Primetime Ratings Monday: ABC, NBC Share Title

Sasha Farber and Justina Machado dance during the premiere of Dancing With the Stars on Sept. 14, 2020.
(Image credit: ABC/Eric McCandless)

ABC and NBC split the Monday ratings title, with Dancing with the Stars pacing ABC and The Voice leading the way for NBC. Both networks scored a 0.7 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 4 share. Just behind was CBS, with a gaggle of season premieres, at 0.6/4. 

Dancing with the Stars fell 20% to 0.8 from 8 to 10 p.m. and The Good Doctor plummeted 29% to 0.5. 

NBC saw The Voice slide 20% to 0.8 from 8 to 10 and Weakest Link post a level 0.5. 

On CBS, The Neighborhood got a 0.9 and Bob Hearts Abishola a 0.6. Dramas All Rise got a 0.6 and Bull a 0.5. All were season premieres on CBS. 

Univision scored a 0.3/2. Vencer El Desamor got a 0.4 and Imperio de Mentiras a 0.3. Dulce Ambicion got a 0.2. All three were flat. 

Fox weighed in at 0.3/1. LA’s Finest rated a 0.3 and Filthy Rich a 0.2, the pair level with last week. 

The CW and Telemundo both rated a 0.2/1. For The CW, Whose Line is it Anyway? went up a tenth to 0.3 and the finale for Penn & Teller: Fool Us scored a flat 0.2. 

Telemundo had El Domo del Dinero at 0.2 and Todo Por Mi Hija at 0.4, both up a tenth, then Falsa Identidad at a level 0.2. 

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.