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[08/04/15 - 08:20 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "American Ninja Warrior"
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 (8/3/15):

NBC (5.568 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.323 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.058 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2).

CBS (5.100 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with its repeat lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (4.919 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4), "The Odd Couple" (4.205 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "Scorpion" (4.758 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.981 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

Next up was ABC (3.528 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) and its new lineup of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.715 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3), "After Paradise" (3.126 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Whispers" (2.742 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #10).

Meanwhile, FOX (3.111 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) offered up a fresh installment of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.111 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.087 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.397 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and the debut of "Significant Mother" (0.868 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.610 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.3, 0.3 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
+7.69% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 7/20/15)
-5.26% - American Ninja Warrior
-22.22% - The Whispers (vs. 7/20/15)
-28.57% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+50.00% - Significant Mother (vs. Arrow (Repeat))
+12.50% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls/American Ninja Warrior)
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
-9.09% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-22.22% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-26.32% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-38.46% - After Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-47.06% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/Hotel Hell)

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 Summer Showcase," 1.8/5 with an encore; 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," 0.9/5; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/1 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· 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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/4/14):

FOX (4.555 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and NBC (5.048 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) shared the top spot on Monday as the former served up new episodes of "MasterChef" (5.172 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Hotel Hell" (3.938 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

The Peacock then served up originals from "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.034 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "American Ninja Warrior" (5.555 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.149 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) with repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.083 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Mom" (3.986 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9), "Mike & Molly" (5.011 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #7), "Two and a Half Men" (4.306 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #8) and a new "Under the Dome" (6.755 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.459 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T3) offered up the premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.009 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #T5) and "Mistresses" (3.361 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T9).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.644 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12) led into repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.628 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Arrow" (0.599 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.2, #14) on The CW (1.118 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted 0.4, 0.5 and 0.1 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," 2.6/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/4 with an encore; 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," 1.1/5; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

·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" (1.2/4 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 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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