Ratings: ‘Timeless’ Trounces ‘Conviction’

NBC time travel series bests ABC legal drama in total viewers and key demo

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“Timeless” went head to head with fellow new series “Conviction” on Monday night, with the time travel show coming out on top.

The NBC series that follows a group of time travelers trying to stop a madman from changing history pulled in a 1.9 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic and 7.7 million viewers at 10 p.m. ET. ABC’s new legal drama, meanwhile, managed just a 1.0 rating and 5.4 million viewers.

The two premiering shows both enjoyed strong lead-ins, with “Timeless” coming just after “The Voice” and “Conviction” airing following “Dancing With the Stars.”

NBC won the night overall, averaging a 2.6 rating and 10.3 million viewers. “The Voice” aired from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, averaging a 3.0 rating and 11.6 million viewers. “Timeless” followed at 10.

CBS finished second with a 2.2 rating and 10.2 million viewers. “The Big Bang Theory” drew in a 3.4 rating and 14.4 million viewers at 8 p.m. ET. “Kevin Can Wait” got a 2.4 rating and 10.4 million viewers at 8:30. The Season 3 premiere of “Scorpion” managed a 1.7 rating and 8.8 million viewers from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., down from Season 2’s 2.2 and 11.1 million viewers.

ABC finished third with a 1.4 rating and 8.9 million viewers. “Dancing With the Stars” aired from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., drawing in a 1.7 rating and 10.6 million viewers. “Conviction” followed at 10.

Fox finished fourth with a 1.0 rating and 3.4 million viewers. “Gotham” got a 1.0 rating and 3.1 million viewers at 8 p.m. ET. “Lucifer” got a 1.1 rating and 3.7 million viewers at 9.

Telemundo finished fifth with a 0.8 rating and 1.8 million viewers.

Univision finished sixth with a 0.6 rating and 1.7 million viewers.

The CW” finished seventh with a 0.4 rating and 1.4 million viewers, airing back to back repeats of “Supergirl.”