Welcome to the 11th season of T Dog Media: Monday ratings roundup

kevin-can-wait-cbs-tv-series-key-art-logo-740x416The new 2016-17 season is here

On Sunday, T Dog Media marked its 10th anniversary in the blogosphere and once again, I want to thank you for readership and your support. On Monday, T Dog Media began its 11th season. Feels good being the veteran on the block for a change.

After taking a break last year, yours truly is resuming nightly ratings reports for the first week of the new season or so, to give you a measure of how the new shows are doing. All ratings are preliminary adult 18-49s, unless otherwise noted.  CW’s ratings are not included since the network is still in repeats.

Ratings for Monday night’s Bears-Eagles game will be addressed in a separate post.

Monday night started with a very competitive first hour of prime-time: CBS’ The Big Bang Theory premiered with a 3.6, down 23 percent from 2015’s premiere, also on Monday. That led into a 2.6 for Kevin’ James new sitcom Kevin Can Wait, a show that received mixed ratings reviews (39 on Metacritic).

NBC scored a tremendous ratings victory with a revamped Voice, with new additions Miley Cyrus and Grammy-award winning artist Alicia Keys. The Emmy-winning reality competition program scored with a 3.3, down 6 percent from last year but decisively beat ABC’s Dancing With The Stars (1.7). One note on Stars were contestants danced to TV theme songs. Very cool!

Meanwhile, NBC’s new sitcom The Good Place received ample sampling out of The Voice with a 2.6 for the first half-hour and a 2.0 the second half-hour.

CBS finished the night with a Jon Benet Ramsey movie special, earning a 1.8, down from a 2.8 the previous night. CBS cut some footage from the special.

Fox had a little bit of good news with Lucifer (1.3) gaining from its lead-in (Gotham, 1.2). Still, Fox finished fourth for the night and both shows were off 46 percent and 25 percent, respectively.

And last, but not least, the season-finale of Match Game earned a 0.9, down 47 percent from its Dancing lead-in.  See you next summer, Alec Baldwin.

Source: Spotted Ratings

Broadcast Networks, Television

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