Ratings: Ninja Warrior Hits 2-Year High Vs. All-Time Low Bachelorette Finale

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Bolstered by an original lead-in, NBC’s American Ninja Warrior this Monday drew 5.8 million total viewers and a 2.1 rating, rising two tenths in the demo to win the night, hit a two-year high and edge out The Bachelorette from 9 to 11 pm.

Opening NBC’s night, Running Wild With Bear Grylls debuted to 4.6 mil and a 1.4, making it this summer’s No. 2 reality launch (trailing ABC’s Rising Star by a tenth in the demo).

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ABC | The Bachelorette finale did 7.5 mil and a 1.9, ticking up week-to-week but down 15 and 27 percent from its previous closer, hitting all-time finale lows. After the Final Rose (7.9 mil/2.1) in turn was off 5 and 16 percent year-over-year.

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CBS | Under the Dome held steady with 6.6 mil/1.5.

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FOX | MasterChef (5.6 mil/2.0) dipped a tenth, Hotel Hell (4.1 mil/1.5) was flat.

THE CW | Coverage of the Young Hollywood Awards drew 780,000 total viewers and a 0.3 rating, dipping in eyeballs while steady in the demo versus last year.

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  1. Moment says:

    NBC, ABC, and Fox all had a good night. Under the Dome still is pulling meh numbers. It really does need to uptick a little.

  2. c-mo says:

    My eyeballs were glued to NBC all night last night which was a first. Who would have thought that Bear Grylls would be such a good interviewer?! The eye candy factor was pretty high on the show which made it pretty great but it was also enjoyable in every other way as well. Last night’s Miami Finals on ANW were fantastic too, I really love watching that show…as I sit on my couch eating popcorn…………

  3. KCC says:

    American Ninja Warrior (ANW) is amazing!! I cried for the qualifiers and now I’m excited for the city finals. This year ANW has had more twists and turns than any scripted show on tv.