As the only debut and real addition to the night, Matt LaBlanc’s Man With A Plan (1.0/4) was back Monday with its Season 2 premiere as The Voice (1.9/7) and The Good Doctor (1.9/7) were dead even for the demo top spot.
On a night that saw Monday Night Football near a season low on ESPN, both the NBC competition series and the new ABC drama were matching not just each other but the fast affiliates for their last episodes in the key adults 18-49. The same could not be said for MWAP, which fell 38% from its October 24, 2016 debut to match a series low.
That low was something the CBS comedy stumbled to more than once during its first season, which was also on a Monday night in that 8:30 PM slot right after Kevin Can Wait (1.2/5). As for the Kevin James series, it was even Monday with its November 6 show, as was 9JKL (0.8/3) and Scorpion (0.8/3). In the middle of all that, Superior Donuts (0.9/3) fell a tenth from last week.
In theory, it was a pretty good night for ABC as the net topped its Big 4 competition with a 1.7/6 rating and 10.26 million viewers. However, as well as The Good Doctor did and with Dancing With The Stars (1.5/6) up two tenths from last week’s fast affiliates (which went down a tenth in the final numbers), there is a caveat to that success. ABC affiliates in the giant Miami market and Charlotte, N.C. pre-empted the schedule to show the Dolphins embarrassing loss to the Panthers on MNF. Which means, even with the 8-10 PM DWTS currently the night’s most watched show with its 10.14 million viewers, expect greater than usual adjustments later.
As ABC saw some ESPN spillover of sorts, Fox and the CW were a bit mirrored twins Monday with The Gifted (0.9/3) and Valor (0.2/1) both down a tenth, with Lucifer (1.0/4) and Supergirl (0.5/2) the same as last week.
As for NBC, after The Voice, the Comcast-owned net’s 10 PM airing of The Brave (1.0/4) remained flat with its November 6 show.