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Monday Overnights: ABC Wins; Slight Improvement for Third-Place CBS

ABC Special 'Living Every Day: Luke Bryan' Loses Stream from Regularly Scheduled 'The Good Doctor'

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.6/ 9, NBC: 5.2/ 9, CBS: 3.7/ 6, Fox: 2.4/ 4, CW: 1.0/ 2

-Percent Change from the Night 1 of 2016-17 (9/19/16):

Fox: – 4, ABC: – 5, CBS: -10, NBC: -16, CW: -23

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Ratings Breakdown:
ABC remained the network to beat in the Monday household overnights, but 10 p.m. ET special, “Living Every Day: Luke Bryan,” hosted by “GMA’s” Robin Roberts, was well below regularly scheduled “The Good Doctor.” It scored a 3.6 rating/6 share in households, which was equal to CBS’ competing “Scorpion” and nine percent above recently introduced NBC drama “The Brave” (3.3/ 6). Year-to-year, “Scorpion” was on the downside at a loss of 20 percent from the 4.5/ 7 one year earlier. “The Brave,” meanwhile, slipped by 45 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion of lead-in :The Voice” (6.0/10).

ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” scored a dominant 6.6/10 from 8-10 p.m., which was 12 percent below the 7.5/11 on the year-ago evening but six percent above NBC’s competing “The Voice” (6.2/10). Naturally, “The Voice” will have the advantage in adults 18-49 (and all the key demo groups), but never underestimate the value of an older-skewing entry like “Dancing With the Stars.”

Over at CBS, there was week-to-week improvement with a rise, on average, of 12 percent in the household overnights. Sophomore “Kevin Can Wait” opened with a typical 4.2/ 7 (#3), leading into an encore telecast of “The Big Bang Theory” at a 3.9/ 6 (#3) at 8:30 p.m. With stronger lead-in support, episode two of the sophomore season of “Superior Donuts” perked up to a 3.7/ 6 (#3) in the 9 p.m. half-hour, which was 16 percent above the 3.2/ 5 one week earlier and on par with year-ago time period occupant “2 Broke Girls.” For my thoughts on the worthy, and diversified, “Superior Donuts,” click here http://www.cbs.com/shows/watch_magazine/archive/1007294/superior-donuts-dishes-comfort-food-for-thought/

In time period premiere news on CBS was recently introduced sitcom “9JKL” with a 3.0/ 5 at 9:30 p.m. (#3), which was 20 percent above former time period occupant “Me, Myself & I” one week earlier (3.0/ 5 on Oct. 31). Personally, this “Everybody Loves Raymond” wannabe is growing on me.

Next week on CBS is the season two premiere of “Man With a Plan,” starring Matt LeBlanc, at 8:30 p.m.

Elsewhere, Fox finished a distant fourth for the night with its pairing of dramas “Lucifer” (#4: 2.5/ 4 at 8 p.m.) and “The Gift” (#4: 2.3/ 4 at 9 p.m.). And The CW capped off the evening with “Supergirl” (#5: 1.4/ 2) into a 0.7/ 1 for recently introduced military drama “Valor” (#5), which was one-tenth of a household rating point behind the 0.8/ 1 for year-ago time period occupant “Jane the Virgin” (0.8/ 1 on 11/07/16).

What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, November 6, 2017.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing with the Stars”: 6.8/11 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.2/10 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing with the Stars”: 6.6/10 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R)”: 3.9/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.3/10 (#2)
Fox – “Lucifer”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing with the Stars”: 6.5/10 (#1)
CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 3.7/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.3/10 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 2.3/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Valor”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing with the Stars”: 6.5/10 (#1)
CBS – “Aprt. 9JKL”: (time period premiere): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#2)
Fox – “The Gifted”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Valor”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Living Every Day: Luke Bryan”: 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 3.7/ 6 (#2)
NBC – “The Brave”: 3.6/ 6 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Living Every Day: Luke Bryan”: 3.2/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 3.5/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “The Brave”: 3.1/ 6 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. The biggest news, that no one is talking about, is the pathetic combined share garnered by commercial network TV. If the 1/3 combined share total between 8 -10 pm doesn’t scare the hell of of advertisers, then the 1/4 combined share total between 10-11 pm really should. Especially, as this was on a Monday, not on Saturday.

    • Advertisers don’t pay for pairs of eyes that aren’t watching, so I don’t see why it’d scare them.

      That said, I totally agree these numbers are really scary, but for the networks and Hollywood in general.

      As I keep pointing out (not to you – in general 🙂 ), why do you think ABC had to fire 10% of its workers?

  2. Great article and review Marc about Superior Donuts that is one of the great new comedies on television today.