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[09/17/19 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ninja Warrior" Finale Tops Demos; "DWTS" Return Leads Total Viewers
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 12 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night (9/16/19):

[EDITOR'S NOTE: Note that the NBC station in Cleveland and the CW station in New York carried NFL football, and these results are subject to adjustment as a result.]

NBC (4.392 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #1) was the demo champ on Monday thanks to the season finale of "American Ninja Warrior" (5.389 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.1, #1) and the special "The 2019 NBC Primetime Preview Show" (2.399 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3).

ABC (6.160 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 0.8, #2) then was a close second with the return of "Dancing with the Stars" (7.995 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.0, #2) plus the special "Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift" (2.489 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Next up was CBS (3.475 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) and its all-repeat lineup of "The Neighborhood" (3.418 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "The Big Bang Theory" (3.306 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.5, #T3), "Bull" (3.024 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9) and another "Bull" (4.039 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

Meanwhile, FOX (1.894 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T3) offered up the season finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" (1.894 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.4, #T6).

And finally, The CW (1.005 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) closed out the night with repeats of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (1.030 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11), "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.984 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T11) and another "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.975 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.3, #T9).

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+22.22% - American Ninja Warrior
0.00% - So You Think You Can Dance

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+66.67% - Dancing with the Stars (vs. Castaways)
-33.33% - So You Think You Can Dance (vs. Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes)
-33.33% - Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift (vs. The Good Doctor (Repeat))
-47.62% - American Ninja Warrior (vs. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards)
-76.19% - The 2019 NBC Primetime Preview Show (vs. The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards)

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," 1.3/4; "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," 2.2/7; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.

· In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 0.3/2; "Late Show," 0.3/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.4/3.

· From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline," averaged a 0.9/3 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," 0.9/3 in metered-market households; CBS's "Late Late Show," 1.0/4. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, averages were: "Late Night," 0.2/2 in 18-49; "Late Late Show," 0.2/2.

· At 1:35 a.m., "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" averaged a 0.6/3 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 11 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (9/17/18):

[Note: Fast affiliate ratings are inaccurate for live events. Additionally, ABC carried NFL coverage in Chicago which will be excluded from Officials.]

NBC (9.082 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1) rocketed to the top spot on Monday with its coverage of "The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards" (9.082 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 2.1, #1). Said event was on par with last year's coverage of "The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards" (9.576 million viewers; adults 18-49: 2.1), which aired on a Sunday.

CBS (3.467 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) then was a distant second with repeats of "Young Sheldon" (5.195 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 0.9, #2) and "Mom" (4.058 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.7, #3) followed by the season finales of "Salvation" (2.653 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 0.4, #9) and "Elementary" (3.123 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 0.5, #8).

Next up was ABC (3.237 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) with a special "Castaways" (3.324 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4), another "Castaways" (3.031 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4) and a repeat "The Good Doctor" (3.356 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.521 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T2) opted for its own special "Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes" (2.521 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.6, #T4).

And finally, repeats of the 2017 crossover between "Supergirl" (0.786 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) and "Arrow" (0.620 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.2, #T10) on The CW (0.703 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.2, #5) rounded out the night.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+25.00% - Elementary
0.00% - Salvation

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
0.00% - The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards (9/17/17)
0.00% - Inside the Manson Cult: The Lost Tapes (vs. So You Think You Can Dance)
0.00% - Elementary (vs. Scorpion (Repeat))
-42.86% - Salvation (vs. Mom/Life in Pieces (Repeats))
-64.71% - Castaways - 8:00 (vs. Dancing with the Stars)
-64.71% - Castaways - 9:00 (vs. Dancing with the Stars)

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

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Source: Nielsen Media Research





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