Fox’s prime-time reality slate was good enough for a win in the broadcast ratings Monday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that “MasterChef” and “Hotel Hell” combined to give Fox a narrow win over NBC.
“MasterChef” was the top show of the night on broadcast prime, despite losing ground from a week ago. The show’s 1.8 average rating in 18-49 was off two-tenths. Meanwhile, “Hotel Hell” delivered a 1.3, down one-tenth.
NBC kept pace with “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” which rose two-tenths from last week for a 1.5 average in the 18-49 demo. The network’s two-hour “American Ninja Warrior” recap show served up a 1.4.
ABC’s two-hour “Bachelor in Paradise” held steady with a 1.4 in adults 18-49, while “Mistresses” ticked up one-tenth to a 1.0.
With two hours of comedy repeats as a lead-in, CBS’s “Under the Dome” equaled its series low, slipping one-tenth from a week ago to a 1.5 in 18-49.
For prime time overall, Fox’s 1.6 average led the field in viewers 18-49, followed closely by NBC (1.5 average), ABC and Univision (both 1.3) and CBS (1.2). CBS was No. 1 in total viewers with 5.5 million, leading ABC (4.6 million), Fox (4.5 million), NBC (4.4 million) and Univision (3.5 million).