"American Ninja Warrior" closes season with modest growth
The series premiere of ABC's "Bachelor Pad" hit a ratings low for the series Monday night, while Fox took an overall win with Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen" and "MasterChef," according to preliminary numbers.
Fox took the top spot in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and total viewers with an average 2.6 rating/8 share and 6.4 million. "Hell's Kitchen" at 8 p.m. held steady with last week, posting a 2.6/8 and drawing 6.3 million total viewers. "MasterChef" the following hour inched up from last week to become the night's top-rated, most-watched program with a 2.7/7 and 6.4 million.
NBC drew second place in ratings and third in total viewers with a 1.7/5 and 4.5 million. Following a "Fear Factor" repeat at 8, the season finale of "American Ninja Warrior" the following hour grew slightly from last week, growing 11 percent for a 2.0/5 and taking 4.9 million total viewers.
CBS, which ran repeats throughout the night, came in third in ratings and second in total viewers with a 1.3/4 and 5.1 million.
ABC took fourth place in ratings and total viewers with a 1.2/4 and 3.9 million. The season premiere of "Bachelor Pad" at 8 dropped 36 percent from last summer's premiere to hit a series low of 1.4/4, and 4.7 million total viewers. "The Glass House" followed at 10, drawing even with last week and tying its series low with a 0.8/2. "Glass House" drew 2.3 million total viewers.