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Monday Overnights: Solid Start for ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ on NBC

MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2019

Household Rating/Share
NBC: 5.8/ 9, ABC: 3.7/ 6, CBS: 3.1/ 5, Fox: 1.5/ 2, CW: 0.5/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
NBC: +115, Fox: +15, ABC: -18, CBS: – 9, CW: -17

-Ratings Breakdown:
“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” successfully launched on NBC, with a 6.7 rating/11 share in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, that bested the first two-hours of the season-premiere of ABC’s “The Bachelor” (#2: 3.7/ 6) by 81 percent, and it was a whopping 123 percent, on average, above the combination of game show “The Wall” (3.3/ 5) and reality series “Better Late Than Never” (2.7/ 4) on the year-ago evening.

Overall, the three-hour telecast of “The Bachelor” on ABC scored a 3.7/ 6 from 8-11 p.m., which was seven percent below the 4.0/ 6 in the household overnights on the year-ago evening. In other words, “The Bachelor” successfully lives on.

With stellar lead-in support, NBC freshman drama “Manifest” topped the 10 p.m. hour with a 4.0/ 7.

Elsewhere, only failed CBS sitcom “Happy Together” (#3: 3.0/ 5 at 8:30 p.m.) was an original telecast last night. The remainder of the evening was all repeats.

What follows are the household overnight ratings for Monday, January 7 broken out by half-hour:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor” (season premiere): 4.1/ 6 (#3)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.5/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (season premiere): 6.5/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.5/ 2(#4)
CW – “Arrow”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor” (season premiere): 3/6/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Happy Togther”: 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (season premiere): 6.5/10 (#1)
Fox – “The Resident” (R): 1.4/ 2(#4)
CW – “Arrow”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor” (season premiere): 3.8/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Young Sheldon” (R): 2.8/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (season premiere): 6.8/11 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1” (R): 1.6/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Arrow”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor” (season premiere): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “The Neighborhood” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” (season premiere): 6.8/11 (#1)
Fox – “9-1-1” (R): 1.5/ 2 (#4)
CW – “Arrow”: 0.5/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor” (season premiere): 3.5/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Manifest”: 4.3/ 7 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor” (season premiere): 3.4/ 6 (#2)
CBS – “Bull” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “Manifest”: 3.7/ 7 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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