The latest Monday night ratings are interesting from a few different fronts, and that starts with Bull season 3 over at CBS.
Could the network consider flipping the Michael Weatherly series and Magnum PI? We wonder, given that Bull managed to improve to a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, tied for its best rating of the entire season. Meanwhile, Magnum PI aired an hour earlier and drew a 0.8. There are some extenuating circumstances with Monday’s numbers, most notably that Bull did not have to compete against Manifest for the week and A Very Wicked Halloween proved to not be anywhere near the same level of a threat. We’ll see what happens next week when the two shows are in direct competition again.
Still, consider this ratings bump a nice reminder that Bull, despite lower numbers in its new timeslot than it had for season 2, isn’t going anywhere in the near future. We consider it a lock for a season 4 renewal, especially since it will at that point shift over into syndication territory.
As for some other notable ratings from Monday night, The Good Doctor also benefited from a lack of Manifest as it improved to a 1.3 rating. Meanwhile, The Voice won the night overall with a 1.8 rating, much to the surprise of virtually no one.
Over on The CW, our quest to see Legends of Tomorrow improve has yet to produce any spectacular results. Monday’s episode drew a 0.3 rating that was largely even from the premiere; the fact that it didn’t drop is a good thing, but what we’re concerned about is that this season is to date down more than 30% in live viewers and in the demo from last season. Given that last season was so great, it’s hard to know what’s going on here. (Check out the video below for more thoughts on the recent Legends of Tomorrow ratings — remember to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube for more! We also have a ratings-related playlist that is definitely worth checking out.)
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