Ratings: Dynasty (Briefly) Returns Up... Ahead of 11-Week Hiatus

Dynasty Season 5

In the latest TV show ratings, The CW’s Dynasty opened Season 5 on Monday night with 380,000 total viewers — its most-watched episode in over a year — and a 0.1 demo rating, while a second episode drew 310K/0.1.

Both hours marked an improvement on the show’s previous averages (243K/0.05). TVLine readers gave the season opener an average grade of “A-.”

Dynasty will resume Season 5 on… Friday, March 11. Really.

ABC’s slice of Monday Night Football coverage (7.5 mil/1.4) drew a bigger but slightly older audience than last week’s match-up, and dominated the super-quiet night in both measures.

Elsewhere, CBS’ Gaga/Bennett encore drew 2.8 mil/0.3, NBC’s Annie Live rerun did 1.6 mil/0.3 and Fox’s Secrets of Christmas thing did 1.1 mil/0.2

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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. Warning: Contents may be hot!