TV ratings: 'Masterchef' and 'Ninja Warrior' top Monday, 'Bachelor in Paradise' premieres low

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masterchef-aug-4-14-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

FOX and NBC shared Monday's ratings title among adults 18-49, with "Masterchef" (steady vs. last week for FOX) and "American Ninja Warrior" (down just a tenth from last week's season high) leading the pack. FOX's "Hotel Hell" and NBC's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" also held up reasonably well.

Also Monday, the premiere of "Bachelor in Paradise" came in below the debut of the last "Bachelor Pad" season in 2012. "Under the Dome" ticked up for CBS in both viewers and adults 18-49.

CBS led the total-viewer race with 5.15 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/6 share in households, narrowly beating NBC's 5.05 million and 2.9/5. The fight for third was close too, as FOX (4.55 million, 2.8/5) edged ABC (4.5 million, 3.1/5). The CW drew 1.1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

FOX and NBC each scored a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49. ABC and CBS tied at 1.2, and The CW was well off the pace with a 0.4.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX:
"Masterchef" (5.2 million viewers, 3.2/6 households)
ABC: "Bachelor in Paradise" premiere (4.9 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" (4 million, 2.4/4)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" rerun (4.1 million, 2.8/5)/"Mom" rerun (4 million, 2.7/5)
The CW: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)/"Whose Line" rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader:
"Masterchef" (2.0)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"American Ninja Warrior" (5.2 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: "Bachelor in Paradise" premiere (5.15 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" rerun (5 million, 3.3/6)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Hotel Hell" (3.9 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (599,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "American Ninja Warrior" (1.8)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Under the Dome" (6.75 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "American Ninja Warrior" (5.95 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: "Mistresses" (3.4 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "American Ninja Warrior" (2.1)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Photo/Video credit: FOX