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Solid Start for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season-Opener on ABC

'So You Think You Can Dance' Closes Season on Fox with Minimal Interest

What follows are the metered market (overnight) results in households by network and by half-hour for Monday, September 12:

Household Rating/Share
ABC: 7.0/12, NBC: 3.2/ 5, CBS: 3.1/ 5, Fox: 1.8/ 3, CW: 0.8/ 1

Percent Change From Saturday 7/04/15:
ABC: – 4, CBS: – 9, Fox: -14, NBC and CW: -20 each

Dancing with the Stars” season opener: 8.6 rating/14 share in the overnight households from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, this was five percent below the 9.1/14 for the year-ago season premiere. That 9.1 rating in the household overnights translated into 13.21 million viewers and a 2.1 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, based on the Live + Same Day data.

Note: The complete overnight analysis will be returning next Tuesday.

8:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season premiere): 8.3/14 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 4.1/ 7 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (season finale): 3.4/ 6 (#3)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season finale): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.7/ 1 (#5)

8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season premiere): 8.6/14 (#1)
CBS – CBS Fall Preview: 3.2/ 5 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (season finale): 3.7/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season finale): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season premiere): 8.8/14 (#1)
CBS – “The Big Bang Theory” (R): 3.4/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (season finale): 3.7/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season finale): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

9:30 p.m.
ABC – “Dancing With the Stars” (season premiere): 8.7/14 (#1)
CBS – “Mom” (R): 2.6/ 6 (#3)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (season finale): 3.8/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “So You Think You Can Dance” (season finale): 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Supergirl” (R): 0.8/ 1 (#5)

10:00 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (season finale): 4.0/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 2.5/ 4 (#1)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”: 2.4/ 4 (#3)

10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The $100,000 Pyramid” (season finale): 3.4/ 7 (#1)
CBS – “Scorpion” (R): 2.6/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”: 2.3/ 4 (#3)

Source: Nielsen Media Research

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