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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

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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