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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

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.