Final broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Note: Monday night’s presidential address aired commercial-free and is thus excluded from final ratings and network averages. The split runs of “American Ninja Warrior,” “Bachelor in Paradise” and “So You Think You Can Dance” in the Eastern and Central time zones are listed as combined averages below.

Monday’s fast national ratings among adults 18-49 all carried through to the finals, despite split runs for several shows wrapped around the presidential address. The only change was for a “Black-ish” rerun on ABC, which adjusted down a tenth of a point to 0.5.

Downward adjustments in adults 18-49 are in red.

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share
Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-9, 9:30-10:30 p.m.) 1.3/5 5.71
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC) (8-9, 9:30-10:30 p.m.) 1.3/5 4.33
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX) (8-9, 9:30-10:30 p.m.) 0.7/3 2.74
Kevin Can Wait (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.26
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.2/1 1.08
8:30 p.m. Superior Donuts (CBS) – R 0.6/3 3.66
9 p.m. Hooten & the Lady (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.8
9:30 p.m. Mom (CBS) – R 0.5/2 3.36
10 p.m. CBSN: On Assignment (CBS) 0.4/2 2.72
10:30 p.m. Midnight, Texas (NBC) (10:30-11:30 p.m.) 0.6/3 2.85
Black-ish (ABC) – R 0.5/2 1.82


Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.1/5 1.1/5 0.7/3 0.5/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 4.76 3.83 2.74 3.34 0.94


Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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