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Monday Final Nationals: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ on NBC Posts Second Most-Viewed Season Finale To-Date

The Week 2 “Monday Night Football” game – a Detroit Lions’ 24-10 victory over the New York Giants – helped ESPN win the night among all networks (broadcast or cable) in households, viewers and all key male and adult demos (18-34, 18-49 and 25-54) – the second straight Monday that ESPN has won the night in all categories. The MNF game also ranked as the No. 1 telecast of the night among households, viewers and all key male and adult demos.

In Detroit, the game delivered an 11.3 rating on ESPN and a 17.4 rating on WXYZ-ABC, for a combined 28.7 rating in the market. In New York, the game delivered a 9.4 rating on ESPN and a 5.4 on WPIX-CW, for a combined 14.8 rating in the market.

The top 10 metered markets (not including those of the competing teams): New Orleans (13.8), Norfolk (12.9), Philadelphia (12.5), Richmond-Petersburg (12.1), Washington, DC (11.0), Buffalo (10.7), Atlanta (10.4), Las Vegas (10.3), Baltimore (10.2) and Denver (10.1).

The ninth season finale of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” (5.96 million viewers) was the second most-watched “Ninja” finale ever, behind only the 6.2 million for the Sep. 14, 2015 season-closer. It was up one percent in total viewers versus last year’s finale (5.959 million vs. 5.877 million). The margin between “Ninja” and the season premiere of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” in the time slot narrowed down to within 0.1 (1.6 for “Dancing” vs. 1.5 for “Ninja”), compared to the year-ago 0.4 (2.1 for the “Dancing” debut vs. 1.7 for the “Ninja” finale on Sep. 12, 2016).

(Sources: ESPN, NBC)

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* AFF = Number of affiliates (stations) airing the program
* CVG = percent of coverage in U.S.
Programming Insider Monday, September 18, 2017
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 5.7/10 8708 0.9/5 1.3/5 1.9/6
8:00 Dancing with the Stars (p) 254 92 6.9/12 10714 1.2/6 1.6/6 2.3/7
10:01 To Tell the Truth 261 91 3.0/6 4593 0.5/2 0.7/3 1.0/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.8/5 4195 0.4/2 0.7/3 1.1/4
8:00 Big Bang Theory (rs) 255 92 4.0/7 5973 0.5/3 1.1/5 1.7/6
8:30 Kevin Can Wait (rs) 255 92 2.9/5 4414 0.5/2 0.9/3 1.3/4
9:00 Mom (r) 255 92 2.7/5 4066 0.5/2 0.8/3 1.2/4
9:30 Life in Pieces (r) 255 92 2.2/4 3311 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.9/3
10:00 Scorpion (r) 255 92 2.5/5 3702 0.3/2 0.5/2 0.8/3
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 2.9/5 4880 0.7/3 1.3/5 1.7/5
8:00 American Ninja Warrior (f) 245 92 3.5/6 5959 0.8/4 1.5/6 2.0/6
10:00 Midnight, Texas (f) 245 92 1.7/3 2722 0.4/2 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 1.3/2 2144 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
8:00 So You Think You Can Dance 257 92 1.3/2 2144 0.4/2 0.6/2 0.7/2
PROGRAM AFF* CVG*
(PCT)
HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-10 Network Average 0.5/1 781 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
8:00 Supergirl (r) 251 84 0.6/1 880 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
9:00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rs) 251 84 0.4/1 666 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.2/1
9:30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (rs) 251 84 0.4/1 697 0.1/1 0.2/1 0.3/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1571 0.5/2
7:00 La Rosa de Guadalupe 0.9/2 1707 0.6/3
8:00 Enamorándome de Ramón 0.8/1 1485 0.5/2
9:00 Mi Marido Tiene Familia 1.0/2 1903 0.7/2
10:00 Hoy Voy a Cambiar 0.7/1 1324 0.4/2
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.4/1 689 0.2/1
7:00 La Tierra Prometida (r) 0.2/0 424 0.1/1
8:00 La Tierra Prometida 0.5/1 897 0.3/1
9:00 Totalmente Diva 0.4/1 633 0.2/1
10:00 Rosario Tijeras 0.3/1 539 0.2/1
PROGRAM HH/Share Viewers
(000)
Adults
18-34
Adults
18-49
Adults
25-54
8-11 Network Average 0.9/2 1666 0.6/3 0.7/3
7:00 Caso Cerrado: Edición Estelar 0.9/2 1401 0.3/2 0.4/2
8:00 Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio 0.8/1 1434 0.4/2 0.5/2
9:00 Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso 0.9/2 1610 0.6/3 0.6/2
10:00 El Señor de Los Cielos V 1.0/2 1953 0.8/4 0.9/3

Sub-Demo Breakdowns – Monday 9/18/17

Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 1.6/7
Men 18-34: 0.7/4
Women 18-49: 2.3/8
Men 18-49: 0.9/4

To Tell the Truth” (ABC)
Women 18-34: 0.6/3
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 1.0/4
Men 18-49: 0.5/2

American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.8/4
Men 18-34: 0.8/4
Women 18-49: 1.6/6
Men 18-49: 1.5/6

Midnight, Texas” (NBC)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.4/2
Women 18-49: 0.9/3
Men 18-49: 0.7/3

So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Women 18-34: 0.5/2
Men 18-34: 0.3/1
Women 18-49: 0.7/3
Men 18-49: 0.4/2

People of Earth” (TBS, 10:30)
0.45 household rating
0.688 million viewers
0.27 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 0.27
Men 18-34: 0.27
Women 18-49: 0.26
Men 18-49: 0.28

Monday Night Football: Detroit Lions @ New York Giants” (ESPN)
7.39 household rating
12.287 million viewers
4.28 adults 18-49 rating
Women 18-34: 1.90
Men 18-34: 5.10
Women 18-49: 2.44
Men 18-49: 6.16

Live+3 Days Ratings – Monday 9/18/17

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 DANCING WITH THE STARS P 1.63 1.97 21% 10715 12246 14%
ABC TO TELL THE TRUTH O 0.75 0.78 5% 4592 4869 6%
CBS BIG BANG THEORY RS 1.11 1.17 5% 5974 6244 5%
CBS KEVIN CAN WAIT – SPECIAL RS 0.88 0.89 2% 4415 4545 3%
CBS MOM 9PM R 0.80 0.82 3% 4066 4183 3%
CBS LIFE IN PIECES-MON R 0.62 0.63 2% 3311 3365 2%
CBS SCORPION R 0.52 0.54 3% 3701 3846 4%
NBC AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR O 1.53 1.74 13% 5959 6699 12%
NBC MIDNIGHT, TEXAS O 0.79 1.17 47% 2722 3879 43%
FOX SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE O 0.57 0.77 35% 2144 2819 31%
CW SUPERGIRL R 0.20 0.20 3% 880 947 8%
CW WHOSE LINE IS IT 1-9/18 RS 0.17 0.17 0% 666 677 2%
CW WHOSE LINE IS IT 2-9/18 RS 0.19 0.19 1% 697 713 2%

Cable Rankings – Monday 9/18/17
What follows are the top 100 most-watched shows in prime time on cable (by order of network) for Monday, September 18:

* 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
81 63 INTERVENTION A&E 8:00 PM 60 459 0.18
72 44 INTERVENTION CA A&E 9:00 PM 61 555 0.21
67 33 INTERVENTION CA A&E 10:01 PM 62 583 0.24
83 63 KING OF THE HILL ADSM 8:00 PM 30 446 0.18
75 33 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 8:30 PM 30 499 0.24
65 22 CLEVELAND SHOW ADSM 9:00 PM 30 588 0.29
47 18 AMERICAN DAD ADSM 9:30 PM 30 740 0.38
26 11 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:00 PM 30 1010 0.52
20 10 BOB’S BURGERS ADSM 10:30 PM 30 1122 0.57
46 36 AMC MOVIE: SWEET HOME ALABAMA AMC 8:00 PM 150 759 0.23
80 78 AMC MOVIE: SWEET HOME ALABAMA AMC 10:30 PM 150 468 0.16
87 89 BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK: LOVE AND BASKETBALL BET 8:00 PM 210 386 0.14
79 89 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 8:00 PM 60 478 0.14
11 8 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF OC BRAVO 9:00 PM 61 1719 0.59
38 22 REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS BRAVO 10:01 PM 60 851 0.29
88 49 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:00 PM 30 384 0.20
91 49 SOUTH PARK CMDY 8:30 PM 30 360 0.20
96 49 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:00 PM 30 331 0.20
89 44 SOUTH PARK CMDY 9:30 PM 30 383 0.21
95 63 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:00 PM 30 332 0.18
94 44 SOUTH PARK CMDY 10:30 PM 30 348 0.21
29 36 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 8:00 PM 60 975 0.23
37 63 ANDERSON COOPER 360 CNN 9:00 PM 60 854 0.18
30 40 CNN TONIGHT CNN 10:00 PM 60 964 0.22
82 70 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 8:00 PM 60 458 0.17
34 16 DIESEL BROTHERS DISC 9:00 PM 63 937 0.39
64 49 GEAR DOGS DISC 10:03 PM 61 603 0.20
54 89 PJ MASKS DISJR 8:00 PM 25 670 0.14
49 78 RAVEN’S HOME DSNY 8:00 PM 30 709 0.16
48 97 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE DSNY 8:30 PM 30 729 0.13
51 63 FASHION POLICE: EMMYS E! 8:00 PM 60 695 0.18
14 8 MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN (1.01 HH, 0.52 A18-34) ESPN 6:00 PM 135 1583 0.59
1 1 NFL REGULAR SEASON: DETROIT @ N.Y. GIANTS (7.39 HH, 3.59 A18-34) ESPN 8:15 PM 195 12287 4.28
71 70 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:00 PM 30 559 0.17
60 70 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 8:30 PM 30 632 0.17
63 83 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:00 PM 30 621 0.15
62 63 DINERS, DRIVE INS & DIVES FOOD 9:30 PM 30 622 0.18
78 97 I HART FOOD FOOD 10:00 PM 30 483 0.13
4 25 TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT FOXNC 8:00 PM 60 2575 0.28
8 49 THE FIVE FOXNC 9:00 PM 60 2193 0.20
7 40 HANNITY FOXNC 10:00 PM 60 2220 0.22
85 97 BIG SCREEN MOVIE: FORREST GUMP FRFM 7:45 PM 195 402 0.13
76 36 FX MOVIE PRIME: THE HANGOVER PART II FX 8:00 PM 120 494 0.23
90 63 FX MOVIE PRIME: THE HANGOVER PART II FX 10:00 PM 120 374 0.18
98 78 THE SIMPSONS FXX 9:30 PM 30 301 0.16
97 70 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:00 PM 30 302 0.17
99 89 THE SIMPSONS FXX 10:30 PM 30 289 0.14
69 83 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:00 PM 30 565 0.15
66 70 THE MIDDLE HALL 10:30 PM 30 585 0.17
36 57 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:00 PM 30 882 0.19
27 49 TINY HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 8:30 PM 30 1008 0.20
28 57 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:00 PM 30 992 0.19
21 49 TINY HOUSE BIG LIVING HGTV 9:30 PM 30 1100 0.20
12 21 HOUSE HUNTERS HGTV 10:00 PM 30 1709 0.30
13 25 HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL HGTV 10:30 PM 30 1604 0.28
23 40 AMERICAN PICKERS HIST 8:00 PM 60 1063 0.22
17 40 AMERICAN PICKERS AC HIST 9:00 PM 63 1342 0.22
25 44 PAWN STARS AC HIST 10:03 PM 30 1018 0.21
31 44 PAWN STARS HIST 10:33 PM 30 958 0.21
55 83 SCIENTOLOGY CURE ID 8:00 PM 60 665 0.15
39 57 20/20 ON ID ID 9:00 PM 60 814 0.19
22 32 CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD ID 10:00 PM 60 1067 0.25
92 83 MOVIE- THEATRICAL RPT: WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS LIF 10:02 PM 120 357 0.15
16 83 ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES MSNBC 8:00 PM 60 1542 0.15
6 28 RACHEL MADDOW SHOW MSNBC 9:00 PM 60 2520 0.27
9 57 LAST WORD W/ L. O’DONNELL MSNBC 10:00 PM 60 1989 0.19
93 78 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 8:00 PM 60 353 0.16
18 7 TEEN MOM II SSN8 MTV 9:00 PM 61 1302 0.74
58 20 SIESTA KEY MTV 10:01 PM 61 648 0.36
33 70 HENRY DANGER NICK 8:00 PM 60 944 0.17
55 57 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:00 PM 30 665 0.19
70 70 FULL HOUSE NAN 9:30 PM 30 564 0.17
73 57 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:00 PM 30 553 0.19
57 30 FULL HOUSE NAN 10:30 PM 30 657 0.26
53 78 PEPPA PIG NKJR 8:00 PM 30 675 0.16
40 30 COPS (O) SPIKE 8:00 PM 30 800 0.26
86 89 COPS (O) SPIKE 10:02 PM 29 397 0.14
84 89 COPS SPIKE 10:31 PM 29 403 0.14
67 70 SYFY MOVIE: MALEFICENT SYFY 7:00 PM 120 583 0.17
77 89 SYFY MOVIE: THE GREEN HORNET SYFY 9:00 PM 155 492 0.14
43 13 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:00 PM 30 783 0.42
45 16 FAMILY GUY TBS 8:30 PM 30 764 0.39
42 13 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:00 PM 30 784 0.42
41 15 FAMILY GUY TBS 9:30 PM 30 792 0.40
44 18 FAMILY GUY TBS 10:00 PM 30 777 0.38
52 28 PEOPLE OF EARTH TBS 10:30 PM 30 688 0.27
58 49 90 DAY FIANCE BT90D: EXTENDED TLC 8:00 PM 60 648 0.20
19 22 COUNTING ON TLC 9:00 PM 60 1219 0.29
32 36 MEET THE PUTMANS TLC 10:00 PM 62 953 0.23
24 25 SAN ANDREAS TNT 8:00 PM 151 1020 0.28
50 33 TNT BIG PICTURE MOVIES: THE -TEAM TNT 10:31 PM 150 706 0.24
100 83 IJ: INSIDE JOKES TRU 10:30 PM 30 279 0.15
61 89 MOM TVL 10:00 PM 30 624 0.14
74 97 MOM TVL 10:30 PM 30 541 0.13
2 3 WWE RAW (1.80 HH, 0.82 A18-34) USA 8:00 PM 60 3123 0.99
3 4 WWE RAW (1.67 HH, 0.81 A18-34) USA 9:00 PM 60 2844 0.94
5 5 WWE RAW (1.53 HH, 0.69 A18-34) USA 10:00 PM 71 2532 0.84
10 2 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 8:00 PM 60 1948 1.02
15 6 2017 HIP HOP HONORS VH1 9:00 PM 70 1555 0.81
35 12 LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD 4 VH1 10:10 PM 60 933 0.49

Source: Live+Same Day data, Nielsen Media Research

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  1. Do you have ratings for FOOD’s reruns of ‘The Kitchen (12P) and ‘DDD’ (10:30P), please? Much thanks in advance!

    • The Kitchen (Food Network, 9/18 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
      – 280,000 viewers
      – 0.07 adults 18-49 rating

      Diners, Drive-Ins & Drives (Food Network, 9/18 10:30-11:00 p.m.)
      – 457,000 viewers
      – 0.13 adults 18-49 rating