TV ratings: 'American Ninja Warrior' rises to top Monday, 'Bachelorette' down

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american-ninja-warrior-june-23-14-rtgs.JPGFast National ratings for Monday, June 23, 2014

"American Ninja Warrior" grew week to week for NBC and ended Monday night on top of the adults 18-49 rankings. The show was up two tenths of a point in the demographic over last week and also carried the network to a win for the night as a whole.

The news wasn't so good for "The Bachelorette," which was down a little vs. last week. "Masterchef" also dipped for FOX, but "24: Live Another Day" held steady. CBS' "Under the Dome" recap special didn't draw much of an audience.

FOX led the night in viewers with 5.3 million, along with a 3.3 rating/6 share in households. ABC (5.1 million, 3.5/6) took second, and NBC (4.8 million, 2.8/5) edged CBS (4.7 million, 3.1/5) for third. The CW trailed with 1.2 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

NBC scored a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, just beating FOX's 1.5 for the lead. ABC came in third with a 1.3, followed by CBS, 0.9, and The CW, 0.4.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (6 million viewers, 4.0/7 households)
FOX: "Masterchef" (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/6)/"Mom" rerun (4.7 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" rerun (3.55 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.6 million, 1.0/2)/"Whose Line" rerun (1.6 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader:
"Masterchef" (1.7)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (5.8 million, 3.9/6)
FOX: "24: Live Another Day" (5.7 million, 3.6/6)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" rerun (5.5 million, 3.5/6)/"Two and a Half Men" rerun (4.75 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: "American Ninja Warrior" (4.9 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" (794,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "American Ninja Warrior" (1.7)

10 p.m.

NBC:
"American Ninja Warrior" (6 million, 3.3/6)
CBS: Special - "Under the Dome: Inside Chester's Mill" (4.3 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: "Mistresses" (3.7 million, 2.6/4)

18-49 leader: "American Ninja Warrior" (1.9)

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