Fox Wins Monday Prime as '24' Rises TVbytheNumbers
Fox came out on top in the broadcast ratings for Monday prime time, as its "24: Live Another Day" saw a little bump and "MasterChef" held steady, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo.
TVbytheNumbers.com reports that "MasterChef" recorded a 1.9 average in viewers 18-49 to rank as the night's top-rated program on broadcast prime. The number equaled the season high the show notched last week. "24: Live Another Day," meanwhile, ticked up 7% from a week ago to a 1.4 average in 18-49.
ABC and NBC finished in a tie for second place as CBS rolled out mostly repeats. ABC's two-hour "Bachelorette" had a good night, improving 13% on last week's number and finishing with a 1.8 average in the 18-49 demo. But ABC's 10 p.m. drama "Mistresses" lost 18% from a week ago and matched its all-time low with a 0.9 average.
NBC got a 1.0 average in 18-49 out of a "Last Comic Standing" repeat at 8 p.m., then turned up the heat with a 1.8 for its two-hour "American Ninja Warrior," up 6% from its most recent original.
CBS's "Under the Dome" followed two hours of reruns on the network and fell 19% from last week's premiere to a series-low 1.7 average in adults 18-49.
For prime time overall, Fox's 1.7 average was the best number on broadcast in the 18-49 demo, followed by ABC and NBC (both with 1.5 averages), CBS (1.3) and Univision (1.1). The rankings in total viewers saw a logjam at the top, with Fox's 5.850 million just edging ABC's 5.804 million and CBS's 5.776 million, followed by NBC (4.918 million) and Univision (2.835 million).