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‘Still Star-Crossed’ Remains a Bust on ABC

'Superhuman' on Fox Consistent in Week Two

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 3.2/ 6, NBC: 3.1/ 5, CBS: 2.7/ 5, Fox: 2.2/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1

-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +22, CBS: – 4, NBC: -11, CW: -12, ABC: -24,
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Ratings Breakdown:
ABC held a minor one-tenth of a household rating point advantage over NBC, with “The Bachelorette” topping the night at a 4.1 rating/7 share from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, however, “The Bachelorette” was down by a noticeable 23 percent from the 5.3/ 9 in the overnights on the year-ago evening. Current ABC 10 p.m. drama occupant “Still Star-Crossed” from Shonda Rhimes, meanwhile, was a bust at a distant third-place 1.2/ 2 at 10 p.m. One year earlier, “Mistresses” scored a 2.1/ 4 in this time period.

On NBC, “American Ninja Warrior” remains a valid summer option with a 3.4/ 6 in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m., which will certainly exercise some muscle in the young adult demographics. But that, too, was down from the year-ago evening (3.9/ 7 on 6/20/16), with a loss of 13 percent. And it led into season two of reality/competition “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” at a second-place 2.3/ 4 at 10 p.m., which slipped by 32 percent from the 9:30 p.m. portion of “American Ninja Warrior” (3.4/ 6).

In week two news, “Superhuman” on Fox, hosted by Kal Penn, scored a consistent (albeit uneventful) 1.8/ 3 at 9 p.m., which was actually 50 percent above failed drama “Houdini” on the year-ago evening (1.2/ 2 on 6/20/16). Comparably, overnight retention for “Superhuman” out of “So You Think You Can Dance” (#4: 2.6/ 4 at 8 p.m.) was 69 percent.

Elsewhere, only the 9 p.m. edition of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” on The CW was an original telecast, and it scored a 0.7/ 1 (#5). A 9:30 p.m. encore telecast of “Whose Line” was equal at a 0.7/ 1, as was a repeat of “Supergirl” in the 8 p.m. hour.

CBS populated the this third Monday in June with repeats of “Kevin Can Wait” (#3: 2.9/ 5), “Man with a Plan” (#3: 2.7/ 5), “Mom” (#3: 3.0/ 5), “Life in Pieces” (#3: 2.5/ 4) and “Scorpion” (#1: 2.4/ 4).

What follows is the half-hour breakdown for Monday, June 19, 2017:

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.4/ 8 (#1)
CBS – “Kevin Can Wait” (R): 2.9/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance”: 2.7/ 5 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Man with a Plan” (R): 2.7/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.5/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance”: 2.6/ 4 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.1/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 3.0/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Superhuman”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Bachelorette”: 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Life in Pieces” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior”: 3.4/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “Superhuman”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Whose Line is it Anyway?”: 0.7/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Still Star-Crossed”: 1.4/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge”: 2.5/ 4 (#1)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “Still Star-Crossed”: 1.1/ 2 (#3)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 2.4/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge”: 2.1/ 4 (#2)

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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