Monday TV ratings: The Bachelor up, Prodigal Son down

The Bachelor returned to its normal schedule and saw an uptick in the views. Meanwhile, Prodigal Son fell and Manifest was mixed in the Monday TV ratings.

We’re getting at the point where networks are going to make final decisions about the fates of TV shows. That means the TV ratings are getting important for those that are on the bubble. Some, like The Bachelor, we can guarantee will be renewed. There are others that we’re not too sure about.

When it comes to the reality shows, they are pretty safe after the Feb. 10 TV ratings. The Bachelor was up by 37% in the demo and 25% in the total audience. This isn’t surprising as we get closer to the end of the season, nor is it surprising that the 1.8 demo rating was the best for the night.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions also had a good night, with the best audience of the entire night. The demo was second-best at 1.1, so this is a series more than likely renewed.

What about the shows that followed the two reality TV shows? The Good Doctor saw upward ticks and was renewed for a fourth season ahead of the episode. This one is safe, so there’s no longer a need to look at it.

Manifest was mixed, with a dip in the demo by 10% but an upward tick in the audience by 5%. There is a chance that this will be renewed for the third season, but it’s the one show I’m not all that certain about on Monday nights.

CBS had a relatively strong night. The Neighborhood may have fallen 10% in the audience but it was up 7% in the demo. It and Bob Hearts Abishola continue to be good shows for Monday nights, and I think they’re both sticking around.


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All Rise saw a 25% upward tick in the demo and a 2% upward tick in the audience. Is this going to be enough to save it? Out of all the CBS shows on Mondays, it’s the one I’m most concerned about.

Meanwhile, Bull was up 20% in the demo but down 2% in the total audience. The audience did match The Good Doctor‘s though. Based on the renewal of the medical drama, I think Bull is safe, too. CBS will want to keep something in that timeslot that is performing well against the medical drama.

then there’s FOX, which saw dips for both shows. 9-1-1: Lone Star was down by 21% in the demo and 11% in the total audience. Prodigal Son was down 12% and 11% respectively. However, I don’t think the dips are anything to be concerned about right now. FOX will also look at the ratings on Hulu while also accepting that some episodes bring in more viewers than others.

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

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