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[01/26/21 - 09:00 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with "The Bachelor"
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 (1/25/21):

ABC (4.768 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) pulled in front in demos on Monday with originals from "The Bachelor" (5.057 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (4.191 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

FOX (6.356 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) was a close second thanks to week two of "9-1-1" (6.960 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (5.751 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

Next up was CBS (5.151 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) with new episodes of "The Neighborhood" (6.210 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.786 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "All Rise" (4.155 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and "Bull" (5.300 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, NBC (2.903 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) offered up its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.308 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #7), "The Wall" (3.035 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and a repeat "Weakest Link" (2.365 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.587 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with a new "All American" (0.838 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and a repeat "Batwoman" (0.337 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
+16.67% - The Good Doctor
+12.50% - The Neighborhood
+11.11% - 9-1-1: Lone Star
+7.69% - The Bachelor
0.00% - 9-1-1
0.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - All Rise (vs. 1/4/21)
0.00% - The Wall
-25.00% - All American

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - 9-1-1: Lone Star (vs. Prodigal Son)
+50.00% - All American
+20.00% - 9-1-1 (vs. 9-1-1: Lone Star)
+16.67% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Bob (Hearts) Abishola (Repeat))
+12.50% - The Neighborhood (vs. The Neighborhood (Repeat))
0.00% - Bull (vs. Bull (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Good Doctor
-12.50% - The Bachelor
-16.67% - All Rise (vs. Undercover Boss)
-45.45% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. America's Got Talent: The Champions)
-54.55% - The Wall (vs. 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 (1/27/20):

ABC (5.867 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat in adults 18-49 with fresh installments from "The Bachelor" (5.977 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (5.647 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

NBC (6.127 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) remained the silver with its duo of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (7.322 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and "Manifest" (3.736 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Next up was FOX (4.347 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with originals from "9-1-1: Lone Star" (5.520 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and "Prodigal Son" (3.174 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.043 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) opted for repeats of "The Neighborhood" (5.430 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4) and "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (4.640 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) followed by a special "Undercover Boss" (3.419 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and a repeat "Bull" (3.674 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

And finally, new episodes of "All American" (0.676 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Black Lightning" (0.669 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) rounded out the evening on The CW (0.672 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - 9-1-1: Lone Star
0.00% - America's Got Talent: The Champions
0.00% - All American
0.00% - Black Lightning
-11.11% - The Good Doctor
-14.29% - Manifest
-14.29% - Undercover Boss (vs. 1/22/19)
-14.29% - Prodigal Son
-15.79% - The Bachelor

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+11.11% - 9-1-1: Lone Star (vs. The Resident)
-5.88% - The Bachelor
-14.29% - Undercover Boss (vs. Magnum P.I.)
-27.27% - The Good Doctor
-33.33% - Black Lightning
-33.33% - Prodigal Son (vs. The Passage)
-38.89% - America's Got Talent: The Champions
-40.00% - Manifest
-50.00% - All American (vs. Arrow)

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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