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[07/29/14 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Goes Out on Top
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Primetime Preliminary Fast National Nielsen Data
(includes all DVR playback through 3:00 am)

Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/28/14):

ABC (7.663 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to the season finale of "The Bachelorette" (7.546 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #4) followed by "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" (7.896 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1).

NBC (5.369 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) then claimed the silver with the premiere of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.588 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #7) followed by a new "American Ninja Warrior" (5.760 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 2.1, #T1).

Next up was FOX (4.825 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) with originals from "MasterChef" (5.558 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 2.0, #3) and "Hotel Hell" (4.092 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.024 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.088 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mom" (3.937 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (4.744 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and "Two and a Half Men" (4.245 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) plus a new "Under the Dome" (6.566 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T5).

And finally, The CW (0.783 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with the "2014 Young Hollywood Awards" (0.783 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special posted a 0.2 rating.

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.4/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.5/6.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/1; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.4/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/29/13):

ABC (6.561 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) was the outright demo champ for the first time this summer thanks to new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (7.769 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2) and "Mistresses" (4.144 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4).

CBS (6.514 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) then had to settle for second place with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.478 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (3.854 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (4.595 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4), another "Mike & Molly" (4.999 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T4) and a new "Under the Dome" (11.079 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

Next up was NBC (3.622 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (5.158 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (3.705 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #7) and "Siberia" (2.004 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.470 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Raising Hope" (1.750 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), another "Raising Hope" (1.585 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "New Girl" (1.353 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13) and "The Mindy Project" (1.192 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T13).

And finally, a repeat of "Hart of Dixie" (0.901 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) and a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.549 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.2, #16) on The CW (0.725 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.4 rating while "Pointe" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+21.05% - The Bachelorette
+8.33% - Mistresses
0.00% - Breaking Pointe
-3.57% - Under the Dome
-6.25% - American Ninja Warrior
-12.50% - Siberia (vs. 7/15/13)
-14.29% - Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+200.00% - Under the Dome (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+116.67% - Mistresses (vs. The Glass House)
+109.09% - The Bachelorette (vs. Bachelor Pad)
+100.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. Remodeled (Repeat))
-85.71% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)
-88.57% - Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)
-93.33% - Siberia (vs. 2012 Summer Olympics)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.3/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.6/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.7/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.4/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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