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[07/18/17 - 08:24 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelorette" Pulls in Front as ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
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 (7/17/17):

NBC (5.098 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) was the top overall draw on Monday with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.754 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" (3.787 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #3).

ABC (4.898 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T1) however shared in the demo victory with a new "The Bachelorette" (6.136 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and a rebroadcast of "Battle of the Network Stars" (2.423 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Next up was CBS (3.574 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "Kevin Can Wait" (3.844 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (3.497 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Mom" (3.709 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Life in Pieces" (3.251 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Scorpion" (3.572 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) served up new episodes from "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.859 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "Superhuman" (1.812 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.003 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12), a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.945 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.893 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) on The CW (0.961 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+14.29% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
-16.67% - Superhuman
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 10 Years (Repeat))
-9.09% - Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge (vs. NBC News Special)
-15.79% - The Bachelorette
-17.65% - American Ninja Warrior
-28.57% - Superhuman (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)

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

TBA


Here are the highlights of the 10 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/18/16):

ABC (5.537 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) was the most-watched network on Monday with a new "The Bachelorette" (6.564 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) followed by "ABC News Special" (3.483 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

NBC (5.217 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) then shared in the demo crown with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (5.807 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and its own "NBC News Special" (4.040 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.618 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and an original "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.618 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.268 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "Mom" (4.002 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (3.488 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) and "Scorpion" (3.479 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7) plus its "CBS News Special" (2.581 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, the feature "10 Years" (0.738 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) on The CW (0.738 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night.

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

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Bachelorette
-15.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-30.00% - So You Think You Can Dance

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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