NEW YORK – The dance floor is getting thinner on ABC.
Nielsen's company says that the audience has been reduced due to ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" franchise, which concluded its fall season on Monday with the country's radio host Bobby Bones beating Disney star Milo Manheim, the actress Evanna Lynch and the model Alexis Ren.
Each episode averaged 8.2 million viewers on the night it aired and during the following week, 22 percent less than last year's average of 10.4 million, Nielsen said. The show was once one of the top 10 routine players for ABC, but last week's semifinals finished outside the top 20. A figure for the end of Monday was not immediately available.
In better news for ABC, Rosanne Barr-less's comedy "The Conners" has become a solid prime-time actor. Their ratings are not up to the "Roseanne" rebirth of last year, but last week's episode was the third most watched comedy on television, behind "The Big Bang Theory" by CBS and its split, "Young Sheldon"
Among the 18 to 49-year-old audience that ABC watches more closely, "The Conners" ranked 15th last week, Nielsen said. Only "Gray & # 39; s Anatomy" and the annual CMA awards had more young viewers on ABC last week, Nielsen said.
For the second week in a row, talk show host Alec Baldwin stepped forward, this time replaced by "Shark Tank" replays. ABC has said that the program will change from Sunday to Saturday night, often the television version of a step closer to cancellation.
With two of the best teams in the NFL offering an offensive banquet, ESPN said the game "Monday Night Football" among the L.A. Rams and Kansas City had the best preliminary ratings for that soccer franchise since 2014.
He fought a tough battle for supremacy with CBS this season, NBC averaged 7.1 million viewers last week to 6.8 million for CBS. Fox had 6 million, ABC had 5.3 million viewers, Univision had 1.6 million, ION Television had 1.2 million, Telemundo had 1.1 million and the CW averaged 1 million.
ESPN was the most popular cable network of the week, with an average of 2.36 million viewers in prime time. Fox News Channel averaged 2.24 million, Hallmark had 2.19 million, MSNBC had 1.8 million and EE. UU It had 1.21 million.
ABC's "World News Tonight" topped the evening news with an average of 9.3 million viewers. NBC's "Nightly News" had 9 million and "CBS Evening News" had 6.6 million.
For the week of November 12 to 18, the top 10 shows, their networks and spectators: NFL Football: Minnesota in Chicago, NBC, 18.84 million; NFL Football: Green Bay in Seattle, Fox, 16.89 million; "Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick", NBC, 13.32 million; "The Big Bang Theory", CBS, 12.56 million; "NCIS", CBS, 12.47 million; "Young Sheldon", CBS, 10.78 million; Football of the NFL: N.Y. Giants in San Francisco, ESPN, 10.65 million; "60 Minutes", CBS, 10.29 million; "CMA Awards", ABC, 10.11 million; "Thursday night, NFL Pre-Kick," Fox, 9.46 million.
ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co. CBS is owned by CBS Corp. CW is a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp. Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox. NBC and Telemundo are owned by Comcast Corp. ION Television is owned by ION Media Networks.
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