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Ratings: ‘Rudolph’ Brightens CBS’ Monday, But ‘9-1-1’ Fall Finale Puts Fox on Top

ABC’s ”Great Christmas Light Fight“ and NBC’s ”Making It“ return down from last year’s season premieres

CBS’ annual broadcast of the holiday classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” gave the network a shinier-than-usual Monday night in TV ratings — but not bright enough to outshine everyone else.

While “Rudolph” was last night’s highest-rated program and boosted CBS up from its week-ago spot at No. 3 in Monday’s primetime rankings, Fox still topped the key demo last night, thanks to a strong Season 3 fall finale for “9-1-1.” CBS settled for a second-place tie with NBC, which came in first in total viewers with its most-watched “The Voice” since October.

Meanwhile, ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and NBC’s “Making It” both debuted new seasons and were down from their respective previous season premieres.

Fox was first in ratings with a 1.1 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and third in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. At 8 p.m., the “9-1-1” fall finale scored a 1.4/6 and 6.7 million viewers. At 9, “Prodigal Son” ended the first half of its first season with a 0.7/3 and 3.4 million viewers.

CBS and NBC tied for second in ratings, each with a 0.9/4. NBC was first in viewers with 6.3 million, CBS was second with 5.4 million.

For NBC, “The Voice” at 8 had a 1.1/5 and 8 million viewers. At 10, “Making It” Season 2 premiered with a 0.5/3 and 2.9 million viewers.

For CBS, the “Rudolph” rebroadcast pulled a 1.5/7 and 7 million viewers. It was followed by reruns.

ABC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4.6 million. At 8, “The Great Christmas Light Fight” Season 7 premiered to a 0.7/3 and 4.1 million viewers. Another episode at 9 put up a 0.7/3 and 3.6 million viewers. At 10, “The Good Doctor” had a 0.9/4 and 6.1 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 0.2/1 and viewers with 657,000. At 8, “All American” received a 0.2/1 and 735,000 viewers. At 9, “Black Lightening” got a 0.2/1 and 579,000 viewers.