4 with an encore.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.5/2 with an encore; “Late Show,” 0.3/1 with an encore; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/2 with an encore.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 0.9/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2 with an encore.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  2. FROM CBS

    A SPECIAL ENCORE OF “THE BIG BANG THEORY” IS MONDAY’S MOST WATCHED BROADCAST PROGRAM

    Special Rebroadcasts of “THE BIG BANG THEORY” and “YOUNG SHELDON” Take 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Time Period In Viewers Against Original Competition

    CBS Places First on the Night in Viewers

    · “THE BIG BANG THEORY’ (R) (S) at 8:00 PM was New Year’s evening’s most watched broadcast program (6.59 million).

    · Special encore presentations of “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (6.59 million) and three repeat episodes of “YOUNG SHELDON” (8:30 PM – 6.25 million, 9:00 PM – 5.99 million, 9:30 PM – 6.03 million) were first from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, averaging 6.21 million for the two hours and beating first-run programming on the competition.

    · For the night, CBS was the most–watched broadcast network, averaging 5.34 million viewers from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

  3. STupid scheduling. The Rose bowl among other things had some record setting ratings. Holiday programming seems to work here for sports and nothing more.

    NOw I have to wait another 3 weeks for an all new Lucifer.