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[08/25/15 - 08:43 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Top Demo Honors
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 (8/24/15):

ABC (4.090 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) and NBC (4.522 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T1) shared the demo crown on Monday as the latter served up a "best of" edition from "American Ninja Warrior" (5.244 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #2) and a new "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.079 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4).

The Alphabet then served up its mix of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.528 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1), "After Paradise" (4.004 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) and "The Whispers" (2.738 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10).

Next up was FOX (3.047 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its weekly installment of "So You Think You Can Dance" (3.047 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (4.666 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) served up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (4.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T5), "The Odd Couple" (3.984 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7), "Scorpion" (4.499 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (5.327 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T7).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.239 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T10), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.926 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.5, #12) and "Significant Mother" (1.265 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.917 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 0.4, 0.4 and a 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+37.50% - After Paradise
+20.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
+20.00% - The Whispers
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-14.29% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-16.67% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-22.22% - American Ninja Warrior
-25.00% - Significant Mother
-28.57% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. 8/10/15)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
+38.46% - Bachelor in Paradise
+25.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-15.38% - After Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-25.00% - Significant Mother (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-33.33% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-50.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/Hotel Hell)
-63.16% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards)
-73.68% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards)

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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; "CBS Summer Showcase," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.7/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4 with an encore; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· 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" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1 with an encore).

· 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 (8/25/14):

NBC (13.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1) was of course the network to beat on Monday with its coverage of "The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards" (13.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 3.8, #1).

Second place then went to FOX (4.621 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.8, #2) with its duo of "MasterChef" (5.340 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 2.0, #2) and "Hotel Hell" (3.902 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.6, #3).

Next up was ABC (4.155 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #3) with originals from "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.646 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #5) and "Mistresses" (3.173 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.035 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #4) served up repeats of "2 Broke Girls" (3.927 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8), "Mom" (3.955 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.0, #7), "Mike & Molly" (4.865 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #6), "Two and a Half Men" (4.279 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #T8) and a new "Under the Dome" (6.592 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #4).

And finally, The CW (1.164 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.235 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.270 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11) plus a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.076 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T11). In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted 0.3, 0.3 and 0.6 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," 2.9/8 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.9/5; 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," 1.1/5 with an encore; "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 1.0/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households with an encore) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/4 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 0.8/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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