Ratings: Ninja Bests Jack Bauer, Mistresses Drops, Beast Steady

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior on Monday night drew 5 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating (per finals), down 7 percent and two tenths week-to-week yet edging out 24 for the nightly demo win.

Setting the table for ANW, a Last Comic rerun did 4 mil and a 1.1.

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Elsewhere on the night….

ABC | A Bachelorette recap special — because so much has happened in the first three weeks and it’s all very complicated to keep tabs on! — mustered just 4.5 mil and a 1.0, down 33 and 46 percent week-to-week. ABC News’ Hillary Clinton sitdown built on that, to 6.5 mil/1.1, while Monicas Mistresses (3.6 mil/0.9) was down 23 and 25 percent.

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FOX | MasterChef (4.6 mil/1.6) was down 13 and two tenths, 24: LAD (6.3 mil/1.6) added a few eyeballs while ticking down two tenths.

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THE CW | Whose Line (1.9 mil/0.6) added some viewers plus a tenth in the demo, hitting season highs, while Beauty and the Beast (870K/0.3) fell 19 percent in audience but held steady in the demo.

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  1. wrstlgirl says:

    I swear BATB is the same every episode just rearranged a little bit. They have to save Vincent, they have to save Cat. Cat and Vincent talking about whether they are going to be together or apart. It’s exhausting, LOL!!!! Other than that I really enjoyed Mistresses and I always DVR 24.

  2. Larry says:

    Still having a hard time believing that BATB was renewed over The Tomorrow People. With ratings like this -what is the CW expecting next season? The show really needs to revamp it’s entire premise because it is tedious to watch and quite boring. And I say that as a fan of the concept and genre.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      I would have MUCH preferred The Tomorrow People over BATB. This show used to be “must watch” for me in s1 but s2 is bad.

    • Brandy says:

      Why?BatB was stable in ratings (though very low) while TTP declined all season and lost half or more of its audience in USa & UK in one season.Thier ratings were very similar at the end of the season.BatB does well on digital viewing,social media and had big DVr gains (prectange wise).BatB is cheap to make and a co -production while TTP was exspensive -special effects.Pedowitz seemed to support BatB too but not TTP-He said at TCas “were happy with BatB creative direction”.Also, BatB sold for three seasons and to over 200 markets internationally while TTP didn’t.TTP didn’t have good retention out of good lead in Arrow while BatB did the same as HoD or SC in demo.

      • wrstlgirl says:

        yeah yeah yeah. I’ve heard all that before. Doesn’t speak much towards quality though. The writing for s2 sucks. But we all know the networks don’t give a damn about that. It’s all about money. Maybe they see changes coming in s3, God I hope so.

  3. Britt says:

    Where can I vote for Ricky Whittles as one of hottest men on tv?

    • wrstlgirl says:

      And he agrees with you!! LOL, seriously though I agree and he loves posting half naked pictures of himself, and also talks about himself…… a lot. Hahaha, he knows he’s pretty :-) :-)

  4. Morgan says:

    Beauty and the Beast’s ratings would skyrocket if they would just kill off Gabe. He is a worthless sack of skin and a parasite.