Monday TV ratings: The Good Doctor up, All American down

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How did the TV ratings look on Oct. 14? As The Good Doctor jumped up in both metrics, All American and many others were down. Here’s a look at the results.

The Monday TV ratings are in for Oct. 14. All networks had new episodes of each of its shows, whether reality, comedy, or drama. While ABC had a good night, other networks didn’t fare as well.

Dancing With the Stars and The Good Doctor were the only two shows to see upward ticks in both metrics. For the unscripted dance series, it received a 32% boost in the demo, taking it to the second-best of the night. It also got a 13% boost to the total audience, putting its 7.29 million viewers in second place.

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Many stayed tuned for The Good Doctor in the final block of the night. The 6.55 million viewers was up 17% compared to the previous week, while the 1.0 demo was the third-best of the entire night and 16% up from the previous week.

FOX fared okay. While both 9-1-1 and Prodigal Son saw dips, they weren’t alarmingly high. In fact, 9-1-1 remained the joint best in the demo at 1.4 with The Voice and was the second-highest viewed scripted series of the night with 6.38 million.

Prodigal Son saw a 7% dip in the demo and just a small 1% dip in the total audience. I doubt this is anything to worry about right now. Dips early in the season are common. This is the point FOX will want things to start stabilizing, though, if the show is to get a second season.

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CBS focused on comedy to start the night with The Neighborhood and Bob Hearts Abishola. However, it would be its legal drama, All Rise, that would see the best results for the network. While the total audience was down by almost 5%, it was still the highest for the timeslot in the scripted shows. The demo was also up 1.6%.

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The biggest dips were for NBC and The CW shows. Bluff City Law took on a First Amendment episode, which saw a 15% drop in the demo. In fact, the demo was down to a 0.5 rating, the lowest of the night outside of The CW’s lineup. The total audience was also among the lowest, only just ahead of Prodigal Son but received a larger decrease compared to the previous episode.

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The CW’s All American and Black Lightning both saw large dips. The sophomore high school drama lost 35% of its demo and 17% of its total audience from its season premiere last week. It’s possible that the premiere saw a boost from those who had watched on Netflix.

Maybe fans are just interested in binge-watching once the show comes to Netflix. The CW knows that the deal with Netflix was good for its shows and All American has entered into a legacy deal. I doubt there’s too much to worry about just now.

Black Lightning lost 37% of its demo and 28% of its total audience, coming in as the lowest-viewed TV series among the Big Five networks with just 0.73 million viewers. This is going to be disappointing for the network, which is losing some of its best performers this season and will want newer shows to replace them.

Black Lightning is one of those shows that airs on Netflix internationally, which could certainly help to boost figures. Plus, The CW knows that many of viewers will watch on the app the following day. While disappointing, I don’t think the dip is too much to worry about just yet.

Check out the full Monday TV ratings from TV Series Finale to see how your favorite shows performed.

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