Ratings: Shocking ‘DWTS’ Elimination Returns ABC to First Place in Viewers – But It Was Close

With “The Voice,” NBC wins its sixth Monday in a row among adults 18-49

Editors note: This post contains a spoiler from last night’s “DWTS.” Stop reading now if you don’t want to know who went home on the ABC dancing competition.

ABC reclaimed its primetime total viewer crown last night with a shocking elimination on “Dancing With the Stars” as 10 million fans said goodbye to Simone Biles.

NBC followed closely behind in the Nielsen metric, and was still able to win its sixth Monday in a row among the key 18-49 demographic, thanks mostly to “The Voice.” A week ago, NBC had topped the night outright.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, and second in total viewers with an average of 7.61 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.7/7 and 9 million viewers. “The Wall” at 10 had a 1.0/4 and 4.9 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/4 and first in viewers with 7.64 million. “DWTS” at 8 scored a 1.4/5 in the main demo. At 10, the recently renewed “Quantico” received a 0.6/2 and 3 million viewers. That was the Priyanka Chopra show’s season finale.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 6.2 million. Between reruns, the “Man With a Plan” season finale at 8:30 got a 1.0/4 and 5.7 million viewers. The season finale of “Scorpion” at 10 landed a 1.2/5 and 7.7 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 3 million. “Gotham” at 8 got a 0.9/4 and 2.9 million viewers. At 9, “Lucifer” had a 0.8/3 and 3.1 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.4 million, Telemundo was seventh with 935,000.

For CW, “Supergirl” at 8 received a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million viewers. At 9, “Jane The Virgin” settled for a 0.2/1 and 797,000 viewers.