High-energy offerings from NBC, including Olympic trials and American Ninja Warrior, paced the network to the Monday title among broadcasters. NBC scored a 1.7 in adults 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, with a 6 share. U.S. Olympic trials, featuring swimming, did a 1.2 while American Ninja Warrior grew 6% to 1.9.
ABC was next up at 1.5/6, with The Bachelorette at 1.9 and Mistresses at 0.7, both down a tenth of a point.
CBS showed a 0.7/3, with reruns leading into BrainDead’s flat 0.5.
Fox had a 0.6/2, with So You Think You Can Dance up 13% at 0.9, and Houdini & Doyle at a flat 0.4.
On the CW, repeats of Whose Line Is It Anyway? tallied a 0.4/2.
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.
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