Monday TV Ratings 10/19/20: The Voice Returns on Top, NFL Boosts LA’s Finest, Dancing with the Stars and Emergency Call Rise (UPDATED)

Preliminary Analysis: The 19th season premiere of NBC's 'The Voice' (1.2) came in a dismaying five-tenths below 2019's debut (1.7) but was still the top broadcast of the night. Jane Lynch game show 'Weakest Link' (0.8) was the direct lead-out and improved by two-tenths from what it garnered last Tuesday. As NBC's Monday-night staple faltered, ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' (1.0) gained a tenth from last week's installment and continued to dramatically improve from last year's numbers. In the 10pm hour, struggling newbie 'Emergency Call' (0.5) inched up alongside 'Dancing'. On CBS, 'Big Brother' (0.9) and the rebroadcasts of 'One Day at a Time' (0.2/0.2) both lost a tenth on a week-to-week basis. 'Manhunt: Deadly Games' (0.2) was flat at the end of the night for its final Monday airing. 

Recently-cancelled 'LA's Finest' (0.9) soared to a new season high on Fox thanks to some NFL assistance. Barring a significant downward adjustment in finals, this would be four-tenths above its previous high (0.5) and six-tenths above last week (0.3). The boost was mostly gone by 9pm as lead-out drama 'Filthy Rich' (0.4) could only rise a tenth. The CW's 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' (0.1) lost a tenth and was outperformed by a repeat of itself (0.2) that came right after. 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' (0.2) held steady at 9pm. 

Finals Update: 'Dancing with the Stars' (0.8, -0.2), 'LA's Finest' (0.6, -0.3), and 'Emergency Call' (0.4, -0.1) all adjusted down.



18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)


8 PMThe Voice (P)1.2/78.20NBC

Big Brother0.9/53.75CBS

Dancing with the Stars0.8/55.75ABC

LA's Finest0.6/42.28Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway?0.1/10.83The CW
8:30 PMWhose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.2/10.75The CW
9 PMFilthy Rich

One Day at a Time0.2/11.36CBS

Penn & Teller: Fool Us0.2/10.85The CW
9:30 PMOne Day at a Time0.2/11.18CBS
10 PMWeakest Link0.8/54.26NBC

Emergency Call0.4/22.63ABC

Manhunt: Deadly Games0.2/11.40CBS
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat

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