Snapshot, updated with finals 2:30 PM: New Series Week 2: Prodigal Son (Fox, 1.0 rating in Live+Same Day 18-49, even with premiere; 3.9 million viewers), Bluff City Law (NBC, 0.7, down -0.1; 4.3 million), Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS, 0.7 rating, -0.2; 5.4 million), All Rise (CBS, 0.6, -0.2; 5.6 million)
There is some encouraging news for the broadcast networks after a tepid start to the new season and largely modest Premiere Week Live+Same Day ratings. One day into Week 2, there is very little L+SD ratings decline, and some series actually are adding eyeballs versus their openers.
Fox’s Prodigal Son (1.0 in 18-49, 3.9 million L+SD viewers), currently the No. 1 new series of the season in 18-49, was even with the L+SD demo delivery of its premiere and ticked up 2% from last week’s debut in total viewers in the fast nationals before adjusting down in viewers from 4.1 to 3.9, just below its series-premiere levels. It mirrored the performance of its lead-in, 9-1-1 (1.6, 7.5 million), which also held steady in the demo from Premiere Monday and went up a fraction in total viewers to log its most watched regularly scheduled episode (L+SD) for a second week in a row. After further upward adjustment in the finals, 9-1-1 ended up being up 6% in viewers week to week.
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NBC’s new drama Bluff City Law (0.8 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers in the fast nationals) was running even with its premiere in 18-49 and up a fraction in total viewers. There were local NFL pre-emptions in one market each on NBC and ABC, and Bluff City Law‘s preliminaries also include a minute of The Voice overrun. As a result, all NBC and ABC series were adjusted down a tenth in the finals. Bluff City Law (0.7, 4.3 million) was down a tenth in the demo from its premiere and off 9% in viewers.
At 8 PM, The Voice (1.5 in 18-49, 8.7 million) was down two-tenths in the demo from its Monday premiere last week and off a fraction in total viewers.
CBS’ The Neighborhood (0.9, 5.9 million) was steady in 18-49 and up 3% from its season opener last week to rank as the network’s top program of the night in total viewers and 18-49. There were dips in the rest of the lineup. Freshman Bob Hearts Abishola (0.7, 5.4 million) was off by a tenth in the demo from its fast national last week, two-tenths from the final, slipping by 10% in total viewers from its series premiere. New drama All Rise (0.6, 5.6 million) dipped a tenth in 18-49 and 7% in viewers, still building into its lead-in in viewers. Bull (0.6, 5.8 million), which also went up a notch from its lead-in among viewers, was down a tenth in 18-49 and -8% in total viewers from last week.
ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (0.9, 6.9 million) was up week to week in both total viewers (8%) and adults 18-49 (13%) in the fast nationals but ended up even in the demo (0.8) and in total viewers (6.6 million) after downward adjustments.
The Good Doctor (1.0, 6.5 million) was even in the demo, building on its demo lead-in and up 2% in viewers week-to-week. In the finals, Good Doctor (0.9, 6.1 million) came down a tenth in the demo from last week and off in viewers from its premiere and lead-in.
NBC and Fox originally were tied for No. 1 on the night among 18-49, while NBC was tops in total viewers. With the downward adjustments, Fox became solo No. 1 in 18-49 (1.3). NBC remained No.1 in viewers.
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