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[01/07/20 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Returns on Top in Demos
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (1/6/20):

ABC (6.033 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to the return of "The Bachelor" (6.033 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

NBC (6.941 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) settled for the silver with its season premieres of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (8.030 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and "Manifest" (4.765 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was CBS (6.303 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and originals from "The Neighborhood" (6.914 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (6.695 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "All Rise" (5.909 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #7) and "Bull" (6.195 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.003 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up repeats of "9-1-1" (2.571 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #8) and "Prodigal Son" (1.435 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #9).

And finally, The CW (0.475 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with encores of "Supergirl" (0.668 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10) and "Crisis Aftermath" (0.283 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Neighborhood (vs. 12/16/19)
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. 12/16/19)
-14.29% - Bull (vs. 12/16/19)
-28.57% - All Rise (vs. 12/16/19)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Bull (vs. Bull (Repeat))
+20.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Happy Together)
-9.09% - All Rise (vs. Young Sheldon/The Neighborhood (Repeats))
-18.18% - The Neighborhood (vs. The Big Bang Theory (Repeat))
-18.18% - Manifest
-27.78% - America's Got Talent: The Champions


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (1/7/19):

NBC (8.579 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top broadcaster on Monday thanks to the premiere of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (9.927 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and the return of "Manifest" (5.884 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3).

ABC (5.104 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second among adults 18-49 with its full night season premiere of "The Bachelor" (5.104 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2).

Next up was CBS (4.337 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.285 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3), a new "Happy Together" (4.244 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "Young Sheldon" (3.871 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6), "The Neighborhood" (3.336 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Bull" (4.144 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.064 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up repeats of "The Resident" (2.037 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) and "9-1-1" (2.091 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.689 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) likewise opted for second runs of "The Flash" (0.717 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Arrow" (0.661 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Happy Together (vs. 12/17/18)
0.00% - Manifest (vs. 11/26/18)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - America's Got Talent: The Champions (vs. The Wall/Better Late Than Never)
+83.33% - Manifest (vs. The Brave)
0.00% - The Bachelor (vs. The Bachelor/The Good Doctor)
-27.27% - Happy Together (vs. Kevin Can Wait (Repeat))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.8/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 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," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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