CBS Dominates Monday With Makeup NFL Game Due to COVID

NFL football works on Monday nights — who knew? (ESPN knows.) CBS dominated primetime last night with the Kansas City Chiefs victory over the New England Patriots, a game that was postponed from Sunday due to positive COVID-19 tests on both teams. Though the Monday night football (not to be confused with “Monday Night Football”) game was not a particularly tight one and lacked Patriots star quarterback Cam Newton (who tested positive for COVID), it worked to the detriment of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” which shed two-tenths of a Nielsen point from last week’s rating. Due to the nature of live coast-to-coast television, the below Nielsen data for CBS should be considered subject to particularly heavy adjustment in final figures. Also Read: Ratings: NFL Football Clobbers NBA Finals on Sports-Heavy Sunday CBS was first in ratings with a 2.6 rating/14 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 9.4 million, according to preliminary numbers. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the football game averaged a 3.6/19 and 12.7 million viewers. “Big Brother” at 10 landed a 0.8/5 and 3 million viewers. ABC was second in ratings with a 0.8/4 and in viewers with…

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