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[07/17/18 - 08:10 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC 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 (7/16/18):

ABC (5.329 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) held onto the top spot on Monday with fresh installments from "The Bachelorette" (6.265 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "The Proposal" (3.456 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4).

NBC (5.072 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then took home the silver with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (5.176 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (4.866 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.128 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.414 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) and a repeat "9-1-1" (1.842 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.821 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up a rebroadcast of "TKO: Total Knock Out" (2.614 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6) followed by new episodes of "Salvation" (2.479 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Elementary" (3.371 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, originals from "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.400 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.990 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.932 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (1.180 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+28.57% - Dateline NBC
+15.38% - The Bachelorette
+10.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - The Proposal
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Salvation
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-14.29% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
+50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+33.33% - The Proposal (vs. Battle of the Network Stars (Repeat))
-6.25% - The Bachelorette
-10.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge)
-14.29% - So You Think You Can Dance
-21.43% - American Ninja Warrior
-33.33% - Elementary (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-50.00% - Salvation (vs. Mom/Life in Pieces (Repeats))

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/17/17):

NBC (5.098 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top overall draw on Monday with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.754 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" (3.787 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

ABC (4.898 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however shared in the demo victory with a new "The Bachelorette" (6.136 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and a rebroadcast of "Battle of the Network Stars" (2.423 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was CBS (3.574 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "Kevin Can Wait" (3.844 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (3.497 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Mom" (3.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Life in Pieces" (3.251 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Scorpion" (3.572 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) served up new episodes from "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.859 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "Superhuman" (1.812 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.003 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.945 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.893 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.961 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
-16.67% - Superhuman
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 10 Years (Repeat))
-9.09% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (vs. NBC News Special)
-15.79% - The Bachelorette
-17.65% - American Ninja Warrior
-28.57% - Superhuman (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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