Ratings: ‘American Ninja Warrior,’ ‘Bachelorette’ Monday’s Top Shows

The summer’s Monday ratings leaders, NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” and ABC’s “The Bachelorette,” were neck-and-neck for bragging rights on the final Monday of June, and they helped keep Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” at its low-level numbers.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “American Ninja Warrior” (1.9 rating/7 share in adults 18-49, 6.7 million viewers overall) was up a tick from last week to stand as Monday’s top show in 18-49 and 25-54 (tied with “The Bachelorette”), most male demos and total viewers. And closing out the night, Bear Grylls rookie series “The Island” continues to do OK (1.1/4 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall), up a tenth from last week to match its highest score since its premiere; it beat out programming on both CBS and ABC for the hour’s broadcast lead in 18-49.

NBC edged ahead of ABC for the night in adults 18-49, and the nets tied in total viewers.

ABC’s “The Bachelorette” (1.9/7 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall) was down a tenth from last week but on par with its recent average, tying with NBC’s “Ninja Warrior” for the 8-10 p.m. timeslot lead in 18-49 and 25-54 (2.3/7) and winning outright in adults 18-34 (1.8/8) and all female demos. A month from its finale, the dating show continues to track ahead of last year’s ratings pace, with Monday’s episode up 19% (0.3) vs. the same night a year ago.

Closing out the night was “The Whispers” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall), which was down two tenths from last week to its lowest score to date. The new drama has consistently beaten NBC’s “The Island” in Live+3 ratings (1.43 vs. 1.22 last week in 18-49).

At Fox, “So You Think You Can Dance” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall) matched its low of the previous week and tied the CBS comedy block for third in 18-49 from 8 to 10. A year ago, “Dance” was faring about half a ratings point higher while airing on Wednesdays.

CBS was consistent throughout the night with encores of its scripted Monday regulars “2 Broke Girls” (0.9/3 in 18-49, million viewers overall), “Mike & Molly” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall), “Scorpion” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 5.0 million viewers overall) and “NCIS: Los Angeles” (0.9/3 in 18-49, 6.2 million viewers overall).

CW followed a repeat of “The Originals” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.6 million viewers overall) with a repeat of “Whose Line Is It Anyway” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.7 million viewers overall) and the low-rated time period premiere of “Cedric’s Barber Battle” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.5 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 1.6/6; ABC, 1.5/5; CBS and Fox, 0.9/3; Univision, 0.8/3; Telemundo, 0.5/2; CW, 0.2/1.

In total viewers: ABC and NBC, 5.6 million; CBS, 5.3 million; Fox, 3.3 million; Univision, 2.2 million; Telemundo, 1.2 million;CW, 0.6 million.

TV Ratings Monday, June 29, 2015
18-49 ratings/share
  1. 1.

    American Ninja Warrior

    (8:00 NBC)

    6.7 Million Viewers
    1.9/7
  2. 1.

    The Bachelorette

    (8:00 ABC)

    6.6 Million Viewers
    1.9/7
  3. 3.

    The Island

    (10:00 NBC)

    3.4 Million Viewers
    1.1/4
  4. 4.

    NCIS: Los Angeles

    (10:00 CBS)

    6.2 Million Viewers
    0.9/3
  5. 4.

    So You Think You Can Dance

    (8:00 Fox)

    3.3 Million Viewers
    0.9/3

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