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