Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, July 18, 2016

Note: Live coverage of the Republican National Convention on ABC, CBS and NBC may result in greater adjustments than usual in the final nationals.

The numbers for Monday:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Bachelorette (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.9/7 6.56
American Ninja Warrior (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.7/7 5.81
Mom (CBS) – R 0.7/3 4.00
So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation (FOX) (8-10 p.m.) 0.7/3 2.62
Movie: 10 Years (The CW) (8-10 p.m.) 0.2/1 0.74
8:30 p.m. 2 Broke Girls (CBS) – R 0.6/2 3.49
9 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) – R 0.6/2 3.48
10 p.m. Republican National Convention (NBC) 1.1/4 4.04
Republican National Convention (ABC) 0.7/3 3.48
Republican National Convention (CBS) 0.5/2 2.58


Night 1 of the Republican National Convention drew an audience on ABC, CBS and NBC similar to the first night in 2012. Pending updates, the three networks combined for a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49, even with the opening night four years ago, and 10.1 million viewers, down from 11.05 million (adjusted to 10.75 million in the finals) in 2012.

“The Bachelorette” stayed at No. 1 in adults 18-49 with a 1.9, even with its performance last week. “American Ninja Warrior” (1.7) and “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation” (0.7) were both even with last week as well.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 1.5/6 1.4/6 0.7/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 5.60 5.22 2.65 3.27 0.74


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

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.7/4, 2.0/5

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.5/3, 2.1/6

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”: 0.4/2, 1.5/4

12:35 a.m.

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/3

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.3/2, 1.0/3

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.3/2, 0.9/3

: 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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