Monday ratings roundup: Viewers flood “Neighborhood”

ESPN scores with MNF, tiebreaker baseball

Note: All numbers are adult 18-49, unless noted

CBS premiered two new multi-cam sitcoms Monday night with the heavily promoted The Neighborhood and Happy Together as part of their effort to retool their Monday night lineup.

The results were positive for Neighborhood with the Cedric The Entertainer vehicle earning a 1.3 rating/6 share, while Together earned a 1.0/5, a significant 23 percent drop from Neighborhood. As this blog stated before, both sitcoms are basically the worst shows of the season and as about as funny as a dead rat.

CBS’ new Magnum P. I. reboot lost 25 percent from its premiere last week to land at a 0.9/4, while Bull finished with a 0.8/4.

NBC’s The Voice led its time period and was the highest-rated and most viewed show of the night among broadcast networks with a 2.1/8 and 10 million viewers with Manifest at a 1.8/8. The numbers led to another Monday night victory for NBC among the broadcast networks.

At Fox, The Resident started off slow with a 1.0/5 but 9-1-1 built 50 percent from the lead-in to notch a 1.5/6.

Meanwhile, ABC has sprung a leak with Dancing With The Stars with a fourth-place 0.8/4. The network scheduled another two-hour edition for Tuesday night because its regular Tuesday night lineup won’t be ready for another two weeks as once again, poor planning dooms ABC. The only good news? The Good Doctor built 38 percent from Dancing to land at a 1.1, but is down significantly from the ratings it earned last year.

Turning to cable, ESPN’s Monday Night Football between the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos scored its highest ratings of the season with a 4.6 rating and 13.2 million viewers in the highest “non-Cowboys” matchup in three years. The game overall earned a 7.9 household rating and may have put a dent in WWE Raw, who drew a series low Monday night. Given who was in the main event, these wrestlers were active when I bailed in 2002.

Earlier in the day, the tiebreaker game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs from Wrigley drew 2.5 million viewers on ESPN Monday afternoon, while the Colorado Rockies-Los Angeles Dodgers tiebreaker drew 2.8 million eyeballs (18-49 numbers were not available at press time.)

In Chicago, the game drew an 8.3 household overnight rating, nearly matching the 8.4 from the previous day’s game on NBC Sports Chicago as Milwaukee drew a 13.5 household rating. In both cities, the game easily won their time periods. The Brewers won the game and advanced to the NLDS where they will play the Rockies, who beat the Cubs in 12 innings Tuesday sending the North Siders to an early playoff exit much to the chagrin of local media outlets everywhere, which means no extra ad revenue this October.

If the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees meet in the ALDS this year as a lot of people are expecting, then MLB won’t be missing the Cubs too much.


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