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[08/04/20 - 08:09 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Titan Games" Wins Demo Race for NBC
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 (8/03/20):

NBC (3.005 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) maintained the demo crown on Monday thanks to a new "The Titan Games" (3.714 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1) and a rebroadcast of "American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World" (2.650 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #2).

CBS (3.158 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) was a close second with its repeat lineup of "The Neighborhood" (3.716 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (3.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6), "All Rise" (2.725 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6) and "Bull" (3.216 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.022 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) with second runs of "9-1-1" (2.178 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (1.866 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.724 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) offered up a new "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!" (1.724 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.941 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.926 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) plus a new "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.900 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) rounded out the night on The CW (0.917 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Titan Games
0.00% - The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (vs. 7/20/20)
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?/Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
-12.50% - The Titan Games (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-70.00% - The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/Grand Hotel)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/5/19):

ABC (3.782 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to the return of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.365 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and a new "Grand Hotel" (2.615 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

NBC (4.235 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then was the most-watched network with its duo of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.598 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (3.510 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.263 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with fresh installments from "Beat Shazam" (2.553 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.974 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.233 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a new "Love Island" (2.075 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) alongside repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (2.319 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7), "The Neighborhood" (1.856 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and "Bull" (2.536 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.237 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.942 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.949 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (1.091 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
+20.00% - Beat Shazam
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Love Island
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-28.57% - Grand Hotel

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - So You Think You Can Dance
-20.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-27.27% - Love Island (vs. Mom/Life in Pieces (Repeats))
-27.78% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. The Bachelorette)
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-72.22% - Grand Hotel (vs. The Bachelorette)

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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.1/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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