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[09/13/17 - 07:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ninja Warrior" Leads NBC to Victory
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 (9/11/17):

NBC (5.148 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was still the top draw on Monday thanks to originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (6.306 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) and "Midnight, Texas" (2.833 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Second place then went to ABC (4.227 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) with the season finale of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.828 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) alongside a new "To Tell the Truth" (3.024 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Next up was CBS (4.667 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its repeat lineup of "The Big Bang Theory" (6.350 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3), "Kevin Can Wait" (5.105 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Mom" (5.027 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.0, #T4), "Life in Pieces" (4.032 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #6) and "Scorpion" (3.743 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.401 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.401 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T9).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.081 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and the season finale of "Hooten & The Lady" (0.937 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) on The CW (1.009 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+6.67% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Midnight, Texas
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. 8/28/17)
-12.50% - To Tell the Truth (vs. 8/28/17)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-5.88% - American Ninja Warrior
-14.29% - So You Think You Can Dance
-41.67% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)
-50.00% - Bachelor in Paradise (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-50.00% - To Tell the Truth (vs. $100,000 Pyramid)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.0/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.6/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/2.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.9/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.4/3 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/1.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 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 (9/12/16):

ABC (11.299 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.2, #1) pulled into the top spot on Monday with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (13.662 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.6, #1) and the season finale of "$100,000 Pyramid" (6.572 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3).

NBC (5.106 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then got bumped to second place with the season finales of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.802 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.7, #2) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.715 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4).

Next up was CBS (4.509 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) and its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.949 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "CBS Fall Preview" (4.855 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7), another "The Big Bang Theory" (5.048 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T5), "Mom" (3.791 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #8) and "Scorpion" (3.707 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.289 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #4) offered up its season finale to "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.289 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (0.993 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "Supergirl" (1.002 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) closed out the night on The CW (0.998 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. 8/28/16)
+40.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
+20.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
+13.33% - American Ninja Warrior

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+27.27% - $100,000 Pyramid (vs. DanceBattle America)
+13.04% - Dancing with the Stars
-12.50% - So You Think You Can Dance
-15.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-18.18% - CBS Fall Preview (vs. The Odd Couple (Repeat))
-40.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)

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," 2.0/5; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.7/5; 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," 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.3/2; 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 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.9/3 in metered-market households) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (0.9/3). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.1/1).

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 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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