9:21am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: NBC's Monday Rises Without 'Good Doctor' Competition
With fall breakout The Good Doctor taking Monday off, NBC managed to score a nightly win over ABC — which instead aired an interview with upcoming American Idol judge Luke Bryan at the 10 o'clock hour.
The Voice was steady week-to-week, earning another 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and averaging 9.4 million viewers. That was easily enough to have it rank as the top demo performer of the evening in The Good Doctor's absence. The ABC drama's first break also seems to have helped drive more eyeballs to The Brave. NBC's middling freshman drama climbed by nearly 25 percent from the previous week for an average 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.
Early ABC scores, for both Dancing With the Stars and Robin Roberts' interview with Bryan, are tentative on account of some Monday Night Football preemptions — but the network could still very likely win the night among total viewers.
CBS' comedy block continued to struggle without a solid anchor. Kevin Can Wait pulled a steady 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, while a displaced episode of 9JKL saw no lift in the Me, Myself & I time slot. One good thing: Superior Donuts earned a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, retaining nearly all of its Big Bang Theory repeat lead-in. Scorpion earned a 0.8 rating at 10 p.m.
On Fox, Lucifer (1.0 adults) saw a boost before an even episode of The Gifted (1.1 adults). And on the CW, Supergirl (0.5 adults) also held before a lifted Valor (0.3 adults).