11:04am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Valor' Debut Disappoints, 'Good Doctor' Settles In
NBC topped broadcast on Monday night, thanks to steady episodes of The Voice and The Brave — while ABC freshman breakout The Good Doctor finally lost some live tune-in during its third week, though it still dominated at 10 o'clock.
The Voice, not too far behind CBS' The Big Bang Theory, averaged a 2.5 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.8 million viewers. The Brave, which saw a lackluster opener two weeks ago, finally stemmed its losses and ticked up slightly to a 1.2 same-day rating in the key demo.
Sharing No. 2 status among adults 18-49 were ABC and CBS. The former saw a steady Dancing With the Stars (1.3 adults) before a somewhat diminished The Good Doctor. The drama, which has posted huge time-shifting gains and held its premiere score during its second week, ticked down to a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 10.6 million viewers.
As for CBS, Big Bang Theory earned a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 13.1 million viewers. It was the night's biggest broadcast offering. Lead-out 9JKL more or less held its premiere score with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49. Kevin Can Wait (1.4 adults), Me, Myself and I (1.1 adults) and Scorpion (1.0 adults) also saw their live showings improve — though the Minneapolis market saw preemptions from ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Speaking of MNF, the telecast may have been down a steep 17 percent from the previous week — that's a season-low 7.0 overnight rating for those paying attention — but the franchise is again up from the comparable week-five game in 2016. The game was up 8 percent, year over year.
Back on broadcast, the second episode of Fox's The Gifted was down to a 1.2 rating among adults 18-40 and 3.9 million viewers. (Lead-in Lucifer pulled a 0.9 rating.)
The CW also reentered the fall fray with premieres for Supergirl and new drama Valor. Supergirl was in line with the tail end of its most recent season, earning a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49 and nearly 1.9 million viewers. Things look less promising for Valor. The third military drama to premiere this fall, it averaged just a 0.3 rating in the key demo and 1.2 million viewers. The CW will obviously recoup more viewers from streaming, given its young base, but Valor's debut is still a disappointment.