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[09/01/15 - 10:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Reclaim Top Spots
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 (8/31/15):

NBC (5.976 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.8, #1) was back on top on Monday with new episodes of "American Ninja Warrior" (7.168 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) and "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.592 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

ABC (3.934 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) then fell to second place with new episodes of "Bachelor in Paradise" (5.213 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2), "After Paradise" (3.818 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) and the season finale of "The Whispers" (2.772 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9).

Next up was CBS (4.950 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) and its repeat lineup of "2 Broke Girls" (4.543 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.9, #5), "The Odd Couple" (3.757 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6), "Scorpion" (4.658 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "NCIS: Los Angeles" (6.041 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.950 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T3) offered up a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.950 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T6).

And finally, originals from "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (2.127 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.6, #12), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.769 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #T9) and "Significant Mother" (0.915 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.734 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted a 0.6, 0.6 and a 0.3 rating, respectively.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+50.00% - American Ninja Warrior
+40.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
+30.00% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls
+16.67% - The Whispers
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
0.00% - Significant Mother
-9.09% - After Paradise
-11.11% - So You Think You Can Dance
-16.67% - Bachelor in Paradise

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+75.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. America's Next Top Model)
+50.00% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. Running Wild with Bear Grylls/American Ninja Warrior)
+50.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (Repeats))
+25.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
-12.50% - The Whispers (vs. Mistresses)
-16.67% - After Paradise (vs. Bachelor in Paradise)
-25.00% - Significant Mother (vs. America's Next Top Model)
-31.58% - Running Wild with Bear Grylls (vs. American Ninja Warrior)
-50.00% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. MasterChef/Hotel Hell)

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," 2.4/6; "CBS Summer Showcase," 2.0/5 with an encore; 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," 0.7/4; "CBS Summer Showcase," 0.3/2 with an encore; 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 0.4/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.

· From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show" (1.0/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1 with an encore).

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


Here are the highlights of the 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/1/14):

NBC (5.138 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) and FOX (4.667 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T1) shared the demo crown on Labor Day as the latter served up new episodes of "MasterChef" (5.443 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "Hotel Hell" (3.891 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.3, #3).

The Peacock then offered up originals from "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (3.894 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.9, #7) and "American Ninja Warrior" (5.760 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1).

Next up was ABC (4.284 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #3) with a new "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.655 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4) and the season finale of "Mistresses" (3.541 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8).

Meanwhile, CBS (5.369 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #4) went with its mix of "The Big Bang Theory" (5.973 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4), "CBS Fall Preview" (4.688 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Mike & Molly" (4.693 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.8, #T8), "Two and a Half Men" (4.287 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11) and "Under the Dome" (6.286 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.2, #T4).

And finally, repeats of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.429 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12), another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.464 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) and a new "America's Next Top Model" (1.275 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T12) on The CW (1.361 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.4, #5) closed out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), said trio posted 0.3, 0.3 and 0.5 rating, respectively.

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 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

·In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

·From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 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" (0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).

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