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[08/19/14 - 08:46 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Delivers Its Biggest Overall Audience in More Than Two Years
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 18.

[via press release from NBC]

Monday Results (Note that NBC carried preseason NFL football in the Cleveland market):

· "American Ninja Warrior" (1.9/6 in 18-49, 6.1 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) is currently delivering the show's biggest overall audience in more than two years (since June 4, 2012, 6.8 million), pending updates. "Ninja" is currently winning the slot among the Big 4 in every key measure.

· "American Ninja Warrior" is currently running within a tenth of a point of the #1 18-49 rating of the night on the Big 4 (1.9 vs. 2.0 for Fox's "MasterChef" at 8 p.m.), pending updates, and is #1 for the night on those nets in adults 18-34 and tied for #1 in adults 25-54.

· "American Ninja Warrior" grew consistently through its two-hour slot, with this half-hour track: 1.7, 1.9, 2.0, 2.1. From its first half-hour to its fourth, "Ninja" is currently showing growth of +24% in 18-49 rating and +17% in total viewers (6.5 million vs. 5.5 million).

· "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (1.2/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) is currently tied for #2 in the time period among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and 25-54, pending updates, and is #2 outright among those nets in men 18-49 and 25-54. "Running Wild" is currently up +9% versus the year-ago "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls" in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.1 from 9-10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013) and up +25% in total viewers (4.258 million vs. 3.413 million), pending updates.

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.1/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/6; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2 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 0.2/1 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/4 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated. Season figures are averages of "live plus seven day" data except for the two most recent weeks, which are "live plus same day."





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· AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (NBC)
· GET OUT ALIVE (NBC)
· MASTERCHEF (FOX)
· RUNNING WILD WITH BEAR GRYLLS (NBC)











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