ABC’s Monday lineup took a ratings hit with Diane Sawyer’s Hillary Clinton interview, DIANE SAWYER, HILLARY CLINTONdropping from 1.5 in 18-49 last week to 1.0 last night. To make room for the interview, the network subbed the two-hour The Bachelorette original with an hourlong Bachelorette recap special (0.9), leading to the Sayer-Clinton chat, which drew a 1.0 in the demo, finishing last in the 9 PM hour among the Big 4 networks. It did better in total viewers with 6.1 million, finishing in second. Clinton also pushed down 10 PM ABC drama Mistresses (0.9), which slipped 25% from last Monday’s season premiere. The most recent ABC News primetime interview special, Barbara Walters’ sit-down with Donald Sterling’s confidante V. Staviano, drew a 1.7 in 18-49 and 7 million viewers with a better lead-in but no promotion.

After posting double-digit gains last Monday, Fox’s Masterchef (1.5) and 24: Live Another Day (1.6), NBC’s American Ninja Warrior (1.7) and CBS’ 48 Hours (0.9) all retreated, down -12%, -11%, -11% and -25%, respectively. Fox won the night in 18-49 (1.6) and total viewers (5.5 million).

The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway proved its resilience. After dropping a tenth in its move to Monday last week, the improv comedy show (0.7) rose two tenths (40%) in its second week on the new (temporary) night to post its highest-rated and most watched episode (1.92 million) since the beginning of the 2013-14 broadcast season. Beauty and the Beast (0.3) was flat.

Walt Driscoll
12 months
Great post, JMC. Voice of reason.
Nick
12 months
You mean attention seeking fame whore with nothing of value to say than an attention seeking fame...
Miffy
12 months
Which one is the attention-seeking fame whore again?