Ratings: CBS’ Monday Shows Return to Bigger Audiences After 9-Month Break

In the latest TV ratings, CBS’ NCIS was Monday’s most-watched program and landed in a four-way tie for the nightly demo win.

CBS | With their season premieres following a nine-month, strikes-extended hiatus, The Neighborhood (with 5.8 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating, TVLine reader grade “A-“), Bob Hearts Abishola (5.2 mil/0.5, reader grade “B-“), NCIS (7.2 mil/0.5, reader grade “A-“) and NCIS: Hawaii (5.4 mil/0.4) all improved on their previous audidience averages, with Bobishola and NCIS also rising in the demo.

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NBC | AGT: Fantasy League (4 mil/0.3, read recap) dropped a few eyeballs, while The Irrational (2.5 mil/0.2) fell to an audience low opposite an NCIS for the very first time.

ABC | The Bachelor (3.3 mil/0.5) dipped in the demo.

FOX | America’s Most Wanted (1.6 mil/0.2) and TMZ Investigates (1.1 mil/0.1) both slipped.

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Steve Harvey is not a judge or lawyer and merely offers an alternative forum of dispute resolution.

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