NBC: 3.1/ 5, ABC: 2.9/ 5, CBS: 2.6/ 4, Fox: 2.1/ 4, CW: 0.7/ 1
-Percent Change from the Year-Ago Evening:
Fox: +11, NBC and CW: no change, ABC: – 3, CBS: -13
There were two competing season finales last night: “American Ninja Warrior” on NBC (3.6 rating/6 share) and “So You Think You Can Dance” on Fox (2.1/ 4) from 8-10 p.m. ET. Both were close to year-ago levels and the likelihood of both returning next summer is positive.
On ABC, “Bachelor in Paradise,” which concludes for the season tonight, scored a 3.4/ 6 in the household overnights from 8-10 p.m., which trailed “American Ninja Warrior” by six percent.
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Live+Same Day Data
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Solid Start for “Mayans M.C.” on FX
The debut of debut episode of “Mayans M.C.” opened to the best ratings of any new cable series this year in every major demographic. On a Live+3 basis, the premiere telecast (Tuesday, Sept. 4, 10 p.m.-11:37 p.m.) delivered 2.8 million adults 25-54, 2.5 million adults 18-49, and 1 million adults 18-34, making it the most-watched cable series premiere of 2018 in those key demos. The telecast was also was cable’s highest-rated drama series premiere in Adults 18-49 since January 2016.
Factoring all telecasts of the first episode, the “Mayans M.C.” premiere generated 6.8 million total viewers for its premiere telecast, three encores and digital streaming through Sunday, September 9. This figure does not yet include VOD viewing and will also continue to increase with additional delayed-viewing.
The Mayans M.C. premiere also represents FX’s most-watched series premiere since the February 2016 premiere of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.
Another Strong Opener: “Twisted Sisters” on ID
The series premiere of Investigation Discovery (ID)’s new series “Twisted Sisters,” hosted by Khloé Kardashian, averaged just under 1.5 million viewers on Labor Day, and reached a combined 3.5 million unique total viewers when including the encore airing in late night. Comparably, this makes “Twister Sisters” the top-rated telecast on ID in 3Q18 to-date in women 25-54 delivery and rating.
Produced by 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios Company, and Khlomoney Entertainment, and executive produced by Khloé Kardashian, and Stephanie Noonan Drachkovitch, new episodes of the six-part series air in the Monday 10 p.m. ET hour.
Source: Nielsen Media Research