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[07/21/20 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Reign
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 (7/20/20):

NBC (3.428 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.6, #1) took home another victory on Monday with its mix of "The Titan Games" (3.849 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1), a repeat "The Wall" (3.046 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (3.390 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

FOX (2.196 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #2) claimed the silver with repeats of "9-1-1" (2.301 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5) and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (2.092 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5).

Next up was CBS (3.124 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) and its second run lineup of "The Neighborhood" (3.749 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (3.416 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T5), "All Rise" (2.662 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Bull" (3.127 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.823 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T3) served up a new "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!" (1.823 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) following a one week break.

And finally, The CW (0.960 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.968 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.844 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.014 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - The Titan Games
0.00% - The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (vs. 7/6/20)
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?/Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us)
-12.50% - The Titan Games (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-16.67% - Dateline NBC
-76.92% - The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (vs. The Bachelorette/Grand Hotel)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/22/19):

ABC (5.343 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) got another boost on Monday from a new "The Bachelorette" (6.594 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) plus "Grand Hotel" (2.841 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5).

The silver then went to NBC (4.486 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (4.698 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (4.061 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.207 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with fresh installments of "Beat Shazam" (2.475 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.940 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.636 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) offered up a new "Love Island" (2.000 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), the season finale of "The Code" (2.864 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a repeat "Bull" (3.045 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, The CW (1.019 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening with "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.206 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.855 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.808 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - Beat Shazam
0.00% - The Code
-11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
-14.29% - Dateline NBC
-16.67% - Grand Hotel
-20.00% - Love Island
-20.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
+21.43% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - The Code (vs. Salvation)
-11.11% - Love Island (vs. Mom/Life in Pieces (Repeat))
-20.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-25.00% - Dateline NBC
-28.57% - Grand Hotel (vs. The Proposal)
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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