Ratings: CBS’ ‘Essential Heroes’ Special Was Not Essential Viewing

Tony Maglio
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CBS courageously aired an “Essential Heroes” special last night. While we applaud the sentiment, no one there is clapping over the TV ratings. “Essential Heroes: A Momento Latino Event” managed just 819,000 total viewers at 9 p.m. — and that’s with a solid “Big Brother” lead-in. Also performing relatively well (like “Big Brother,” and definitely not like “Essential Heroes”) on Monday was NBC’s “The Voice” and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” ESPN’s NFL property “Monday Night Football” aired on a few local ABC stations, which may have boosted that broadcast network’s initial Nielsen numbers. Also Read: Ratings: Trump's '60 Minutes' Interview Lands Huge Audience vs World Series, 'Sunday Night Football' NBC and ABC tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.9 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. NBC was first in total viewers with an average of 6.1 million, according to preliminary numbers. ABC was second with 5.3 million viewers. For NBC, “The Voice” from 8-10 p.m. averaged a 1.0/5 and 7.3 million viewers. At 10 p.m., “The Weakest Link” got a 0.6/4 and 3.7 million viewers. For ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” from 8-10 p.m. put up a 1.0/5 and 6.1 million viewers. “Emergency Call” at 10...

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