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[08/12/14 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Wins Tight Demo Race with "MasterChef"
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/11/14):

FOX (4.523 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "MasterChef" (5.221 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Hotel Hell" (3.824 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6).

NBC (4.414 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second place with its duo of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.597 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) and "American Ninja Warrior" (4.322 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4).

Next up was ABC (4.558 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and fresh installments of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.079 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T4) and "Mistresses" (3.517 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.507 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.706 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Mom" (4.499 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (5.132 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) and "Two and a Half Men" (4.993 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T8) plus a new "Under the Dome" (6.857 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.906 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) led into repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.854 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T12) and "Arrow" (0.698 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.289 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted 0.7, 0.7 and 0.3 rating, respectively.

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," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/12/13):

ABC (8.194 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) pulled in front on Monday thanks to its annual special "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" (8.194 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2).

CBS (6.076 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then claimed the silver with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (3.706 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), "2 Broke Girls" (3.577 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8), another "2 Broke Girls" (4.197 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Mike & Molly" (4.700 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5) and a new "Under the Dome" (10.138 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) - a series low.

Next up was NBC (3.524 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with its all-original lineup of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.009 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (3.705 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) and "Siberia" (1.859 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.541 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up second runs of "Raising Hope" (1.840 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), another "Raising Hope" (1.546 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "New Girl" (1.393 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Mindy Project" (1.386 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

And finally, a repeat "Hart of Dixie" (0.697 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.520 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) finished out the night on The CW (0.609 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Pointe" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Breaking Pointe
+14.29% - American Ninja Warrior
+7.69% - Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls
0.00% - Siberia
-8.00% - Under the Dome

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. Remodeled)
+91.67% - Under the Dome (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+81.82% - CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock (vs. Bachelor Pad/The Glass House)
-5.88% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Stars Earn Stripes)
-17.65% - Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (vs. Stars Earn Stripes)
-65.00% - Siberia (vs. Grimm)

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," 2.1/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

·From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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