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[08/21/18 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Bachelor in Paradise"
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 (8/20/18):

ABC (3.988 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) moved into the top demo spot on Monday with new episodes from "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.731 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "The Proposal" (2.501 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

NBC (4.479 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) then was a close second with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (5.162 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) and a repeat "America's Got Talent" (3.112 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3).

Next up was FOX (2.398 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with a two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.398 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #6).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.418 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4) offered up its original lineup of "Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool" (4.299 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Salvation" (2.566 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Elementary" (3.390 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7).

And finally, new episodes from "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.497 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T10) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.292 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) plus a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.298 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T7) rounded out the night on The CW (1.396 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+8.33% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - The Proposal
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Salvation
-40.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+100.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Hooten & The Lady)
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Supergirl (Repeat))
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Elementary (vs. CBSN: On Assignment)
-7.69% - Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool (vs. Kevin Can Wait/Superior Donuts (Repeat))
-25.93% - American Ninja Warrior
-28.57% - So You Think You Can Dance
-33.33% - The Proposal (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/Black-ish (Repeat))
-50.00% - Salvation (vs. CBS News Special/Mom (Repeat))

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," 1.6/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.4/7 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an encore.

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

· 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 with an encore; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49 with an encore; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2 with an encore.

· 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 18 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (8/21/17):

NBC (5.231 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #1) was still the top draw on a news disrupted Monday with its mix of "American Ninja Warrior" (6.108 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), "NBC News Special" (6.184 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), the second half of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.094 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and "Midnight, Texas" (2.797 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

The silver then went to ABC (4.172 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #2) and its lineup of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.116 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T1), "ABC News Special" (4.719 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), the second half of "Bachelor in Paradise" (3.954 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and a repeat "Black-ish" (2.174 million viewers, #16; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11).

Next up was FOX (2.782 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) with a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.905 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), its "FOX News Special" (2.456 million viewers, #15; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11) and the conclusion to "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.823 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7).

Meanwhile, CBS (3.485 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #4) offered up "Kevin Can Wait" (4.347 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Superior Donuts" (3.766 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T11), "CBS News Special" (4.142 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T7), "Mom" (3.177 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.5, #15) and the season finale of "CBSN: On Assignment" (2.739 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #16).

And finally, repeats of "Supergirl" (1.127 million viewers, #17; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) and "Hooten & The Lady" (0.810 million viewers, #18; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T17) on The CW (0.968 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - CBSN: On Assignment
-6.67% - Bachelor in Paradise
-25.00% - Midnight, Texas

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-12.50% - Bachelor in Paradise
-26.32% - American Ninja Warrior
-33.33% - CBSN: On Assignment (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-53.85% - Midnight, Texas (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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