NBC got top score in Monday’s prime ratings, with the mid-season America’s Got Talent paving the way to a 1.6 rating in viewers 18-49, and a 6 share. That squeaked by the 1.5/5 posted by ABC.
America’s Got Talent: The Champions, featuring stars from past seasons of America’s Got Talent and the Got Talent shows around the globe, rated a 1.8 from 8 to 10 p.m. Drama Manifest scored a 1.1, level with its rating when it last had a fresh episode in late November.
On ABC, the premiere of The Bachelor took up all of the network’s prime. Sibling Bachelor in Paradise started with a 1.1 in August.
CBS did a 0.7/2 with repeats.
The networks were up against the college football national championship on ESPN.
Univision got a 0.4/2 and Telemundo a 0.4/1.
Fox had a 0.4/1 too, with repeats of The Resident and 9-1-1.
The CW did a 0.2/1 with repeats of The Flash and Arrow.
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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.