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Updated Monday Ratings: CBS Wins Opening Night of 2017-18

'The Big Bang Theory' Tops the Evening

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, September 25, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:

CBS: 10.41 million, ABC: 9.99, NBC: 8.97, Fox: 1.94, CW: 910,000

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 2.3 rating/8 share, NBC: 2.2/ 8, ABC: 1.8/ 6, Fox: 0.5/ 2, CW: 0.2/ 1

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8:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 8.65 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory (season premiere)
Viewers: 16.96 million (#1), A18-49: 3.9/15 (#1)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 9.39 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 9 (#2)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance (season finale)
Viewers: 2.10 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 891,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 9.02 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#3)

CBS – Young Sheldon (series premiere)
Viewers: 16.57 million (#1), A18-49: 3.7/13 (#1)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 9.73 million (#2), A18-49: 2.5/ 9 (#2)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance (season finale)
Viewers: 1.89 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 878,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 9.27 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

CBS – Kevin Can Wait (season premiere)
Viewers: 10.01 million (#2), A18-49: 2.3/ 8 (#2)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 11.08 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#1)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance (season finale)
Viewers: 1.86 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Viewers: 908,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 9.35 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#3)

CBS – Me, Myself & I
Viewers: 7.39 million (#2), A18-49: 1.7/ 6 (#2)

NBC – The Voice (season premiere)
Viewers: 11.27 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/ 9 (#1)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance (season finale)
Viewers: 1.90 million (#4), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#4)

CW – Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Viewers: 963,000 (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Good Doctor (series premiere)
Viewers: 11.77 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (season premiere)
Viewers: 6.18 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Brave (series premiere)
Viewers: 6.88 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Good Doctor (series premiere)
Viewers: 11.87 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 9 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion (season premiere)
Viewers: 5.27 million (#3), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

NBC – The Brave (series premiere)
Viewers: 5.46 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#2)

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. That drop in the second half hour for The Brave is startling. I’m not sure that we needed three new military shows this fall.

  2. I enjoyed both Sheldon & The Good Doctor. Hopefully they’ll both hold up in future weeks. Any idea why CBS decided to show the Sheldon premiere and then not air another new episode for a month?

  3. Makes me sad for Scorpion. The quality is still the same but the ratings haven’t been the same since the move to 10PM. I watch that live

    I will check out the Good Doctor this weekend. I have heard good things!

    I agree with the sentiment the networks seemed to think military stuff was going to be the “trend” this year. You have the Brave on NBC, curious how Seal Team does tomorrow on CBS and don’t forget the CW has Valor in October

    I figure in this political climate people want to keep their minds out of that and prefer something to entertain them instead.

    • I would just put that to the usual “if the other guys are doing it, I’ll do it too, that way when it fails I’ll say it was a trend that everyone got wrong and I won’t be fired…”

      A good show set in the military would do great. Those look awful.

  4. Great debut for Young Sheldon (and it irks me as I think it’s a shameful sham for CBS to have done this sad excuse for a “show”)

    Decent Debut for Good Doctor.

    Mediocre numbers for Kevin.

    Flop for The Brave.

    Flop for Scorpion.

    Really soft numbers for The Voice and DWTS.

    • Young Sheldon was awful and I never took its numbers seriously because I know it’s gonna bomb as the season goes on. It was always going to start out high because it’s the offspring of BBT and people were curious about it but it will bomb. It reminds me of when Joey debuted in 2004 the fall after Friends ended and it got like almost 20 million viewers for the premiere and we know what happened to it after that.

      • I so loathe the idea, that I certainly hope it will happen. Frankly, while I understand wanting more money, I think what the BBT people who participated did is quite a sell-out…

        [Personally I wish I had something to sell-out, but that’s another story!!] 😉

        Thanks for sharing your impression of the show. 🙂

        • No problem Rena you know I’m going to be honest about how I feel about a show, I honestly gave it a chance hoping it would surprise me in a good way but it was trash. I think you’re right too that the people who participated in this show from BBT sold out big-time just to make more money.

          Hey I don’t blame for selling out but the respect level has gone down but I do feel confident that this YS show will look like the late Robin Williams final comedy The Crazy Ones remember that one? It started out looking like a hit then we know what happened after that.

              • The networks and they mouthpieces in the media of course want to call everything a hit quickly as they know most collapse and they want t oget the impression out there.

                What is sad is how the media keeps calling everything a hit show.

                If you read articles from when the schedules were laden with real hits, the newspaper articles rarely called anything a big hit…