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[07/15/14 - 08:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef," "24" Finale Put FOX in Front
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 15 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/14/14):

FOX (5.970 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to a new "MasterChef" (5.472 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and the conclusion of "24: Live Another Day" (6.468 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

NBC (4.574 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then claimed the silver with a rebroadcast of "Last Comic Standing" (2.900 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and a new two-hour "American Ninja Warrior" (5.412 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3).

Next up was CBS (5.820 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) with repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.431 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mom" (4.306 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (5.311 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #7), "The Big Bang Theory" (5.785 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #6) and a new "Under the Dome" (7.545 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1).

Meanwhile, ABC (5.665 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T3) offered up originals from "The Bachelorette" (6.647 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T3) and "Mistresses" (3.701 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.875 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the evening with its new lineup of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.520 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12), "Backpackers" (0.660 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.772 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13) and "Seed" (0.548 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T13). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said quartet posted 0.5, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.2 rating, respectively.

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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.2/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3 with an encore.

· 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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 16 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/15/13):

CBS (6.719 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to its repeat lineup of "How I Met Your Mother" (4.227 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), "Mike & Molly" (4.342 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8), "2 Broke Girls" (4.871 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5), another "Mike & Molly" (5.272 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T5) and a new "Under the Dome" (10.800 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.7, #1).

ABC (5.658 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) then was a close second place with new episodes of "The Bachelorette" (6.687 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2) and "Mistresses" (3.601 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T8).

Next up was NBC (3.818 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (5.131 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3), "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" (3.892 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4) and "Siberia" (2.429 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.524 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up second runs of "Raising Hope" (1.877 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), another "Raising Hope" (1.610 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "New Girl" (1.358 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and "The Mindy Project" (1.249 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14).

And finally, the two-hour special "The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party" (0.732 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.2, #15) on The CW (0.732 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), the special posted a 0.2 rating.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Under the Dome
0.00% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls
-6.25% - American Ninja Warrior
-8.33% - Mistresses
-20.00% - Siberia

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+145.45% - Under the Dome (vs. Hawaii Five-0 (Repeat))
+10.00% - Mistresses (vs. The Glass House)
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Fear Factor)
0.00% - Siberia (vs. Grimm (Repeat))
-13.64% - The Bachelorette
-17.65% - Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-33.33% - The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party (vs. The Batmobile/Remodeled (Repeat))

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

·In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

·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 Jimmy Fallon" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

·At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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