Primetime Ratings: ‘Dancing’ Premiere Gives ABC Big Win

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ABC won Monday primetime easily, as the season starter for Dancing with the Stars led the Alphabets. ABC got a 1.0 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. In second was NBC at 0.5/3. 

Dancing, which features Carol Baskin and Nelly among the celebrity performers, scored a 1.3 from 8 to 10 p.m. Last year’s premiere, with Sean Spicer, got a 1.0. Special VOMO: Vote Or Miss Out rated a 0.4. 

NBC had two hours of American Ninja Warrior at 0.5, virtually flat with the season premiere’s 0.5 and 0.6, and Dateline NBC posted a level 0.4. 

Univision was next at 0.4/2. La Rosa de Guadalupe and Medicos both got a 0.4 and Dulce Ambicion rated a 0.3. All three were flat. 

CBS, Fox and Telemundo all rated a 0.3/2. CBS had comedy reruns before Love Island shot up 33% to 0.4. A Bull repeat followed. 

Fox had movie Patriot’s Day

On Telemundo, Exatlon Estados Unidos and Todo Por Mi Hija rated a flat 0.3. Enemigo Intimo 2 lost 33% for a 0.2. 

The CW got a 0.2/1 with reruns of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.