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[08/11/15 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Ninja Warrior" Paves the Way to Another NBC Victory
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/10/15):

NBC (6.002 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) held onto the top spot on Monday with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (6.999 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.007 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

ABC (3.679 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.008 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "After Paradise" (3.336 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and "The Whispers" (2.694 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was CBS (5.319 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (4.965 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "The Odd Couple" (4.239 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Scorpion" (5.213 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.141 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.426 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) offered up a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.426 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.348 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.801 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Significant Mother" (0.807 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.826 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.4, 0.5 and a 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+20.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
+15.38% - Bachelor in Paradise
+11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - After Paradise
0.00% - Significant Mother
-14.29% - The Whispers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+37.93% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls/American Ninja Warrior)
+7.14% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
0.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-14.29% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-40.00% - Significant Mother (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
-40.00% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-42.86% - After Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-43.75% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/Hotel Hell)

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," 2.6/7; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.0/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 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" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

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


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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