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Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Sinks 22 Percent From Sunday’s Premiere

NBC edges out ABC in primetime battle of singing competitions

Settle down, “American Idol.” Oh wait, that’s exactly what the new ABC singing competition did Monday night in terms of its Nielsen ratings.

NBC’s “The Voice” clobbered ABC’s new property, as “Idol” dropped 22 percent from its Sunday return. With “The Good Doctor” beating up on “Good Girls” at 10 p.m., the Disney-owned broadcast net nearly matched NBC’s primetime average in the key 18-49 demographic, ultimately coming up one-tenth of a ratings point shy.

At least “Idol” continues to improve upon its ABC time slots.

With CBS in all reruns, NBC topped the 8-11 p.m. averages outright, claiming total viewers too.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.9 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 posted a 2.3/9 and 11.7 million viewers. “Good Girls” at 10 had a 1.1/4 and 4.7 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.8/7 and in viewers with 8.8 million. A two-hour “American Idol” starting at 8 received a 1.8/7 and 8.4 million viewers. “The Good Doctor” at 10 put up a 1.8/7 and 9.8 million viewers.

CBS and Fox tied for third in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. CBS was third in total viewers with 5.5 million viewers, Fox was fourth with 3.4 million.

For Fox, “Lucifer” at 8 got a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers. At 9, “The Resident” received a 0.8/3 and 3.8 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” got a 0.2/1 and 738,000 viewers.