That said, the freshman hit easily topped Castle and Intelligence in both measures.
Opening NBC’s night, American Ninja Warrior did 5.6 mil and a 1.9.
Over on CBS, 2 Broke Girls (9 mil/2.7), Mike & Molly (9.7 mil/2.4) and Mom (8.5 mil/2.2) all rose in the demo while hitting season highs in total audience. How I Met Your Mother (8.6 mil/3.0) added viewers and was up 11 percent in the demo. The time slot premiere of Intelligence drew 6.1 mil and a 1.2, down sharply, of course, from its apres-NCIS debut (16.5 mil/2.4) but up two tenths versus the Hostages finale (4.7 mil/1.0).
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ABC’s The Bachelor (7.9 mil/2.3) fell 15 percent in the demo, but Castle (9 mil/1.9) rose two tenths.
Fox’s Almost Human (6.8 mil/2.0) was up two tenths, while Sleepy Hollow (6.4 mil/2.2) was flat.
The CW’s Hart of Dixie delivered its largest audience of the season and since April (1.3 million viewers) and matched its season high rating (0.5), yet Beauty and the Beast (800K/0.3) was flat.