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Ratings: NBC, ABC Christmas Specials No Match for ‘Good Doctor,’ ‘Voice’

‘Supergirl,’ ‘Arrow’ crossover episode delivers The CW’s most-watched Monday in almost 9 years

The Christmas season may be upon us, but viewers chose their regularly scheduled programming over holiday specials on Monday night.

Though NBC and ABC can both cheer about solid numbers in Nielsen primetime ratings, the joy is mainly thanks to new episodes of “The Voice” and “The Good Doctor,” rather than ABC’s “CMA Country Christmas” special and NBC’s “A Very Pentatonix Christmas.”

The CW didn’t do too shabby either, landing its most-watched Monday in almost nine years, thanks to Night 1 of the network’s DC Comics crossover special. The double feature included “Supergirl” and a special Monday “Arrow.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” from 8-10 p.m., had a 1.9/7 and 9.7 million viewers. At 10, “A Very Pentatonix Christmas” got a 1.2/5 and 5.8 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.4/5 and first in viewers with 8.6 million. From 8-10, the “CMA Country Christmas” special averaged a 1.2/4 and 8.2 million viewers. At 10, “The Good Doctor” grabbed a 1.8/7 and 9.5 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 5.4 million. At 8, “Kevin Can Wait” received a 1.2/5 and 6.3 million viewers. At 8:30, “Man With a Plan” had a 1.1/4 and 5.6 million viewers. At 9, “Superior Donuts” took home a 1.0/3 and 5.1 million viewers. At 9:30, “9JKL” got 0.9/3 and 4.6 million viewers. At 10, “Scorpion” closed primetime to a 0.9/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

The CW was fourth in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 2.6 million. At 8, “Supergirl” posted a 0.9/3 and 2.6 million viewers, as the first half of the “Crisis on Earth X” special. At 9, “Arrow” put up 0.9/3 and 2.5 million viewers to finish off Night 1 of the crossover.

Univision and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings with a 0.5/2. Univision came in sixth with viewers with 1.5 million, with Telemundo coming in seventh with 1.4 million.

Fox was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and fifth in viewers with 1.7 million, airing all reruns.