NBC’s The Voice won its first head-to-head matchup with ABC’s American Idol on Monday (March 16), drawing season highs in both adults 18-49 and total viewers in the process. CBS’ The Neighborhood also had its best outing of the season, and Fox’s 911 picked up about where it left off.
Broadcast ratings were up week to week, as they have been on several recent nights as viewers are largely confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. This time of year, following the switch to Daylight Saving Time, typically sees ratings fall below season averages. The Voice posted a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.87 million viewers, both of which are same-day season highs for the show.
Manifest delivered its best same-day ratings since its season premiere in January, scoring a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo and 4.5 million viewers. American Idol scored a 1.2 in the demo and 6.29 million viewers for ABC, behind the 1.3 and 7.47 million for Sunday’s outing. A 20/20 special on the pandemic drew 6.22 million viewers and a 1.1 in adults 18-49.