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Ratings: Kate Hudson Can’t Boost Bear Grylls as ‘Running Wild’ Slips From Prior Summer Premiere

ABC ties NBC atop key 18-49 demo, wins in total viewers thanks to down ”Ninja Warrior“

Kate Hudson may have run wild with Bear Grylls on Monday, but NBC isn’t walking home with sole possession of first place.

Coupled with a down “American Ninja Warrior,” a “Running Wild” season premiere that was down one tenth of a ratings point from last summer’s debut led NBC to a tie with ABC atop the key 18-49 demographic. To be fair, ABC’s “The Bachelorette” was also down a little bit, though an up “The Whispers” helped offset that dip.

ABC and NBC tied for first in ratings, both with a 1.6 rating/5 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. ABC finished first in total viewers with an average of 5.9 million, according to preliminary numbers. NBC was second with 5.2 million.

For ABC, “The Bachelorette” at 8 earned a 1.9/7 and 7 million viewers — both highs on the night. At 10, “The Whispers” received a 0.9/3 and 3.7 million viewers.

For NBC, “American Ninja Warrior” at 8 posted a 1.7/6 and 5.9 million viewers. “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” at 10 had a 1.3/4 and 3.8 million viewers.

Fox was third in ratings with a 1.0/5 and fourth in viewers with 3.2 million. “So You Think You Can Dance” at 8 p.m. was the only show on the network’s schedule.

CBS and Univision tied for fourth in ratings, both with a 0.8/3. CBS was third in total viewers with 5 million, airing only reruns; Univision was fifth with two million.

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

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.5/2 and sixth in viewers with 1.7 million. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” at 8 got a 0.5/2 and 2 million viewers. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” at 9 had a 0.5/2 and 1.6 million viewers. “Barber Battle” at 10 received a 0.4/1 and 1.1 million viewers.