Fox and NBC tied for first place in ratings on Monday, with CBS taking the top spot in viewers, according to early numbers.
With the NFL preseason game preempting NBC programming in Cleveland, it is likely that the network’s adjusted national numbers will dip a tenth or two in the demo, leaving Fox in first.
Regardless, “MasterChef” edged out “American Ninja Warrior” for the highest-rated show of the night. “Under the Dome” was the most-watched in Monday’s primetime.
For now, Fox and NBC tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.7 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. Fox had a 6 share, NBC had a 5 share. NBC was second in viewers with an average of 5.490 million, while Fox was third with 4.9 million.
For Fox, “MasterChef” at 8 p.m. earned 2.0/7 — the night’s top number — and 5.7 million viewers. At 9, “Hotel Hell” received a 1.5/4 and 4 million viewers.
For NBC, “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” had a 1.2/4 at 8 and 4.3 million viewers. “American Ninja Warrior” at 9 earned a 1.9/6 and 6.1 million viewers.
Univision was third in ratings with a 1.3/4 and fifth in viewers with 3.3 million.
CBS and ABC tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 1.1. ABC had a 3 share, CBS had a 4. CBS was first in viewers with 5.503 million viewers, ABC was fourth with 4.4 million viewers.
For CBS, following reruns, “Under the Dome” at 10 had a 1.5/5 and a night-best 7.2 million viewers.
For ABC, “Bachelor in Paradise” at 8 got a 1.3/4 and 4.9 million viewers. At 10, “Mistresses” dropped 30 percent to a 0.7/2 and 3.3 million viewers.
The CW and Telemundo tied for sixth in ratings, both with a 0.6/2. The CW was sixth in total viewers with 1.5 million, Telemundo was seventh with 1.4 million.
For CW, “Whose Line Is it Anyway?” at 8 got a 0.6/2 and 1.7 million viewers. A repeat followed. At 9, the premiere of “America’s Next Top Model” dipped 17 from last year to a 0.5/1 and had 1.2 million viewers.