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Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins Battle of Repeats

NBC won the night among broadcasters, even with a repeat of American Ninja Warrior on 8-10 p.m. Ninja Warrior posted a 1.2 in adults 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, while Night Shift ticked up a tenth to 1.0, giving NBC a 1.1 rating and 4 share in the overnights.

Fox was just off the mark at 1.0/4, with MasterChef at a flat 1.2 and Wayward Pines flat at 0.7.

ABC did a 0.9/3 with repeated comedies, while CBS scored a 0.7/3, also with repeats.

The CW, also airing repeats, rated a 0.2/1.

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.