ABC Ranks as Monday’s No. 1 Network in Adults 18-49

ABC Ranks as Monday’s No. 1 Network in Adults 18-49

Jan. 25, 2021


Quick Take for Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

(National Live+3 Day Program Ratings)


ABC Ranks as Monday’s No. 1 Network in Adults 18-49


‘The Bachelor’ Hits Season High to Win Monday


‘The Good Doctor’ Grows to Best Performance Since Season Premiere


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ABC Monday Primetime (8:00-11:00 p.m. – 6.4 million and 1.6/9 in AD18-49):

With “The Bachelor” and “The Good Doctor,” ABC ranked as the No. 1 network on Monday in Adults 18-49 (1.6/9) in the Live+3 Day ratings, tying Fox (1.6/9), while leading by triple digits over CBS (+100% – 0.8/5) and NBC (+129% – 0.7/4).


ABC built for the 2nd consecutive week among Adults 18-49 (+14% – 1.6/9 vs. 1.4/8) to deliver its highest-rated Monday so far this season excluding sports programming.


“The Bachelor” (8:00-10:00 p.m. – 6.1 million and 1.8/10 in AD18-49):

“The Bachelor” grew week to week by 13% with Adults 18-49 (1.8/10 vs. 1.6/8) to hit a new season high.


ABC’s “The Bachelor” stood as Monday’s No. 1 show in Adults 18-49 (1.8/10), winning the night for the 2nd time in 3 weeks.


“The Good Doctor” (10:00-11:00 p.m. – 7.2 million and 1.2/8 in AD18-49):

“The Good Doctor” improved over the prior week by 9% with Adults 18-49 (1.2/8 vs. 1.1/6) to match its highest-rated telecast since its November season premiere – since 11/2/20.


The ABC drama won the Monday 10 o’clock hour among Adults 18-49 (1.2/8), dominating CBS’ “Bull” by 50% (0.8/5) and NBC’s “Weakest Link” by 100% (0.6/4). In fact, “The Good Doctor” widened its lead over the CBS drama to 50% in Live+3 versus a 20% advantage in Live+Same Day.


Source: The Nielsen Company, National Live+3 Day Program Ratings, 1/18/21. Beginning 8/31/20, National Program Ratings also include Out of Home (OOH) viewing.


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Salima Merchant


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