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Primetime Ratings Monday: ABC and Fox Split the Win

L-R: Natacha Karam, Brian Michael Smith, Rob Lowe and Ronen Rubinstein in the “Back in the Saddle” season premiere episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star
(Image credit: CR: Kevin Estrada/FOX)

ABC and Fox split the Monday ratings title, ABC powered by The Bachelor and Fox by the return of drama 9-1-1. Both networks had a 1.1 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 6 share. Runners-up were CBS and NBC at 0.5/3. 

The Bachelor shot up 18% to 1.3 across two hours and The Good Doctor lifted 20% to 0.6. 

The season starter for 9-1-1 got a 1.2 on Fox and the premiere of 9-1-1: Lone Star a 0.9. 

CBS had The Neighborhood up 14% to 0.8 and Bob Hearts Abishola at a level 0.6. Special Let’s Make a Deal Primetime got a 0.5 and Bull a flat 0.5. 

NBC had Ellen’s Game of Games up 14% to 0.6, The Wall at 0.5 and Weakest Link at 0.5, the latter two staying level. 

Univision got a 0.4/2 and Telemundo a 0.3/2. Univision had Vencer El Desamor up 25% to 0.5 and Imperio de Mentiras at a flat 0.3, then Dulce Ambicion down 33% to 0.2. 

On Telemundo it was El Domo del Dinero at 0.2 and Todo Por Mi Hija at 0.4. Falsa Identidad got a 0.3. All three stayed flat. 

The CW did a 0.3/1. The season premiere of All American, about high school, and high school football, in Beverly Hills, got a 0.4. A Batwoman rerun followed. 

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.