‘Ninja Warrior’, ‘Running Wild’, ‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Ratings Rise Post Olympics


After 16 nights dominated by Olympics coverage on NBC, the broadcast networks’ primetime returned to its normal pattern last night. NBC’s unscripted series American Ninja Warrior (1.9 among adults 18-49, 7.0 million viewers in the fast nationals) and Running Wild with Bear Grylls (1.3, 4.1 million) rode post-Olympics momentum after getting promoted during the network’s Olympics programming. Ninja Warrior was up +19% in the demo from its last pre-Olympics telecast to match a season high and set a new season high in viewers, ranking as the top program of the night. Running Wild, featuring Courteney Cox, was up +18% in 18-49 and +30% in total viewers from its prior Monday outing. NBC won Monday in both 18-49 (1.7) and total viewers (6.0 million)

ABC’s lineup rebounded after facing the Olympics for the past two weeks. Bachelor In Paradise (1.2 in 18-49, 4.3 million) set season highs, up +14% in 18-49 and +11% in viewers from last week. Mistresses (0.6, 2.5 million) was up +20% in the demo, +19% in viewers.

Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (0.7, 2.6 million), which was off during the Olympics, returned on par with its last telecast.

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