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[07/14/20 - 08:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "CMA Best of Fest" Puts ABC on Top
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 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (7/13/20):

ABC (3.520 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) pulled into the top spot on Monday thanks to its special "CMA Best of Fest" (3.520 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2).

NBC (3.173 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T1) shared in the demo honors with its mix of "The Titan Games" (3.815 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #1), a repeat "The Wall" (2.946 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T2) and "Dateline NBC" (2.757 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

Next up was FOX (2.304 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #3) with repeats of "9-1-1" (2.275 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "9-1-1: Lone Star" (2.333 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4).

CBS (3.052 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.3, #4) likewise served up second runs of "The Neighborhood" (3.608 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "Bob (Hearts) Abishola" (3.189 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T4), "All Rise" (2.551 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and "Bull" (3.208 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, The CW (0.932 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.949 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.866 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.956 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The Titan Games
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-20.00% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
-20.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway?/Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeat))
-22.22% - The Titan Games (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-33.33% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us)
-42.86% - Dateline NBC
-61.54% - CMA Best of Fest (vs. The Bachelorette/Grand Hotel)


Here are the highlights of the 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (7/15/19):

ABC (5.302 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) was the network to beat on Monday with originals from "The Bachelorette" (6.408 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #1) and "Grand Hotel" (3.091 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

NBC (4.256 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was the silver draw with fresh installments of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.488 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (3.792 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3).

Next up was FOX (2.240 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #3) with new episodes from "Beat Shazam" (2.523 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.958 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.903 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #4) offered up its mix of "Love Island" (2.107 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T6), "The Code" (3.184 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a repeat "Bull" (3.417 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8).

And finally, "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.195 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.944 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T8) and a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.860 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #12) rounded out the night on The CW (1.049 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
+50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+20.00% - Grand Hotel
+13.33% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Beat Shazam
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-25.00% - The Code

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. 9-1-1 (Repeat))
+13.33% - The Bachelorette
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
0.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - The Code (vs. Salvation)
0.00% - Love Island (vs. TKO: Total Knock Out (Repeat))
-18.18% - American Ninja Warrior
-22.22% - Dateline NBC
-25.00% - Grand Hotel (vs. The Proposal)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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