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Primetime Ratings Monday: Football Paces ABC

Monday Night Football
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ABC and Fox were tied in Monday ratings, with ABC just ahead in share. With football on ABC in prime and leading into Fox’s prime, both had a 1.2 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights. ABC had a 7 share and Fox a 6. 

The NFL pre-game got a 0.8 on ABC and Bills-Niners, on both ESPN and ABC, got a 1.3 on the broadcast net.

With a rare football lead-in on a Monday (Washington-Pittsburgh with a shocking result), I Can See Your Voice got a 2.0 on Fox, double what it did last time out, and led into a Cosmos: Possible Worlds rerun. 

NBC got a 0.6/4 and CBS a 0.5/3. NBC had The Voice at 0.8 across two hours, mostly flat with last week’s 0.9 and 0.8, and the premiere of Nurses at 0.4. 

On CBS, The Neighborhood got a 0.7 and Bob Hearts Abishola a 0.6, both level with last week. All Rise lost 20% for a 0.4 and a Bull rerun closed out prime. 

Univision scored a 0.4/2 and Telemundo a 0.3/2. Univision had Vencer El Desamor at 0.5 and Imperios de Mentiras and Dulce Ambicion at 0.3s. Vencer and Dulce were flat and Imperios lost a tenth. 

Telemundo had El Domo del Dinero at 0.2 and Todo Por Mi Hija at 0.4, the pair flat. Falsa Identidad lost 33% for a 0.2

The CW rated a 0.1/1 with repeats.   

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.