NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’ Jumps 14 Percent to a Three Week High; ‘Get Out Alive’ Up

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American Ninja Warrior obstacle course

via press note:

  • From 8-9 p.m. ET, “American Ninja Warrior” (1.6 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall) jumped 14% week to week (1.6 vs. 1.4) to hit a three-week high in 18-49 rating (best since a 1.6 on July 22 and matching “Ninja’s” best since debuting with a 1.7 on July 1).  In the time period, “Ninja ranked #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, running within a tenth of a rating point of ABC’s #1 “CMA Festival” special (1.7 that hour) and was #1 among those networks in adults 18-34 and all key adult-male demos.
 
  • “American Ninja Warrior” grew half-hour to half-hour by 21% (to a 1.7 from a 1.4) and has now grown half-hour to half-hour by at least 0.2 of a point with six of six telecasts this summer.  Last night’s telecast grew from half-hour to half-hour in every key ratings category.
 
  • From 9-10 p.m. ET, “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall) grew week to week for a second week in a row, up 8% versus the prior week’s 1.3 and up 17% versus a 1.2 two weeks ago.  “Get Out Alive” is matching its top rating since debuting with a 1.5 on July 8.  In the time period, “Get Out Alive” is #2 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in 18-49 and #1 among those nets in men 18-34.
 
  • The 1.4 for “Get Out Alive” in 18-49 is the best week-six rating for a new reality show on ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox this summer.  “Get Out Alive” has delivered the best or tied for the best week-one, week-two, week-three, week-four, week-five and week-six ratings so far this summer for any new reality series on those networks.
 
  • From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, “Siberia” (0.7/2 in adults 18-49, 1.9 million viewers overall) is currently up a tenth of a rating point or 17% versus last week’s 0.6 rating in 18-49 and is up 3% in total viewers (1.859 million vs. 1.799 million), pending updates.
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