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[09/06/16 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Labor Day with "American Ninja Warrior"
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 (9/5/16):

NBC (4.933 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) held onto the top spot on Monday with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (5.755 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.291 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

ABC (4.204 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with fresh installments of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.024 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Mistresses" (2.564 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Next up was CBS (3.862 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.253 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3), "2 Broke Girls" (3.906 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6), another "The Big Bang Theory" (4.361 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "The Odd Couple" (3.404 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #7) and "Scorpion" (3.123 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.404 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up an original "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.404 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T8).

And finally on The CW (1.203 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5), repeats of "Supergirl" (1.179 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and another "Supergirl" (1.227 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-12.50% - Bachelor in Paradise
-16.67% - Mistresses
-21.05% - American Ninja Warrior
-28.57% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-28.57% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat)/Bachelor in Paradise)
0.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-6.25% - American Ninja Warrior
-28.57% - So You Think You Can Dance
-54.55% - Mistresses (vs. After Paradise)

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," 1.7/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.4/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/1 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.7/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore 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 (9/7/15):

NBC (5.047 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) was the demo champ on Labor Day with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (6.081 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and the season finale of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (2.977 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5).

ABC (4.269 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then claimed the silver with a repeat "Shark Tank" (4.077 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) followed by the season finales of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.801 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "After Paradise" (3.929 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4).

Next up was CBS (5.234 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its combination of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.397 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "CBS Fall Preview" (4.970 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T5), "Scorpion" (4.706 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.312 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.554 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) served up the penultimate week of "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.554 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, second runs of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.423 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.199 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Significant Mother" (0.682 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #13) on The CW (1.181 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #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):
+10.00% - After Paradise
-6.67% - Bachelor in Paradise
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
-23.08% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-23.81% - American Ninja Warrior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - After Paradise (vs. Shark Tank (Repeat))
+14.29% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls/American Ninja Warrior)
-16.67% - CBS Fall Preview (vs. Mom (Repeat))
-22.22% - Bachelor in Paradise
-41.18% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-61.11% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef)

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," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4 with an encore; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 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 0.2/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 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 0.5/2 with an encore in metered-market households 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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