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[10/06/20 - 08:21 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Surges to Top Spot with NFL Special
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 (10/5/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports. ABC results are impacted by local preemptions for NFL football in the Atlanta and Milwaukee markets.]

CBS (9.424 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) got a big boost on Monday with its primetime portion of "NFL Football: New England at Kansas City" (12.656 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.6, #1) followed by the Monday premiere of "Big Brother 22" (2.960 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

ABC (5.167 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) was a distant second with fresh installments from "Dancing with the Stars" (6.006 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "Emergency Call" (3.490 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4).

Next up was NBC (2.685 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with its special "Decision 2020: Biden Town Hall" (3.799 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) followed by "American Ninja Warrior" (2.128 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.646 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up new episodes of "LA's Finest" (1.650 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7) and "Filthy Rich" (1.642 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.775 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.845 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.748 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.752 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. 8/31/20)
0.00% - Filthy Rich
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 8/31/20)
-14.29% - Emergency Call
-18.18% - Dancing with the Stars
-20.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. 9/21/20)
-25.00% - LA's Finest

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Big Brother 22 (vs. Bull)
+12.50% - Dancing with the Stars
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Black Lightning)
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. All American)
-33.33% - Emergency Call (vs. The Good Doctor)
-63.64% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The Voice/Bluff City Law)
-66.67% - Filthy Rich (vs. Prodigal Son)
-66.67% - Decision 2020: Biden Town Hall (vs. The Voice)
-81.25% - LA's Finest (vs. 9-1-1)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/7/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The NBC station in Cleveland carried NFL football.]

FOX (5.456 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) claimed solo demo honors on Monday thanks to fresh installments from "9-1-1" (7.113 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Prodigal Son" (3.799 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

NBC (7.137 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with originals from "The Voice" (8.664 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Bluff City Law" (4.084 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was ABC (6.139 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) and its new episodes from "Dancing with the Stars" (6.400 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5) and "The Good Doctor" (5.615 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.550 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up new episodes of "The Neighborhood" (5.612 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T5), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.329 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "All Rise" (5.230 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Bull" (5.950 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, The CW (0.913 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night with the return of "All American" (0.926 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and "Black Lightning" (0.900 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - 9-1-1
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - All Rise
-6.25% - The Voice
-10.00% - The Good Doctor
-10.00% - Prodigal Son
-11.11% - Dancing with the Stars
-11.11% - The Neighborhood
-12.50% - Bluff City Law

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+77.78% - 9-1-1 (vs. The Resident)
+50.00% - All American (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 2)
+50.00% - Black Lightning (vs. The iHeartFestival Music Festival Night 2)
-14.29% - Bull
-22.22% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Happy Together)
-25.00% - The Voice
-25.00% - The Good Doctor
-27.27% - Dancing with the Stars
-27.27% - The Neighborhood
-33.33% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I.)
-35.71% - Prodigal Son (vs. 9-1-1)
-58.82% - Bluff City Law (vs. Manifest)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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