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[02/16/21 - 09:07 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelor" Claims Demo Crown for ABC
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (2/15/21):

ABC (4.889 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the top demo draw on Monday thanks to originals from "The Bachelor" (5.230 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (4.208 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

A silver medal went to FOX (6.107 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) with fresh installments from "9-1-1" (6.626 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (5.588 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

Next up was NBC (2.766 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) and its mix of "Ellen's Game of Games" (3.197 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "The Wall" (2.768 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8) and a second "The Wall" (2.332 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.225 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) opted for repeats of "The Neighborhood" (4.404 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (3.902 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "All Rise" (2.612 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Bull" (2.912 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10).

And finally, new episodes of "All American" (0.773 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Black Lightning" (0.442 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.1, #13) closed out the night on The CW (0.608 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - The Wall - 9:00
+20.00% - Ellen's Game of Games
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Wall - 10:00 (vs. 1/4/21)
0.00% - All American
-9.09% - 9-1-1
-11.11% - 9-1-1: Lone Star
-14.29% - The Good Doctor (vs. 1/25/21)
-50.00% - Black Lightning

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - 9-1-1: Lone Star (vs. Prodigal Son)
0.00% - All American
0.00% - Black Lightning (vs. Black Lightning (Repeat))
-16.67% - 9-1-1 (vs. 9-1-1: Lone Star)
-27.78% - The Bachelor
-28.57% - The Wall - 10:00 (vs. Manifest)
-33.33% - The Good Doctor
-50.00% - Ellen's Game of Games (vs. America's Got Talent: The Champions)
-58.33% - The Wall - 9:00 (vs. America's Got Talent: The Champions)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/17/20):

ABC (6.129 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) remained the demo champ on Monday with fresh installments of "The Bachelor" (6.594 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "The Good Doctor" (5.198 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

NBC (6.309 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) was the most-watched broadcaster with the season finale of "America's Got Talent: The Champions" (7.571 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) plus a new "Manifest" (3.785 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Next up was FOX (5.135 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with new episodes of "9-1-1: Lone Star" (6.688 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T2) and "Prodigal Son" (3.582 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.936 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up originals from "The Neighborhood" (6.442 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (6.063 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "All Rise" (5.322 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Bull" (6.234 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, a new "All American" (0.760 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a repeat "Black Lightning" (0.365 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.1, #12) closed out the night on The CW (0.563 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - America's Got Talent: The Champions
+20.00% - 9-1-1: Lone Star
+16.67% - Manifest
0.00% - The Bachelor
0.00% - The Neighborhood
0.00% - The Good Doctor
0.00% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola
0.00% - Prodigal Son
0.00% - All American
-14.29% - Bull
-14.29% - All Rise

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - All American (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+33.33% - 9-1-1: Lone Star (vs. The Resident)
-5.26% - The Bachelor
-14.29% - Bull
-18.18% - The Neighborhood
-18.18% - The Good Doctor
-22.22% - Bob (Hearts) Abishola (vs. Man with a Plan)
-22.22% - Prodigal Son (vs. The Passage)
-25.00% - All Rise (vs. Magnum P.I.)
-29.41% - America's Got Talent: The Champions
-30.00% - Manifest

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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