Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Slips by Double Digits – Again

NBC’s “The Voice” continues singing competition dominance

Last Updated: March 20, 2018 @ 9:21 AM

ABC’s “American Idol” suffered another double-digit ratings decline on Monday night, as NBC’s “The Voice” continued its primetime singing competition dominance.

“Idol” dipped by another two-tenths of a Nielsen point — or about 11 percent — versus the comparable episode last week. The show’s key demo decline from Sunday evening was about six percent.

As a result, NBC finished first again for the weeknight in 8-11 p.m. averages, while ABC came in second. Hey — at least the latter net won at 10!

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.8 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.5 million, according to preliminary numbers. A two-hour “The Voice” starting at 8 p.m. earned a 2.3/9 and 10.7 million viewers. “Good Girls” at 10 got a 1.0/4 and 4.3 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.6/6 and in viewers with 8.2 million. “American Idol” from 8-10 averaged a 1.6/6 and 7.7 million total viewers. “The Good Doctor” at 10 posted a 1.6/6 and 9.1 million viewers.

CBS and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. CBS was third in total viewers with 5.1 million, Fox was fourth with 3.7 million.

For CBS, “Kevin Can Wait” at 8 had a 1.0/4 and 5.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “Man With a Plan” got a 0.9/4 and 5.6 million viewers. “Superior Donuts” at 9 received a 0.8/3 and 5.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “Living Biblically” managed a 0.7/3 and 4.2 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 10 finished primetime to a 0.8/3 and 4.9 million viewers.

For Fox, “Lucifer” at 8 had a 0.8/3 and 3.2 million viewers. At 9, “The Resident” got a 0.9/3 and 4.2 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and in viewers with 1.5 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 1 million. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” settled for a 0.2/1 and 755,000 viewers.

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