Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

Note: The CW was pre-empted in Chicago for baseball, so its numbers are subject to greater adjustments than usual.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelorette (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) – F 2.5/9 8.43
American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.6/6 5.76
Mom (CBS) – R 0.8/3 4.65
So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 0.7/3 2.67
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.4/1 1.57
8:30 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) – R 0.7/3 3.80
9 p.m. Mom (CBS) – R 0.7/3 3.93
Supergirl (The CW) – R 0.5/2 1.57
9:30 p.m. The Odd Couple (CBS) – R 0.6/3 3.24
10 p.m. The Bachelorette: After the Final Rose (ABC) 2.3/9 8.07
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (NBC) – P 1.1/4 3.24
Scorpion (CBS) – R 0.6/3 3.88


The finale of “The Bachelorette” scored its best ratings of the season, giving ABC an easy win for the night. The show scored a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49, while “After the Final Rose” followed with a 2.3. Both are even with the 2015 finale.

“Running Wild with Bear Grylls” premiered to a 1.1 for NBC, off a tenth from last season’s debut but in line with its 2015 average. “American Ninja Warrior” (1.6) held steady with last week’s rating.

“So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” drew a 0.7 for FOX, even with last week.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.4/9 1.4/5 0.7/3 0.7/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions) 8.31 4.92 3.90 2.67 1.57


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.8/4, 2.2/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.6/3, 2.1/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 2.0/5

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.4/3, 1.0/3

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.3/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 1.1/3

: 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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