Ratings: NBC’s ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ Premiere Races to First Place at 10PM

“The Voice” pummels “Dancing With the Stars” again on Monday

Last Updated: May 8, 2018 @ 3:24 PM

NBC finished first again on Monday, when “The Voice” tap-danced all over ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” — particularly in primetime’s main demo. At 10 p.m., the season premiere of “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” won the key 18-49 demographic, though it finished behind CBS’ “Elementary” in terms of total viewers.

ABC and Fox ended up tied for second place among adults 18-49, with CBS coming up one-tenth of a Nielsen ratings point shy of making it a threesome.

CBS’ “Kevin Can Wait” season finale grew from last week, though it wasn’t very competitive at 8 o’clock.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.3 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6.8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” from 8-10 posted a 1.4/6 and 8.3 million viewers. “Running Wild” followed with a 0.9/4 and 3.7 million viewers, nice and steady with last season’s start.

ABC and Fox tied for second in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. ABC was second in total viewers with 6.4 million, Fox was fourth with 3.4 million.

For ABC, a two-hour “Dancing With the Stars” starting at 8 averaged a 1.0/4 and 7.6 million viewers. “The Crossing” at 10 settled for a 0.5/2 and 3.8 million viewers.

For Fox, “Lucifer” at 8 had a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers. At 9, “The Resident” received a 0.9/3 and 4 million viewers.

CBS was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 4.7 million. The “Kevin Can Wait” season finale at 8 got a 1.0/4 and 5.4 million viewers. “Man With a Plan” at 8:30 had a 0.8/4 and 4.9 million viewers. “Superior Donuts” at 9 received a 0.7/3 and 4.4 million viewers. Following a rerun, “Elementary” at 10 closed the all-important broadcast day part with a 0.6/2 and 4.6 million viewers.

Univision, The CW and Telemundo all tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4. The Spanish-language networks both had a 2 share, while The CW got a 1. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.4 million, The CW was sixth with 1.20 million, and Telemundo was seventh with 1.15 million.

For The CW, “Supergirl” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “iZombie” managed a 0.3/1 and 816,000 viewers.


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