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Updated Monday Ratings Scorecard

What follows are the fast affiliate results for Monday, August 22 broken out by network and by each half-hour:

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 6.01 million, ABC: 4.30, CBS: 4.02, Fox: 2.62, CW: 1.20

-Adults 18-49:
NBC: 1.7 rating/6 share, ABC: 1.2/ 5, CBS: 0.7/ 3, Fox: 0.7/ 2, CW: 0.3/ 1

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8:00 p.m.
ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 5.36 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Mom (R)
Viewers: 4.62 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 6.51 million (#1), A18-49: 1.7/ 7 (#1)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 2.76 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 3 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 1.22 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 5.27 million (#2), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

CBS – 2 Broke Girls (R)
Viewers: 4.16 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 6.95 million (#1), A18-49: 1.9/ 7 (#1)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 2.62 million (#4), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 1.29 million (#5), A18-49: 0.3/ 1 (#5)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 5.03 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#2)

CBS – Mom (R)
Viewers: 4.27 million (#2), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 7.20 million (#1), A18-49: 2.0/ 7 (#1)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 2.54 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 1.14 million (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Bachelor in Paradise
Viewers: 5.09 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#2)

CBS – The Odd Couple (R)
Viewers: 3.71 million (#3), A18-49: 0.8/ 3 (#3)

NBC – American Ninja Warrior
Viewers: 7.18 million (#1), A18-49: 2.1/ 7 (#1)

Fox – So You Think You Can Dance
Viewers: 2.56 million (#4), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#4)

CW – Supergirl (R)
Viewers: 1.15 million (#5), A18-49: 0.2/ 1 (#5)

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – Mistresses
Viewers: 2.65 million (#3), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#2t)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 3.81 million (#2), A18-49: 0.7/ 2 (#2t)

NBC – The Night Shift
Viewers: 4.48 million (#1), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – Mistresses
Viewers: 2.41 million (#3), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2t)

CBS – Scorpion (R)
Viewers: 3.54 million (#2), A18-49: 0.6/ 2 (#2t)

NBC – The Night Shift
Viewers: 3.74 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#1)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. In yet another example of how connections at the top are way better than ratings, Mistresses continues its disastrous run on ABC for a fourth season.

    Why oh why?!!!

      • Douglas, may you please respond to my comments from Tuesday, August 16th (Idiotest, Family Feud) and Thursday, August 18th (Winsanity, Family Feud)? Thank you!

      • You may be right, but I just don’t see it. A show with those ratings is going to collect a bunch of $10,000 an episode fees in foreign countries and probably not that much more in syndication if they make a 5th year.

        Unless they made a fabulous deal sight unseen before it started airing.

        This reminds me of the deals FX made that reached their apex with the order of 100 episodes of Anger Management based on early ratings.

        Interestingly FX does not offer that kind of deal any longer…

        Of course, there is a distribution arm issue: now that the studios own the networks, the networks have to renew shows just so the machine can keep churning (even if it’s to get really low fees). This is what leads me to think that shows are picked for renewal because of influence since they’re not picked because of ratings.