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[08/07/18 - 08:29 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Competition with "The Bachelorette" Finale
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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/6/18):

ABC (6.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to its expanded season finale of "The Bachelorette" (6.667 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1).

NBC (4.670 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a distant second with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (5.013 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (3.985 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.461 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) and its two-hour edition of "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.461 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.220 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) served up repeats of "Mom" (4.198 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "Life in Pieces" (3.324 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6) alongside new episodes from "Salvation" (2.481 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Elementary" (3.420 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #7).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.313 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.915 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.856 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.099 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+38.46% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Salvation
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-9.09% - American Ninja Warrior
-12.50% - Dateline NBC
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
0.00% - Elementary (vs. CBSN: On Assignment)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hooten & The Lady)
-12.50% - Dateline NBC (vs. Midnight, Texas)
-14.29% - So You Think You Can Dance
-14.29% - The Bachelorette
-33.33% - American Ninja Warrior
-45.45% - Salvation (vs. Mom/Life in Pieces (Repeats))

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

· In Nielsen's 56 metered markets (the Phoenix market is currently excluded), household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 1.6/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/2; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.1/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/7/17):

ABC (7.467 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) was of course the network to beat on Monday with its full night "The Bachelorette" (7.467 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) season finale.

NBC (5.233 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #2) then was the silver draw with originals from "American Ninja Warrior" (6.285 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) and "Midnight, Texas" (3.131 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.659 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) and its expanded two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.659 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.238 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) offered up repeats of "Kevin Can Wait" (4.110 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T4), "Superior Donuts" (3.484 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6), "Mom" (3.724 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T6) and "Life in Pieces" (3.179 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8) plus a new "CBSN: On Assignment" (2.464 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9).

And finally, a repeat "Supergirl" (1.201 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and a new "Hooten & The Lady" (1.100 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) rounded out the evening on The CW (1.150 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+40.00% - The Bachelorette
+7.14% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Midnight, Texas
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - CBSN: On Assignment
0.00% - Hooten & The Lady

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+90.91% - The Bachelorette (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/Mistresses)
+75.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-20.00% - CBSN: On Assignment (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-33.33% - Hooten & The Lady (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
-82.56% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)
-90.70% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Olympic Games Rio 2016)

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; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.5/3; "Late Show," 0.4/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 1.0/4 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/3. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.3/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.6/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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