Ratings: Fox’s ‘The Passage’ Premiere Is Quite Passable

“America’s Got Talent: The Champions” is Monday’s top show, but ABC steals key demo win

Last Updated: January 15, 2019 @ 8:56 AM

Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s “The Passage” premiere passed the test last night — not with flying colors, but the series debuted well enough to keep Fox competitive.

Though NBC’s “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” was primetime’s No. 1 show, ABC finished first among adults 18-49 with its combination of “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor.”

ABC was first in ratings with a 1.5 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic but third in total viewers with an average of 5.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. A two-hour “The Bachelor” from 8 to 10 p.m. averaged a 1.6/7 and 5.6 million viewers. “The Good Doctor” at 10 posted a 1.2/6 and 6.2 million viewers.

NBC was second in ratings with a 1.4/6 and first in viewers with 8.5 million. Also airing from 8-10, the “AGT” spinoff scored a 1.7/7 and 10 million viewers. “Manifest” at 10 managed a 0.9/4 and 5.5 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.2/5 and fourth in viewers with 5.4 million. “The Resident” at 8 landed a 1.1/5 and 5.5 million viewers. “The Passage” at 9 put up a 1.3/5 and 5.2 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/4 and second in viewers with 6.3 million. “The Neighborhood” at 8 had a 1.2/5 and 6.9 million viewers. At 8:30, the season finale of “Happy Together” got a 0.9/4 and 5.1 million viewers. “Magnum P.I.” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 5.9 million viewers. “Bull” at 10 close primetime with a 0.8/3 and 7 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.4 million.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.1 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.2/1 and in viewers with 721,000. “The 4th Annual Howie Mandel Stand-Up Extravaganza” was the only show on the network’s schedule, averaging those Nielsen numbers.