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Monday Final Nationals: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ on NBC Hits One-Year High in Total Viewers

Season-highs for “American Ninja Warrior” (in viewers, best since Aug. 29, 2016; and adults 18-49) and with “Midnight, Texas” (in adults 18-49) propelled NBC to lead Monday in total viewers (5.44 million) and adults 25-54 (1.8 rating/6 share). ABC was tops among adults 18-49 (1.4/5) and adults 18-34 (1.3/7).

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, August 28, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/6 4732 1.3/7 1.4/5 1.6/5
8:00 Bachelor in Paradise 253 92 3.5/6 5454 1.6/8 1.7/6 1.9/6
10:01 To Tell the Truth 261 92 2.1/4 3251 0.7/4 0.7/3 0.9/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.3/4 3584 0.3/1 0.6/2 0.9/3
7:00 CBS Evening News (s) (thru 7:30) 1.5/3 2385 0.2/1 0.3/2 0.5/2
8:00 Kevin Can Wait (r) 254 92 2.7/5 4209 0.3/2 0.7/3 1.1/4
8:30 Superior Donuts (r) 254 92 2.3/4 3521 0.3/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
9:00 Mom (r) 254 92 2.5/4 3828 0.3/2 0.6/2 1.0/3
9:30 Life in Pieces (r) 254 92 2.2/4 3365 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.9/3
10:00 Scorpion (r) 254 92 2.1/4 3290 0.2/1 0.5/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 3.1/6 5435 0.7/4 1.3/5 1.8/6
8:00 American Ninja Warrior 245 92 3.7/7 6470 0.8/4 1.5/6 2.1/7
10:00 Midnight, Texas 245 92 2.0/4 3365 0.5/3 0.9/4 1.1/4
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 1.9/3 2946 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/3
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance 259 92 1.9/3 2946 0.5/3 0.8/3 1.0/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.6/1 1035 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 250 90 0.6/1 1071 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Hooten and the Lady 250 90 0.6/1 990 0.2/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1636 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 1.0/2 1803 0.6/3
8:00 Enamorándome de Ramón 0.9/2 1588 0.5/2
9:00 Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.0/2 1678 0.5/2
10:00 La Tierra Prometida 1.0/2 1643 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.2/0 417 0.1/1
7:00 La Candidata 0.2/0 307 0.1/0
8:00 Totalmente Diva (r) 0.2/0 409 0.1/1
9:00 Totalmente Diva (r) 0.3/0 477 0.2/1
10:00 Rosario Tijeras 0.2/0 366 0.1/0
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 1.0/2 1866 0.7/4 0.7/3
7:00 Juan Gabriel: No Necesita Presentación (s) 0.8/2 1391 0.3/2 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.9/2 1639 0.5/3 0.6/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 1.0/2 1847 0.7/3 0.7/3
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.1/2 2113 0.9/5 0.9/4

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 8/28/17

Bachelor in Paradise” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 2.1/10
Men 18-34: 1.0/6
Women 18-49: 2.3/9
Men 18-49: 1.0/4

To Tell the Truth” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.5/3
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

CBS Evening News Special” (CBS, 7:00-7:30)
Women 18-34: 0.2/1
Men 18-34: 0.1/1
Women 18-49: 0.3/2
Men 18-49: 0.3/2

American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 1.0/5
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/6
Men 18-49: 1.4/6

Midnight, Texas” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.8/3

So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.6/2

Hooten & the Lady” (CW)
Women 18-34: 0.1/1
Men 18-34: 0.2/1
Women 18-49: 0.2/1
Men 18-49: 0.2/1

Preacher” (AMC)
0.58 household rating
0.898 million viewers
0.32 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.14
Men 18-34: 0.20
Women 18-49: 0.24
Men 18-49: 0.40

American Dad” (TBS, 10:00)
0.63 household rating
1.002 million viewers
0.52 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.41
Men 18-34: 0.50
Women 18-49: 0.42
Men 18-49: 0.62

People of Earth” (TBS)
0.45 household rating
0.669 million viewers
0.31 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.23
Men 18-34: 0.32
Women 18-49: 0.24
Men 18-49: 0.38


Live+3 Days Ratings – Monday 8/28/17

VWRS = Viewers, in thousands; LBL = Telecast label designations, such as O (original), P (premiere), R (repeat), S (special), B (breakout, e.g. different start time or interrupted coverage), G (gapped)
Net Program LBL A1849
L+SD
A1849
L+3
L+3
Gain
VWRS
L+SD
VWRS
L+3
L+3
Gain
ABC BACHELOR IN PARADISE O 1.54 1.95 26% 0.41 5051 5955 18%
ABC TO TELL THE TRUTH O 0.66 0.69 4% 0.03 2925 3145 8%
CBS KEVIN CAN WAIT R 0.70 0.71 1% 0.01 4149 4205 1%
CBS SUPERIOR DONUTS R 0.57 0.57 0% 0 3459 3505 1%
CBS MOM 9PM R 0.58 0.59 3% 0.02 3772 3884 3%
CBS LIFE IN PIECES-MON R 0.52 0.54 3% 0.02 3276 3354 2%
CBS SCORPION R 0.44 0.45 3% 0.01 3193 3333 4%
NBC AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR O 1.42 1.57 10% 0.15 6113 6630 8%
NBC MIDNIGHT, TEXAS O 0.78 1.13 45% 0.35 3025 4303 42%
FOX SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE O 0.80 1.00 25% 0.2 2945 3608 23%
CW SUPERGIRL R 0.24 0.24 2% 0 1071 1108 3%
CW HOOTEN & THE LADY 0.22 0.26 17% 0.04 999 1192 19%

Cable Rankings – Monday 8/28/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, August 28:

* Vwrs = Viewers in thousands; V-No. = Prime time rank in viewers; D-No. = Prime time rank in demo (adults 18-49)
V-No.* D-No.* Program Net Start Dur Vwrs* A1849
78 88 LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY FL A&E 8:30 PM 17 541 0.17
84 75 INTERVENTION CA A&E 9:00 PM 60 497 0.19
76 82 ESCAPING POLYGAMY A&E 10:00 PM 63 565 0.18
74 50 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 589 0.24
65 33 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 678 0.29
50 20 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 825 0.36
32 10 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 1074 0.52
26 7 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1239 0.63
27 8 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1233 0.62
41 25 PREACHER AMC 9:00 PM 64 898 0.32
83 100 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: ONLY FOR ONE NIGHT BET 8:30 PM 150 499 0.15
75 75 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 576 0.19
13 6 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 1765 0.64
56 42 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 801 0.27
100 88 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 305 0.17
97 75 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 348 0.19
89 62 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 389 0.22
92 69 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 380 0.20
86 47 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 453 0.25
82 33 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 504 0.29
12 15 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 1823 0.41
15 23 CUOMO PRIMETIME CNN 9:00 PM 60 1528 0.35
17 18 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 1477 0.37
70 54 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 633 0.23
43 18 DIESEL BROTHERS SPC DISC 9:00 PM 62 885 0.37
57 39 VEGAS RAT RODS DISC 10:02 PM 61 785 0.28
60 69 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 758 0.20
37 82 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 8:00 PM 30 996 0.18
93 93 MOVIES WE LOVE: THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA E! 9:00 PM 151 379 0.16
61 54 MLB MONDAY NIGHT – LATE: CLEVELAND @ N.Y. YANKEES (0.51 HH, 0.22 A18-34) ESPN 7:00 PM 177 750 0.23
79 75 SPORTSCENTER PRIME (0.35 HH, 0.15 A18-34) ESPN 9:57 PM 63 516 0.19
58 54 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 30 782 0.23
62 65 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 30 743 0.21
52 54 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 30 814 0.23
48 50 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 30 828 0.24
71 65 I HART FOOD FOOD 10:00 PM 30 626 0.21
73 54 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 10:30 PM 30 604 0.23
5 30 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2863 0.30
7 30 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2664 0.30
6 33 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2672 0.29
87 75 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: THE DUFF FRFM 6:00 PM 150 418 0.19
37 20 FX MOVIE PRIME: DESPICABLE ME 2 FX 8:00 PM 120 996 0.36
64 50 FX MOVIE PRIME: DESPICABLE ME 2 FX 10:00 PM 120 690 0.24
95 82 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:00 PM 30 356 0.18
94 69 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 366 0.20
96 75 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 349 0.19
72 93 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 605 0.16
88 93 TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN HBO 8:00 PM 150 398 0.16
25 30 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:00 PM 30 1264 0.30
19 25 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1368 0.32
18 24 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:00 PM 30 1459 0.34
16 33 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1479 0.29
11 25 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1846 0.32
14 25 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1626 0.32
24 42 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1266 0.27
19 44 AMERICAN PICKERS AC HIST 9:00 PM 63 1368 0.26
21 44 PAWN STARS HIST 10:03 PM 30 1341 0.26
28 54 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 1186 0.23
53 88 CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD ID 8:00 PM 60 813 0.17
29 47 GONE ID 9:00 PM 60 1154 0.25
31 44 CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD ID 10:00 PM 60 1098 0.26
10 62 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1984 0.22
4 17 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 3101 0.40
8 33 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 2530 0.29
81 54 2017 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS MTV 6:00 PM 180 511 0.23
22 5 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 9:00 PM 61 1290 0.65
77 33 SIESTA KEY MTV 10:01 PM 61 543 0.29
39 54 NFL PRESEASON: OAKLAND @ DALLAS (0.61 HH, 0.13 A18-34) NFLN 8:00 PM 180 928 0.23
30 65 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:00 PM 30 1117 0.21
33 69 THUNDERMANS NICK 8:30 PM 30 1058 0.20
63 69 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 740 0.20
68 65 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 667 0.21
69 62 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 639 0.22
66 47 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 675 0.25
54 50 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 807 0.24
85 82 GONE: THE FORGOTTEN WOMEN SPIKE 8:30 PM 62 496 0.18
80 88 COPS SPIKE 10:30 PM 30 514 0.17
51 39 SYFY MOVIE: SHOOTER SYFY 9:00 PM 180 817 0.28
46 14 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 839 0.45
40 13 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:30 PM 30 915 0.48
35 12 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:00 PM 60 1003 0.50
36 10 AMERICAN DAD TBS TBS 10:00 PM 30 1002 0.52
67 29 PEOPLE OF EARTH TBS 10:30 PM 30 669 0.31
34 20 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: DJANGO UNCHAINED TNT 7:15 PM 225 1050 0.36
90 82 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 8:00 PM 30 387 0.18
91 88 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 8:30 PM 30 386 0.17
98 93 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:00 PM 30 339 0.16
99 93 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 329 0.16
59 39 TV1 ORIGINAL MOVIE: WHEN LOVE KILLS TV1 9:00 PM 120 759 0.28
42 93 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:00 PM 30 888 0.16
45 93 EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND TVL 10:30 PM 30 843 0.16
47 75 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (0.57 HH, 0.08 A18-34) TWC 8:00 PM 60 834 0.19
49 69 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (0.55 HH, 0.10 A18-34) TWC 9:00 PM 60 826 0.20
55 82 WEATHER CENTER LIVE (0.54 HH, 0.08 A18-34) TWC 10:00 PM 60 802 0.18
1 3 WWE RAW (2.01 HH, 0.96 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 60 3384 1.15
2 1 WWE RAW (1.94 HH, 0.99 A18-34) USA 9:00 PM 60 3364 1.17
3 2 WWE RAW (1.86 HH, 1.03 A18-34) USA 10:00 PM 68 3163 1.16
9 4 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 8:00 PM 60 2143 1.08
23 9 BALLER WIVES VH1 9:00 PM 60 1269 0.60
44 15 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 10:00 PM 60 861 0.41

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

Written by Douglas Pucci

Douglas Pucci (a.k.a. “Son of the Bronx”) has worked with Mr. Berman for more than a decade. A Bronx native, NYU graduate and once-intern for VH1's "Pop Up Video," Pucci went on to design, build and maintain websites for various non-profit organizations in his hometown of New York City. He also contributes to the sports website Awful Announcing.

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