Monday TV Ratings: 'American Ninja Warrior' All-Star Special Leaps to Win Night
On a fairly quiet Monday, August 31, NBC's competition series American Ninja Warrior returned with its 2020 All-Star special, which also serves as a lead-in to next week's Season 12 premiere. The series won the night's broadcast primetime TV lineup in both the key 18-49 demographic and total viewers. CBS' The Neighborhood came in a close second in total viewers with 3.4 million viewers.
As far as reality dating shows, CBS' Love Island isn't pulling in Big Brother-level numbers as the network probably had hoped and actually dropped more than one million viewers from its Young Sheldon rerun lead-in. One bit of good news is that it did come out slightly ahead in both the key demo and total viewers when compared to ABC's The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever!
Here's the breakdown for Monday, August 31, 2020 (numbers are fast-affiliate based):
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 rating||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||American Ninja Warrior: All Stars Special (NBC)||0.5||3.5|
|The Neighborhood - R (CBS)||0.4||3.4|
|The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons – Ever! (ABC)||0.2||1.5|
|Movie: Love The Coopers (Fox)||0.2||1.1|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway (CW)||0.2||931,000|
|8:30 p.m.||Young Sheldon – R (CBS)||0.4||2.9|
|Whose Line Is It Anyway - R CW)||0.2||868,000|
|9:00 p.m.||Love Island (CBS)||0.3||1.6|
|Penn & Teller: Fool Us (CW)||0.1||859,000|
|10 p.m.||Dateline NBC – (NBC)||0.4||2.8|
|Bull – R (CBS)||0.2||2.2|