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Ratings: NBC and Fox Tie on Labor Day

“American Ninja Warrior” and “MasterChef” tie for first place in key demo

NBC and Fox tied for first place in the key demographic Monday night, while CBS took first place in total viewers, according to preliminary numbers.

Both NBC and Fox averaged a 1.6 rating/5 share in the 18-49 demo most important to advertisers. NBC was second in total viewers with 5.1 million. The network aired “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” at 8 p.m., which posted a 0.9/3 with 3.9 million total viewers, followed by “American Ninja Warrior” at 9, which had a 1.9/6 with 5.8 million total viewers.

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Fox, third place in total viewers with 4.7 million, aired “MasterChef” at 8 p.m., which tied “American Ninja Warrior” for the night’s top ratings with a 1.9/6 and drew 5.4 million total viewers. It was followed by “Hotel Hell,” which posted a 1.3/4 and 3.9 million total viewers.

ABC came in fourth in ratings and total viewers with a 1.1/3 and 4.3 million. The network aired “Bachelor in Paradise” from 8 to 10, which averaged a 1.2/4 and 4.7 million total viewers, followed by the season finale of “Mistresses,” which posted a 0.8/3 with 3.5 million total viewers.

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CBS, which was fourth in ratings and first in total viewers with a 1.0/3 and 5.4 million, aired mostly repeats. The network’s fall preview at 8:30 had a 0.8/3 with 4.7 million total viewers, and “Under the Dome” at 10 had a 1.2/3 with 6.3 million total viewers.