Ratings: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Young Sheldon” Dominate Monday Night

CBS’ 8PM comedies led broadcast in adults 18-49 and overall viewers.

The Big Bang Theory | Michael Yarish/WB

The season premiere of “The Big Bang Theory” and series premiere of prequel series “Young Sheldon” dominated the Monday night ratings race.

According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, “Big Bang” drew a 3.9 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 16.97 million viewers at 8PM. It led into “Young Sheldon,” which posted a 3.7 in the demo and 16.57 million viewers at 8:30PM.

They convincingly ranked as Monday’s top network programs in adults 18-49 and overall viewership.

The closest competitor in adults 18-49 was “The Voice,” which drew a 2.3 in the 8PM hour and a 2.8 in the 9PM hour. The closest competitor in viewers was ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” which drew 11.82 million viewers at 10PM (though it may adjust down due to a football pre-emption).

— CBS’ lineup also included “Kevin Can Wait” (2.3, 10.10 million), “Me, Myself & I” (1.7, 7.39 million) and “Scorpion” (1.0, 5.73 million).

Written by Brian Cantor

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