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Primetime Ratings: Strong ‘Ninja Warrior’ Leads NBC

NBC was the top scorer in Monday ratings, putting up a 1.2 score in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, alongside a 5 share. That topped ABC’s 1.1/4.

NBC had American Ninja Warrior at a flat 1.5, matching its season high, before Midnight, Texas fell 22% to 0.7.

On ABC, which won the previous Monday, Bachelor in Paradise slipped 19% to a 1.3. A repeat of To Tell the Truth got that network to the end of prime.

CBS and Fox were at 0.6/2. CBS had a Big Bang Theory repeat, then a fall preview special at 0.8, then repeats of Mom, Life in Pieces and Scorpion.

On Fox, two hours of So You Think You Can Dance scored a 0.6, down 25% from last week.  

The CW rated a 0.2/1 with Supergirl and Hooten & the Lady repeats.

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.