TV Ratings Monday: 'American Ninja Warrior' Up, 'MasterChef' & 'Mistresses' Down, 'Under The Dome' Hits Low

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September 2nd, 2014

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.1/3 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.4/1
Adults 18-34: Rating/Share 1.2/5 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.8/3 0.5/2 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.138 4.667 2.762 4.284 5.359 1.361

NBC and FOX tied for number one among adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On NBC, Running Wild With Bear Grylls garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, down 18 percent from a 1.1 for its most recent episode. American Ninja notched a 1.9, up 6 percent from a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating for its most recent original episode.

On FOX, MasterChef scored a 1.9, down 5 percent from last week's 2.0 adults 18-49 rating. Hotel Hell earned a 1.4, down 13 percent from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Bachelor In Paradise garnered a1.2, down 8 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. The finale of Mistresses notched a 0.8, down 11 percent from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, CBS Fall Preview earned a 0.8, down 43 percent from last year’s 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.  Under The Dome scored a series low 1.2, down 14 percent from  last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On The CW, America’s Next Top Model matched last week's 0.4 18-49 adults rating.

Broadcast primetime ratings for Monday, September 1, 2014 (all Live+Same Day ratings):

Time Net Show 18-49 Rtg/Shr Viewers (millions)
8:00 FOX MasterChef 1.9/6 5.44
CBS The Big Bang Theory- R 1.2/4 5.97
ABC Bachelor In Paradise 1.2/4 4.66
NBC Running Wild With Bear Grylls 0.9/3 3.89
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R 0.4/1 1.43
8:30 CBS CBS Fall Preview 0.8/3 4.69
CW Whose Line Is It Anyway? - R 0.4/1 1.46
9:00 NBC American Ninja Warrior (9-11PM) 1.9/6 5.76
FOX Hotel Hell 1.3/4 3.89
CBS Mike & Molly - R 0.8/2 4.69
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4/1 1.275
9:30 CBS Two and a Half Men - R 0.7/2 4.29
10:00 CBS Under the Dome 1.2/4 6.29
ABC Mistresses - Season Finale 0.8/3 3.54

- via NBC press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Monday Night:


  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 2.0/5 with an encore telecast; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/4 with an encore; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” 0.7/4 with an encore; "Late Show," 0.3/1 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (0.8/3 in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (0.8/3 with an encore).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.3/2 in 18-49 with an encore) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.5/2 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.2/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast. For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

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