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Monday Overnights: Minor Week-to-Week Erosion for the Quartet of New Network Series

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Monday, September, 30, 2019

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.1/ 9, ABC: 4.8/ 8, CBS: 4.2/ 7, Fox: 4.1/ 7, CW: 0.5/ 1

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Week:
Fox: no change, ABC: – 8, CBS: -11, NBC: -19, CW: -29

Ratings Breakdown:
“The Voice” led NBC to week two Monday overnight victory, with a 6.0 rating/10 share in households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that was 20 percent above “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC (5.0/ 8). Both veteran competition series were on par with year-ago overnight levels.

In week two news, there was erosion as expected for the new quartet of Monday series. The advantage of the already modest starts for the fall was not too far to fall. CBS comedy “Bob Hearts Abishola” scored a fourth-place 4.0/ 7 at 8:30 p.m., which was completely compatible with lead-in “The Neighborhood” (#4: 4.1/ 7 at 8 p.m.) and nine percent below its week-ago opener (4.4/ 7 on Sept. 24).

Next on the Eye net, legal drama “All Rise” finished third with a 4.2/ 7 in the 9 p.m. hour, which was seven percent below the 4.5/ 7 last week.

On Fox, Monday 9 p.m. drama “Prodigal Son” was only seven percent below the week-ago 3.0/ 5. But that was a hefty 48 percent below lead-in “9-1-1” (#2: 5.4/ 9 at 8 p.m.) and 35 percent below “9-1-1” when it aired in this time period on the year-ago evening (4.6/ 9).

On NBC, week two of legal drama “Bluff City Law” remained the third-place option, with a 3.2/ 6 in the households in the 10 p.m. hour. Comparably, that trailed “Bull” on CBS (4.5/ 8) and “The Good Doctor” on ABC (4.2/ 8) by 29 percent and 24 percent, respectively. “Bluff City Law,” additionally, was 43 percent below former time period occupant “Manifest” one year earlier (5.6/ 9).

The bottom line: CBS duo “Bob Hearts Abishola” and “All Rise” could have a longer shelf life than “Prodigal Son” and “Bluff City Law.”

In season finale news was “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” on The CW at a 0.7/ 1 (#5) at 8 p.m. What follows is the breakdown by NBC and by half-hour for Monday, Sept. 30:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.2/ 9 (#3)
CBS – “The Neighborhood” (season premiere): 4.1/ 7 (#4)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/10 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 5.4/ 9 (#2)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (season finale): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.0/ 8 (#3)
CBS – “Bob Loves Abishola” (series premiere): 4.0/ 7 (#4)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 5.4/ 9 (#2)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” (season finale): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.0/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “All Rise”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.3/10 (#1)
Fox – “Prodigal Son”: 2.9/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway? (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 4.9/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “All Rise”: 4.2/ (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.0/10 (#1)
Fox – “Prodigal Son”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway? (R): 0.4/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 4.3/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Bull”: 4.6/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Bluff City Law”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 4.1/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Bull”: 4.3/ 8 (#1)
NBC – “Bluff City Law”: 2.9/ 6 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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