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Monday Overnights: Both ‘Happy Together’ and ‘Magnum P.I.’ Continue to Struggle on CBS

'The Voice' Leads NBC to VIctory

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2018

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 6.0/10, ABC: 5.1/ 8, CBS: 4.2/ 7, Fox: 4.0/ 6, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening
Fox: +67, NBC: +11, CBS: – 5, CW: -11, ABC: -23

-Ratings Breakdown:
NBC remains the network to beat on Monday this season, with mainstay “The Voice” topping the night at a 6.5 rating/10 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. ET. Comparably, this beat competing “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC (#2: 5.2/ 8) by 25 percent and it led into recently introduced drama “Manifest” at a 4.9/ 9 (#1) at 10 p.m. “Manifest” inched past both “The Good Doctor” on ABC and “Bull” on CBS (#2: 4.8/ 9 each) by one-tenth of a rating point, and it was 58 percent above failed year-ago time period occupant “The Brave” (3.1/ 5 on 10/17/17).

Worth positively noting for “Bull,” meanwhile, was household overnight growth out of struggling lead-in “Magnum P.I.” (#4: 3.9/ 6 at 9 p.m.) of 23 percent.

Earlier in the evening on CBS were freshman comedies “The Neighborhood” (#3: 4.5/ 7 at 8 p.m.), which is likely to get a full season renewal, and “Happy Together” (#4: 3.2/ 5), which is expected to be canceled at any moment. Keep in mind that returning “Man With a Plan” with Matt LeBlanc is waiting in the wings.

In season premiere news was The CW’s “Arrow,” now the Monday 8 p.m. ET anchor, at a 1.1/ 2 in the household overnights (#5). This led into 9 p.m. special, “Constantine: The Legend Continues” at a mere 0.4/ 1 (#5). Next Monday, “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” opens its new season out of “Arrow.”

On Fox, both “The Resident” (#4: 3.6/ 6 at 8 p.m.) and “9-1-1” (#3: 4.4/ 7 at 9 p.m.) remain vast improvements over the year-ago time period. “The Resident” increased by 50 percent from the 2.4/ 4 for “Lucifer,” while “9-1-1” was 76 percent above “The Gifted.”

What follows are the household overnights for Monday, October 15:

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8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.6/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Neighborhood”: 4.5/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.4/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident”: 3.6/ 6 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (season premiere): 1.1/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.3/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Happy Together”: 3.2/ 5 (#4)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.7/11 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident”: 3.5/ 6 (#4)
CW – “Arrow” (season premiere): 1.0/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 4.9/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Magnum, P.I.”: 3.9/ 6 (#4)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.5/10 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.3/ 7 (#3)
CW – “Constantine: The Legend Continues”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Magnum, P.I.”: 3.8/ 6 (#4)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.3/10 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.4/ 7 (#3)
CW – “Constantine: The Legend Continues”: 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Bull”: 4.9/ 8 (#3)
NBC – “Manifest”: 5.2/ 9 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 4.6/ 9 (#3)
CBS – “Bull”: 4.7/ 9 (#1t)
NBC – “Manifest”: 4.7/ 9 (#1t)

LATE NIGHT

11:30 p.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel”: 2.5/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 3.4/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (repeat): 1.9/ 5 (#2)

12:00 a.m.
ABC – “Jimmy Kimmel”: 1.7/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 2.4/ 7 (#1)
NBC – “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” (repeat): 1.1/ 3 (#3)

12:30 a.m.
ABC – “Nightline”: 1.3/ 5 (#2)
CBS – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.5/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (repeat): 1.0/ 3 (#3)

1:00 a.m.
CBS – “The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 1.1/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Late Night with Seth Meyers” (repeat): 0.8/ 3 (#2)

1:30 a.m.
NBC – “Last Call with Carson Daly” (repeat): 0.6/ 3

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. This is shaping up to be an interesting battle at 10pm on Mondays.

    CBS needs to stop tinkering with its Monday nights and stick with two hours of comedies leading into a drama. “Magnum” and “Mom/Murphy” should swap nights.

  2. I actually think Happy Together is funnier than the Neighborhood which I think is trying to hard. I’m just happy that New Amsterdam and FBI got full pickups.

  3. People were excited for the new Magnum PI series but they changed it up too much. They left out half the theme music and shortened it up which really took away from the excitement each episode. Plus, a short man, non mustache, Hispanic, playing the part of a big macho Magnum like Tom Selleck did just doesnt work. A female Higgins just doesnt work either. Remakes should hold true to the original and not change so drastically that they turn viewers away.