Monday TV Ratings: CBS Wins With Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots

New England Patriots v Kansas City Chiefs
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Nothing can beat a good NFL game on primetime broadcast television, as proven by CBS’ broadcast of the New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, October 5. The matchup easily won the night with nearly 12.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating. In the game, the Chiefs beat the Patriots with a score of 26-10.

As for the rest of the night, ABC’s Dancing with the Stars dropped a million viewers from last week (7.0 million) but still managed to come in second for the night in the 18-49 demo and in total viewers. CBS’ Big Brother, airing after the football game, followed in the 18-49 demo with a 0.8 rating while NBC’s Town Hall with presidential hopeful Joe Biden came in third with total viewers (3.8 million).

The news wasn’t so good for Fox’s new dramas L. A.’s Finest and Filthy Rich, both of which hit series lows in total viewers.

Here’s the breakdown for Monday, October 5, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):

Time Show Adults 18-49 rating Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. NFL: New England at Kansas City (CBS) 3.6 12.7
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 0.9 6.0
Decision 2020: Joe Biden Town Hall (NBC) 0.5 3.8
L.A.’s Finest (Fox) 0.3 1.7
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (CW) 0.2 845,000
8:30 p.m. Whose Line Is It Anyway? – R (CW) 0.1 748,000
9:00 p.m. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) 0.4 2.1
Filthy Rich (Fox) 0.3 1.6
Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW) 0.2 752,000
10 p.m. Big Brother (CBS) 0.8 3.0
Emergency Call (ABC) 0.6 3.5