Monday TV Ratings 1/4/21: The Hustler Starts Low Behind Weaker The Bachelor, Game of Games Fails to Improve (UPDATED)


Preliminary Analysis: Following a ten-month hiatus, The Bachelor' (1.2) was back in action on ABC. The reality juggernaut was the night's top broadcast by a sizable amount but trailed the 1.9 A18-49 rating it posted for its year-ago debut. At 10, the series premiere of 'The Hustler' (0.5) failed to make any significant noise. NBC's 'Ellen's Game of Games' (0.6/0.5) was on-par with where it left off three months ago but remained a shadow of its former self. The DeGeneres game show led into the premiere of 'The Wall' (0.5), the latter inched down from its March 2020 start (0.6). Over on CBS, 'The Neighborhood' (0.7), 'Bob Hearts Abishola' (0.6), 'All Rise' (0.5), and 'Bull' (0.5) all picked up a tenth when compared to their last showings. Fox aired the series finale of 'LA's Finest' (0.3) and a 'Masked Dancer' encore (0.2). The CW had repeats of 'Whose Line' (0.1/0.1) and 'Penn & Teller' (0.1).

Finals Update: The Bachelor (+0.1), The Neighborhood (+0.1), both episodes of Ellen's Game of Games (+0.1, +0.1) and the repeat of The Masked Dancer (+0.1) adjusted up.

Time

Show

18-49 Rating/Share

Viewers (mil)

Channel

8 PMThe Bachelor (P)1.33/85.23ABC

The Neighborhood0.79/56.20CBS

Ellen's Game of Games0.67/43.37NBC

LA's Finest (F)0.27/21.43Fox

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.14/10.79The CW
8:30 PMBob Hearts Abishola0.64/45.63CBS

Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)0.1/10.72The CW
9 PMEllen's Game of Games0.56/32.87NBC

All Rise0.54/34.73CBS

The Masked Dancer (R)0.28/11.22Fox

Penn & Teller: Fool Us (R)0.07/00.53The CW
10 PMBull0.54/45.62CBS

The Hustler (Series Premiere)0.49/32.08ABC

The Wall (P)0.49/32.54NBC
Key:
(P) = premiere
(R) = repeat
(F) = finale

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