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[08/30/16 - 10:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ninja Warrior," "Running Wild" Stay on Top for NBC
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/29/16):

NBC (6.004 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) was still the top draw on Monday with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.872 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.9, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4.268 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

ABC (4.559 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the number two draw with originals from "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.420 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #2) and "Mistresses" (2.838 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #10).

Next up was CBS (4.077 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "Mom" (4.860 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "2 Broke Girls" (4.085 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6), another "Mom" (4.205 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4), "The Odd Couple" (3.504 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6) and "Scorpion" (3.904 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.535 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T3) offered up an original "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.535 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T6).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (1.279 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) and another "Supergirl" (1.228 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T11) on The CW (1.253 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) closed out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.69% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Mistresses

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+28.00% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/After Paradise)
+7.69% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
-9.52% - American Ninja Warrior
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
-14.29% - Mistresses (vs. The Whispers)

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," 2.3/6; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.8/5; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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 0.2/2 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" (0.8/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.7/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/3 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 (8/31/15):

NBC (5.976 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was back on top on Monday with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (7.168 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.592 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

ABC (3.934 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then fell to second place with new episodes of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.213 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "After Paradise" (3.818 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and the season finale of "The Whispers" (2.772 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was CBS (4.950 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (4.543 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "The Odd Couple" (3.757 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Scorpion" (4.658 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.041 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.950 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.950 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

And finally, originals from "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.127 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.769 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Significant Mother" (0.915 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.734 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 0.6, 0.6 and a 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - American Ninja Warrior
+40.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+30.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
+16.67% - The Whispers
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Significant Mother
-9.09% - After Paradise
-11.11% - So You Think You Can Dance
-16.67% - Bachelor in Paradise

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. America's Next Top Model)
+50.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls/American Ninja Warrior)
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
+25.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
-12.50% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-16.67% - After Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-25.00% - Significant Mother (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-31.58% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-50.00% - 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," 2.0/5 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," 0.7/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 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) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4 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" (0.2/1 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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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