Ratings: No Olympics? No Problem – NBC Still Scores Easy Primetime Victory

“American Ninja Warrior” matches a season high in winning effort

Last Updated: August 23, 2016 @ 10:05 AM

The Olympics was good while Rio lasted, but NBC proved Monday that its regular summer programming can still do the trick.

NBC finished 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. “American Ninja Warrior” at 8 p.m. ET earned a 1.9/7 and 7 million viewers. “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” at 10 posted a 1.3/5 and 4.1 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.2/5 and in viewers with 4.3 million. “Bachelor in Paradise” at 8 p.m. ET put up a 1.6/6 and 5.2 million viewers. “Mistresses” at 10 had a 0.6/2 and 2.5 million viewers.

CBS, Fox and Telemundo tied for third in ratings, each with a 0.7. CBS and Telemundo had 3 shares, while Fox got a 2. CBS was third in total viewers with 4 million, Fox was fourth with 2.6 million, and Telemundo was fifth with 1.70 million. CBS aired all reruns, while Fox just ran a live “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Univision was sixth in ratings with a 0.6/2 and in viewers with 1.68 million.

The CW was seventh in ratings with a 0.3/1 and in viewers with 1.2 million, airing repeats.