TV ratings: 'American Ninja Warrior' and '24: Live Another Day' rise Monday

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american-ninja-warrior-june-2-14-rtgs.jpgFast National ratings for Monday, June 2, 2014

"American Ninja Warrior" scored some solid ratings gains for NBC Monday, rising three tenths of a point in adults 18-49 and leading the night in the demographic.

A few other shows improved too: "Masterchef" and "24: Live Another Day" rebounded for FOX from lower Memorial Day numbers, and "Beauty and the Beast" returned to The CW to its biggest audience in a year. The Season 2 premiere of "Mistresses" was even with its debut last summer.

ABC led the night in viewers with 5.8 million and a 4.0 rating/7 share in households. FOX (5.7 million, 3.4/6) and CBS (5.5 million, 3.7/6) were close behind. NBC (4.9 million, 2.9/5) came in fourth, and The CW (1.4 million, 0.9/1) was well off the pace.

FOX scored a victory among adults 18-49 with a 1.8 rating, edging NBC's 1.7 for the lead. ABC took third with a 1.5, followed by CBS, 1.1, and The CW, 0.4.

Monday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (6.4 million viewers, 4.3/8 households)
FOX: "Masterchef" (5.1 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: "2 Broke Girls" rerun (4.8 million, 3.3/6)/"Mom" rerun (4.7 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: "Last Comic Standing" rerun (4.3 million, 2.6/5)
The CW: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (1.7 million, 1.1/2)/"Whose Line" rerun (1.55 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: Tie - "The Bachelorette" and "Masterchef" (1.7)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"The Bachelorette" (6.6 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: "24: Live Another Day" (6.2 million, 3.8/6)
CBS: "Mike & Molly" reruns - two episodes (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "American Ninja Warrior" (5.2 million, 2.9/5)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

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

10 p.m.

CBS:
"48 Hours" (6.1 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "American Ninja Warrior" (5.4 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "Mistresses" season premiere (4.5 million, 3.1/5)

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