Ratings: Jessie Graff Powers ‘American Ninja Warrior’ to Monday Night Win

ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise” put up a fight, but it wasn’t enough

Last Updated: August 30, 2016 @ 12:35 PM

“Supergirl” stuntwoman Jessie Graff made “American Ninja Warrior” history last night, pushing NBC to the top of primetime in the process.

Last night, Graff became the first woman to complete Stage 1 of the national finals, beating the near-impossible obstacle course with 12 seconds to spare.

For TV ratings runner-up ABC, “Bachelor in Paradise” reached a season high in total viewers.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and in total viewers with an average of 6 million, according to preliminary numbers. “Ninja Warrior” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 1.9/7 and 6.9 million viewers. At 10, “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” posted a 1.4/5 and 4.3 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and in viewers with 4.6 million. “Bachelor in Paradise” at 8 p.m. ET put up a 1.6/6 and 5.4 million viewers. “Mistresses” at 10 received a 0.6/2 and 2.8 million viewers.

CBS, Fox and Univision tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.7. CBS had a 3 share, Fox and Univision got a 2. CBS was third in total viewers with 4.1 million; Fox was fourth with 2.5 million viewers; Univision was fifth with 2 million.

CBS aired all reruns, while Fox ran just a live “So You Think You Can Dance” for two hours.

Telemundo was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.5 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.3 million, airing only reruns.