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Monday Overnights: Respectable Return for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ on ABC

Beyoncé Special Tanks Following 'Dancing With the Stars'

Monday, September 16, 2019

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 4.8/ 8, NBC: 2.7/ 5, CBS: 2.5/ 4, Fox: 1.7/ 3, CW: 0.6/ 1

Note: Change versus the year-ago week is excluded because NBC aired The Primetime Emmy Awards.

Ratings Breakdown:
It was an easy overnight victory for ABC, which featured the season premiere of veteran “Dancing With the Stars” at a 6.3 rating/11 share in households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, this was a rise of nine percent from the year-ago season-opener (5.8/ 9 on Sept. 24, 2018). Keep in mind, however, that the 2018 “Dancing With the Stars” season premiere aired on the first night of the new TV season opposite season opening programming on the broadcast nets (including “The Voice” on NBC). Let’s see what happens next week when “The Voice” returns.

Despite the lead-in support, 10 p.m. ABC special “Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift” took a backseat to an encore telecast of CBS’ “Bull” with a modest 1.9/ 4.

On NBC, two hours of “American Ninja Warrior” rose to a season high 3.3/ 6 from 8-10 p.m., which could translate into an adult 18-49 victory opposite “Dancing With the Stars.”

Fox’s veteran “So You Think You Can Dance” closed its season with a quiet 1.7/ 3 from 8-10 p.m. And it was overnight business as usual on this third Monday in September as follows:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season premiere): 6.7/12 (#1)
CBS – “The Neighborhood” (R): 2.3/ 4 (#3)
NBC – American Ninja Warrior”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season finale: 1.9/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season premiere): 6.3/11 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
NBC – American Ninja Warrior”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season finale: 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season premiere): 6.2/10 (#1)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.2/ 4 (#3)
NBC – American Ninja Warrior”: 3.2/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season finale): 1.6/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway? (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season premiere): 5.8/10 (#1)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.8/ 4 (#3)
NBC – American Ninja Warrior”: 3.3/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season finale): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway? (R): 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Presents: Making the Gift”: 2.3/ 4 (#2)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#1)
NBC – The 2019 NBC Primetime Preview Show: 1.6/ 3 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift”: 1.5/ 3 (#2)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.0/ 6 (#1)
NBC – The 2019 NBC Primetime Preview Show: 1.2/ 2 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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