Ratings: ‘9-1-1’ Leads Fox to Monday Win as The CW Returns ‘All American’ and ‘Black Lightning’

Declines for “The Voice” and “Bluff City Law” drop NBC to second in key demo

Last Updated: October 8, 2019 @ 9:55 AM

Fox and its steady “9-1-1” broke away from last week’s tie with NBC, finishing first alone last night in primetime TV ratings.

After “9-1-1,” Fox’s “Prodigal Son” slipped a bit from the prior Monday, but it didn’t make a difference: NBC’s “The Voice” and “Bluff City Law” each declined one-tenth of a ratings point as well.

Though Fox finished first among adults 18-49, the network was last among the Big 4 broadcasters — CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC — in terms of overall eyeballs. NBC had the largest average audience size on Monday.

Way further down the Nielsen sheets, The CW’s sophomore season premiere of “All American” drew its largest Live + Same Day viewership to-date. The football drama, based on the life story of former NFL player Spencer Paysinger, is now on a new night and in a new time slot. Last season it aired Wednesdays at 9 p.m.

Catch-up viewing on Netflix also likely aided the “All American” numbers, which can be found below.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, but fourth in total viewers with an average of 5.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., “9-1-1” earned a 1.6/7 and 7.1 million viewers. “Prodigal Son” at 9 had a 0.9/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.2/6 and first in viewers with 7.1 million. More blind auditions on “The Voice” averaged a 1.5/7 and 8.7 million viewers from 8-10. At 10, “Bluff City Law” got a 0.7/3 and 4.1 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and second in viewers with 6.1 million. “Dancing With the Stars” from 8-10 put up a 0.8/4 and 6.4 million viewers. At 10, “The Good Doctor” posted a 0.9/4 and 5.6 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 5.6 million. “The Neighborhood” at 8 had a 0.8/4 and 5.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “Bob Hearts Abishola” got a 0.7/3 and 5.3 million viewers. “All Rise” at 9 received a 0.6/2 and 5.2 million viewers. At 10, “Bull” closed primetime with a 0.6/3 and 6 million viewers.

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

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 913,000. The “All American” Season 2 premiere at 8 had a 0.3/1 and 926,000 viewers. At 9, the Season 3 start for “Black Lightning” got a 0.3/1 and 900,000 viewers.

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