Monday Night Football Ratings Prove ABC Was Right to Ditch ‘Dancing With the Stars’

It looks like ABC made the right decision to hand over “Dancing With the Stars” to Disney+ for Monday Night Football.

During Monday’s prime, the broadcast network rolled out 3.5 into the advertiser’s coveted 18-49 demographic and 12.1 million viewers broadcasting the NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles.

For comparison, season 30 of “DWTS” (last broadcast on ABC) Averaged 0.74 in demo And about 5 million viewers.

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In general, it seems that the decline in the summer rating is coming to an end. While ratings across the other major broadcasters were undoubtedly low due to the two professional football matches that aired last night, they are all still seeing a good increase in ratings now that they have some new programming debuts.

Season 22 premieres of “The Voice” on NBC and “9-1-1” on Fox also did well, scoring 0.7 each on the demo. The long-running series of singing competitions attracted a larger audience, even though 6.1 million people tuned in compared to 4.8 million at that hour.

NBC also revealed its “Quantum Leap” reboot, which had fairly average numbers, stuck at 0.5 in the demo and an audience of 3.3 million.

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Here’s how it rocked the ratings across the major broadcast networks:

ABC, which airs Monday nights primetime football, ranked first in ratings with an average of 3.5 ratings on the main demo and total viewers with an average of 12.1 million, according to official Nielsen data live as well as the same day.

NBC was ranked second in the ratings, with an average of 0.6 per demo, while NBC and CBS tied for second in terms of total viewers, each with an average of around 5.2 million. Fox ranked third in the rating with an average of 0.5 per demo, and CBS ranked fourth with 0.4. Fox ranked fourth in total viewers with an average of 3.6 million.

On NBC, the 22nd season premiere of “The Voice” scored highly with a pilot rating of 0.7 and 6.1 million viewers at 8 p.m. At 10 p.m., the network debuted a reboot of “Quantum Leap” to 0.5 in the demo and 3.3 million. total viewers.

For Fox, the sixth season premiere “9-1-1” answered the call to a demo rating of 0.7 and 4.8 million viewers at 8 p.m. On 9, the second season of “The Cleaning Lady” debuted with a demo rating of 0.5 and 2.4 million view. The network does not broadcast prime time programming at 10.

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And on CBS, “The Neighborhood” premiered with a demo rating of 0.5 and 4.8 million viewers at 8 p.m. at 8:30, and “Bob Hearts Abishola” premiered with a 0.4 percentage point in demo and a total of 4.4 million viewers. Season 20 of “NCIS” featured a beta rating of 0.4 and 5.8 million viewers at 9. The second season premiere finished with 0.4 and 5.3 million viewers at 10.

The CW ranked fifth in ratings with an average of 0.0 on the show and in total viewers with an average of 298,000. The network opted for a reboot, with “Mysteries Decoded” garnering 0.0 and 281,000 viewers at 8 p.m. at 9, and “Penn & Teller” garnering 0.0 and 314,000 viewers. The CW also does not broadcast primetime programming at 10.

Among the Spanish language networks, Univision took first in the ratings with an average of 0.4 in demo, as well as in total viewers with an average of 1.4 million across prime periods. “La Herencia, Un Legado de Amor”, which aired from 8pm to 10pm, had a beta rating of 0.4 and 1.2 million viewers in total. “Los ricos también lloran” had 0.3 million viewers in the show and 1.1 million viewers in 10.

Telemundo took second place in the ratings with an average of 0.2 and in the total number of viewers with an average of 892,000. “Top Chef: VIP”, which ran from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., had a beta rating of 0.3 and 982,000 total viewers. It was followed by “Fuego del Destino” which had a 0.2 Demo rating and 765,000 viewers overall, from 9 to 10. “Infiel: Historia de Un Engaño” finished the night with a 0.2 Demo rating and 896,000 viewers overall.

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