CW’s ARROW returns down; THE WALKING DEAD sinks to a new series low on cable; Samuel L. Jackson to host limited docuseries ENSLAVED
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.8/8||1.3/5||1.1/5||0.9/5||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||9.08||5.48||5.73||5.95||1.02|
Broadcast Primetime Live + Same Day – Monday, October 15, 2018
|8 p.m.||The Voice (NBC) – (8-10 p.m.)||1.9/8||9.85|
|The Neighborhood (CBS)||1.1/5||6.41|
|Dancing with the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.)||1.0/5||7.12|
|The Resident (FOX)||1.0/5||4.79|
|Arrow (The CW) – P||0.4/2||1.42|
|8:30 p.m.||Happy Together (CBS)||0.9/4||4.76|
|9 p.m.||9-1-1 (FOX)||1.5/7||6.16|
|Magnum P.I. (CBS)||0.8/3||5.42|
|Constantine: The Legend Continues (The CW) – S||0.2/1||0.61|
|10 p.m.||Manifest (NBC)||1.5/7||7.53|
|The Good Doctor (ABC)||1.1/5||6.97|
- CW’s scripted premieres continued this Monday with the seventh season debut of ARROW. Like most veteran shows across primetime, the show was down from its 2018-19 premiere; this time around the show scored a 0.4, two tenths down from the 0.6 premiere of 2017-18, but in line with its season average. The special CONSTANTINE: THE LEGEND CONTINUES raked in a 0.2 for the network.
- NBC continues to be on top, thanks to THE VOICE’s 1.9 rating among 18-49s. However, it is down against itself, dropping a tenth week to week. MANIFEST was also down by two-tenths, but still led the 10pm timeslot at 1.5.
- ABC had an ok night; DANCING WITH THE STARS matched its final rating from last week, scoring a 1.0 this time around, while THE GOOD DOCTOR slipped a tenth to 1.1.
- Conversely, Fox had a strong night; both THE RESIDENT (1.0) and 911 (1.5) bounced back up a tenth this week, while 911 led the 9pm hour in both rating and audience (6.16 million).
- Lastly, CBS’ freshman comedies stabilized this week, with both THE NEIGHBORHOOD (1.1) and HAPPY TOGETHER (0.9) remaining even with last week. BULL also continued to be steady at 0.7, but fresh action-binge MAGNUM PI continues to slump, dropping another tenth this week to 0.8.
Top 25 Original Programs on Cable – Sunday, October 14, 2018
|WALKING DEAD||AMC||9:00 PM||4,947||2.0|
|MLB ALCS: ALCS ASTROS-RED SOX||TBS||6:59 PM||5,658||1.5|
|90 DAY FIANCE: BT90D||TLC||8:00 PM||2,655||0.8|
|TALKING DEAD||AMC||10:06 PM||1,694||0.6|
|NFL COUNTDOWN||ESPN||10:00 AM||1398||0.6|
|HALLOWEEN WARS||FOOD||9:00 PM||1,315||0.5|
|DOCTOR WHO||BBC-AMERICA||8:00 PM||1,119||0.4|
|DECORATE DISNEY HALLO MAGI||FREEFORM||8:00 PM||932||0.4|
|KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS||E!||9:00 PM||867||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER 12AM||ESPN||12:00 AM||793||0.4|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||9:00 AM||870||0.4|
|MARRIED TO MEDICINE||BRAVO||8:00 PM||982||0.4|
|HAUNTED GINGERBREAD SHOW||FOOD||10:00 PM||942||0.3|
|ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER||DISCOVERY||9:00 PM||2,220||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER 1AM||ESPN||1:00 AM||613||0.3|
|CARIBBEAN LIFE||HOME||9:30 PM||1313||0.3|
|SUNDAY MOVIE: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA||FREEFORM||9:00 PM||683||0.3|
|LAST WEEK TONIGHT||HBO||11:01 PM||919||0.3|
|HARVEY BIRDMAN||ADULT SWIM||12:00 AM||566||0.3|
|INSIDE THE MLB||TBS||11:01 PM||896||0.3|
|SPORTSCENTER WEEKEND||ESPN||8:00 AM||616||0.3|
|BEACHFRONT BARGAIN HUNT||HOME||8:30 PM||1376||0.3|
- While THE WALKING DEAD still managed to top cable on Sunday, it hit a new series low, dropping from its season 9 premiere’s 2.5 rating to a 2.0 in adults 18-49, four-tenths lower than its previous 2.4 series low.
- TBS’ Astros vs. Red Sox live MLB broadcast came second with a 1.5 and 5.69 million viewers, while the “Tell All” special episode of TLC’s 90 DAY FIANCE: BEFORE THE 90 DAYS saw the series tick up week-to-week, from its previous 0.7 to a 0.8, and rounding out the top 3.
- Following its season premiere from the week before, DOCTOR WHO experienced a small second-week dip on BBC America, falling from a 0.5 to a 0.4. E!’s KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS held steady with another 0.4. Showtime’s SHAMELESS scored a 0.3 for the second week in a row, as did HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” (0.3).
- PROJECTS GREENLIT/ORDERED:
- ENSLAVED | Associated | Fremantle handing WW rights | 6×60 Docu-series
Log line: Journalist Simcha Jacobovici (The Naked Archaeologist) will helms the series which retraces the harrowing sea voyage that brought millions of Africans, over hundreds of years, to a life of slavery. The doc and its host will go in search of the sunken slave ships that went down with their human cargo.
- Samuel L. Jackson is the host (also a licensed diver)
- Series is timed to coincide with the 400-year anniversary since the first African was brought to the New World as a slave