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[08/01/17 - 08:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Split Demo Crown in Tight Race
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/31/17):

ABC (5.049 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) was the most-watched broadcaster on Monday with a new "The Bachelorette" (5.682 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and the relocated "To Tell the Truth" (3.784 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

NBC (5.011 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) however shared in the demo honors with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (5.851 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and week two of "Midnight, Texas" (3.329 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.226 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.639 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #5) followed by the season finale of "Superhuman" (1.814 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.108 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) served up repeats of "Kevin Can Wait" (3.806 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #6), "Superior Donuts" (3.121 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7), "Mom" (3.223 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) and "Life in Pieces" (2.936 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7) plus the premiere of "CBSN: On Assignment" (2.782 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.048 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and the relocated "Hooten & The Lady" (0.919 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) rounded out the night on The CW (0.983 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 7/5/17)
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Superhuman
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. 7/27/17)
-6.25% - The Bachelorette
-11.11% - Midnight, Texas

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-12.50% - American Ninja Warrior
-27.27% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)
-28.57% - Superhuman (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
-33.33% - CBSN: On Assignment (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-40.00% - The Bachelorette
-60.00% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-65.22% - To Tell the Truth (vs. The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.7/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.0/3 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.1/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.3/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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