ABC was Monday’s broadcast television champion thanks to “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor.” Give second-place CBS a bit of an assist there for airing reruns of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon.”
NBC finished third in primetime last night, when there was big competition in the form of ABC sister channel ESPN’s National Championship college football game. Fox and The CW bowed out with repeats.
ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Bachelor” at 8 p.m. landed a 1.4/5 and 5.5 million viewers. “The Good Doctor” at 10 posted a 1.6/5 and 8.2 million viewers.
CBS was second in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 5.1 million, airing all reruns.
NBC was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 4 million. “The Wall” at 8 had a 1.0/3 and 5 million viewers. At 9, “Better Late Than Never” got a 0.8/3 and 4.1 million viewers. “The Brave” at 10 managed a 0.6/2 and 3 million viewers.
Fox and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 1.7 million, running just repeats; Univision was fifth with 1.6 million.
Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million.
The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 942,000, also just airing reruns.