‘American Ninja Warrior’ Dominates Broadcast Monday For NBC

Lisa de Moraes

NBC won Monday among broadcasters in the demo and total viewers with American Ninja Warrior reporting season highs as well as its best margin over ABC’s Bachelor In Paradise in the demo.

At 8 PM, Ninja (1.4 demo rating, 5.83 million viewers) and BiP (1.4, 5.31M) tied for tops in the demo, while CBS’ repeat Big Bang Theory (1.1, 6.35M) handily took total viewers. Ninja pulled ahead to dominate both metric at 8:30 PM (1.6, 6.32M), 9 PM (1.7, 6.72M), and 9:30 PM (1.7, 6.35M).

NBC’s Midnight, Texas took a steep slide off its Ninja lead-in at 10 PM (0.8, 3.06M) and 10:30 PM (0.7, 2.6M).

In the 10 PM hour, NBC’s supernatural series’ 0.7 demo rating tied ABC’s To Tell The Truth (0.7,  3.02M) but finished third in total viewers behind Truth and CBS’ slot-winning Scorpion repeat in total viewers (0.6, 3.74M).

NBC finished the night with a 1.3 demo rating and 5.148M viewers, besting ABC’s 1.1, 4.667M, CBS’ 0.9, 4.667M, Fox’s 0.6, 2.401M and CW’s 0.2, 1.009M.

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