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Monday Overnights: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘American Idol’ Season-Enders Lead ABC to Victory

NBC's 'The Voice' Concludes for the Season Tonight

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.9/10, NBC: 4.3/ 7, CBS: 3.4/ 6, Fox: 1.9/ 3, CW: 1.0/ 2

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Week:
ABC: +16, NBC and Fox: -14 each, CW: -17, CBS: -19

-Ratings Breakdown:
There were two series finales last night – “Lucifer” on Fox and “Superior Donuts” on CBS and they both earned their waling papers. Drama “Lucifer” concluded its two-season run at a 2.4 rating/4 share in the household overnights from 8-9 p.m., which finished a typically distant No. 4 in the hour. Next fall on Fox, “The Resident” moves to Monday at 8 p.m. into relocated “9-1-1.”

“Superior Donuts,” meanwhile, scored a 3.1/ 5 (#3) in the 9 p.m. half-hour out of a 3.6/ 6 for just renewed “Man with a Plan” (#3: 3.6/ 6 at 8:30 p.m.). CBS featured encore telecasts of “The Big Bang Theory” at 8 p.m. (#3: 4.1/ 7) and 9:30 p.m. (#4: 2.9/ 5).

“The Resident” on Fox rose to a 3.1/ 5 from 9-10 p.m., which was 29 percent above lead-in “Lucifer.”

“Dancing With the Stars” on ABC topped the night, with a 5.6/ 9 from 8-10 p.m. But competing “The Voice” on NBC (5.4/ 9) will hold a considerable advantage in adults 18-49 (and all key demos). And this abbreviated athletes-themed edition slipped by 21 percent from the 7.1/12 on the year-ago evening. Note to ABC: Go back to basic next fall with “Dancing With the Stars” with a wide array of competitors from different fields and a full edition.

Airing out of “Dancing With the Stars” was canceled “The Crossing” at a modest 2.6/ 4, which trailed competing (and renewed) “Elementary” on CBS (3.1/ 5) by 16 percent. Third in the Monday 10 p.m. hour was NBC reality series “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” at a mere 1.9/ 3.

The CW capped off the night at typical household overnight levels with its pairing of “Supergirl” (#5: 1.2/ 2 at 8 p.m.) and “iZombie” (#5: 0.5/ 1).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Monday, May 14 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” (season finale): 6.1/11 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.6/10 (#2)
Fox – “2018 Miss USA”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.4/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes” (season finale): 6.4/11 (#1)
CBS – “Man With a Plan” (season finale): 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.6/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “2018 Miss USA”: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.3/ 2 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol” (season finale): 5.7/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 3.7/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.4/ 9 (#2)
Fox – “2018 Miss USA”: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol” (season finale): 5.4/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.2/ 8 (#2)
Fox – “2018 Miss USA”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
CW – “iZombie”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol” (season finale): 5.8/10 (#1)
CBS – “Elementary”: 3.1/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”: 2.2/ 4 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Idol” (season finale): 5.9/11 (#1)
CBS – “Elementary”: 3.1/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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