Ratings: Ninja Warrior Tops Monday, True Blood's Sunday Premiere Dips

True Blood Season 7 Spoilers

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior this Monday drew 5.5 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating — up 17 percent (to a season high) and two tenths (topping the night), leading out of a Last Comic rerun (3.5 mil/1.0).

ABC’s Bachelorette wooed Monday’s largest audience — 5.9 mil, down 9 percent — while scoring a 1.5 rating (down two tenths). Mistresses matched last week’s 3.7 mil/1.0.

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Over on Fox, MasterChef (4.9 mil/1.7) ticked down a tenth and 24: Live Another Day (5.7 mil/1.4) added a few eyeballs while steady in the demo.

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The CW’s Whose Line (1.6 mil/0.6) rose a tenth, while Beauty and the Beast (800K/0.3)w as flat.

CBS’ Under the Dome catch-up special did 4.3 mil/0.8.

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Meanwhile, we now have numbers for True Blood‘s final season premiere, which in its first Sunday night airing drew 4 million total viewers, on par with its Season 6 finale (4.1 mil) but down 12 percent from its previous premiere. Folding in multiple replays, the HBO drama amassed 5.8 million viewers, up 3 percent from its Season 6 premiere night.

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  1. Nodo says:

    American Ninja Warrior beating 24 is a sign of how times have changed. Although I would absolutely love another 24 season(Call it the last ever, whatever). The 1.4(Despite Fox having a large DVR following on a lot of their shows) surely cant be enough.

    • ABG. says:

      Considering all the trouble they had to make this season I don’t think anything under a 2 is enough

      • Nodo says:

        Yeah, I’m not sure how much 24 costs to make but I would hazard a guess and say it’s a lot more costly than Almost Human which never dropped below a 1.5. I wonder how much money they’re losing on it?

        • lechatnoir says:

          This season of 24 is the cheapest of all. Have you seen where they shot most scenes in London. Half of them between , Brixton , Edmonton , white chapel etc.. Drive through a few posh neighborhood . There is no way in hell they would have been allowed to shoot a scene in Primrose hill .Sufferland is the one getting most of the production budget in the form of salary.

  2. ABG. says:

    It doesn’t matter because it’s the last year, but seems like not a lot of people are coming back for the last True Blood season. Haven’t seen the episode yet but heard bad things about it.