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Updated Monday Ratings: ‘The Gifted’ Shows Promise on Fox


What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, October 9, 2017 broken out by network and by each half-hour.

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 9.60 million, NBC: 8.95, CBS: 7.22, Fox: 43.58, CW: 1.53

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 2.0 rating/7 share, ABC and CBS: 1.5/ 5 each, Fox: 1.1/ 4, CW: 0.4/ 1


8:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 8.83 million (#3), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

CBS – The Big Bang Theory
Viewers: 13.05 million (#1), A18-49: 2.8/10 (#1)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.08 million (#2), A18-49: 2.2/ 8 (#2)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.33 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (season premiere)
Viewers: 1.90 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)


8:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 9.01 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Apt. 9JKL
Viewers: 7.74 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.04 million (#21), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#1)

Fox – Lucifer
Viewers: 3.27 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (season premiere)
Viewers: 1.82 million (#5), A18-49: 0.5/ 2 (#5)


9:00 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 9.12 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Kevin Can Wait
Viewers: 6.68 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 11.07 million (#1), A18-49: 2.5/ 8 (#1)

Fox – The Gifted
Viewers: 3.88 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#4)

CW – Valor (series premiere)
Viewers: 1.25 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)


9:30 p.m.

ABC – Dancing With the Stars
Viewers: 9.47 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#3)

CBS – Me, Myself & I
Viewers: 4.99 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 3 (#3)

NBC – The Voice
Viewers: 10.84 million (#1), A18-49: 2.4/ 8 (#1)

Fox – The Gifted
Viewers: 3.83 million (#4), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

CW – Valor (series premiere)
Viewers: 1.17 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)


10:00 p.m.

ABC – The Good Doctor
Viewers: 10.86 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 5.54 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#3)

NBC – The Brave
Viewers: 5.87 million (#2), A18-49: 1.3/ 4 (#2)


10:30 p.m.

ABC – The Good Doctor
Viewers: 10.32 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#1)

CBS – Scorpion
Viewers: 5.29 million (#2), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#3)

NBC – The Brave
Viewers: 4.81 million (#3), A18-49: 1.0/ 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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    ABC Monday Prime (8-11pm – 9.6 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49): Featuring DWTS and The Good Doctor, which is both the season’s #1 freshman drama and TV’s top 10 o’clock show, ABC repeated as the most watched broadcaster on Monday night (9.6 million) and ran #2 with Adults 18-49 (1.5/5-tie).

    Please note: Unlike the past two Mondays, ABC had no local NFL preemptions inflating its early numbers for last night.

    Dancing With the Stars (8-10pm – 9.1 million and 1.3/4 in AD18-49): From 8-10pm, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars took second to NBC’s The Voice in Total Viewers (9.1 million). In addition, DWTS beat out Fox’s dramas in the 2-hour time period (Lucifer/The Gifted) by 5.5 million viewers (9.1 million vs. 3.6 million) and by 18% in Adults 18-49 (1.3/4 vs. 1.1/4). Dancing held even week to week in viewers.

    The Good Doctor (10-11pm – 10.6 million and 1.9/7 in AD18-49):
    Jumping over its DWTS lead-in for the 3rd straight week at 10pm (+16%/+46%), ABC’s The Good Doctor dominated its NBC and CBS drama competition to rank as the #1 series hour for the 3rd time in as many weeks, doubling NBC’s freshman drama The Brave in Total Viewers (+100% – 10.6 million vs. 5.3 million) and leading by 58% in Adults 18-49 (1.9/7 vs. 1.2/4). ABC The Good Doctor is the season’s #1 new drama as well as the top 10pm TV series in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49. The new show is delivering triple-digit time period increases year to year for ABC on Monday at 10pm.

    The Good Doctor Scores Season’s Top Live + 3 and Live + 7 Day Playback Lifts: ABC’s The Good Doctor claims the new season’s 2 largest Total Viewer L+3 increases on any network, with a +5.1 million viewer spike for last week’s episode on the heels of a +5.5 million viewer jump for its debut telecast the prior week. And the debut of The Good Doctor delivered TV’s largest-ever Total Viewer L+7 increase for any single telecast on any network with a +7.9 million viewer lift (the previous record holder was the debut telecast of ABC’s Designated Survivor last season with a +7.7 million viewer gain). The Good Doctor debut attracted an average audience of 19.2 million Total Viewers (up from 11.3 million in L+SD) after 7 days of TV playback.


    In preliminary L+SD ratings, Supergirl returned last night with 1.86M viewers, 0.4/2 in A18-34, and 0.5/2 in A18-49. It matched its season finale rating in A18-34 and was off just a tenth in A18-49.

    Valor debuted with 1.2M viewers, 0.2/1 in A18-34, and 0.3/1 in A18-49. Valor was up +26% in total viewers from the time period average last season (Jane the Virgin), and matched the time period average in A18-49.

    Last season, CW series on average saw an +89% lift in delayed and digital 7-day viewing over the L+SD A18-49 rating. Supergirl averaged a +96% gain last season when looking at complete multi-platform viewing.





    Monday Primetime Results:

    NBC ranks #1 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and every other key demographic. NOTE: The CBS station in Minneapolis carried NFL football.

    “The Voice” (2.4/8 in 18-49, 10.8 million viewers overall from 8-10:01 p.m. ET):
    · Wins the two-hour time period among the Big 4 networks in every key measure.
    · Tops “Dancing With the Stars” head to head by +85% in adults 18-49 (2.4 vs. 1.3), and also outscores “Dancing” in every other key measure, including total viewers by +1.7 million persons (10.760 million vs. 9.108 million).
    · Retains 96% of last week’s 2.5 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings and 92% versus last week’s 2.6 in official nationals.
    · In total viewers, is currently retaining 99.7% of last week’s 10.791 million in fast-affiliate ratings and 97% of last week’s 11.043 million in official nationals.
    · Grows +41% versus what the show was averaging at the end of last season through the May sweep in 18-49 (2.4 vs. 1.7) and in total viewers is up +20% (10.760 million vs. 8.959 million).
    · Will add substantial viewership via time-shifting and VOD – last Monday’s “Voice” grew by +22% in 18-49 (from a 2.55 rating to a 3.12) and +1.9 million viewers overall (11.0 million to 12.9 million) going from “live plus same day” Nielsens to L+3.
    · Upscale: Monday’s “Voice” is delivering a solidly upscale audience, indexing at a 109 among adults 18-49 living in homes with $100K+ incomes.

    “The Brave” (1.2/4 in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET):
    · Is currently up +9% week to week in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.1) and +3% in total viewers (5.340 million vs. 5.167 million), pending updates.
    · Currently ranks #2 in the hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
    · Is currently beating CBS’ “Scorpion” in the hour by +20% in adults 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.0).
    · Will add significant viewership via time-shifting and VOD – the Oct. 2 “Brave” premiere increased by +62% in 18-49 (1.33 to 2.16) and +3.7 million viewers overall (6.0 million to 9.7 million) going from L+SD to L+7.

    In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

    · In Nielsen’s 56 metered markets, household results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 1.9/5; “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” 2.7/7; and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 2.0/5.

    · In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.5/3; “Late Show,” 0.5/3; and “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” 0.5/3.

    · From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC’s “Nightline” averaged a 1.3/5 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

    · From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” 1.2/4 in metered-market households; CBS’s “Late Late Show,” 1.2/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: “Late Night,” 0.3/3 in 18-49; “Late Late Show,” 0.2/2.

    · At 1:35 a.m., “Last Call with Carson Daly” averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

    NOTE: Primetime results are based on “fast affiliate time period” data from Nielsen Media Research. All ratings are “live plus same day” unless otherwise indicated.

  4. I can’t see Valor making it a full season. It’s gotten terrible reviews and is off-brand for The CW. It will be under a million viewers in the next few weeks.

  5. Lucifer and The Gifted are a good pairing and that’s my Monday night besides Scorpion (which has fallen off a cliff for some reason).

    Happy ABC finally found something to work in that time slot with the Good Doctor. Perhaps now Freddie Highmare will get an emmy he deserves. (he deserved many for Bates Motel)

      • I really don’t know. I know 10PM is higher on the DVR playback so I’ll have to wait until I start seeing lists of those figures. Quality has not changed and I have seen every episode

        • Thanks for the response. 🙂 It’s quite a drop relatively speaking from where I recall it was last year…

          • It had higher figures Monday at 9PM but CBS was insistent it be put at 10PM anyway and ratings have started going downhill ever since. I am not so sure why they decided to blow up the 9PM slot just because they were obsessed with tradition of a two hour comedy block on Monday.

  6. Sorry, Marc, but I have to disagree on The Gifted (but I’m sure you knew I would… 🙂 ). Growing out of Lucifer to rise to bad ratings is not what I’d call “promising”.

    Seeing BBT stabilize lower (as did NCIS) I think this is the year when American TV will be left without a single real hit (all the shows in productions called “hits” by their studios and networks don’t count).

    Quite the sad occurence… 🙁

    CW still can’t find a hit (no surprise there) and Supergirl is still dead in the ratings (again no surprise). The only question is “when will CW run out of money”.

    7-JKL and ME, Myself and I have failed even if they’re more highly-rated than a CW instaflop…

    At NBC, The Brave is a disaster.

    At ABC The Good Doctor stopped growing, but it’ll take a few weeks to be able to say where it’ll land. ABC will claim a massive hit, but so far it’s just solid, which of course beats all the instaflops that already litter the schedule.

    Bad says for those who used to love our TV shows…