Ratings: Mistresses and Beast Return Up, 24 and Ninja Warrior Rise

ABC’s Mistresses opened its second season on Monday night with 4.7 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating (per finals), up from its freshman finale (which did 3.9 mil and a 1.1) and outdrawing its Season 1 opener (4.4 mil/1.2).

Opening ABC’s night, The Bachelorette (6.7 mil/1.8) was up 11 percent and two tenths week-to-week.

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FOX | MasterChef (5.1 mil/1.8) and 24: LAD (6.2 mil/1.8) both rose 20 percent in the demo.

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THE CW | Whose Line Is It Anyway? christened its new night with 1.7 mil and a 0.5, down a tenth from its last Friday outing but greatly improving on Star-Crossed‘s finale (830K/0.3). Beauty and the Beast returned to 1.1 mil and a 0.4, rising 38 percent in viewers to deliver what looks to be its most watched episode since the Season 1 finale, while doubling (though how could it not?) its most recent rating.

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NBC | Leading out of a Last Comic rerun, American Ninja Warrior (5.3 mil/1.9) was up 13 and 19 percent.

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  1. Larry says:

    Funny how ratings rise for practically everything once competition is lessened. Perhaps TV executives are taking notice that people will watch their shows if they spread them out -instead of putting them in death-matches against each other.

  2. auntiemm says:

    Is there any way to tell how Longmire faired last night?

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Cable ratings come in much, much later — sometimes an entire day later. And are almost always then reported under separate cover, as warranted.

  3. wrstlgirl says:

    I loved Mistresses, as usual the antics of these women will make for a very fun season. That’s the only show I watched live last night, everything else is sitting on the DVR.

  4. J says:

    Nice rebound for BATB especially in total viewers. Hopefully The CW can launch season 3 next Summer and keep it as a Summer series.

  5. ELL says:

    Who’s Line is it Anyway? has to be a sizable hit for The CW. Decent numbers for the network, and extremely cheap to produce. Easy to throw these new episodes into syndication as well.

  6. Big Mike says:

    FOX has got to be disappointed in the numbers 24 is getting. They’re probably a good 2-3 million viewers lower than they were hoping for. I guess that means that this is probably Jacks last ride.

  7. Penny says:

    So glad BATB is back! Love the show!

  8. Adele says:

    Love BATB, glad to see it rise!