Ratings: CBS Gains on Monday After Benching ‘Me, Myself & I’

NBC led in demo as ABC dipped without new “Good Doctor”

CBS viewership was up a bit on Monday with its newly rejiggered comedy lineup, while ABC definitely missed the presence of Freddie Highmore.

NBC topped the night in TV ratings for adults 18-49, thanks to “The Voice.” ABC, which was tops for the previous Monday in total viewers and in the target demo, was first in viewers last night but second in the demo. ABC aired a Luke Bryan special in place of its Highmore-starring freshman medical drama, “The Good Doctor.”

Meanwhile, the evening marked the first Monday for CBS without the struggling Bobby Moynihan comedy “Me, Myself & I,” leading to an uptick for the network. The series was recently pulled from the schedule in anticipation of “Man With a Plan” returning next week, with “9JKL” taking over the 9:30 slot previously held by “Me, Myself & I.”

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8.0 million, according to preliminary numbers.

“The Voice” at 8 captured a 1.9/7 and 9.4 million viewers. “The Brave” at 10 logged a 1.0/4 and 5.2 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and first in viewers with 8.6 million. “Dancing With the Stars” collected a 1.4/5 and 9.9 million viewers. “Living Every Day: Luke Bryan” at 10 picked up a 1.0/4 and 6.0 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 0.9/3 and in viewers with 5.4 million. “Kevin Can Wait” kicked things off at 8 with a 1.2/4 and 6.3 million viewers.

After a “Big Bang Theory” rerun, “Superior Donuts” at 9 earned a 1.0/3 and 5.4 million viewers, while “9JKL” followed with a 0.8/3 and 4.4 million viewers. At 10, “Scorpion” caught a 0.8/3 and 5.1 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.0/4 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “Lucifer” at 8 scared up a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. “The Gifted” at 9 managed a 1.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers.

Telemundo was fifth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and in viewers with 1.8 million.

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.6 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/1 and in viewers with 1.5 million. “Supergirl” at 8 grabbed a 0.5/2 and 1.9 million viewers, and “Valor” at 9 eked out a 0.3/1 and 1.2 million viewers.