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[09/04/18 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Holiday with Expanded "Bachelor in Paradise"
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 (9/3/18):

ABC (4.181 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) was the Labor Day champ thanks to a special three-hour "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.181 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1).

NBC (4.038 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (4.798 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and a repeat "America's Got Talent" (2.517 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.437 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with the penultimate week of "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.437 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.159 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up repeats of "Mom" (4.178 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "Life in Pieces" (3.232 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) followed by originals from "Salvation" (2.436 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Elementary" (3.336 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.342 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.058 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.006 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #11) on The CW (1.187 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Salvation
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-8.33% - Bachelor in Paradise
-9.09% - American Ninja Warrior
-16.67% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
+50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hooten & The Lady (Repeat))
0.00% - Elementary (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/To Tell the Truth (Repeat))
-16.67% - So You Think You Can Dance
-33.33% - American Ninja Warrior
-45.45% - Salvation (vs. Mom/Life in Pieces (Repeats))

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," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.8/3 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· 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.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/4/17):

NBC (5.169 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) edged out the competition on Monday with new episodes from "American Ninja Warrior" (6.230 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #1) and "Midnight, Texas" (3.046 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

A close second then went to ABC (3.893 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with a new "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.425 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) and a repeat "To Tell the Truth" (2.829 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T5).

Next up was CBS (4.260 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.905 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3), "CBS Fall Preview" (5.211 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4), "Mom" (3.919 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Life in Pieces" (3.423 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Scorpion" (3.552 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.567 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) served up a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.567 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7).

And finally, The CW (0.887 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for repeats of "Supergirl" (0.938 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Hooten & The Lady" (0.837 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-18.75% - Bachelor in Paradise
-22.22% - Midnight, Texas
-25.00% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - CBS Fall Preview (vs. 2 Broke Girls (Repeat))
-7.14% - Bachelor in Paradise
-30.00% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)

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 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.8/3 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," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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