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[08/29/17 - 10:27 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges NBC in Demo Showdown
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 (8/28/17):

ABC (4.707 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #1) edged out the top spot on Monday with new episodes of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.389 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "To Tell the Truth" (3.344 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Second place then went to NBC (5.442 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (6.436 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Midnight, Texas" (3.454 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.914 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3) with its mainstay "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.914 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.600 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) served up repeats of "Kevin Can Wait" (4.306 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #6), "Superior Donuts" (3.639 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Mom" (3.795 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T7), "Life in Pieces" (3.306 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9) and "Scorpion" (3.276 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.125 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and a new "Hooten & The Lady" (0.999 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (1.062 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Midnight, Texas
+14.29% - Bachelor in Paradise
+14.29% - So You Think You Can Dance
+7.14% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 7/31/17)
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. 8/14/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+33.33% - To Tell the Truth (vs. Mistresses)
+14.29% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
-21.05% - American Ninja Warrior
-33.33% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-35.71% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)

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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/4 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," 0.5/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore; 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.8/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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