Ratings: ‘Ellen’s Game of Games’ Premiere Is a Winner Following ‘The Voice’ Performance Finale

ABC finishes second in key demo with “The Great Christmas Light Fight” season finale

Last Updated: December 19, 2017 @ 9:07 AM

NBC let the games begin on Monday, and Ellen DeGeneres reaped the rewards. The talk-show host’s “Ellen’s Game of Games” scored after “The Voice” performance finale, and NBC easily finished first in primetime last night.

As a matter of fact, “Game of Games” actually ended up posting NBC’s best key demo rating (a 1.7) in the Monday-at-10-p.m. hour since November 2016. Now that’s something to dance about, Ellen.

With “The Great Christmas Light Fight” season finale and a 2017 retrospective special, ABC was No. 2 among adults 18-49. CBS was runner-up in total viewers.

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 9.7 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” from 8-10 earned a 2.0/7 and 10.9 million viewers. “Ellen’s Game of Games” at 10 posted a 1.7/6 and 7.4 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.0/4 and third in viewers with 4.8 million. “The Great Christmas Light Finale” from 8-10 hung a 1.0/4 and nabbed 4.6 million viewers. At 10, special “The Year in Memoriam 2017” received a 0.9/3 and 5.1 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/3 and second in viewers with 5.3 million. “Kevin Can Wait” at 8 had a 1.1/4 and 6.2 million viewers. At 8:30, “Man With a Plan” got a 0.9/3 and 5.5 million viewers. “Superior Donuts” at 9 whipped up a 0.8/3 and 5 million viewers. At 9:30, “9JKL” received a 0.7/2 and 4.3 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 10 finished primetime to a 0.8/3 and 5.3 million viewers.

Univision was fourth in ratings with a 0.5/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.5 million.

Fox and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.4/1. Fox was fourth in total viewers with 1.6 million, airing reruns; Telemundo was sixth with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.1/0 and in viewers with 532,000. An 8 o’clock “Popstar’s Best of 2017” special managed a 0.2/1 and 629,000 viewers. At 9, “The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors” special settled for a 0.1/0 and 435,000 viewers.