Monday TV ratings: Black Lightning down, The Good Doctor up

Black Lightning -- "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four" -- Image BLK304a_0222b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Nafessa Williams as Anissa and Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
Black Lightning -- "The Book of Occupation: Chapter Four" -- Image BLK304a_0222b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Nafessa Williams as Anissa and Chantal Thuy as Grace Choi -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved. /
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FOX took a night off from new episodes on Nov. 18. It gave other shows a chance in the Monday TV ratings. How did Black Lightning, Bull, and more do?

9-1-1 and Prodigal Son had a night off from new episodes on Nov. 18. That should have given the other networks a chance. Some shows certainly did benefit, but others not so much. Here’s a look at the Monday TV ratings.

CBS and ABC gained the most from FOX’s night off. Dancing With the Stars got a 5% boost in both the demo and total audience, taking them to the second-highest of the entire night. We know there’s no need to worry about Dancing with the Stars as it’s the highest-rated unscripted show on ABC anyway, but it’s good to see ratings go up as we get closer to the final.

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Meanwhile, The Good Doctor gained a boost. It took the top spot in the demo and audience for the timeslot. In fact, the 8% boost to the demo meant that it was the third-best of the night. The 2% boost to the total audience was good. This is a show that has consistently performed well, so there’s no doubt that it will be renewed for a third season.

As for CBS, The Neighborhood‘s demo was joint second with Dancing With the Stars after gaining an almost 15% boost. The 11% boost to the total audience also put it as the third-highest for the entire night. Not bad for the comedy, and I’m sure we’ll see a third season.

That boost continued with Bob Hearts Abishola, which was up 12% and 8% respectively. I have a feeling this comedy will be renewed. All Rise is a little on the bubble but I don’t think there’s anything to worry about too much. The small dip in the demo was countered by the 4.5% boost in the total audience. And it was the best show in its timeslot.

Bull had the worst night on CBS, although only by a small amount. It’s demo fell to 0.6, but the total audience was up a percent to 5.81 million. There’s a chance this will make it through another season.

NBC’s night was mixed. Both shows saw dips in the demo but were steady in the total audience. It’s not going to be enough for Bluff City Law I don’t think. It was the lowest-performing new episode of the night outside of The CW.

All American — “Coming Home”– Image Number: ALA207b_0121b2.jpg — Pictured: Daniel Ezra as Spencer — Photo: Tina Thorpe/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved
All American — “Coming Home”– Image Number: ALA207b_0121b2.jpg — Pictured: Daniel Ezra as Spencer — Photo: Tina Thorpe/The CW — © 2019 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved /

Speaking of The CW, it was a disappointing night. All American‘s demo dripped 16% with the total audience dipping 1.5%. Black Lightning fell by 16% and 15% respectively. This is a series low for Black Lightning but is it a concern for the future?

The CW shows tend to be on the low side. Once past the first season, the majority aren’t canceled until around the fourth or fifth season. However, Black Lightning has the knowledge that new superhero show Batwoman is performing extremely well.

I think one thing that will keep Black Lightning safe is that Supernatural and Arrow are both coming to an end. The network won’t want to see another come to an end. Plus, The CW tends to give a final season warning for fans to make sure the storylines are wrapped. I think we’ll see a fourth season, but this may be the last.

Check out the full Monday TV ratings to see how your favorite shows did.

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What were you watching with 9-1-1 and Prodigal Son off for the week? What do you take from the TV ratings? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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