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Respectable Start for Fox’s Revamped Monday

'Superior Donuts' on CBS Also Off to a Decent Beginning on Monday


Household Rating/Share
CBS: 4.6/ 8, Fox: 4.4/ 7, ABC: 4.1/ 7, NBC: 2.4/ 4, CW: 1.3/ 2

Percent Change From the Year-Ago Evening:
CW: +86, Fox: no change, NBC: – 4, ABC: -24, CBS: -25,


Ratings Breakdown:

Fox got off to a respectable start on its revamped Monday with the combination of the time period-premiere of “24: Legacy” (#2: 4.5 rating.7 share at 8 p.m.) and the series-premiere of crime drama “APB” (#2: 4.2/ 7 at 9 p.m.). Comparably, “24: Legacy” was a hefty 80 percent above “Gotham” one week earlier (2.5/ 4 on Jan. 30) and close to the 5.2/ 8 for the revival of “The X-Files” on the year-ago evening (5.2/ 8 on 2/08/16). And “APB” was 50 percent above “Lucifer” last week (2.8/ 4 on Jan. 30), with retention out of the 8:30 p.m. portion of “24: Legacy” (4.6/ 7) of a solid 91 percent. Both dramas did not lose any steam in the second half-hour, which is another promising sign.

Also in time period-premiere news last night was CBS sitcom “Superior Donuts” at a second-place 4.5/ 7 in the 9 p.m. half-hour. Comparably, this was 18 percent above “The Odd Couple” one week earlier (3.8/ 6 on Jan. 30), with full retention out of “Man With a Plan” (#3: 4.4/ 7 at 8:30 p.m.).

The Eye net’s “2 Broke Girls” moved to Monday at 9:30 p.m. with a third-place 3.8/ 6, which held 84 percent of the “Superior Donuts” lead-in. And it led into underrated drama “Scorpion” at a dominant 5.1/ 9 at 10 p.m., which bested competing “Timeless” on NBC (#2: 2.1/ 4) and relocated “Quantico” on ABC (#3: 1.9/ 3) by 143 percent and 168 percent, respectively.

Earlier in the evening on CBS was freshman Kevin James entry “Kevin Can Wait” at a second place 4.9/ 8 in the 8 p.m. half-hour, which like lead-out “Man With a Plan” seems like a shoo-in for a second season renewal.

In the 8-10 p.m. battle of ABC’s “The Bachelor” (#1: 5.2/ 8) versus NBC’s “The New Celebrity Apprentice” (#4: 2.5/ 4) it was no contest with “The Bachelor” holding a 108 percent advantage.

The CW capped off the night was typical overnight performances from “Supergirl” (#5: 1.9/ 3), which for the network is solid, and “Jane the Virgin” (#5: 0.8/ 1), which survives based on the continued critical acclaim.

Here is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, February 7, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.4/ 9 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait”: 4.9/ 8 (#2)
NBC – “Celebrity Apprentice”: 2.7/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “24: Legacy” (time period premiere): 4.5/ 7 (#2)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.9/ 3 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.1/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Man With a Plan” 4.4/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Celebrity Apprentice”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “24: Legacy” (time period premiere): 4.6/ 7 (#2)
CW – “Supergirl”: 1.9/ 3 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.0/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Superior Donuts”: 4.5/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “Celebrity Apprentice”: 2.5/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “APB” (series premiere): 4.2/ 7 (#3)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelor”: 5.0/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “2 Broke Girls” (time period premiere): 3.8/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “Celebrity Apprentice”: 2.2/ 4 (#4)
Fox – “APB” (series premiere): 4.2/ 7 (#2)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 2.0/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 5.1/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 2.2/ 4 (#2)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Quantico”: 1.7/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion”: 5.0/ 9 (#1)
NBC – “Timeless”: 2.0/ 4 (#2)

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 ( 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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  1. Well, I tried the second episode of Superior Donuts. It was so bad, I could barely make it half way through. Sorry Judd Hirsch, your talents are wasted on this poorly written/executed sitcom. I’m done.

    • I barely made it through the first episode and hated the fact that two good actors are wasted. I recorded last night’s and will try to get through it but based on your comment, not holding out much hope.

      • i didn’t laugh at all at the show like i did with MWAP and KCW but i will try it a few more times but if it does not improve i’m out

    • Definitely don’t agree with this assessment here, SD is almost flawless and Judd Hirsch’s talent are not wasted here. I’m not sure if you were watching SD or Life in Pieces or The Great Indoors but SD is very good so if you’re reading this and haven’t watched it yet it’s definitely worth watching.

  2. Very good HH For Supergirl in such new heated competition it even rose in HH from last week with this new insane competition. Lets see how that translates in ratings later

    • Hate to disagree, but there is no competition of any kind on Mondays and Supergirl’s numbers are just awful even if people will say it’s “doing good for a CW show”…

      • No competition ??? Lol yeah right Bachelor, Gotham, 24, Kevin can Wait, Voice, DWTS NFL, the list goes on and on really. Its a reason CW have had problems getting good ratings on mondays

        • Bachelor: low rated. 24: Flop, Kevin Can Wait: Low rated, Bachelor: Low Rated.

          NFL: Not airing. DWTS: Not airing.

          Where was the difficult competition that night?

          • Bachelor lowrated so now 2.5 demo is low do you even realize how little shows that can even get such a rating now “Rolling eyes” KCW is not lowrated its 1.5 demo.

            • Well, first of all, demo ratings really don’t mean much given it’s overall audience that counts (I know, that’s not what the media keeps saying, but repeating something wrong doesn’t magically make it true…)

              Second, I think you are a victim of the endless lowering of the bar which now says that if you get 1.5% of a chosen fraction of the audience, it’s a great result on a supposedly major network (saying “supposedly” because even CBS nowadays really isn’t “major” any longer sadly).