Manifest ratings start off strong; The Good Doctor, Magnum PI, more solid

Manifest season 1The first Monday ratings are in for the fall season, and when it comes to Manifest over on NBC, that show has a lot to be excited about.

Not only was the Josh Dallas series the second-highest-rated show of the night with a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, but it actually improved on The Voice, which brought in a 2.0 overall! There have been so many shows over the years that were placed after The Voice in order to lift their ratings up slightly, but this is the first one that we can think of that actually improved on the singing show as a lead-in.

While we don’t want to make any enormous proclamations right now for Manifest after just one episode, but with mostly positive reviews, we do feel like this is a show that has a chance to succeed for a good while coming up. It also dominated on a night when many other shows saw somewhat-mixed returns.

What are we talking about here? Let’s just share a few examples…

Bull – For its first show in its new timeslot, the Michael Weatherly series slipped down to a 0.9 rating. This is a timeslot improvement for the series from what aired here in Scorpion the year before, but this is not going to be the hit it once was at this timeslot.

Magnum PI – The bad news here is that the new version of the show generated only a 1.2 rating in the demo, which is slightly disappointing given that we expected around a 1.5 or higher for the first episode. However, it did post more than 8 million viewers, which isn’t a bad start by any means.

The Good Doctor – Maybe ABC is sad that the show dropped down to a 1.4 rating after being the 10:00 show last year, like Manifest, that got off to a great start. Still, there’s nothing to be too sad about here given that most shows at this time would kill for these numbers.

Meanwhile, Fox has to be happy with 9-1-1 posting a 1.6 for its first Monday show — it’s not what it was on Sunday, but that’s enough to get it renewed. With a 1.1 rating, The Resident is at least solid.

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