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[09/01/20 - 10:11 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "American Ninja Warrior" Special
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 (8/31/20):

NBC (3.246 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) was still the network to beat on Monday thanks to "American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Skills Challenge Special" (3.479 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.5, #1) and a repeat "Dateline NBC" (2.782 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2).

CBS (2.330 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.3, #2) took home the silver with its mix of "The Neighborhood" (3.424 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2), "Young Sheldon" (2.943 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T2), a new "Love Island" (1.613 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) and "Bull" (2.193 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6).

Meanwhile, ABC (1.509 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) offered up the penultimate week of "The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!" (1.509 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) while FOX (1.140 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T3) opted for the feature "Love the Coopers" (1.140 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.879 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.1, #5) closed out the night with a new "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.931 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6), a repeat "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.868 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T6) and a new "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.859 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.1, #11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-25.00% - Love Island
-33.33% - The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (vs. 8/10/20)
-50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. Penn & Teller: Fool Us (Repeat))
-33.33% - Love Island (vs. Young Sheldon/Mom (Repeats))
-37.50% - American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Skills Challenge Special (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
-77.78% - The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever! (vs. Bachelor in Paradise/Grand Hotel)


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/2/19):

ABC (3.503 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the Labor Day champ in demos with fresh installments of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.073 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and "Grand Hotel" (2.364 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Second place then went to NBC (4.074 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) with a new "American Ninja Warrior" (4.558 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and a repeat "Dateline NBC" (3.108 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

Next up was CBS (3.349 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "The Neighborhood" (3.403 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "The Big Bang Theory" (3.337 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "Young Sheldon" (3.409 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6), "Mom" (3.223 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3) and "Bull" (3.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.816 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up a new two-hour "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.816 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

And finally, The CW (0.807 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) opted for repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (0.921 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.704 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.680 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-8.33% - Bachelor in Paradise
-11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
-20.00% - Grand Hotel

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
-20.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-20.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-63.64% - Grand Hotel (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)

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," 1.4/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.6/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.2/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.2/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.3/2 with an encore.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.8/3 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, ratings were: "Late Night with Seth Meyers," 0.8/3 with an encore in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 0.7/3 with an encore. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 with an encore in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.1/1 with an encore.

· At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.4/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.1/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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