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.

RELATED | 2014 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled?

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.

RELATED | Mistresses Recap: Colors of the World (Spice Up Your Life!)

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.

RELATED | 24 Recap: Can Jack Bauer Outrun a Drone Missile?

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.

Want scoop on any of the above shows? Email insideline@tvline.com and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

GET MORE: News, TV Ratings