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[11/17/20 - 08:15 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Top Competitive Night
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (11/16/20):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Note: CBS and CW results may be impacted by local preemptions for NFL football (CBS in Minneapolis, CW in Chicago).]

NBC (5.516 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) and ABC (5.117 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T1) shared the top honors on Monday as the former served up originals from "The Voice" (6.775 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "Weakest Link" (2.999 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) while the latter presented fresh installments from "Dancing with the Stars" (5.577 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T2) and "The Good Doctor" (4.197 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

CBS (5.111 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) was the bronze draw with the season premieres of "The Neighborhood" (6.018 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.595 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "All Rise" (4.621 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and "Bull" (4.906 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.312 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up its duo of "LA's Finest" (1.523 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Filthy Rich" (1.100 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.233 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) wrapped the night with a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.184 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.250 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and the season finale of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.248 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Weakest Link
0.00% - LA's Finest
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. 10/26/20)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 10/26/20)
0.00% - Filthy Rich
-20.00% - The Voice
-20.00% - Dancing with the Stars
-28.57% - The Good Doctor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Weakest Link (vs. Bluff City Law)
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Black Lightning)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. All American)
0.00% - All Rise
-10.00% - The Neighborhood
-11.11% - Dancing with the Stars
-12.50% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
-16.67% - Bull
-33.33% - The Voice
-40.00% - LA's Finest (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
-44.44% - The Good Doctor
-50.00% - Filthy Rich (vs. Prodigal Son (Repeat))


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (11/18/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Some local NFL coverage is currently reflected in ABC fast-affiliate averages.]

NBC (6.314 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was back on top in demos on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (7.651 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "Bluff City Law" (3.641 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

ABC (6.752 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with fresh installments from "Dancing with the Stars" (7.092 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and "The Good Doctor" (6.071 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3).

Next up was CBS (5.825 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and originals from "The Neighborhood" (6.551 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (6.086 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "All Rise" (5.344 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Bull" (5.812 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.294 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "9-1-1" (2.861 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Prodigal Son" (1.727 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, The CW (0.655 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with new episodes from "All American" (0.706 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Black Lightning" (0.604 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. 11/4/19)
+12.50% - The Good Doctor
+11.11% - The Neighborhood (vs. 11/4/19)
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - Bull (vs. 11/4/19)
0.00% - All Rise (vs. 11/4/19)
0.00% - Bluff City Law
0.00% - All American
0.00% - Black Lightning
-10.00% - Dancing with the Stars

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Bull (vs. Bull (Repeat))
-9.09% - The Neighborhood
-11.11% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Happy Together)
-14.29% - The Voice
-25.00% - The Good Doctor
-25.00% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I.)
-30.77% - Dancing with the Stars
-33.33% - All American (vs. Arrow)
-33.33% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-54.55% - Bluff City Law (vs. Manifest)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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