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[08/14/18 - 08:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with 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 (8/13/18):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: NBC & The CW featured local baseball coverage in the San Francisco & Sacramento markets which will be excluded from the official ratings.]

NBC (4.932 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.219 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (4.358 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

ABC (3.863 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T1) then shared in the demo honors with originals from "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.534 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) and "The Proposal" (2.521 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Next up was FOX (2.548 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a new two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.548 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.304 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) offered up repeats of "Mom" (4.197 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Life in Pieces" (3.281 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) alongside new episodes of "Salvation" (2.645 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #12) and "Elementary" (3.528 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9).

And finally, originals from "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.738 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.334 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.194 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T9) on The CW (1.501 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+66.67% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
+14.29% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Salvation
-14.29% - The Proposal (vs. 7/30/18)
-16.67% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hooten & The Lady)
+66.67% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
0.00% - Dateline NBC (vs. Midnight, Texas)
0.00% - Elementary (vs. CBSN: On Assignment)
-20.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
-25.00% - The Proposal (vs. The Gong Show)
-28.57% - American Ninja Warrior
-28.57% - So You Think You Can Dance
-53.85% - Salvation (vs. Mom/Life in Pieces (Repeats))

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

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets (the Phoenix market is currently excluded), household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.7/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; 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," 0.5/3; "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 1.0/4 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," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 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 (8/14/17):

ABC (4.319 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the top demo draw on Monday with the return of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.018 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and a special "The Gong Show" (2.920 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

NBC (4.977 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #2) then was a close second with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (5.859 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and "Midnight, Texas" (3.214 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.813 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with another two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.813 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.470 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up repeats of "Kevin Can Wait" (4.156 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5), "Superior Donuts" (3.721 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8), "Mom" (3.963 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5) and "Life in Pieces" (3.293 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T8) plus a new "CBSN: On Assignment" (2.843 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #10).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.161 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #11) and a new "Hooten & The Lady" (0.953 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) on The CW (1.057 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - The Gong Show (vs. 8/3/17)
0.00% - Midnight, Texas
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - CBSN: On Assignment
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady
-6.67% - American Ninja Warrior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. So You Think You Can Dance (Repeat))
+60.00% - The Gong Show (vs. Mistresses)
+7.14% - Bachelor in Paradise
-33.33% - CBSN: On Assignment (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-33.33% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-79.71% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)
-88.41% - 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," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 3.1/8; 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," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.7/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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, 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," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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