‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls’ Jumps 15% to a Series High

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via press notes:

Monday Results (note “American Ninja Warrior” was a recap episode this week):

 

·         “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 4.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET, featuring Channing Tatum), hit series highs in its third week in 18-49 and total viewers, growing week to week by +15% in 18-49 rating (to a 1.5 from a 1.3) and +16 in total viewers (4.597 million vs. 3.969 million).  “Running Wild” outdelivered each of its prior two total-viewer results for so far this summer, plus all eight episodes of “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls” last summer.

 

·         “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” tied for the highest-rated episode this summer of any new reality series on the Big 4 (with ABC’s premiere of “Rising Star,” 1.5 from 9-11 p.m. on Sunday, June 22) and delivered the highest week-three rating among the six new reality shows on the Big 4 so far this summer that have run at least three weeks.

 

·         “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” made significant movement in the time period this week:

o   Last week, “Running Wild” trailed Fox’s “MasterChef” by 0.7 of a rating point (1.3 vs. 2.0), while this week, that margin was cut to 0.3 (1.5 vs. 1.8).

o   Last week, “Running Wild” trailed ABC’s “Bachelor Paradise” by 0.1 of a rating point in the 8-9 p.m. hour (1.3 vs. 1.4), while this week, “Running Wild” prevailed by 0.1 (1.5 vs. 1.4).

 

·         A recap episode of “American Ninja Warrior” (1.4/4 in 18-49, 4.3 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) won the time period in adults 18-49, adults 18-34 and other key measures among the Big 4 nets.

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