ABC Is Monday’s Entertainment Leader With ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ as the Top 2 TV Series in Adults 18-49

ABC Is Monday’s Entertainment Leader With ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ as the Top 2 TV Series in Adults 18-49

January 9, 2018

Quick Take for Monday, January 8, 2018
(Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)

ABC Is Monday’s Entertainment Leader With ‘The Bachelor’ and
‘The Good Doctor’ Standing as the Top 2 TV Series in Adults 18-49
 
Monday Night (1/8/18) – ABC Total Viewer and Adult 18-49 Projections
“The Bachelor”: L3 = 6.5 million/1.8 rating and L7 = 6.7 million/1.9 rating
“The Good Doctor”: L3 = 12.4 million/2.7 rating and L7 = 13.9 million/3.2 rating

Live + Same Day Results:

ABC Monday Prime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.4 million and 1.5/5 in AD18-49):
Opposite ESPN’s down-to-the-wire overtime College Football National Championship game (Alabama-Georgia), ABC emerged as the entertainment leader on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.5/5) with a 67% advantage over runner-up CBS (0.9/3) and nearly doubling NBC’s original lineup (+88% – 0.8/3). ABC was also the most watched non-sports network overall, topping CBS by 1.3 million viewers during primetime (6.4 million vs. 5.1 million). 

  • The Net marked its most watched Monday in 5 weeks (since 12/4/17) and grew over its year-ago performance against the championship college football game (on 1/2/17) by 14% in Total Viewers.

 

  • The season’s No. 1 new show and TV’s top dramaoverall, ABC’s “The Good Doctor” returned to original at 10:00 p.m. for the first time in over one month to stand as Monday’s No. 1 series in Total Viewers (8.2 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.6/5). Despite its holiday break, “The Good Doctor” held even with last telecast in December in L+SD Adults 18-49, while climbing with Women 18-34 (+7%) and Women 18-49 (+5%).
  • ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 2 TV series in Adults 18-49 (1.4/5) holding a 40% advantage over its NBC unscripted competition on the night (“The Wall’ = 1.0/3 from 8:00-9:00 p.m.). From 8:00-10:00 p.m., “The Bachelor” held steady week to week despite the increased competition.

 

Projections Rationale: 
Lifts vs. L+SD are based on the 2017-18 season for premiere telecast or an average for originals (excluding the premiere).
Returning shows: Profile based on same show (either premiere or averages for originals).
New Series: Based on similar series.

Source: The Nielsen Company, Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings, 1/8/18.  

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