10:41am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: NBC's 'Good Girls' Opens Well, CBS' 'Living Biblically' Does Not
The 2018 Winter Olympics now in the rearview, Monday still brought a win for NBC — one powered by a steady return for The Voice and a solid premiere for drama Good Girls.
The Voice led the night by all measures with an average 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 12.2 million viewers. Compared to the launch of the spring cycle in 2017, the show only lost three-tenths of a point in the key demo. It still beat its closest competition for the night, ABC's The Bachelor (1.8 adults), by a full ratings point.
Midseason drama Good Girls got off to a good start after several weeks of Olympic promotion. It won the 10 o'clock time slot with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, besting ABC's The Good Doctor (1.3 adults, off about 20 percent from its last original). The latter still had the advantage among total viewers, netting 7.8 million to Good Girls' nearly 6 million.
ABC still posted a robust No. 2 for the night among adults 18-49 and total viewers, while CBS and Fox trailed. CBS used the night to launch new comedy Living Biblically. It shuffled in with a mediocre 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 but a solid 5 million viewers. It tied lead-out Scorpion by both measures, while Kevin Can Wait (1.0 adults), Man With a Plan (1.0 adults) and Superior Donuts (0.9 adults) performed slightly stronger during the first half of the night.
On Fox, Lucifer and The Resident both fetched a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49 — each off from their last originals before the Olympics. The CW put out a new season of iZombie (0.3 adults) after a flat Legends of Tomorrow (0.4 adults).