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[06/24/14 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Ninja Warrior" Edge FOX in Demo 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/23/14):

NBC (4.818 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top demo draw on Monday thanks to an encore of "Last Comic Standing" (3.548 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) and a new two-hour "American Ninja Warrior" (5.453 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

FOX (5.321 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second place with originals from "MasterChef" (4.926 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "24: Live Another Day" (5.716 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

Next up was ABC (5.142 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3) and fresh installments of "The Bachelorette" (5.884 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and "Mistresses" (3.659 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.727 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) offered up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.780 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Mom" (4.671 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #10), "Mike & Molly" (5.470 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #5) and "Two and a Half Men" (4.754 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6) plus the recap special "Under the Dome: Inside Chester's Mill" (4.343 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #11).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.641 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.560 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T12) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.794 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) on The CW (1.197 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.5 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.4 rating at 8:30/7:30c while "Beast" managed a 0.3 rating.

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," 2.2/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; 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," 0.8/4 with an encore; "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 1.0/3 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" (0.9/3 in metered-market households with an encore) trailed CBS's first-run "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/2 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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (6/24/13):

NBC (7.909 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.1, #1) was the top demo draw on Monday thanks to its coverage of the "NHL Stanley Cup Finals Pre-Game" (5.904 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 2.1, #3) followed by the concluding "NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6" (8.310 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T1).

CBS (8.207 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #2) then was the top overall draw with repeats of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.531 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "2 Broke Girls" (4.629 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "The Big Bang Theory" (6.573 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5), another "The Big Bang Theory" (7.230 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #4) plus the premiere of "Under the Dome" (13.141 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.2, #T1).

Next up was ABC (5.495 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3) with original installments of "The Bachelorette" (6.410 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T5) and "Mistresses" (3.664 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #9).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.675 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up its mix of "Raising Hope" (2.163 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10), "The Goodwin Games" (1.551 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "New Girl" (1.387 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Mindy Project" (1.599 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13).

And finally, the season finale of "Oh Sit!" (1.015 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.3, #14) and a repeat of "The Carrie Diaries" (0.365 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.1, #15) closed out the night on The CW (0.690 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Sit!" delivered a 0.3 rating while "Carrie" posted a 0.1 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - The Goodwin Games
+18.75% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - Oh Sit!
-8.33% - Mistresses

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+166.67% - Under the Dome (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+50.00% - Oh Sit! (vs. Breaking Pointe (Repeat))
+39.13% - NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 (vs. U.S. Olympic Team Trials/America's Got Talent/American Ninja Warrior)
-8.33% - Mistresses (vs. The Glass House)
-13.64% - The Bachelorette
-73.91% - The Goodwin Games (vs. Hell's Kitchen)

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

TBA

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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