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[08/08/17 - 08:33 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Bachelorette" Finale Puts ABC on Top
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/7/17):

ABC (7.467 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was of course the network to beat on Monday with its full night "The Bachelorette" (7.467 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) season finale.

NBC (5.233 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (6.285 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Midnight, Texas" (3.131 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.659 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its expanded two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.659 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.238 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Kevin Can Wait" (4.110 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Superior Donuts" (3.484 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Mom" (3.724 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Life in Pieces" (3.179 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) plus a new "CBSN: On Assignment" (2.464 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.201 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and a new "Hooten & The Lady" (1.100 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.150 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - The Bachelorette
+7.14% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Midnight, Texas
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - CBSN: On Assignment
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+90.91% - The Bachelorette (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/Mistresses)
+75.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-20.00% - CBSN: On Assignment (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-33.33% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-82.56% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)
-90.70% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)

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," 1.5/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "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 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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," 1.0/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "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 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/8/16):

NBC (28.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.6, #1) continued its win streak on Monday with its primetime coverage of the "Olympic Games Rio 2016" (28.760 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 8.6, #1).

ABC (3.709 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) then was the distant silver with new episodes of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.514 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Mistresses" (2.099 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Next up was CBS (3.225 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with repeats of "Mom" (3.813 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (3.074 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "Mom" (3.415 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3), "The Odd Couple" (3.021 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Scorpion" (3.013 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.302 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up a repeat "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.302 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, second runs of "Supergirl" (1.075 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and another "Supergirl" (1.040 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) on The CW (1.058 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
-16.67% - Mistresses (vs. 8/2/16)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+21.74% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/After Paradise)
-16.67% - Mistresses (vs. The Whispers)

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

Late-night metered market ratings will return following the Olympics.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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