Primetime Ratings: NBC theWinner as ‘Ninja Warrior’ Grows

NBC took the top prize in ratings Monday, putting up a 1.2 in viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen’s overnights, and a 5 share. That was just better than ABC’s 1.1/5. 

NBC saw American Ninja Warrior grow 27% to 1.4, while Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge went up 25% to 1.0. Both shows improved on last week’s ratings, which were affected by the July 4 holiday. 

ABC had The Bachelorette up 17% at 1.4 and then a Gong Show repeat. 

Fox weighed in at 0.7/3. So You Think You Can Dance did a flat 0.8 and Superhuman a 0.6. The latter rated a 0.7 June 26. 

CBS, with repeated comedies and then a Scorpion rerun, did a 0.5/2. 

The CW had a Supergirl repeat and then a new Whose Line Is It Anyway? at a flat 0.3. The network’s score was 0.2/1.

Among Spanish-language networks, Telemundo and Univision both scored a 0.5/2. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.