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[09/09/14 - 08:27 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef" Claims Demo Crown for FOX
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 (9/8/14):

FOX (5.421 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to a new "MasterChef" (5.314 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) followed by a second "MasterChef" (5.528 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

ABC (5.669 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) then was the most-watched network with the season finale of "Bachelor in Paradise" (6.682 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #T2) and a repeat of "Shark Tank" (3.644 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Next up was NBC (4.767 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T2) with the season finale of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.832 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #8) alongside a new "American Ninja Warrior" (5.235 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.568 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) served up repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.776 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Mom" (5.190 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T6), "Two and a Half Men" (4.821 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), another "Two and a Half Men" (4.529 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) and a new "Under the Dome" (6.546 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #5).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.422 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.413 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.083 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T13) closed out the night over on The CW (1.250 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted 0.4, 0.3 and 0.6 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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· 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," 0.5/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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 Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/9/13):

CBS (6.023 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) was the most-watched network thanks to a full hour of "Tennis Overrun" (4.165 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10) plus repeats of "Two and a Half Men" (4.466 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9), "2 Broke Girls" (4.744 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7), "The Big Bang Theory" (9.125 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) and a new "Under the Dome" (9.471 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2).

ABC (5.228 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1) however split the silver with its mix of "Shark Tank" (5.691 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Mistresses" (4.997 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.4, #6) and "Castle" (4.996 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T7).

Next up was NBC (4.573 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) with the premiere of "Million Second Quiz" (6.489 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #3) followed by the penultimate weeks of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.251 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.6, #4) and "Siberia" (1.980 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.407 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "Bones" (3.492 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #12) and another "Bones" (3.324 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, an encore "Hart of Dixie" (0.630 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) and a new "Breaking Pointe" (0.481 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T14) on The CW (0.555 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Dixie" delivered a 0.2 rating while "Pointe" posted a 0.3 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Mistresses
0.00% - Siberia
0.00% - Breaking Pointe
-11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
-19.23% - Under the Dome

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+110.00% - Under the Dome (vs. Mike & Molly (Repeat))
+7.69% - Mistresses (vs. Bachelor Pad)
0.00% - Breaking Pointe (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
-58.54% - Million Second Quiz (vs. The Voice)
-60.98% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The Voice)
-67.44% - Siberia (vs. The New Normal/Go On (Repeat))

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," 1.8/5, delayed by primetime overrun; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3, delayed by primetime overrun; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4, delayed by primetime overrun). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2, delayed by primetime overrun).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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