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[07/25/17 - 08:27 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Bachelorette" Edge NBC, "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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/24/17):

ABC (5.238 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) edged out the competition on Monday thanks to a new "The Bachelorette" (6.325 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) followed by the premiere of "Somewhere Between" (3.065 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5).

NBC (4.986 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a tight second with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (5.677 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and the launch of "Midnight, Texas" (3.605 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.262 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with originals from "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.758 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) and "Superhuman" (1.768 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #10).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.563 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "Kevin Can Wait" (3.986 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Man with a Plan" (3.611 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Mom" (3.774 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5), "Life in Pieces" (3.288 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T5) and "Scorpion" (3.361 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.072 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14), a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.009 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.050 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T12) on The CW (1.050 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Superhuman

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-10.00% - Midnight, Texas (vs. NBC News Special)
-12.50% - American Ninja Warrior
-15.79% - The Bachelorette
-25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-28.57% - Superhuman (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-40.00% - Somewhere Between (vs. ABC News Special)

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

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Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/25/16):

ABC (5.821 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top draw on Monday with a new "The Bachelorette" (6.647 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "ABC News Special" (4.169 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

The silver then went to NBC (5.121 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) with an original "American Ninja Warrior" (5.793 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "NBC News Special" (3.778 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.624 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.624 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.339 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "Mom" (4.439 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "2 Broke Girls" (3.695 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Scorpion" (3.363 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #8) and "CBS News Special" (2.587 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #9).

And finally, encores of "MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion" (1.312 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.323 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10) on The CW (1.318 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-5.88% - American Ninja Warrior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
-15.79% - American Ninja Warrior
-20.83% - The Bachelorette

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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