Monday TV ratings: 9-1-1 up, Rudolph wins the demo

9-1-1: L-R: Oliver Stark and Ryan Guzman in the “Christmas Spirit” fall finale episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Dec. 2 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: FOX.
9-1-1: L-R: Oliver Stark and Ryan Guzman in the “Christmas Spirit” fall finale episode of 9-1-1 airing Monday, Dec. 2 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: FOX. /

CBS opted for a night of specials and reruns, while FOX aired fall finales. Here’s a look at the Monday TV ratings for 9-1-1, Rudolph, and more.

As it was the fall finales for FOX’s 9-1-1 and Prodigal Son, it’s not all that surprising to see the TV ratings up for both. However, it was CBS’ Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer that would win the night in the demo, with The Voice winning in the total audience. Here’s a look at the Monday TV ratings for Dec. 2.

Let’s start with CBS, which opted for a night of specials and reruns. It all started with Rudolph, which pulled in a 1.5 demo. In fact, the audience was good at 7.04 million. It’s not all that surprising considering the Christmas classic that this is.

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The network couldn’t hold onto the high figures for the reruns of All Rise and Bull. Again, that’s not all that surprising and won’t affect the future of the two shows.

All other networks had new episodes of programming. NBC took the top spot in the total audience with The Voice gaining almost 9%. The demo remained steady at 1.1.

The ratings wouldn’t hold for the season debut of Making It. It dropped 43% from the previous season’s finale in the audience and 54% in the demo. To be honest, the renewal of the series was a surprise in the first place, as the ratings weren’t exactly stellar in the first season. However, the second season has dropped to a series low and in a big way. I doubt there’ll be a third season.

ABC had The Great Christmas Light Fight debut, which saw no movement from the season finale of the previous season. In the second hour, the total audience did drop by 12% but the demo remained the same and was a joint high for the timeslot with Prodigal Son and the All Rise rerun.

The Good Doctor‘s fall finale brought in a steady demo of 0.9 with a 3% uptick in the total audience. This continues to be a staple for ABC so I have no doubt that it will be renewed for a fourth season.

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The Good Doctor wasn’t the only show to air its fall finale. 9-1-1 and Prodigal Son aired theirs, seeing big upticks in the numbers. 9-1-1 benefitted the most, and it’s not all that surprising as we worried that Bobby would suffer from radiation poisoning. The demo was up 7% to the highest for the regular programming at 1.4. The total audience was also up almost 10% for a seven-episode high.

Meanwhile, Prodigal Son saw a steady demo and a total audience up by 12%. It was another seven-week high for the series, making it clear that fans are intrigued by the junkyard killer case and Malcolm’s past.

Last, but not least, it’s all about The CW. All American had a good night, remaining steady in the demo again and seeing an 8% tick up in the total audience. Black Lightning saw a 10% downward tick in the total audience to a new series-low. I do stick with the idea that Black Lightning will be renewed for a fourth and final season next year, with All American getting through.

Here’s a look at the TV ratings for Dec. 2 to get a full look at how your favorite shows performed.

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