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

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.