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[08/02/16 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Finale Goes Out on Top for ABC
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 (8/1/16):

ABC (8.311 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.4, #1) got a big boost on Monday with the season finale of "The Bachelorette" (8.432 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.5, #1) followed by "The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose" (8.069 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.3, #2).

NBC (4.922 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) then was a distant second with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (5.762 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) and the return of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.243 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was CBS (3.897 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its revised repeat lineup of "Mom" (4.653 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #5), "2 Broke Girls" (3.803 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), another "Mom" (3.929 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), "The Odd Couple" (3.243 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9) and "Scorpion" (3.877 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.665 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.665 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.566 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) kicked off its repeat run of "Supergirl" (1.568 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and another "Supergirl" (1.565 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+31.58% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+228.57% - The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose (vs. The Whispers)
+138.10% - The Bachelorette (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/After Paradise)
-11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
-21.43% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-22.22% - So You Think You Can Dance

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· 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" (1.0/3 in metered-market households) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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 and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/3/15):

NBC (5.568 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.323 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.058 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (5.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (4.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "The Odd Couple" (4.205 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Scorpion" (4.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.981 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.528 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its new lineup of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.715 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "After Paradise" (3.126 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Whispers" (2.742 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.111 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) offered up a fresh installment of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.111 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.087 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.397 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and the debut of "Significant Mother" (0.868 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.610 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 0.3, 0.3 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
+7.69% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 7/20/15)
-5.26% - American Ninja Warrior
-22.22% - The Whispers (vs. 7/20/15)
-28.57% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+50.00% - Significant Mother (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+12.50% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls/American Ninja Warrior)
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
-9.09% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-22.22% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-26.32% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-38.46% - After Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-47.06% - 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," 2.7/7; "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," 0.9/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· 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 Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). 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 0.6/3 with an encore in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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