Primetime Ratings: NBC Wins With ‘Ninja Warrior’ Return

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Thanks to the season premiere of American Ninja Warrior, NBC won the Monday ratings race. NBC scored a 0.5 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 3 share. In second was Univision at 0.4/2. 

Two hours of American Ninja Warrior got a 0.5 and 0.6. It is season 12 of the competition show. American Ninja Warrior opened at 1.0 last year and 1.2 two years ago. 

A Dateline NBC rerun followed. 

Univision had La Rosa de Guadalupe and Medicos at 0.4 while Dulce Ambicion got a 0.3. All were flat with last week. 

CBS, Fox and Telemundo all rated a 0.3/2. CBS had comedy reruns and Love Island at a flat 0.3, then a Bull repeat. 

Fox had the 2014 football movie Draft Day

On Telemundo it was Exatlon Estados Unidos, Todo Por Mi Hija and Enemigo Intimo 2 all at 0.3. Exatlon lost a tenth and the other two shows were level with last week. 

ABC got a 0.2/1 with The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons across its prime, flat with last week. 

The CW scored a 0.1/1. Penn & Teller: Try This At Home repeats took up prime. 

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.