‘American Ninja Warrior’ Up 19% Week to Week & Matches Series High Since First Season Finale

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via press notes:

Monday Results:

 

  • “American Ninja Warrior” (1.9/6 in adults 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall from 10:01-11 p.m. ET) grew+19% week to week in adults 18-49 (to a 1.9 rating from a 1.6) and by +13% in total viewers (5.262 million vs. 4.653 million).  The 1.9 rating in 18-49 matches the show’s highest since its first season finale on July 23, 2012 (2.0), with the only other 1.9 over that span coming Jan. 13, 2014 with a special “USA vs. Japan” edition.   Versus last summer’s second telecast, “Ninja Warrior” is up +19% in 18-49 rating (1.9 vs. 1.6 from 8-9 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2013).

 

  • “American Ninja Warrior” (1.9/6) is the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, ahead of “24” (1.8/6), “Bachelorette” (1.7/6), “MasterChef” (1.7/6)and all other Big 4 primetime programming.

 

  • “American Ninja Warrior” ranked #1 outright among the Big 4 for its full 9-11 p.m. ET slot in 18-49 and was also #1 outright among those nets from 9-10 — ahead of “24” and “Bachelorette” — and from 10-11– ahead of the season premiere of ABC’s “Mistresses” and CBS’s original “48 Hours Monday.”  For its second hour from 10-11 p.m. ET, “American Ninja Warrior” ranked #1 among ABC, CBS and NBC in all key demographics.

 

  • An encore telecast of “Last Comic Standing” (1.3 rating, 5 share in adults 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) held steady or grew from half-hour to half-hour in every key measure, including gains of +8% in adults 18-49 (to a 1.3 rating from a 1.2) and +13% in adults 25-54 (1.8 vs. 1.6).
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