Monday Night Football ratings prove ABC was right to do business away with ‘Dancing with the Stars’

It looks like ABC made the right decision to hand over “Dancing with the Stars” to Disney+ in favor of Monday Night Football.

During Primetime Monday, the broadcast network posted 3.5 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and a total of 12.1 million viewers airing the NFL matchup between the Minnesota Vikings versus the Philadelphia Eagles.

For comparison, season 30 of “DWTS” (the last to air on ABC) Average 0.74 in Demo And about 5 million total viewers.

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Overall, the fall in the ratings of the summer seems to be nearing its end. While ratings from other major broadcasters were undoubtedly disappointed by the two pro football games that aired last night, they all still saw a decent rise in ratings that they’ve got some new programming to start with.

The season 22 premiere of “The Voice” on NBC and “9-1-1” on Fox also performed well, each scoring 0.7 in the demo. The long-running singing competition series attracted a larger audience, however, with 6.1 million people tuning in at the time, compared to Fox’s 4.8 million.

NBC also unveiled its “Quantum Leap” reboot, which had fairly average numbers, with viewers between 0.5 and 3.3 million in demos.

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Here’s how ratings were affected on the major broadcast networks:

ABC, which airs Monday Night Football in primetime, was first in ratings with an average of 3.5 ratings in the main demo and 12.1 million in total viewers, according to Official Live Plus same-day Nielsen data.

NBC was second in ratings with an average of 0.6 in performance, while NBC and CBS ranked second in terms of total viewership, each averaging about 5.2 million. Fox was in third place in the demo with an average of 0.5 in ratings, and CBS was in fourth place with 0.4. Fox was in fourth place with an average of 3.6 million in total viewers.

On NBC, “The Voice” season 22 premiere hit a high note at 8 p.m. with a 0.7 demo rating and 6.1 million total viewers, with the network rebooting its “Quantum Leap” with 0.5 and 3.3 million in demos. total audience.

As far as Fox is concerned, the “9-1-1” Season 6 premiere received a 0.7 demo rating and 4.8 million total viewers answering the call at 8 p.m., 0.5 at the start of “The Cleaning Lady” Season 2. Demo rating and 2.4 million total viewers. The network does not broadcast primetime programming at 10 pm.

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And on CBS, “The Neighborhood” premiered at 8:30 p.m. with a 0.5 demo rating and 4.8 million total viewers, “Bob Hart’s Abishola” premiered at 0.4 in the demo and 4.4 million total viewers. “NCIS” season 20 debuted with a 0.4 demo rating and a total of 5.8 million viewers at 9. “NCIS: Hawaii” ended the night with the season 2 premiere and grossed 0.4 and 5.3 million viewers in total.

The CW ranked fifth in ratings, with an average of 0.0 in demos and an average of 298,000 in total viewers. The network opted to rerun, starring with “Mystery Decoded”, which received 0.0 and 281,000 total viewers at 8 p.m., “Penn & Teller” had between 0.0 and 314,000 total viewers. The CW also doesn’t air primetime programming at 10 p.m.

Among the Spanish-language networks, Univision ranked first in ratings with an average of 0.4 in demos, as well as in total viewership with an average of 1.4 million in primetime. “La Herencia, un legado de amor”, which aired from 8 pm to 10 pm, received a demo rating of 0.4 and a total of 1.2 million viewers. “Los Ricos Tambien Loran” received 0.3 in the demo and a total of 1.1 million viewers.

Telemundo was second in ratings with an average of 0.2 and an average of 892,000 in total viewers. Running from 7 pm to 9 pm, “Top Chef: VIP” garnered a 0.3 demo rating and a total of 982,000 viewers. It was followed by “Fuego del Destino”, which earned a 0.2 demo rating and a total of 765,000 viewers from 9 to 10. “Infill: Historia de un Angano” ended the night with a 0.2 demo rating and 896,000 total viewers.

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