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[06/09/15 - 08:32 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Ninja Warrior" Puts NBC Back 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (6/8/15):

NBC (5.804 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) moved into the top spot on Monday with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.830 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "The Island" (3.753 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3).

ABC (5.642 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then fell to second place with a new "The Bachelorette" (6.286 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) and week two of "The Whispers" (4.355 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6).

Next up was FOX (3.674 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and a fresh installment of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.674 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.111 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #4) served up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.973 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T4), "Mike & Molly" (5.165 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T6), "Scorpion" (4.801 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.462 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #8).

And finally, second runs of "The Originals" (0.654 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #10) and "Jane the Virgin" (0.480 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11) on The CW (0.567 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said duo posted a 0.2 and a 0.1 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - The Island
-5.26% - The Bachelorette
-8.33% - So You Think You Can Dance
-33.33% - The Whispers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+89.47% - The Bachelorette (vs. Various)
+42.86% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Last Comic Standing (Repeat)/American Ninja Warrior)
+11.11% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-29.41% - The Island (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-31.25% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/24: Live Another Day)

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," 2.5/6; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.9/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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" (1.1/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 with an encore in metered-market households 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 (6/9/14):

FOX (5.475 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to fresh installments of "MasterChef" (4.618 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.5, #3) and "24: Live Another Day" (6.332 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2).

NBC (4.621 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second place with a repeat of "Last Comic Standing" (4.019 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6) and a new two-hour "American Ninja Warrior" (4.922 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1).

Next up was CBS (5.207 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) and its mix of "2 Broke Girls" (4.692 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Mom" (4.645 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7), "Mike & Molly" (5.247 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), another "Mike & Molly" (5.297 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "48 Hours" (5.682 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.548 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T3) served up its specials "The Bachelorette: The Journey So Far" (4.006 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10), "Hillary Clinton: Public and Private - One on One with Diane Sawyer" (6.079 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T7) and a new "Mistresses" (3.560 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T10).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.921 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.7, #13), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.552 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.6, #14) and a new "Beauty and the Beast" (0.856 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.3, #15) on The CW (1.296 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Whose Line" posted a 0.6 rating at 8:00/7:00c and 0.5 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," 2.7/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.0/5; 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.2/5; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.1/4 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 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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