TV Ratings: 9-1-1's Tsunami Washes Over Competition

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Monday nights belong to FOX.

The tsumani on 9-1-1 may be devasting to fictional Santa Monica, but it's a boon for FOX.

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The third-year adventure drama scored its most-watched non-post-NFL episode ever with 7.21 million viewers and a 1.6 in the demo.

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That helped propel freshman Prodigal Son to 4.12 million viewers from 4.05, steady with a 1.0 rating.

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Prodigal Son also gained a half a point by delayed viewing after its premiere, so the same should follow again this week.

On CBS, Bob Hearts Abishola was down -10% in viewers to 5.5 million with a 0.7 rating, -0.2 from its premiere.

All Rise tumbled a bit, too, to a 0.6 rating and 5.6 million viewers, a -7% drop in viewership from the premiere.

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Elsewhere on CBS, The Neighborhood was steady at 0.9 and up +3% from the season premiere.

Bluff City Law held steady from its premiere with a 0.8 demo rating and 4.7 million viewers, up just a notch from the previous week.

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Their preliminary numbers, though, include a minute overrun from The Voice which fell a tenth to 1.6 and dropped -2% in viewers week to week to 8.8 million.

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Over at ABC, Dancing With the Stars gained +8% in total viewers and +13% in Adults 18-49 giving it a 0.9 rating for the night.

The Good Doctor is even in the demo at 1.0 and up +2% to 6.5 million viewers.

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These numbers also include preemptions in two markets.

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The ABC market in Pittsburgh showed the Steelers/Bengals game while the Cincinnati market took rival NBC for its airtime.

We'll find out how that affects The Good Doctor and Bluff City Law later.

Monday nights are quite strong given it's laden with football. 

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