Ratings: ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’ Premieres Brighter Than Last Year

But NBC truly illuminates Monday with “The Voice” and its “Manifest” fall finale

Last Updated: November 27, 2018 @ 9:08 AM

ABC’s “Great Christmas Light Fight” perhaps didn’t do “great” in Monday’s season premiere, but it definitely did good. As a matter of fact, the annual series started higher in both ratings (+10 percent) and total viewers (+4 percent) than it did last year, which is a rarity for TV shows these days.

Paired with “The Good Doctor,” ABC finished primetime third among adults 18-49 and second in total viewers. With “The Voice” and its “Manifest” fall finale, NBC topped the evening.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.4 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 8.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.6/6 and 9.3 million viewers. At 10, “Manifest” received a 1.1/5 and 6 million viewers.

Fox was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and third in viewers with 5.6 million. “The Resident” fall finale at 8 had a 0.9/4 and 5.1 million viewers. At 9, the “9-1-1” fall finale got a 1.4/5 and 6 million viewers.

ABC was third in ratings with a 1.1/5 and in second viewers with 6.1 million. “The Great Christmas Light Fight” from 8-10 averaged a 1.1/5 and 5.4 million viewers. At 10, “The Good Doctor” got a 1.2/5 and 7.4 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 4.8 million, airing all reruns.

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

Telemundo and The CW tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.4 rating. Telemundo had a 2 share, CW had a 1. Telemundo was sixth in total viewers with 1.3 million, CW was seventh with 1.2 million.

For CW, “Arrow” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.3 million viewers. At 9, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” got a 0.3/1 and 989,000 viewers.


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