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[08/18/15 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "American Ninja Warrior" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
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 (8/17/15):

NBC (5.599 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was the demo champ for the third week in a row with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (6.653 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) and a repeat "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.492 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

ABC (3.682 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) then claimed the silver with its trio of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.237 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "After Paradise" (3.293 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "The Whispers" (2.515 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12).

Next up was FOX (3.131 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T2) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.131 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.185 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.520 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "The Odd Couple" (4.200 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T4), "Scorpion" (5.523 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.672 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.627 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.995 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.6, #11) and "Significant Mother" (1.260 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #13) on The CW (2.127 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.5, 0.5 and a 0.2 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - Significant Mother
+20.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+16.67% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - After Paradise
-10.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-16.67% - The Whispers

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
+16.13% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls/American Ninja Warrior)
+15.38% - Bachelor in Paradise
+7.69% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
-20.00% - Significant Mother (vs. America's Next Top Model (Repeat))
-28.57% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-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," 2.4/6; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.9/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5.

· 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," 0.4/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (0.2/2).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/18/14):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to local NFL pre-season preemptions, Fast Nationals for NBC are approximate.]

NBC (5.490 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) and FOX (4.874 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1) shared top demo honors on Monday as the former served up new episodes of "MasterChef" (5.703 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #1) and "Hotel Hell" (4.046 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

The Peacock then served up originals from "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.258 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.2, #6) and "American Ninja Warrior" (6.106 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.9, #2).

Next up was CBS (5.503 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) with repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.495 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mom" (4.266 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (4.916 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7) and "Two and a Half Men" (4.884 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) plus a new "Under the Dome" (7.229 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

Meanwhile, ABC (4.356 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T3) offered up fresh installments of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.886 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "Mistresses" (3.297 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11).

And finally, a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.676 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #13), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.932 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T11) and the return of "America's Next Top Model" (1.182 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.5, #14) on The CW (1.493 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the night. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted 0.6, 0.8 and 0.7 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," 2.9/7; 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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