Monday TV Ratings: ‘American Ninja Warrior’ All-Star Special Leaps to Win Night

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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