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[10/27/20 - 08:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers; Shares Demo Crown with ABC
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 (10/26/20):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live sports.]

NBC (6.140 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) was still the most-watched network on Monday thanks to "The Voice" (7.348 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Weakest Link" (3.725 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

ABC (5.264 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T1) shared in the demo honrs with fresh installments of "Dancing with the Stars" (6.080 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) and "Emergency Call" (3.631 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was CBS (1.852 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with a new "Big Brother 22" (3.761 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) alongside the special "Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event" (0.819 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8), "One Day at a Time" (0.967 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) and another "One Day at a Time" (0.984 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.527 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) served up originals from "LA's Finest" (1.673 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #6) and "Filthy Rich" (1.381 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #7).

And finally, The CW (0.937 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.110 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.960 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.838 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T8).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+20.00% - Emergency Call
+11.11% - Big Brother 22
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - One Day at a Time - 10:00
0.00% - One Day at a Time - 10:30
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-16.67% - The Voice
-20.00% - LA's Finest
-25.00% - Weakest Link
-25.00% - Filthy Rich

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+17.65% - Big Brother 22 (vs. The Neighborhood/Bob (Hearts) Abishola)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. All American)
0.00% - Emergency Call (vs. The Good Doctor)
0.00% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Black Lightning)
0.00% - Weakest Link (vs. Bluff City Law)
-23.08% - The Voice
-57.14% - Filthy Rich (vs. Prodigal Son)
-69.23% - LA's Finest (vs. 9-1-1)
-71.43% - One Day at a Time - 10:00 (vs. Bull)
-71.43% - One Day at a Time - 10:30 (vs. Bull)
-71.43% - Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event (vs. All Rise)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (10/28/19):

NBC (6.631 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the most-watched network on Monday thanks to new episodes of "The Voice" (8.040 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "Bluff City Law" (3.813 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

FOX (4.749 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with its duo of "9-1-1" (6.050 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) and "Prodigal Son" (3.448 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was ABC (5.788 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with a new "Dancing with the Stars" (6.859 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3) and a repeat "The Good Doctor" (3.645 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.898 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up fresh installments of "The Neighborhood" (5.796 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (5.664 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "All Rise" (5.449 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Bull" (6.515 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.634 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with originals from "All American" (0.745 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Black Lightning" (0.523 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Bluff City Law
+14.29% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
+11.11% - Dancing with the Stars
0.00% - The Voice
0.00% - The Neighborhood
0.00% - Bull
0.00% - All Rise
-12.50% - Prodigal Son
-13.33% - 9-1-1
-33.33% - All American
-33.33% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+30.00% - 9-1-1 (vs. The Resident)
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Happy Together)
-12.50% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I.)
-16.67% - Dancing with the Stars
-18.18% - The Neighborhood
-22.22% - Bull
-27.78% - The Voice
-33.33% - Black Lightning (vs. DC's Legends of Tomorrow)
-40.00% - Bluff City Law (vs. A Very Wicked Halloween)
-50.00% - Prodigal Son (vs. 9-1-1)
-50.00% - All American (vs. Arrow)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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