Ratings: Sorry, Matt LeBlanc – ‘Man With a Plan’ Premiere Is No ‘Kevin Can Wait’

“Friends” alum’s sitcom didn’t have a “Big Bang Theory” lead-in, to be fair

Last Updated: October 25, 2016 @ 9:18 AM

Matt LeBlanc is a “Man With a Plan,” though his blueprints probably didn’t have these modest series-premiere numbers in mind.

The newest CBS sitcom performed OK in its debut on Monday night, though the Nielsen numbers were nowhere near what “Kevin Can Wait” got earlier in the fall season. To be fair, the Kevin James sitcom had a “Big Bang Theory” lead-in, while LeBlanc’s show did not.

NBC once again won Monday, mostly thanks to “The Voice.”


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NBC was first in ratings with a 2.2 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.2 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 2.7/9 and 11 million viewers. “Timeless” at 10 had a 1.4/5 and 5.7 million viewers.

ABC and CBS tied for second in ratings, both with a 1.4/5. ABC was second in total viewers with 8.9 million viewers, CBS was third with 6.6 million.

For ABC, “Dancing With the Stars” at 8 p.m. ET posted a 1.6/5 and 10.9 million viewers. “Conviction” at 10 got a 0.8/3 and 4.9 million viewers.


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For CBS, “Kevin Can Wait” at 8 p.m. ET received a 1.6/6 and 7.9 million viewers. At 8:30, “Man With a Plan” premiered to a 1.6/5 and 7.3 million viewers. At 9, “2 Broke Girls” got a 1.4/4 and 5.7 million viewers. “The Odd Couple” at 9:30 had a 1.1/4 and 5 million viewers. “Scorpion” at 10 built on its lead-in, with a 1.3/4 and 7.1 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 1.1/4 and in viewers with 3.5 million. “Gotham” at 8 p.m. ET received a 1.1/4 and 3.4 million viewers. At 9, “Lucifer” put up a 1.0/3 and 3.6 million viewers.

Univision was fifth in ratings with a 0.8/3 and in viewers with 2.2 million.


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The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.7/2. CW was sixth in total viewers with 2.1 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.8 million.

For CW, “Supergirl” at 8 p.m. ET landed a 0.9/3 and 2.8 million viewers. “Jane The Virgin” at 9 managed a 0.6/2 and 1.5 million viewers.

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