NBC's 'Million Second Quiz' Tops Prior Two Telecasts

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September 17th, 2013

The Million Second Quiz - Season 1

via press note:

Monday Results (NBC carried NFL football in Cincinnati and ABC carried the game in Pittsburgh):
 
  • At 8 p.m. ET, "The Million Second Quiz" (1.1 rating, 3 share in adults 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall) is currently matching the 1.1 rating the show earned last Thursday and is topping both its Friday (0.8) and Saturday (0.6) telecasts, pending updates, and that’s despite last night facing competition from the season premieres of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and Fox’s “Bones,” as well as ESPN’s Steelers-Bengals NFL telecast.
 
  • Versus its prior telecast on Saturday, “Million Second Quiz” is up 83% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.1 from a 0.6) and up 31% in total viewers (3.747 million vs. 2.868 million).
 
  • “The Million Second Quiz” continues to grow half-hour to half, up last night by 10% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.1 from a 1.0).  This is the sixth consecutive edition of “MSQ” to grow from half-hour to half-hour in adults 18-49.
 
  • From 9-10:01 p.m. ET, "American Ninja Warrior" (1.6/4 in adults 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall) is currently matching last week’s preliminary fast-affiliate 1.6 rating in 18-49 and is down just a tenth of a rating point versus last week’s 1.7 in official nationals, despite last night facing Fox’s series premiere of “Sleepy Hollow” and ABC’s season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” as well as ESPN’s Steelers-Bengals NFL telecast, pending updates.
 
  • Last nights’ “American Ninja Warrior” is up half-hour to half-hour by 21% (to a 1.7 from a 1.4) and grew half-hour to half-hour in every key ratings category.
 
  • From 10:01-11 p.m. ET, the season finale of "Siberia" (0.8/2 in adults 18-49, 2.2 million viewers overall) is currently up 0.2 of a point or 33% week to week in 18-49 (to a 0.8 from a 0.6), for its highest rating since July 15, pending updates.  In total viewers, “Siberia” is currently up 23% week to week (2.226 million vs. 1.813 million), which is also its top result since July 15, pending updates.
 
 
  • Quadrey

    I knew the Saturday edition was going to be adjusted down to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.

  • Max Vrany

    You would tend to top the prior 2 telecasts when they were on Friday and Saturday.

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