Wednesday Overnights: Consistent Return for NBC’s ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Household Rating/Share
NBC: 2.9/ 5, CBS: 2.8/ 5, Fox: 2.1/ 4, ABC: 1.9/ 3, CW: 0.5/ 1
-Change Versus the Year Ago Evening:
ABC: + 6, NBC: + 4, CW: -17, CBS: -22, Fox: -25
Ratings Breakdown:
NBC inched past CBS for household overnight dominance with its combination of the season premiere of “American Ninja Warrior” (#1: 3.1 rating/5 share from 8-10 p.m.) and the series premiere of drama “The InBetween” (#1: 2.6/ 5 at 10 p.m.). Comparably, “American Ninja Warrior” was on par with its year-ago debut, while “The InBetween” opened 32 percent above the debut of year-ago time period occupant “Reverie” (2.5 versus 1.9). “The InBetween,” additionally, outdelivered competing “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot” (#2: 2.5/ 5) by four percent.
In season premiere news was the first of two episodes of “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot” at a second-place 2.6/ 5 in households at 9 p.m. Lead-in “The Amazing Race” scored a dominant 3.4/ 5 (#2) at 8 p.m.
Also opening the season Fox’s veteran “MasterChef,” which scored a 2.5/ 4 (#3) into a 1.8/ 3 for “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back” at 9 p.m.
Elsewhere, The CW was at typical early summer Wednesday overnight levels while ABC was in all repeats as follows:
8:00 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 2.4/ 5 (#3t)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.5/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (season premiere): 3.1/ 6 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef” (season premiere): 2.4/ 4 (#3t)
CW – “My Last Days” : 0.5/ 1 (#5)
8:30 p.m.
ABC – “Schooled” (R): 2.0/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “The Amazing Race”: 3.3/ 6 (#1)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (season premiere): 3.1/ 5 (#2)
Fox – “MasterChef” (season premiere): 2.5/ 4 (#2)
CW – “My Last Days” : 0.4/ 1 (#5)
9:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 2.0/ 4 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot” (season premiere): 2.6/ 5 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (season premiere): 3.2/ 5 (#1)
Fox – “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”: 1.8/ 3 (#4)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)
9:30 p.m.
ABC – “American Housewife” (R): 1.7/ 3 (#4)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot” (season premiere): 2.5/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “American Ninja Warrior” (season premiere): 3.0/ 5 (#1)
Fox – “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back”: 1.8/ 3 (#3)
CW – “Jane the Virgin”: 0.6/ 1 (#5)
10:00 p.m.
ABC – “Modern Family” (R): 1.6/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot”: 2.4/ 4 (#2)
NBC – “The InBetween” (series premiere): 2.7/ 5 (#1)
10:30 p.m.
ABC – “The Goldbergs” (R): 1.4/ 3 (#3)
CBS – “NCIS: The Cases They Forgot”: 2.5/ 5 (#1)
NBC – “The InBetween” (series premiere): 2.4/ 5 (#2)
Source: Nielsen Media Research
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