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[06/28/16 - 09:06 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Hold Onto Top Spot
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 (6/27/16):

NBC (6.079 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday with its coverage of "U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming" (5.230 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) followed by a new "American Ninja Warrior" (6.504 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1).

ABC (5.523 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was the number two draw with its duo of "The Bachelorette" (6.802 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "Mistresses" (2.965 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was CBS (4.039 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with repeats of "Mom" (4.922 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (4.263 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Scorpion" (4.227 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7) alongside a new "BrainDead" (3.299 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.388 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up originals from "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.017 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "Houdini & Doyle" (1.759 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11).

And finally, The CW (1.720 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening with a marathon of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.613 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.739 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11), yet another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.749 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and even more "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.778 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
+5.56% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - BrainDead
0.00% - Houdini & Doyle
-5.00% - The Bachelorette
-12.50% - Mistresses

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+26.67% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. American Ninja Warrior/The Island)
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - The Bachelorette
-12.50% - Mistresses (vs. The Whispers)
-36.84% - U.S. Olympic Trials: Swimming
-44.44% - BrainDead (vs. NCIS: Los Angeles (Repeat))
-55.56% - Houdini & Doyle (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/29/15):

NBC (5.593 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) claimed top honors on Monday with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.678 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "The Island" (3.424 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

ABC (5.560 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second with originals from "The Bachelorette" (6.628 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "The Whispers" (3.425 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9).

Next up was CBS (5.274 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (4.591 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (4.679 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Scorpion" (4.961 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.228 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.278 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T3) served up a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.278 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

And finally, repeats of "The Originals" (0.565 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.740 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) plus the return of "Cedric's Barber Battle" (0.531 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) on The CW (0.600 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.1, 0.3 and a 0.1 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+5.56% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - The Island
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-20.00% - The Whispers
-33.33% - Cedric's Barber Battle (vs. 5/1/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+72.73% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley/American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
+26.67% - The Bachelorette
-21.43% - The Island (vs. American Ninja Warrior (Repeat))
-27.27% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-33.33% - Cedric's Barber Battle (vs. Beauty and the Beast)
-47.06% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/24: Live Another Day)

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4 with an encore; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 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 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 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 0.6/3 with an encore in metered-market households 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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