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[08/20/19 - 08:17 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts as "Bachelor in Paradise" Rises
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 14 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (8/19/19):

ABC (4.052 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #1) was the top draw on Monday thanks to new episodes of "Bachelor in Paradise" (4.778 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.3, #1) and "Grand Hotel" (2.599 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

NBC (4.024 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.7, #2) then had to settle for second with fresh installments of "American Ninja Warrior" (4.450 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) and "Dateline NBC" (3.172 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Next up was FOX (2.428 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #3) with the season finale of "Beat Shazam" (2.582 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3) and a new "So You Think You Can Dance" (2.274 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5).

Meanwhile, CBS (2.968 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.5, #4) opted for repeats of "The Neighborhood" (3.424 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), "The Big Bang Theory" (3.133 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5), another "The Big Bang Theory" (3.459 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T3), "Mom" (3.158 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T5) and "Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool" (2.316 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.4, #11).

And finally, new episodes of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.244 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.925 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T12) led into the debut of "I Ship It" (0.429 million viewers, #14; adults 18-49: 0.1, #14) on The CW (0.961 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+18.18% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - Beat Shazam
0.00% - Grand Hotel
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
0.00% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us (vs. 8/5/19)
0.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway? (vs. 8/5/19)
-11.11% - American Ninja Warrior
-28.57% - Dateline NBC

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+20.00% - Beat Shazam (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - Bachelor in Paradise
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance
-16.67% - Grand Hotel (vs. The Proposal)
-16.67% - Dateline NBC (vs. America's Got Talent (Repeat))
-20.00% - American Ninja Warrior
-33.33% - Penn & Teller: Fool Us
-50.00% - Whose Line Is It Anyway?
-75.00% - I Ship It (vs. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (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," 1.5/4 with an encore telecast; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 1.5/5 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.4/3 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.1/1 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," 0.8/3 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 0.5/3 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (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.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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