After a disappointing premiere week all around, the new shows managed to avoid dropping off too much on Monday night.
Both “Prodigal Son” (the highest rated new show of premiere week) on Fox and “Bluff City Law” on NBC posted the same rating in week 2, a 1.0 and a 0.8 respectively. Both shows were also up very slightly in total viewership, with the former drawing 4.1 million viewers, as opposed to 4.05 last week, and the latter bringing in 4.67 million viewers, as opposed to 4.61 in week 1.
“9-1-1” was the top scripted show of the night on Fox, retaining its 1.6 rating from its season 3 premiere and growing a small amount in total viewers to 7.2 million. Meanwhile “The Voice” also produced a 1.6 rating for NBC and led the night in terms of total viewership with around 8.8 million viewers.
CBS saw a little drop off on its two new Monday night shows from last week. “Bog Hearts Abishola” went from a 0.8 to a 0.7, and “All Rise” also dropped by 0.1 from a 0.7 to a 0.6. “The Neighborhood” maintained its rating from last week in the 8 p.m. time slot, and grew 3% in total viewership to around 5.9 million. “Bull” rounded out the night for CBS with a 0.6 rating and 5.8 million total viewers.
Over on ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” came in at a 0.9 and just under 7 million total viewers, followed by “The Good Doctor” which was up a fraction on last week in both metrics with a 1.0 rating and 6.4 million. Although ABC’s number may be inflated a little due to its station in Pittsburgh and the NBC station in Cincinnati airing “Monday Night Football.”
Fox and NBC tied for the top network of the night overall with a 1.3 average rating, followed by ABC with a 0.9 and CBS with a 0.7.