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[09/13/16 - 08:48 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dancing with the Stars" Returns 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 (9/12/16):

ABC (11.299 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled into the top spot on Monday with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.662 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and the season finale of "$100,000 Pyramid" (6.572 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

NBC (5.106 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then got bumped to second place with the season finales of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.802 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.715 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.509 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.949 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "CBS Fall Preview" (4.855 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), another "The Big Bang Theory" (5.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Mom" (3.791 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Scorpion" (3.707 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.289 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its season finale to "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.289 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (0.993 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "Supergirl" (1.002 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) closed out the night on The CW (0.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 8/28/16)
+40.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
+20.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
+13.33% - American Ninja Warrior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. DanceBattle America)
+13.04% - Dancing with the Stars
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
-15.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-18.18% - CBS Fall Preview (vs. The Odd Couple (Repeat))
-40.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (0.9/3 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/14/15):

NBC (6.057 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) clinged to the adults 18-49 crown on Monday with the expanded season finale of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.057 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2).

ABC (10.948 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) then was a close second with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.564 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.3, #1) and its new special "DanceBattle America" (5.718 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Head-to-head from 8-10 PM, "Dancing" (2.3) edged out "Ninja Warrior" (1.9).

Next up was CBS (5.455 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with repeats of "The Big Bang Theory" (7.123 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3), "The Odd Couple" (5.016 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Scorpion" (4.742 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #6) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.554 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.435 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up the season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.435 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8).

And finally, originals from "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.473 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.062 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #10) and "Significant Mother" (0.530 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (1.134 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.5, 0.3 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - American Ninja Warrior
+14.29% - So You Think You Can Dance
-16.67% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. 8/31/15)
-33.33% - Significant Mother (vs. 8/31/15)
-57.14% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 8/31/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
+11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - DanceBattle America (vs. Castle (Repeat))
-4.17% - Dancing with the Stars
-25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-50.00% - Significant Mother (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-60.00% - 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," 2.4/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.5/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.0/5.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

·Monday's "Tonight" and "Late Night" equaled their best Monday ratings in five weeks in metered-market households (since Aug. 10, 2.6 for "Tonight," 1.1 for "Late Night").

·In 18-49 in the Local People Meters, "Tonight" also matched its five-week Monday high (since Aug. 10, 1.0) and "Late Night" equaled an eight-week Monday high (since July 20, 0.5).

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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