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Monday Overnights: NBC ‘Wicked’ Special Drops the Ball on NBC

'The Voice' Expected to Still lead NBC to Victory in Adults 18-49

MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 5.2/ 9, NBC: 5.0/ 8, CBS: 4.2/ 7, Fox: 4.0/ 6, CW: 0.8/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +54, CBS: +27, NBC: – 2, CW: -20, ABC: -27

-Ratings Breakdown:
ABC inched past NBC for Monday overnight dominance, but the home of “The Voice” is still the network to beat in adults 18-49. “The Voice” scored a dominant 6.1 rating/10 share in households from 8-10 p.m., which was consistent with the year-ago evening and 15 percent above competing “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC (5.3/ 9). But 10 p.m. special, “A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway,” dropped the ball with a 2.6/ 4 (#3), which trailed competing “Bull” on CBS (#1: 5.2/ 9) and “The Good Doctor” on ABC (#3: 4.9/ 9) by 50 percent and 49 percent, respectively.

With weaker lead-in support, “The Good Doctor” dipped by 29 percent year-to-year.

In what could be the first new series cancellation of the season, CBS sitcom “Happy Together” dipped to a series-low 3.0/ 5 (#4) at 8:30 p.m., which dropped by 30 percent from lead-in “The Neighborhood” (#3: 4.3/ 7 at 8 p.m.) and was nine percent below year-ago time period occupant “9JKL” (3.3/ 6 on 10/30/17). As a reminder, Matt LeBlanc sitcom “Man With a Plan” is waiting in the wings.

“Happy Together” lead-our “Magnum, P.I.” also dipped to a series low, with a fourth-place 3.9/ 6 from 9-10 p.m. Comparably, that trailed competing “9-1-1” on Fox (#3: 4.3/ 7) by nine percent. “9-1-1” built by 10 percent from lead-in “The Resident” (#4: 3.9/ 6 at 8 p.m.), and will hold a greater advantage over “Magnum, P.I.” is all the key demos.

The CW capped off the evening with its uneventful pairing of “Arrow” (#5: 0.9/ 1 at 8 p.m.) and “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow” (#5: 0.7/ 1 at 9 p.m.).

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Monday, October 29 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.5/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “The Neighborhood”: 4.3/ 7 (#3)
NBC – “The Voice”: 5.9/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident”: 3.8/ 6 (#4)
CW – “Arrow”: 0.9/ 2 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.4/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “Happy Together”: 3.0/ 5 (#4)
NBC – “The Voice”: 6.3/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident”: 3.4/ 6 (#3)
CW – “Arrow”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.2/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “Magnum PI”: 3.8/ 6 (#4)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.3/10 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.3/ 7 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars”: 5.2/ 8 (#2)
CBS – “Magnum PI”: 3.9/ 6 (#4)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent”: 6.0/ 9 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1”: 4.2/ 7 (#3)
CW – “D.C.’s Legends of Tomorrow”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 5.1/ 9 (#1t)
CBS – “Bull”: 5.1/ 9 (#1t)
NBC – “A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway”: 3.1/ 5 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Good Doctor”: 4.8/ 9 (#2)
CBS – “Bull”: 5.2/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway”: 2.1/ 4 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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  1. 1. Wonder if NBC was giving Manifest a week to catch up on filming. I had read it maintains a frantic pace in filming.
    2. WHY didn’t CBS keep 9JKL as filler until Man With a Plan would take over?

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